Thursday, 21 October 2010

Paris Photo Quiz No.8 ~ 'Careful: History Crossing'

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Quiz No. 8: 'Careful: History Crossing'

Question: "Where are we and what's significant about the road?

Funnily enough (well, not for the guy) the second cyclist's bike chain spontaneously combusted, well, busted, two seconds after this photo was taken and dumped him unceremoniously onto the hard old cobblestones at my feet. But just how old are these cobblestones, and what's significant or symbolic about them?
Paris often offers us these charming paved streets, loved by promeneurs but hated by motorists as they jiggle you all over the place and play havock with your suspension. And there's a current trend for redoing certain roads with the things much to the respective delight or disgust of the aforementioned interested parties.
Be that as it may, here we are looking at something very interesting indeed, if you find the history of the city interesting, of course. So put your clever dick hat on and impress us by telling us what's so interesting about them...
And DON'T FORGET: The first two or three people to leave comments will all receive a couple of wonderful, signed Paris Set Me Free bookmarks by post. Those of you who do get a bookmark will be asked to send a cool photo to prove it and I'll link you back to your own site if you've got on. Look - it happened to Paris Paul, and it could happen to you too! Can't say fairer than that, can you? So there's everything to comment for - looking forward to reading you!

Quiz No. 7: 'Gargoyle This!' ~ Answer & Winner!

I'm still waiting for the first comment and right answer. Go on - you could be the one, and your name could be broadcast in flashing pixels on this very blog! So go ahead and have a guess - I promise I won't laugh - unless it's really funny! I'm not telling you what it is until at least a couple of you have had a go, so there.

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Sab said...

Yes! You're here at last - well done! It doesn't matter if you don't know the answer - just as long as you're interested. It's the thought that counts, thanks :-)

Look forward to reading you, Paris fans...

jaq said...

Looks like Monmatre but not sure of the historical importance . Love the bikes as cycled from London to Paris earlier this year . I come from Yorkshire where there are also plenty of cobbles .

Sab said...

Hi Jaq :-)

Thanks for guessing - I'm going to give you a couple of Paris Set Me Free photo bookmarks just for making the effort.

Oh, and because I went to uni in good old Bradford, so you've stirred some nice memories there :-)

It's NOT Montmartre (I do go to other parts of Paris from time to time, although you might not believe it if you've been following Paris & I recently!

Think centre. Think 'ceinture'. think central. Think very very central.. !

Send me your postal address and I'll send your bookmarks off Jaq, and thanks again.

Anonymous said...

it's very close to the notre dame on ile de la cite.... i just came heom from paris and we sat on the stairs in the back eating some crepes there by coincidence, i loved this little street and have some pics of it

Anonymous said...

and whats so special...dunno, prolly one of the smallest streets for a car to ride into?

Sab said...

Thanks Piet! Well, it marks a very old wall which used to run around the city - the original city, which wasn't even all of the island - of Paris!

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