I heart Paris in the Springtime

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hi kids and welcome to Paris, I love this place, pretty buildings, doesn't feel overcrowded once you get away from all the tourist hordes and into the backstreets. I'm just waiting for the Pompidou centre to open before going there, a quick hop to the d'orsay for the Seurats and then up to Montmartre.

do you love Paris in the springtime?

chris, Wednesday, 10 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

bonjour tout le monde answers.

chris, Wednesday, 10 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I hate you.

bitter, Wednesday, 10 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Lock down your aerial, you're listening to the Seurats.

Normandy in Springtime is bettah HA!

Tom, Wednesday, 10 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

there are some slightly bad things starry, cocktails at the gorgeous bqr under E's house are about six quid a pop, and French keyboardsare all over the place, mind you, other than that......

chris, Wednesday, 10 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

hiya! r u seeing Mr McKenzie, cabbage? say hiya and BONGJOUR from me!

katie, Wednesday, 10 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I hear the Paris people are stinky.

mike hanle y, Wednesday, 10 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I have only been to Paris in the summertime, but I did wuv it. I MUST RETOUR.

Ally C, Wednesday, 10 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

it makes my feet hurt, they ache like billy-ho I must say, sacre coeur was double good though, as was the d'orsay, the queue for the pompidou, less so

chris, Wednesday, 10 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Take photos! (And bring me some frogz legz0r)

Sarah, Wednesday, 10 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

some photos have been taken, unfortunately I usually forget that I have my camera with me :(

food will be bought on bouze crooz on Saturday, yippeeeee

chris, Wednesday, 10 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

and number 5 will like the fact that I photoed the marble bear

chris, Wednesday, 10 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Does anyone know Screamin' Jay Hawkins' version of I Love Paris In The Springtime? I like to think it's a straight attempt at singing like he's on Broadway, and of course he can't do that, thankfully. Anyway, this thread isn't about that.

I love Paris. The Pompidou is a wonderful building with as delightful a pool as I've ever see next door and loads of great art inside. Seurat is one of my most loathed artists, but there is lots of good stuff in the d'Orsay - and in the little Orangerie. I wasn't so taken with Montmartre. Notre Dame is magnificent, if you like Gothic, and I do.

Martin Skidmore, Thursday, 11 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I love how even though it's about Paris he can't resist doing his Chinese imitation...

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 11 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Love goes home to Paris in the spring, apparently.

electric sound of jim, Thursday, 11 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Boo, now I want to go to Paris.

rosemary, Thursday, 11 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Love goes home to Paris in the spring, apparently.

Just sing it, Jim. I know you can. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 11 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
My update with regards to my sister... She just announced to me yesterday via phone that she and her parisian boyfriend will be wed within the month. She's traveling there directly after exams are over to get hitched. Then she'll come back for her last year of school. That way, when she graduates she'll already have her Green Card/work visa and she'll be able to move there. She's waiting until Spring '04 for a wedding, but she'll be Mrs. R*binet this time next month. She's 20. They've only dated for 9 months, but I'm trying to be supportive.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Monday, 21 April 2003 19:31 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

(For those who have been ILXing for a while, she's the sister with the eating disorder, shoplifting problem, depression, and so-on)

Sarah McLusky (coco), Monday, 21 April 2003 19:32 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

This sounds very good news, Sarah. Only dating for nine months doesn't sound so bad - I got engaged to a girl back in 1978 after two weeks. And to be honest that was just formalising what we'd both known since about four or five days in. Well, I knew after that time - she said she knew after one day. We stayed together for 23 years, which isn't bad.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Monday, 21 April 2003 20:04 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
April in Paris. Is it as promised?

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 19:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Absolutely.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 19:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Vivid, lively, so outright glorious it should be bottled and sold.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I have been thinking about how fun it would be to move back to Paris recently...just because.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

what is it, exactly? the gardens?

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Moi aussi.

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

http://hilton.org.uk/facade/paris-dame-tartine.jpg

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

itp://www.undergroundparis.com/industrie2.jpg

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

http://www.phan-ngoc.com/fred/paris/img/vertgalant.jpg

Right behind Hank there is the place where Jacques de Molay was burned at the stake.

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

what is it, exactly? the gardens?

it's the gardens, the tree-lined boulevards, the cool, still evenings, the unselfconscious devotion to leisure. I want to cry!

XPOST - I used a live about a block from that statue.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I heart Paris in November, because that's when I was there. There aren't as many pesky tourists like myself around and the weather isn't too bad.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Michael - we can both move to Paris, you subsidize my expenses and I'll...put you in my will. And I promise not to leave you anything explicitly British.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i used to give my ex-bf such a hard time everytime he started a story off with "when i was in paris, france...". it was really cyoot.

ai lien m. draheim (kold_krush), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It was very cold this November (by SF standards).

http://www.laduree.fr/images_univers/univers.gif

I'll subsidize your expenses how! I'll take the explicitly British as long as I don't have to live there.

