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Paris vs Harjumaa

Posted in Estonia, France: Paris by talikas on January 22, 2009

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Les Russes et Les Fous – UPDATED!

Posted in France: Paris by talikas on January 11, 2009

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It was so cold in Paris that for the first time over many many many years the St Martin Canal was covered with ice and the French people, all dressed up in immensely trendy gloves, scarfs, hats and other garments, were gathering on the banks of the canal to discuss whether it is safe to walk on that (2 cm) ice or not. Theories about physics, financial crises and Sarcozy were thoroughly examined.

Suddenly a brave young man appeared (probably a foreigner, because he was wearing a strange Russian furry hat), and awkwardly, using acrobatic moves, tried to haul himself down the edge of the sidewalk and break the ice by smashing it with his feet. Obviously, the ever-so-thick frozen water started cracking and the man almost fell through the ice. But within seconds, he successfully heaved himself up, and despite the slightly wet feet, had his face glowing with sheer happiness and satisfaction because, he, after all, was the one who touched the ice.

So French.

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To my great surprise, this morning i recieved a reply.

(To read with cute French accent.)

from The Man With The Furry Hat   1:46 am (9 hours ago) 
to talikas.wordpress.com
date Jan 12, 2009 1:46 AM
subject Re: Les Russes et Les Fous
I humbly have to give a slightly different point of vue on that story.
Because the story goes on.
As i am that foreigner, that young man who stepped on the rim between known and unknown, i need to say what happened truely at that moment. I have to say what changed for the world, and will never be the same ever after.
Because as people spoke, and gathered to determine wether walking on the ice was possible or not, not only did i go down to the most dangerous place on earth (by earth i mean the very trendiest place of the canal, trendiest place of paris, trendiest place of france, trendiest place on earth).
Not only did i go down to the ice, linked to the rest of the world only by my two hands, kids yelling, affraid of what was coming up.
Not only did i step on the ice, and crushed it, death already rising her hand to grab my legs from beneath the freezing water.
Not only did i come back, alive, amongst the tears and shouts of the poor kids for whom the tension was far too high…

But i went back.

I went back, down on the ice.

And I stood on it, and i raised my arms, and shouted my victory, our victory

Yes I did. Yes i could.

Yes, we can

The one

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(Lomo) Pariis

Posted in France: Paris by talikas on November 20, 2008

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kir ja palju nalja

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Cliché

Posted in France: Paris by talikas on November 14, 2008

Ma tean, et see on klishee, aga olen Pariisis ja söön croissanti.

Père-Lachaise Surnuaed

Posted in France: Paris by talikas on May 1, 2008

Siis kui läksime otsima Beritit, aga leidsime hoopis kevade, Eduardi, Oscari ja sadade inimeste tuhka täis keldrid.

Even Young Men in Paris Have To Eat

Posted in France, France: Paris by talikas on April 30, 2008

Randevuu Ümber Puu

Posted in France: Paris by talikas on April 30, 2008

Aga kaks asja olid minu jaoks Pariisis uued.

Esiteks – Velib jalgrattad. Suurlinnad poevad pükstest välja, et saastatust ja kesklinna ummistavaid autohorde vähendada: Londonis tuleb kesklinna sõitmiseks korralikult kukrut kergendada, Pariis pani linna üles üle 20 000 laenutatava jalgratta. Süsteem on lihtne ja taskukohane (päev 1€, aasta 29€) ning Pariis ja jalgrattad sobivad kokku nagu suitsetatud kalkun ja murakamoos. Üllataval kombel tunneb jalgrattur end Pariisi tuututavas liikluses suhteliselt turvaliselt isegi sellistes kaootilistes rägastikes nagu Bastille ringtee.

Teiseks – 2006. aasta suvel avati Musée du quai Branly. Jean Nouvel, kelle joonlauast pärinevad nt Insitut du Monde Arab Pariisis, Torre Agbar Barcelonas ning 2012. aastal valmiv mini-Louvre Abu Dhabis, on kokku pannud täiesti vaimustava kompleksi. Primitiivsetele kunstidele pühendatud Branly muuseum koos seda ümbritseva aiaga peaks kujutama salapärast metsa. Administratiivhoone 12x200m väli- ja ka sisesein (!) on kaetud lopsakate taimede ja sammaldega, muuseumi põhihoone on ussina õhus looklev ja otsekui värvilisest mänguklotsidest kokku laotud. Värviliste vitraazhakendega muuseumihoone ja aias õhtupimeduses sillerdavad klaastorud tasuks üle vaadata ka siis, kui põhikollektsiooni uudistama ei jõuagi.

3 x Poisid Pariisis

Posted in France: Paris by talikas on April 26, 2008

Cidre de Normandie Brut

Posted in France: Paris by talikas on April 25, 2008

Ma tahaksin osata teile neid pilte hästi suurelt näidata, sest siis oleks nende mõju hoopis teine. Aga ma veel ei oska. Nii et venitage ise suureks.

Kell 6 Hommikul Ratastega Pariisis Kruiisimas

Posted in France: Paris by talikas on April 24, 2008