Friday, January 07, 2005
Paris is a refined, beautiful, formal place. At least that's what I thought! I nearly jumped from my bus seat this morning when I saw the latest 2012 sign. It's NEON and on one of the older buildings in Paris, the National Assembly! Apparently, the 2012 signs will also adorne the French Assembly, the City Hall and four bridges until July 6, 2005.
So I pushed the bus button and got off at the next stop to take a picture. Since I have a strange sense of humor (often I'm the only one to find something funny), I couldn't stop laughing when I took this picture. The guard kept staring at me as though I was up to no good. But I just couldn't stop because it seemed like the antithesis of Parisian-ness to have neon....
I guess Paris really, really wants to host the 2012 Olympics. I'm going to do my part by adding a Paris 2012 button. However, after looking for 30 minutes, I can't find one to add to the side of my blog. Does anyone have a 2012 button they can share with me?
-- said Auntie M in Paris
# posted by Pat : 4:34 PM
you know it's funny, but reading your blog really makes me homesick...of course when i'm there i miss it here. so go figure.
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# posted by Anonymous : 11:25 PM
Maryse, I feel the same way. When I'm here I think about some of the things I miss and when I'm in the US I miss stuff about France. They are two wonderful countries with tons to offer...
Teriyaki, Good point. Just looked up the possible sites for 2012. According to CNN, there are 9: Paris, London or Rio de Janeiro strongly favored to win. The other candidates are Moscow, Russia; Madrid, Spain; New York, U.S.A.; Istanbul, Turkey; Leipzig, Germany; and Havana, Cuba. BTW, I have difficulty commenting on your site...
Carrie, I just love that even the French are resorting to something so tacky as NEON to get the word out. The sign is really big, colorful and glowing. It just stands out.. I guess it serves its purpose.
Jade, Welcome to and thank you for visiting my site. I'll check your site out.
# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 11:47 PM