I heart Paris in the Springtime

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

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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) link

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

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) link

FROG AND PRINCESS

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

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

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

yes, frog pubs. blegh

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

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) link

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) link

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) link

1999

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

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) link

Michael, you need a racist belt.

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

Besides, I wanted to watch the game with my countrymen, the people you so readily dismiss.

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

But something less obvious than the 'South' thing. I want a Breton independence belt excoriating English tourists or something.

Mancunians?

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:45 (fourteen years ago) link

GOING TO 'PUBS' IN FRANCE IS TEH STOOPID!

i lived there for six months, and didnt speak much french. it was nice to have native english speakers around

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Mancunians?

Yes, like my forebears.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:47 (fourteen years ago) link

This thread is making me very nostalgic.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:48 (fourteen years ago) link

You know, like when Solskjaer bundled it in during the last minute...

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:49 (fourteen years ago) link

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'She's not Welsh, is she?"

phil-two,

I did excatly the opposite and learned Froggish.

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:49 (fourteen years ago) link

but you're white. nobody there wanted to bother speaking french to a chink like me

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:50 (fourteen years ago) link

English tourists in Paris vs American tourists in Paris

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:50 (fourteen years ago) link

;)

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Ugh, you know what's worse than go to pubs in Paris? Going to TGI Fridays.

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:54 (fourteen years ago) link

What do you MEAN? Best cocktails EVER!

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Not that I've ever had one, I don't think.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:56 (fourteen years ago) link

anyways, paris sucks

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:57 (fourteen years ago) link

speaking french to a chink like me

Place d'Italie is full of chinks/gooks/good markets and restaurants. I miss the cheap little Vietnamese places in Paris. :(

American tourists but only by a small fraction, though the better kind of British tourist is lovely. When I missed speaking English, I hung out with the Oirish 'cause they weren't as stupid and arrogant as the Americans nor as spiteful and unhappy as the English.

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:57 (fourteen years ago) link

That's...possibly a fair assessment.

anyway

Well if you've been to cities but you've had enough
Have you been to Paris, France?
And if you doubt that Paris was made for love
Give Paris one more chance
The home of Piaf and Chevalier
Must have done something right to get passion this way
If you don't think Paris was made for love
Give Paris one more chance

Well now I'm calling it arrogant, calling it cruel
(Give Paris one more chance)
And also trop civilisé et mon dieu, c'est trop cool**
(Give Paris one more chance)
But if you don't think Paris was made for love
Maybe your heart needs a telegram from up above
If you don't think Paris was made for love
Well give Paris one more chance

Well now there's some things I don't like and some things I do
But give Paris one more chance
I can see why Paris would be ugly for you
But give Paris one more chance
The home of Piaf and Trennet too
Must have done something right
Must have something for you
If you don't think Paris was made for love
Give Paris one more chance

Now hear the boys singing Beegees songs under the skies
(Give Paris one more chance)
And on the steps of Montmartre they harmonise
(Give Paris one more chance)
Because if you don't think Paris was made for love
Maybe your heart needs a telegram from up above
If you don't think Paris was made for love
Give Paris one more chance

Let's wrap it up..

Well if you've been to cities but you've had enough
Have you been to Paris, France?
And if you doubt that Paris was made for love
Give Paris one more chance
The home of Piaf and Charles Aznavour
Must have done something right
And will do something more
If you don't think Paris was made for love
Give Paris one more chance
Alright
Give Paris one more chance

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:59 (fourteen years ago) link

that was for phil

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 21:00 (fourteen years ago) link

the cool, still evenings

not cold, then?

that first picture of the Pompidou - I was like, are there floods in Springtime?

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 21:01 (fourteen years ago) link

NOT cold. potentially rainy, but also potentially VERY warm.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 21:03 (fourteen years ago) link

i miss paris :-(

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 22:40 (fourteen years ago) link

:-(

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 22:45 (fourteen years ago) link

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Ma belle in the Luxembourg.

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 22:47 (fourteen years ago) link

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Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 22:48 (fourteen years ago) link

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This got lost above.

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 22:48 (fourteen years ago) link

I like DC -> I will like Paris

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 22:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Que c'est étrange.

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 22:58 (fourteen years ago) link

My old street
http://www.vex.net/~emily/paris/pictures/hotel.jpg

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 23:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Actually I lived in the third building from the left in that picture, just after the hotel.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 23:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Quelle rue?

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 23:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Rue De Nesle, just off of the Rue Dauphine.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 23:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Looks like it! I can't tell from that angle. There was a semi-functioning jazz club on the ground floor and a small theatre over the street.

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 23:15 (fourteen years ago) link

I did absolutely nothing but read, walk and watch movies. It was bliss!

.adam (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 23:16 (fourteen years ago) link

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I also lived here on the rue Jacques-Callot which was the setting for Zola's novel 'Thérèse Raquin' under it's old name, le passage du Pont Neuf.

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 23:16 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:21 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

those aren't oak trees in that tweet

Je55e, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:30 (seven months ago) link

yeah it was deleted

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

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:06 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link


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