July 29, 2005

Hold on to your wallet

"Gousset" is an old-fashioned word for a small pocket that men wore at their belt, and a "vide-gousset" is a pick-pocket, someone who literally empties the gousset.

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Taxi

If you have a preferred route, let the driver know. (Note: huge spelling mistake here, it should be "indiquez-le au chauffeur".) Don't open the doors without making sure it is safe to do so. Remember to fasten your seatbelt. Minimum charge is 5€20. Additional charge for 4th adult passenger is 2€70.

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July 28, 2005

BoulangEpicier

Great bread and sandwiches, 73 bd de Courcelles in the 8th.

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July 27, 2005

Arnaud Lahrer Pâtisserie

Rue Caulaincourt in the 18th.

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July 26, 2005

Pont des Champions

Crossing the Chajoux in La Bresse (Vosges).

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Ne Pas Toucher Au Pain

Huuuuuuuuge loaf of Pain Paysan, at the market in La Bresse (Vosges).

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July 25, 2005

La Maison Pfister, à Colmar

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Colmar, Home of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

Architect of the Statue of Liberty.

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July 23, 2005

Pralulines

Pink praline brioches, specialty of Pralus the chocolate-maker.

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Chocolaterie Pralus

In Colmar, Alsace.

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Dog-friendly zone

Fresh water for your dog (as seen in Colmar, Alsace).

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July 22, 2005

Tartes flambées: the menu

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Tarte flambée à Colmar

(A very thin Alsacian tart with ham, onions, mushrooms, cream and comté cheese, cooked in a woodfire oven.)

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July 20, 2005

The most relaxed cobbler in the whole world...

...lives rue d'Orsel, smokes cigars, listens to rap music and takes two months of summer vacation.

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July 19, 2005

Then it hit me

(Spotted on Ludlow Street in New York last June.)

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July 18, 2005

La Cave des Abbesses

Favorite wine store, rue des Abbesses.

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July 16, 2005

Space Invader Woz Here

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July 15, 2005

Good to know

"Dear customer, we would like to inform you that the beverages are not fresh." Oh.

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July 13, 2005

Machinerie d'ascenseur

Elevator machinery - DANGER - Technical staff only - Lock after use.

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July 12, 2005

A bit of stenciled wisdom...

"People in a hurry are dead already".
(Passage Boiton in the 13th.)

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Stencil graffiti (2)

Passage Boiton in the 13th.

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Stencil graffiti (1)

Passage Boiton, in the 13th.

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July 11, 2005

A la fromagerie (2)

At the cheese store.

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A la fromagerie (1)

At the cheese store.

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July 8, 2005

Métro

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July 7, 2005

Melon à l'Italienne

Wow, this better be some darn good melon and ham...

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July 6, 2005

Sandwicherie vietnamienne

Yummy Vietnamese sandwiches on rue de Tolbiac -- and dirt-cheap, too!

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