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April 13, 2007

More About Paris

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Okay. Back to Paris! So... here's some photos from our totally amazingly great trip.

Here at the Louvre, soldiers armed with semi-automatic weapons, make one feel cozy and safe!

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We walked by this sign about seven or eight times. None of us could figure out what it means. Is it bad interface or is it art?

Note: Republic of Tinselman Citizen Foo has directed us to a similar sign on flickr, where, in a user comment, the symbol is define. They represent "muster points": a place to go, and be accounted for, in case of an emergency.

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The Metro is great: each stop is unique, and the majority of it isn't as modern as this.

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This is a view from the lowest level of the Eiffel Tower. The highest level is unbelievably high, especially considering it was built around 1900 between 1888 and 1889 for the 1889 World's Fair.

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Parisians tend to leave trash in places where a trash can seems to belong. I saw this type of thing in one or two places.

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There's no end to beauty in Paris. It's practically overwhelming.

photos by Robyn Miller (cc) 2007, some rights reserved

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I love Paris! The metro is awesome, although not quite as impressive as this Swedish metro ( http://archibase.net/archinews/14172.html ) which I hope to one day visit.
(Hopefully that site will be working again by the time you read this, if you don't, just know that it's completely sweet.)
I'm pretty sure that sign means "Emergency Gathering Point". Y'know, where you go when things go wrong. They have them on ferries, just to disturb the passengers a bit.

Posted by: Foo | Apr 14, 2007 2:27:27 AM

The sign you couldn't understand seems to say "stay in groups". Though I cannot be sure.

Posted by: 4th guy | Apr 14, 2007 4:55:34 AM

If I wasn't right, then that sign must just be uncannily similar to this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/auntiep/326471591/

Posted by: Foo | Apr 14, 2007 7:38:20 AM

I'm jealous. I lived in Paris in 1974-5, and haven't visited it for ages. I miss it

Posted by: HL | Apr 14, 2007 8:04:20 PM

Hey what happened to the Pricess Di entry?

Posted by: Adam Wilmer | Apr 16, 2007 5:47:57 PM

It vanished. Just like her fragile soul (rip).

Hey... Maybe she could become the departed matriarch of the Republic of Tinselman! We could build a glorious, flowing fountain in her honor!

Oh damn! that's already been done...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/uk/3866863.stm

Posted by: robyn | Apr 16, 2007 6:24:37 PM

We could plant a memorial garden then, around the fountain, in a sweeping, asymmetrical design.

Posted by: indie | Apr 17, 2007 4:09:56 AM

I know what that French sign means! I just figured it out!

Warning: No human quantum duplication while in this zone!

Posted by: Adam Wilmer | Apr 19, 2007 9:49:36 AM

I'm guessing the sign means "gathering point" / "meeting place". There is a similar location (without the same signage) just inside the entrance of the Musee d'Orsay. One of those "if we get separated, meet at the..." locations.

Posted by: Richard Akerman | May 10, 2007 7:30:27 PM

Err, I think you mean 1889 World's Fair...

Posted by: Richard Akerman | May 10, 2007 7:31:45 PM

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