Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Paris Photo Quiz No.4 ~ 'Knock Knock - Who's There?'

Test Your Knowledge
~ Knock Knock - Who's There? ~

Paris Set Me Free - Paris Photo Quiz - 'Knock Knock - Who's There?'
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD'S MOST FASCINATING CITY!

Quiz No. 4: 'Knock Knock - Who's There?'

Questions: "Where am I? + How many doors?

A charming scene, I'm sure you'll agree, albeit heavily played around with colourwise, but that's what I like doing, so there!
What I'd like to know, Paris connoisseurs, is two things. Firstly, where was I, exactly, when I took the photo? It's not the sort of place you'd see on a typical tourist jaunt around the famous sites, but all the more pleasing to discover when you do.
My second question is totally different, and one you can answer simply by using your eyes - how many doors can you see?!
And finally, for the bonus points, there's something rather old and extremely historic you can see through the archway, and I'm not talking about the lady or the pigeon!!! So my super question for the real geniuses/i amongst you is: whose wall is it?
Any attempt, comment, question or further info and chat will be warmly read :-) Make sure to read the commenting policy here and have fun!
Oh, and by the way: BIG news. I've decided to send wonderful Paris Set Me Free Photo Quiz bookmarks to all my winners - how about that! I know, I know, it's too much, but that's just me...
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Quiz No. 3: 'Secret of the Standing Stone' ~ Answer & Winner!

Paris Paul is the proud winner of Quiz No.3 with a suberbly comprehensive answer, and I quote:
The "standing stone" is known as the "la mire sud" or "southern sight" ('sight', in this case is used like the sight of a gun). It's in the Parc Montsouris, though was moved there only in 1806; before that, it was located in the Paris Observatory Gardens.

It's original function was to help instruments in the observatory align with the Paris Meridian. Bonus points? The name that was scratched out is that of Napoleon. I'm not sure, but I imagine that when he moved the stone he had his name inscribed on it, and after 1814 someone decided it would be best to remove the name.

Nothing more to add really! Well done Paul - now send me your name and address and I'll send you a wonderful Paris Set Me Free - Paris Photo Quiz bookmark shortly, just as soon as I've made some (bet you can't wait, right?)!
Click on the picture on the right to read the original entry and quiz question if you missed it!
The same person can't win twice in a row so it's all to play for on the current quiz above. Go on - have a go - you could be the one with your name at the top of this section revelling in glory. You are revelling, aren't you Paris Paul?
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2 comments:

Paris Paul said...

Reveling indeed I am, Sab!

I found your latest quiz a little more challenging. I won't give anything away, but your bonus question put me on the right track. Hope I'm not saying too much!

Paris Paul

PS I'm direct-tweeting you my address for the book mark. Don't think you're getting off that easy (lol)!

Sab said...

OK, until we get a bigger audience for these things it looks like it's just you and me, Paris Paul!

I'll give it a couple of days, and then you can make your guess, oh, whatever, do it now - where do you think it is?! (P.S. Your fab bookmark for the last one is all ready to go - the envelope's addressed and everything - just gotta design the bookmark and print it out and off it goes - promise! :-D

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