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Old Posted Oct 23, 2019, 4:51 PM
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24-hours in Paris

Spent 24 hours in Paris. Tried to hit as much of the city as I possibly could. Enjoy!



































































































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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 7:58 PM
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Spent 24 hours in Paris. Tried to hit as much of the city as I possibly could. Enjoy!
Well, you certainly wouldn't waste your time, right? You must've run like crazy to hit all these spots in a single day.

Come back to us and take your little time to rest, visit a couple of museums, spend some money and flirt with local girls if you will (and if you're single, eh) and all.
That's a right way to enjoy your vacations once you've seen some bits the city yet.
And you have right there. I can see.
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I assume that Dior is on Champs Elysees? How did that facade get approved?

Anyways, great overview; you covered a lot in one day. Now I need a Paris fix.
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I assume that Dior is on Champs Elysees? How did that facade get approved?
It is. You can easily recognize this pretty long segment of the avenue by the width and pavement of the sidewalk that are kind of distinctive when you're used to the whole thing.

As for the 2nd question, the façade is nothing much special and would easily pass local requirements or regulations.

Also, the main shareholder and boss of Dior and LVHM, Bernard Arnault (call him Nanard for fun, for his cheesy French 1st name) is an ultra billionaire, the 2nd or 3rd fortune in the world. Like only Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates still can beat him at this game of being the wealthiest person on Earth.
So he is kind of influential over here, somehow. I don't really know how, but manufacturing $3000 purses is actually a highly profitable business. Lol.
People just like luxury, especially when it comes to clothes and that kind of stuff.
Bah, why not after all? There's nothing wrong about it a priori, so long as it doesn't involve killing endangered animals like beautiful leopards, ocelots and various large cats.
Unfortunately, some arrogant wealthy, loaded women still like wearing this kind of fur coats. As if they were cats. But that's a clownish joke. Laughable.
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I assume that Dior is on Champs Elysees? How did that facade get approved?

Anyways, great overview; you covered a lot in one day. Now I need a Paris fix.
I suspect that Bernard Arnault has quite a lot of pull with the planning department.

I was also in Paris yesterday for a meeting and almost “missed” my train back to London, especially as the sun was finally coming out.
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^ Right now, there are not enough stonecutters to keep on doing similar things. This is kind of old-fashioned.
The guy went to boulevard Saint-Germain but apparently didn't have time to scroll the little streets all around.
Let's take rue Danton, for instance.

https://goo.gl/maps/pjFgAjAjmN7SrvXm7

There is plenty of stuff like this from the 19th century or earlier here, but do you realize how many stonecutters it took to build all these things? I can't figure it out, myself. It was just a completely different era. That kind of arts and crafts is harder and harder to find nowadays.
Alhough I recently saw a report that showed that fine craftsmanship was getting back in fashion here, as we realized that not everyone could or even should be any engineer.
So if you like old cut stone, there's still hope for you.

That won't delight local modernists, however. Cause they find this sort of things overly garish and backward.
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I suspect that Bernard Arnault has quite a lot of pull with the planning department.

I was also in Paris yesterday for a meeting and almost “missed” my train back to London, especially as the sun was finally coming out.

right. pics or it didn't happen.
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Paris is insanely gorgeous!!!!

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