Metlinks OTW : Week 3, 17.09.09

Salut! We return a little early this week with a few more links that caught our eyes in recent days. From “user guide” to Parisians (yes, Parisians) to dining in the sky to kissing intervention (except for the girl who didn’t get the memo).

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  • Financial Times published an article, sort of an “user guide” to understanding Parisians. Do you agree/disagree with their points?
  • The privilege to dine in the air over Tuilleries Garden is €924 per person. Great for the view, terrible for freedom of movements. And great for l’Alliance Maladies Rares that receives a slice of the monies.
  • Still keeping to dining with a view, another unusual alternative is to head to Nomiya at the rooftop of Palais de Tokyo. This temporary restaurant will be in place until 1 July 2010, each time (lunch or dinner) seating only 12 person max. The price is more affordable at €60/80 per person for lunch/dinner respectively, wine included. Reservation (do it here) within a month’s time period is essential, and unless you book out all 12 places, expect to share the communal table. You may also book for tours/workshops on the same website.
  • No more la bise until the H1N1 flu clears up? The folks are not happy with this recommendation.
  • A Taiwanese girl, Yang Ya-ching, however, didn’t receive the no-kissing memo as she’s half-way through her project to kiss 100 men in Paris. She also said on her blog that she wants to write a book, assuming she’s hoping this unconventional project of hers will be published as “Around Paris in 100 Kisses”. Or something like that. On a positive note, the photos look editorial. She has a good photographer.
  • During a Dublin-Paris flight, an error made in a turbulence announcement when the cabin crew accidentally played an emergency landing clip prompted panic among French passengers (who either didn’t pay attention or didn’t understand the English announcement). Ops.
  • Think of a black and white photograph in post-war Paris, usually of lovers or the theme of life and joy. Chances are, it was the work of Willy Ronis, who sadly passed away last week, at the age of 99.
  • For anyone who’s still reminiscing about the 90’s, here’s a party that’s for you! (FB announcement here)
  • As Journées du Patrimoine are coming round (19-20 September 2009), Adam (the Invisible Man) recommends the following places to visit.
  • Last but not least, some muppets broke into the catacombes and destroyed them, and therefore the place is now shut for the foreseeable future.

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