Sunday, 12 December 2010

Paris Photo Quiz No.14 ~ 'What Am I? A Public Leaning Post?'

Test Your Paris Knowledge
~ What Am I? A Public Leaning Post? ~

Paris Set Me Free - Paris Photo Quiz 14 - 'Bienvenue Chez Alys'


Quiz No. 14: 'What Am I? A Public Leaning Post'

Question: "What is it and what's missing?

==> COMMENT & WIN! <==
Hmm, what's this then? Half a lamp post? Symbolic foundation pillar for a new office block? An upright plinth awaiting kindly occupant, one careful owner? Well that's for you to tell me!
Clues? Give us clues you say? Well yes, I could, but maybe I should see if anyone actually know first straight off the bat.
We're pretty much in the centre of Paris, near a large garden. This post is not alone. There are others like it. Well, there's one VERY like it practically across the road.
But this one has something missing. What is it for and what is it missing? Answers on an electronic postcard for the chance to win some beautifully hand-chopped bookmarks (see just below) from your favourite Paris puzzler. If he can find any...
DON'T FORGET: The first few people to contribute with something interesting to say will all receive a couple of wonderful, signed Paris Set Me Free bookmarks by post. If you send me a funny pic back showing the bookmarks in use I'll publish them here and link back to a place of your choice. Look - it happened to Paris Paul, and to Priscilla from Prissy Mag, and it could happen to you too!

Quiz No. 13: 'Bienvenue Chez Alys!' ~ Answer & Winner!
That's right! We're still looking for a comprehensive answer to what this enigmatic mosaic - anyone got any ideas?
It's rather obscure but shouldn't be too difficult to find with a bit of perseverence. Go on, have a go: who, pray tell, was Alys, and why should they have their name in mosaic on what looks like an average Parisian doorway? Curiouser and curiouser.
Click on the pic to see all the info from the last quiz, and click below to immediately leave your comment and win some bookmarks - first come, first served..!

Click on the picture to read the original entry and quiz question if you missed it!
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Prissy Mag said...

Well....................this is interesting as always. But alas I've no idea on this one. Can't wait for the answer though. Nice photo-however do you find them?!

Sab said...

Thanks for trying Prissy! Well, for nice-commenting anyway :-D I'll have to encourage a few more people to try. There must be some geniuses out there. To answer your question, I find them in my head ;-)

Marilyn said...

It's for drinking water and the little tap one has to press is missing. And is it not a Wallace fountain to the left in the background?

Sab said...

It's indeed not a Wallace fountain Marilyn. And nor is it any other kind either!
I'll give you a clue: a series of these things were created, about ten years ago, to commemorate something and signify something. But what?
Another guess or two and I'll show you what's missing...

Marilyn said...

Ten years ago? That was the millennium. It's not a sun dial that's missing is it? Or a globe? I just can't think what we commemorated ten years ago. But if it's not so cold tomorrow, I'm going to walk through the Tuilleries to see if I can't find it.

Sab said...

Yes, it was to commemorate the Millenium Marilyn!
Don't go looking around the Tuileries for it though - Luxembourg would be closer, but best of all tour the outside of the garden on the avenue de l'Observatoire and you should find a post exactly the same with the missing thing... Not missing!

Marilyn said...

How odd, I lived in a short street off the bottom end of avenue de l'Observatoire. I will go have a look.

Marilyn said...

I'm going to have a look tomorrow morning because I *must* now know what it is.

Marilyn said...

I've got it!

An 2000 - la meridienne verte = dunkerque - barcelone

Luxembourg Gardens - Porte Royale.

Sab said...

That's right Marilyn - well done! And great persistence characteristics. I can just imagine you tracking down all those telling details on Petiot in your novel 'Die In Paris'!

I'll get your funky Paris Set Me Free bookmarks to you shortly!

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