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

http://www.fabulara.com/readings/vvoicesm.jpg

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

oh that place is like 2 doors down from this horrible english pub my horrible ex worked at

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

FROG AND PRINCESS

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The old couple that work in that bookshop are nice (but weird).

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yes, frog pubs. blegh

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I have a few friends that worked in the other one (near Les Halles?).

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I like it, if only because I saw Man U win TEH EUROPEAN CUP in it.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

oh really? what year? because the horrible ex mostly worked at that one.

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

1999

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

GOING TO 'PUBS' IN FRANCE IS TEH STOOPID! I actually rooted for them on that occasion 'cause Bayern Munchen are DIE FRIDOLINS, BOCHES, KRAUTS!!!

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Michael, you need a racist belt.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I saw that. Also I was reminding that dumping cold water on hot rocks = disaster

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:19 (two months ago) Permalink

This thread does a great job explaining the issues surrounding extinguishing the fire here.

After my last tweet, I got a couple DMs asking firefighting related questions about the #NotreDameFire.

I -like most of you- are watching from a world away. But if you’re interested in some profession specific things I’d note/be concerned of, you can follow this thread. pic.twitter.com/golMnbYsDK

— Gregg Favre (@GreggFavre) April 15, 2019

Dan Worsley, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:20 (two months ago) Permalink

The idea of those extraordinary rose windows being gone is something I can't even comprehend.

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Much has already been lost forever, like the Buddhas of Bamyan or the mausoleums of Timbuktu. Or the Hanging Gardens of Babylon…

pomenitul, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Have been dwelling on the Bamiyan buddhas alongside this, catastrophe can be natural or manufactured and it can strike anywhere and ring out for long centuries. I don't long for the return of the temple cult but would I wail and weep at the western wall? I might.

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Or the National Museum of Brazil.

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:31 (two months ago) Permalink

A priest from Notre Dame Cathedral reports that all the art work and the holy relics contained in the cathedral has been saved.

— Medievalists.net (@Medievalists) April 15, 2019

ShariVari, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:40 (two months ago) Permalink

amazing if true, but also unless you count stained glass windows etc as art i guess?

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:43 (two months ago) Permalink

bbc just offered an on-screen quote of a statement by macron by translating the actual name of the church as "Our Lady Of Paris" thx bbc, helpful

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:43 (two months ago) Permalink

the building itself is art

Trϵϵship, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:46 (two months ago) Permalink

right, that was my point.

anchor people just flailing now, filling time, no idea what to say, feel slightly sorry for them. at least sky is finding people for their anchor to interview, on the bbc it's just babbling about craftsmanship and quality like they're describing a new handbag. tho lol the interviewee on sky just said it would take many "francs" to reconstruct. no doubt, no doubt

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:50 (two months ago) Permalink

They’re evacuating the Île de la Cité

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:50 (two months ago) Permalink

The pompiers are not sure they can keep the fire from the north bell tower

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Current concern is that the back of the cathedral is about to collapse

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Pompiers now say they think they’ve saved the building, though it’s still far from certain.

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 15 April 2019 20:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Fingers crossed.

pomenitul, Monday, 15 April 2019 20:58 (two months ago) Permalink

t/s "les pompiers" vs. "los bomberos"

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 15 April 2019 21:02 (two months ago) Permalink

bomberxs

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Monday, 15 April 2019 21:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Seeing as 'pompier' can also mean a blowjob or describe an artist with a penchant for overblown kitsch, 'bombero' doesn't stand a chance.

pomenitul, Monday, 15 April 2019 21:10 (two months ago) Permalink

(The former because of, well, pumping, the latter because of pompousness.)

pomenitul, Monday, 15 April 2019 21:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Les Pompiers and Los Bomberos are both such wonderfully self contained words.

Los Bomberos in Chile are all volunteer and unpaid which seems completely ridiculous.

Yerac, Monday, 15 April 2019 21:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Such an incredible building to enter. Literally breathtaking. This is a many-decades-long project if it's possible at all. Absolutely Tragic.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Monday, 15 April 2019 21:16 (two months ago) Permalink

well, i never got there... just last night watched Agnes Varda in a rowboat along the Seine.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 April 2019 22:08 (two months ago) Permalink

"The North and South rosettes are probably lost. Judging by the images, the large rosette should be intact, as well as the organ."

Inside #NotreDame. Only a small part of the vault collapsed. Interior seems relatively untouched. Alleluia! pic.twitter.com/uI47wQ6WaB

— Axel Reinaud (@areinaud) April 15, 2019

Dan S, Monday, 15 April 2019 22:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Guardian saying the north rose window survived.

lukas, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Post a controversial opinion:the spire should never have been replaced back in whenever. The building was glorious without it (it was glorious with it obviously but not because of the spire).

