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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    Caliph Omar mosque stands on the foundation of the Temple David. Sultanahmet Blue Mosque in Constantinople (Istanbul) stands on the foundation of church of Hagia Sophia. And place of Notre Dame de Paris will soon face a mosque.
    What?

    I've been to Istanbul, and I can assure you the Aya Sophia stands...as well as the Blue Mosque.

    The Aya Sophia is probably the most incredible structure I've ever been in. And I've been on five Continents.
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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    One of the reasons why central streets in European cities such as the "Ringstraße" in Vienna or the "Champs Elysees" in Paris are so long and wide is because they were constructed during the 19th and 18th century.

    Not for the purpose of parades, but after having expiriences with revolutions these streets were perfect for stationing heavy artilery on them for crowdcontrol.

    Just another boring historical fact.
    The Royal Mile in Edinburgh is actually even more fascinating. Essentially, the city of Edinburgh, back before it boomed, was all built on one long spine of rock that went from the castle at the top down a long slope towards Holyrood Abbey (later Holyrood Palace) at the bottom. And the entire city was built on this rock spine, along this one main road, with tons of warrens and closes and little alleyways that made it nearly vertical. So Edinburgh's long main street is actually really old -- as old as Edinburgh itself, in many ways, which has been inhabited for potentially thousands of years (but definitely by 800 CE). Pretty cool, eh?

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    The Royal Mile is, believe it or not, a mile long, and so there are plenty of pubs along it. Curiously, if you're walking up towards the castle, most of them tend to be on the right side, unless I'm forgetting some.

    Some of the more famous ones, and perhaps one of the ones you discovered, are Deacon Brodie's Tavern, the Albanach, the Kilderkin... Maybe one of those? Anyway, glad you had a good time -- I'm a pretty big fan of Edinburgh myself!
    Aha! The Albanach. That's it. Wonderful time there. The patrons and the bar staff were friendly and the beer was very good. Too good. The Albanach is on the right then heading toward the castle? As I said we were well into our pints.










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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    The Louvre museum was one of the most grotesk sights I ever had in my life.

    It cemented my opinion that mankind didn`t know how to appreciate art, when I watched hundreds of people buy expensive tickets and crowd up for hours to make one single picture of a Mona Lisa hidden behind thick glass.

    And to then simply leave the museum after having made that pick.........




    Whilest some of the most impressive and amazing European artworks of the past 800 years, stolen by Napoleon between 1792 and 1812 from all over the continent and beyond was on display just a few more steps away.

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    that's where I first got familiar with the raft of Medusa. probably the first time I learned to really appreciate art

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    I don't really know what you're saying. Who's occupying Paris?

    And what does 'Some Like It Hot' have to do with it?

    I don't believe you're from New Jersey -- why can't you form cogent sentences in English?
    I'm not from New Jersey. You can see my address under my avatar.
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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    The plane was to Paris. From there the train.
    Gezzzz. Airport and train only? Hell, technically you misses Paris.

    Thanks for the travel review.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    This has to be some kind of set up thing...
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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Paris is one of the most disgusting cities in Europe.

    An extremly rich center in which you cant even buy a bottle of water for under 4 euros, surrounded by blocks of flats filled with muggers and cutthroats.

    Everyone who has been there knows that for the past 20 years, Paris is simply feces with a little bit of gold dust sprinkeld over it.

    If you make a Eurotrip, go to: Madrid, Barcelona, Prag, Gdanzk, Warsaw, Berlin, Leipzig, Hamburg, Rotterdamn, London, Göteburg, Kopenhagen, Milan, Rome, Rimini and if it has to be France - go to Toulouse.
    If I get back I really want to hit Scandinavia, Highland and Hebres Scotland and Austria/Switzerland. I have been to France and northern Italy (mostly French Riviera) and it was great but those other areas always held an interest for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    It is now 68 and raining here in Uhland, TX. Forecast is for highs in the low 70s for the weekend (and no more rain) so I can finish up my current roofing job.
    It has been in the 70's here all winter... sunny too. Damn, I hate Southern California weather! And then we head back to summer where we live in a few days.
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    This has to be some kind of set up thing...
    You bet. Paris is great without the French, but I question the improvement if the Arabs are going to be the replacement. We already had the Nazis, and nobody was happy with that, either. However, you just know this is leading somewhere.

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