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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by 315, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Then back home by bus.
    We stopped counting how many unfortunate visitors jump in it, believing it will take them to the Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre (he does not) but it goes to the Porte de Montmartre, happily, this is the terminal (it is the limit of Paris city / suburbs thus Porte # Gate, where merchandises entering had to pay fees, once surrounded by the fortifications where I used to go and play when a youngster:rolleyes:) and they'll just have to hop in another bus and with a bit of luck someone will indicate them the good station and their way. :)

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    Nevertheless this gives them a good opportunity to discover the public housing's red bricks architecture common to the "Maréchals bvds" that enclose the city (all have the name of a Napoleonic maréchal - Ney, Macdonald, Serrurier, etc...-)!
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  2. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    It’s pretty pathetic when a knife eats better than I do;)
     
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  3. zolthar

    zolthar Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 9, 2015
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  4. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    White coffee before going to the market.
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    ...picon beer after. Wonder why the picture is blurred, t' is the first one! :)
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    Then replanting tomatoes in the garden.
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  5. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Endive salad today with walnuts and the tasty roquefort I found yesterday at the market.
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  6. dcpritch

    dcpritch Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 28, 2018
    Great pics, and what a grand tour of Paris Scotty is getting! I was there twice last year and wish I'd have known a "local". I'm not sure what the plan is for Scotty but if there is room and time on the list I'd be more than happy to show that knife around Northern Minnesota's lakes and forests.
     
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  7. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Sorry for the late answer. I'll take Scotty to the country next week, and then she will fly for a new (still secret ;)) destination. All I'm allowed to say is she will stay in Europe. :)
    Nevertheless, good notice has been taken and visiting Minnesota is on her short list. :)
    Tomorrow I'll take her to the poll station then on for a stroll.
     
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  8. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    In 2012 Paris did not get the Summer Olympic Games (did not have that luck for 24' :thumbsdown:), the Olympic village would have been built in place of a huge railway custom / merchandise station / locomotive repair workshop (Paris Liberation started there with a rail workers strike) known as gare des Batignolles. Plans have changed but the station left the place nevertheless.
    I had never been and see what had happened since.
    Not sure I'd like to live there, but quite pleasant for a 2h promenade under the sun.
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    Just for the pleasure, this is how it looked until recently, except for cars, nothing had changed. (postcards courtesy http://www.didierfavre.com/ParcBatignolles28.php)
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    ...and what it will look when done.
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    Call me a grumpy git, and guess what I do prefer...;)
     
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  9. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
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    After a little rest, a good visit can't forget the Arc de Triomphe. Frontier-46.jpg
     
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  10. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
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  11. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Hard to stop progress, especially when an economy depends on it, but I would take history over modern evolution when it comes to old historic buildings anyway.
     
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  12. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Very nice set of pix JP:thumbsup:

    I'm in the Old Git (Grumpy) Brigade as far as those 'developments' are concerned, don't fancy those tower blocks too much but do appreciate the landscaping they've done, the ponds, Irises and the Heron do look very attractive. :cool:
     
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  13. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Thank you, it could be worse, sure. :D
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  14. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    You are enticing me to visit Paris, but then I would be just one more of those pesky tourists. ;)
     
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  15. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Tourists are welcome, we love to share the city, it's just those tour operators buses parking everywhere. These days, we are also embarrassed by scooters driven like mads on the pavement or lying derelict since there's no regulation yet.:rolleyes:
    In fact, Scotty was a good excuse to go and see to the Batignolles, without her, I would still ignore how it looks like!
     
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  16. zolthar

    zolthar Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 9, 2015
    I have to echo Will, great pics, great landscaping, but a shame the old buildings had to go. And thanks for continuing le tour du France :)
     
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  17. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Talking of Le Tour, here's some nostalgie from 1962. Note no helmets, helicopters and probably less in the way of high tech dope ;) Check out the beer they drink:cool::D

     
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  18. zolthar

    zolthar Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 9, 2015
    Ah wow beer beer raids :eek: That must be some sticky rice to be able to eat it while cycling :D
     
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  19. dcpritch

    dcpritch Gold Member Gold Member

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  20. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Before the war, there was no help of any sort and the miracle medicine was from what I understand bananas macerated in red wine.o_O
    I love to watch the tour as often as possible, it's a wonderful show and a way to see breathtaking sceneries, all who were old enough remember well the battles between Anquetil and Poulidor (the ever and unlucky second, he never won, 8 times on the second step). I was lucky to work several times on it partially and entirely in 1991, the first victory of 5 for Indurrain.
    The day before the first stage, every attendant receives a very comprehensive road book, with every day's stage., showing every thing of interest, length, altitudes, points to earn, etc.
    And three schedules. One is the low speed schedule, the second is "normal" based on former years and the "speedy" schedule. In 1991, the racers arrived everyday at least a good quarter of an hour before the most optimistic schedule, even at the dreadful Alpe d'Huez.
    I remember staring at the day's winner, Bugno eating quietly Mama's pastas at the table of his parents's caravan.:)

    ps on your lttle movie, Will, the music is accordion, because for years, Yvette Horner played everyday, from 1952 to 1964, seated on the top of a car for the spectators, sun or rain, before the racers. She died last year at 95.

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    pps In some US movie they talk of collecting base ball cards, my father rolled his fags with Riz-la + (Riz Lacroix) and kept the small pictures of famous racers, I had permission to see them once when he took them, before storing them in his cabinet. Unfortunately their fate is unknown.
     
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