Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Paris Photo Quiz No.21 ~ 'Aimons, Alors !'

Test Your Paris Knowledge
~ Aimons, Alors ! ~


Quiz No. 21: 'Aimons, Alors !'

Question: "What's the wall, and who's the wallflower?

==>  COMMENT & WIN!  <==
"21 today... 21 today..!" Hey, we're doing quite well here, aren't we - 21 Paris Photo Quiz questions already! Just need a few more people taking part and commenting and I'll be as happy as a snail in garlic :-D
OK, let's get serious! There are several parts to this quiz, as follows:
1) What wall are we looking at here? It's well-known to foreign tourists, expecially couples, who come to have their pic taken by it, but why would they do that? The name and location of the wall will get you your first couple of points.
2) Next part, who is the street artist who has done the wonderful piece which crowns the wall? His artistic and real name are both acceptable - get both and you double your points again! If you can name the character he's painted (she's on canvas, glued to the bricks) I'll give you another point. Total of five so far, I believe. A fair translation of the text in the speech bubble will get you another point. So far so good!
3) And finally, if you look closely, you'll see a strange kind of antishadow next to the woman. If you know this area well, you'll know why. There used to be another personage up on the wall who is now languishing in the artist's studio - I know, he showed her to me last week. But who? Now that, my friends, will get you another two points! I'm sure you could find it somewhere on the internet, as she was there for ages before being moved on to other things.
Bonus Question: I couldn't resist. The picture above has a very strong theme, if you can spot it. Give me three ways in which the theme is represented in the photo. Three more points if you can!
SPECIAL NOTE: Try to answer the questions before looking at the comments, and then leave a message to say how you did! It doesn't matter if you didn't get any right - it's the taking part that matters, and I won't know you took part if you don't leave a message! Pure guesses are just as welcome too. I look forward to reading you (give a bit of background to how you know, or don't know, the answers - don't be a robot ;-), and thanks for playing ~ Sab
==>  COMMENT & WIN!  <==
DON'T FORGET: There are some wonderful, signed Paris Set Me Free bookmarks for some of the most enthusiastic contributors. 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!

Quiz No. 20: 'Spot The Deliberate(?) Mistake' ~ Answer & Winner!
And the winner is...
Melissa from the Prête Moi Paris blog! Thanks for playing, Melissa :-D As she said:
"Ok, I am not sure where it is...but it looks like the letters 'N' on the top are backwards. And I am not sure that the top part is actually part of the other roof in the picture. I am going to guess that it's on the Louvre, the wing that Napoleon added on.'
That's absolutely right Melissa. It's the Louvre, on one of the wings going along the Seine, built by Napoleon III. Well, not really built by him I imagine, but you know what I mean. And on the wing going along the rue de Rivoli is exactly the same thing, with one vital difference: on the rue de Rivoli wing they've managed to get the 'N's the right way round!
More on this on the Paris If You Please blog shortly - see you there :-D Well done to Claudia too for guessing the Louvre, and to Marilyn for her clinical observations, pithy and to the point as always ;-)

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Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free - Contact me directly for photo tours, interviews, exhibitions, etc.

1 comment:

Sab said...

By the way, this is one of my all-time favourite and most photographed places in Paris.

I've seen the seasons change and the artwork peel and be repaired over the years, so I'm pleased to be able to share another version of this image with you here.

Group hug (including the pigeons) everyone - mwahh! :-*

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