Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Paris Photo Quiz No.24 ~ 'Buzz Buzz - Who Goes There?'

Test Your Paris Knowledge
~ 'Buzz Buzz - Who's There?' ~


Quiz No. 23: 'Buzz Buzz! - Who's There?'

Question: "Who do you think lives here? Really?!

==>  COMMENT & WIN!  <==
This is a funny one that I just discovered the other day. And if I've ever claimed to offer you some of the strangest Paris quirks out there, which I probably have, then this certainly fits the bill.
We're in Montmartre, on the exclusive Avenue Junot, which some claim to be one of the swankiest in the whole city. It's elegant, I guess, but far from being my favourite street in Paris. Whatever the case, that's where we are, and if you'll forgive the very inappropriately unartistic photo above, this is where the curiosity lies, right in front of our eyes.
This is a private property, with signs and fancy digicodes to make sure you get the idea. Look, there's even a 'Régisseur', which I had to look up and who can be a director or organiser or administrator depending on where you are. Here I suppose it's someone who manages all the residents or tenants or whoever lives here. Judging by that long list of names, there's quite a few of them lurking up at the end of that pathway behind the solidly spiked gate which I've never ever seen open or close, much less anyone go in or out, in all of the many times I've been by that way. It's almost as though there were a ghost town up there or something...
I'm going to give you another hint to see if you can at least have a guess at what the quirk might be. And here it is, the picture on the right. This should lead you towards just what is so strange about this particular abode.
You'll probably need just one more picture to totally convince yourself of the weirdness, but that I'll supply later, once a few people have had a go. In the meantime you can click on the picture to blow it up a little, although that might not help too much. Good luck, and let your artistic imaginations run away with you - that's probably the best tactic ;-D
1) Try to answer in your head before looking at any other comments.
2) Leave a message with your ideas or saying how you did.
3) Feel free to guess and tell us you tried anyway - the more the merrier!
4) Chat a bit, don't just leave a word or two - that's no fun to read! :-S
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Quiz No. 23: 'This is... a Healthy House! ~ Answer & Winner!
And the winner is...
UMM, we dont' quite have one yet, and we're still waiting for a few guesses.
So don't be shy; read the quiz by clicking on the words 'Maison Salubre' here, I'll give you a clue if you're needing help - don't worry about that odd window on the left or the strange configuration of the highest windows; look at the 'door'. You should be thinking, hmm, as the title says... there's something not quite right about that one! Good luck and let's hear your ideas :-D

Click on the picture to read the original entry and quiz question if you missed it!
* Sab Will runs Photo and Curios Weeks and Tours in Paris, and also manages a variety of Paris and photography-themed sites and blogs. He writes an illustrated Paris Chronicle every day, runs a Meetup group for Paris lovers, and even contributes to the city's street art (shh), so feel free to browse some of the links below and in the right-hand column to find out more about what he gets up to out there...

© 2011 Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free - Suggestions, comments and requests are always welcome! J


Marilyn said...

Buildings where ordinary folk live have a gardien, but I suppose rich folks have a regisseur.

As for what's weird about the picture? With the picture cut as it is, the arrow points to a wall, but there is a door in that wall which probably leads to the regisseur's loge. But would a regisseur have anything as ordinary as a loge?

Sab said...

Hah! That's a good guess Marilyn. In fact, it's something about the names themselves. They're not what they might appear to be, or what you would logically think they are...

Anonymous said...

Hey Sab, it isn't a 'private' cemetery is it? That could make sense that there is a caretaker and the 'ghost town' - not sure if that was a hint.

Did I win? I notice this is a pretty old post. But not sure I see an answer

Sab said...

Hi Adele, in fact it's a private residence but the funny thing is that the addresses are all in the name of famous artists like Monet and Van Gogh! It was so long ago that I can't find the pic which shows all the names, sorry! It's at Montmartre

ALDO said...

I see dead people.

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