Monday, 27 September 2010

Paris Photo Quiz No.6 ~ 'Voyage To See The Bottom'

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~ Voyage To See The Bottom ~

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Quiz No. 6: 'Voyage To See The Bottom'

Question: "Where am I and what am I looking at?

See the bottom? What 'bottom'? Well, the bottom of this little conundrum, of course!
This is actually a self-portrait, and will makes its proud appearance on the appropriate blog some time hence. But for now, I'm shadily contemplating... what? And where?
I'm loathe to give too many clues because I'd love it to be a real puzzle for you, so let me see what you can come up with and we'll take it from there.
Oh, and by the way: DON'T FORGET: The first two or three people to leave comments will all received a wonderful, signed Paris Set Me Free bookmark by post which I am in the process of creating. No, actually I have created them now as I type. So there's everything to comment for - looking forward to reading you!
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Quiz No. 5: 'Wait A Minute, Mr. Postman' ~ Answer & Winner!

AND THE WINNER IS...
Adela, who offered a wonderfully comprehensive answer, which I reprint here:
Someone may have already answered this one...it's a collection box for Le Souvenir Fran├žais, an association that was officially founded in 1906, but goes back to 1887.
The group's purpose was to erect and maintain the tombs of fallen French soldiers. Written on the lower portion of the box: Familles, fideles a vos tombs pensez a celles des morts pour la France.
The boxes can be found in French cemeteries...Montparnasse, etc. The association is still active and has some 130,000 members.
I don't think there's much more to add to that, do you? This box was indeed in the Montparnasse cemetery, and I saw another one recently at Montmartre. Do YOU know where there's another??? Let us know. We NEED to know this sort of thing on the Paris Photo Quiz blog, it's almost a moral obligation :-D
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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Paris Photo Quiz No.5 ~ 'Wait A Minute, Mr. Postman'

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~ Wait A Minute, Mr. Postman ~

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Quiz No. 5: 'Wait A Minute, Mr. Postman'

Questions: "What's it for and where can you find it?

This has got to be the cutest little... well: what? It looks like a postbox, but your letter to Auntie Maud in Michegan probably wouldn't end up anywhere useful if you slipped it in.
So tell me, fans of exhuming the most obscure facts Paris has to offer: what is this colourful, and certainly nationalistic little box-on-a-post for, exactly, and where might you find it. My research hasn't taken me further than one location on this particular item, so for all I know there are lots of these sprinkled all over the city - I hope someone will let me know if this is the case.
Oh, and by the way: DON'T FORGET: The first few people to leave comments will all received a wonderful Paris Set Me Free bookmark by post which I am in the process of creating. So there's everything to comment for - looking forward to reading you!
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Quiz No. 4: 'Knock Knock - Who's There?' ~ Answer & Winner!
THERE ISN'T ONE YET!
That's right! Despite a couple of knowing comments, we haven't had a proper guess from someone we haven't hear from before, so... what are you waiting for?
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 someone else has had a go, so there.
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