Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Paris Photo Quiz No.16 ~ 'Railing Against The Pricks'

Test Your Paris Knowledge
~ Railing Against The Pricks ~
  
Paris Set Me Free - Paris Photo Quiz 16 - 'Railing Against The Pricks'

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD'S MOST FASCINATING CITY!

Quiz No. 16: 'Railing Against The Pricks'

Question: "Spot Two Famous Buildings & Where I Am

There are viewpoints in this city, and then there are viewpoints. I mean, there are the obvious ones: the steps of Sacré Coeur, the Notre Dame towers, the roof of Galeries Lafayette... and there are the lesser known.
This probably falls into the latter category, as befits our tricky sneaky quiz you know and hate love. Definitely one for the connoisseurs then, well, the latter part of the question above: where exactly did I take this pic.
As to the two famous buildings, well, just open your eyes, very very wide, and you should be able to see them, or at least guess - go on, have a go, it's free to try, and you'll make a lot of people extremely happy :-D
You should also say where you think the famous structures you've identified actually are, if you don't mind. Looking forward to your ideas and suggestions. And don't forget, I enjoy reading your comments even if you haven't a clue or just want to hazard a wild guess or think someone else has already got it. The more the merrier - let me know you're out there :-D
DON'T FORGET: Two or three enthusiastic contributors will receive a couple of wonderful, signed Paris Set Me Free bookmarks by post for their efforts. And 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!
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Quiz No. 15: 'Oh My Goodness... It's Huge!' ~ Answer & Winner!
And the winner is... David Kendall who's a musician from Paris. David - send me your address and the bookmarks will be on their way :-D
David said:
"Okay, I'm thinking 29 Avenue Rapp
from the sculptor Jules Livrotte, but
I'm a bit of a cheat since my wife is a researcher and had it sussed in a few minutes. Apparently he used his wife as a model for the top piece, and it's a sort of 'Garden of Eden' motif..so maybe the fertility symbol would fit...but maybe your minds are just dirty! Perhaps it's modeled after a plantain and two kiwi fruits.. So, do I win some bookmarks?!"
And added:
"..forgot to mention, it's around the corner from the Tour Eiffel...how's that for specificity?"
That'll do fine David. The architect was called Jules Aimé Lavirotte, and apparently, according to Wikipedia, has no fewer than nine examples of his work in or around the 7th arrondissement in Paris, so maybe we'll have to organise an architecture walk in that part of town soon on the >Paris If You Please Meet Up group!
The precise answer to the quiz, then, would be that it's a stunning art nouveau doorway from Lavirotte in Avenue Rapp, just around the corner from the Eiffel Tower, as David says. And what's so huge? Well, the huge down-pointing penis which so many don't see until it's, umm, pointed out :-D Thanks for playing and enjoy your prize David :-D

Click on the picture to read the original entry and quiz question if you missed it!
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4 comments:

Sab said...

Hi - good to see you here, and thanks for commenting!
So, what have you identified or what have you got to say about this intriguing pic?
(Hint: Click on the pic to get a larger version!)

Jean said...

Hello, Sacré Coeur seen from rue Georges Lardennois. Laters. Jean

Sab said...

Excellent Jean, well done and fantastic! You qualify for a couple of exclusive Paris If You Please bookmarks :-) Tell me where to send 'em!
However, you didn't get *everthing* in the question, so there is still a reason to take part, even if it's just to say you like the view - even that would be great :-D

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