Pictures From Paris


Jules Verne, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie.

Salade paysanne. Lardons, enfants de la patrie! Restaurant Les Pierres qui Roulent, "The Rolling Stones".

Electrical filling stations are quite common in Paris.

Carnyx trumpet, c. 3rd century BC, found in 2004 in a richly filled votive pit at a sanctuary at Tintignac in Limousin.

Brass aquamanile. Meuse Valley, 1150-1200. Musée des arts décoratifs.

King Solomon arbitrates between the two would-be mothers. Ebony cabinet, Paris, 1620s. Musée des arts décoratifs.

One of the crucified brigands. Painted limestone retable. Champagne, c. 1522. Musée des arts décoratifs.

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Nice vegetation. If Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie had been named after John Wyndham instead of Verne I imagine the trees would have been more ambulatory...
The French have a lot of technology stuff but they do not seem to publicise their science/technology heritage as well as the Anglo-saxons do. Or maybe the tourist PR is all about culture and romance, blocking the cool stuff a nerd like me would like.
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"Salade paysanne"? Who wants a salad made from peasants? It reminds me of the Ethel Merman sandwich in the TV show by Aeöxei Sayle (shudders).
[scene from TV. Guy carrying a huge sack knocks on restaurant door. Alexei Sayle opens. "Cole Porter?" "-Back door".]

By Birger Johansson (not verified) on 20 Mar 2012 #permalink