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November 16th, 2005


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10:06 am - "In a week I'll be in gay paris, hell that's a mighty long airplane ride. . ."
My life, she is six-hour incriments.

First Key West, now Paris.

Amazingly, the travel time is about the same to get to Paris as it was to get to Key West. And I'm spending about the same amount of time in both. Six or seven hours. But those will be six or seven hours of grand adventure. I know because I am taking my hat.

In Key West, we left before sunset. Of course, we had boat drinks before noon. There's a story I need to tell.

In Paris, there's only one thing I want to see. Well, it's the only thing in all of France that I really want to see. Anything else, well, I'm still not sure why anyone would want to go to France, except to see this one thing.

And I think we have just enough time to get to the Musee de Cluny. Gods willing, we'll see the altar found under Notre Dame's choir in 1711.

I've always, always wanted to see it in person.

And now. . . now I have the chance.

The best part? Both these trips are accidental. Key West was a case of mistaken and misguided "fuck this, I'm outta here" sentiment. Paris is the result of fighting with airlines who are nearly bankrupt.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Everybody's Talkin'", -JB

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From:dmartin
Date:November 16th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
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If you weren't constrained by time, I'd insist that you see a lot more of Paris. There are some fantastic buildings there.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 16th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
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*nods* I might like to one day, but this time there's no way I'll have time to go out of my way to see some of the more popular sights.

So it becomes a quest to see what I consider the most important single sight.
From:ceolnamara
Date:November 16th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)
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And the Seine!
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From:tlachtga
Date:November 16th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
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And I think we have just enough time to get to the Musee de Cluny. Gods willing, we'll see the altar found under Notre Dame's choir in 1711.

!!!!!!!
You've no idea how envious I am right now.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 16th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
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There will be pictures of that altar.

Presuming, of course, that we manage to get to it.

But I have faith. I just emailed Cei to see if he could tell me exactly where it was in the museum, and to verify that that museum is, indeed, the correct one.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 16th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
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There will certianly be photos :)

As for the line? It's so great because it's totally true. :)
From:ceolnamara
Date:November 16th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
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There will be photos because I am the insane photographer!
From:shizukagozen
Date:November 16th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
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I have been to France twice; it was very lovely. The food was excellent, the people were friendly, the cafes were nice to hang out in, the age of the buildings was great, the Asian museum with the Vedic statues from Cambodia are great, and the subways smell like pee. Ok, so maybe the last part is not so great. :D

Just a few more days and then we shall have .. something. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 16th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
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Mmmm. . . Something. I look forward to something. . .
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From:mayden_dor
Date:November 16th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
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I'm still not sure why anyone would want to go to France, except to see this one thing

you're joking, right?
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 16th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Not especially. I'm thinking about things in France I'd actually purposefully go for, and the list isn't very long. I might see going there as part of a larger trip or something, but there's nothing else in France I can think of that I would really, really want to see, outside of perhaps the Cathedral at Chartres. But I'm not really interested in going to France for anything in particular.

It's much more a stop on the way to a destination for me.
From:ceolnamara
Date:November 16th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
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mm, two points, if we arrive in salzburg?
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 16th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
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*nods*

Two
From:ceolnamara
Date:November 17th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Good to have something to work towards.

This time two days ago I nearly had kittens. Remember that?

I do.
From:ceolnamara
Date:November 16th, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
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And the Seine! I need to photograph the Seine.
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From:duriyah
Date:November 16th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
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Yes! You must be the mad photographer! Photos of everything!
From:ceolnamara
Date:November 17th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
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hehehe ... I got a video camera in the mail today *evil grin*
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 16th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Maybe a postcard or something might materialize?
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From:smithing_chick
Date:November 16th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
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Whee! Paris would be cool. Not quite Florence, but still cool. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 16th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
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I figure I can say I was there. That's about all I need.
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From:lillassea
Date:November 16th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
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I was going to say something nice, but the truth is (since I'm writing in Sir Candid's journal), I'm bitter and jealous.

But it's also true that I sincerely want you to have a wonderful time. :-)
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 16th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
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*grins* I expect I shall :) Thanks :)
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From:lisbet
Date:November 17th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
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Paris is awesome! You'll see! I attended the E.S.C.P (graduate school of business studies, aka the "Sup de Co") there for couple terms, and had an amazing time. I hope you get to see the altar. I never went to the Musee de Cluny. I was into health food, occult bookstores, relics and cemeteries while I was there. Went to see Jim Morrison at the Pere LaChaise. The original graffitied stone that was stolen, not the new 1990 replacement...

Anyway let us know all about the trip when you get back. We want pictures!
From:ceolnamara
Date:November 17th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
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Occult book stores in Paris ... *squee*

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