Ned Trifle X, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:13 (two months ago) Permalink

#Breaking: Newly released pictures from inside the cathédrale Notre-Dame de #Paris. #NotreDame in #France, from this morning showing the extensive damage and the, the Rose window was spared from the fire! pic.twitter.com/jeGhM0g0VQ

— Sotiri Dimpinoudis ❁‏ (@sotiridi) April 16, 2019

a miracle

gyac, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:46 (two months ago) Permalink

welled right up at the phrase "the long now":

The fire department in Paris followed a protocol: Save the people, save the art, save the altar, save what furniture you can, then focus on the structure, in that order. They know what can be rebuilt and what can't.

— Michael ... .-.. .- ...- .. - -.-. .... (@_theek_) April 15, 2019

mark s, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:49 (two months ago) Permalink

i mean ffs

Versailles oaks. They're ready. pic.twitter.com/QvE7LGUSW7

— Michael ... .-.. .- ...- .. - -.-. .... (@_theek_) April 15, 2019

mark s, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, basically it seems it's "only" the roof that has to be rebuilt(and the spire obviously, but it was "recent" so not a big deal to replace).
I will go check how things look after work today (I work a few minutes away but was already home when it started to burn last night).

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:50 (two months ago) Permalink

xxp I had not read this and have had to step away for a minute

gyac, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:54 (two months ago) Permalink

already received spam asking for donations to rebuild

it featured the university of notre dame (in south bend, indiana) logo

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:07 (two months ago) Permalink

go irish

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Always respond to "go irish" with "thank you" bc i am awkward

Fictitious Business Name: (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:27 (two months ago) Permalink

I respond with "beat buckeyes" because of that one game in 96 but I get it

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:31 (two months ago) Permalink

maybe it was a charitable fund to repair paul ryan

Fictitious Business Name: (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:42 (two months ago) Permalink

worst football club in the world sorry https://t.co/k7xUmhPAT7

— manutd23 (@manutd24) April 16, 2019

... and the crowd said DESELECT THEM (||||||||), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:54 (two months ago) Permalink

My brother's best friend is suffering from severe Catholic guilt because, when they were both 17, they went busking in Paris and he stole a candle from Notre Dame as a present for his mother. In a very real sense, it was that candle started this fire.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:11 (two months ago) Permalink

In a quick scroll through facebook this a.m. I had a great time unfollowing/unfriending ppl posting variations of the "how dare you be sad about a RELIGIOUS BUILDING when there is so much suffering in the world happening to PEOPLE" strawman. Like jfc the ashes arent even cool yet.

One Eye Open, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:19 (two months ago) Permalink

haha yes one of my kids' teachers took this line today in class.

I'm gonna go check out the cathedral tomorrow afternoon. my oldest visited the scene today (well, from a distance, since things are going to be blocked off for a while). she said it...looked bad

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:21 (two months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/4SJ5SZT.jpg

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:21 (two months ago) Permalink

I just went there. A lot of people, obviously, especially since some parts are closed.
Frankly, from the front it’s as if nothing happened and from the other sides, if you try to think the roof is under construction... or is flat (!) well, the rest looks in good shape.
We’ve been lucky in a way.

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:33 (two months ago) Permalink

lol I went to look at the smoldering pentagon on 9/12, I was 12, why did we do that

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:43 (two months ago) Permalink

those aren't oak trees in that tweet

Je55e, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:30 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah it was deleted

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:45 (two months ago) Permalink

My brother's best friend is suffering from severe Catholic guilt because, when they were both 17, they went busking in Paris and he stole a candle from Notre Dame as a present for his mother. In a very real sense, it was that candle started this fire.

I once jumped like two hours' worth of queue at the Vatican so I hope they've got their insurance in order.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Sorry, didn’t mean to shit on an uplifting Tweet. I thought it was kinda funny trying pawn those slender delicate trees off as hearty oaks.

Je55e, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:09 (one month ago) Permalink

I walked by the cathedral a little bit ago and it looks less different than I’d expected. Just missing the roof really. It might look weirder from the back but I was too lazy to go that far.

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Which is to say: it doesn’t look burned.

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:06 (one month ago) Permalink

lol yes i shd probably have double-checked as i already know i am a massive nitwit when it comes to identifying trees (lol my dad was a professional botanist, i just left such tasks to him) and i even very briefly paused to think "are those oaks? versailles oaks it says here legit i guess" *MASH SUBMIT BUTTON*

the long-game prepping of trees for use in buildings *is* something (some) architects are well aware of so it's not entirely implausible

mark s, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 14:03 (one month ago) Permalink


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