Metlinks OTW : Week 10, 06.11.09

What with the daylight savings time change and now November upon us, it’s getting difficult to pretend winter is not getting closer. The weather has also been trying to drive the point home as it’s been raining on and off and drizzling in the mean time… But there are also highlights to autumn:

Autumn colours along the Seine near the Louvre

  • More fall foliage pictures in Paris
  • An interesting way to walk around the city: Paris Movie Walks suggests 10 walks following different movies shot in the city of lights! (camera! action!). Sounds ideal for any movie buff looking for an excuse to walk around!
  • Paris, the city that sleeps? A petition by artists seems to hint that Paris is indeed likely to become the European capital of sleep, after a number of laws make it harder to organise music events at night in the city. The petition (in French)
  • Some three-star chefs have gone cooking in the metro, wish you were there no?
  • So the French are slow to pick up on Twitter? But they get artsy about it: a graphic designer has made a poster of his 1000 first tweets and they are now visible on some street walls in Paris
  • Apparently, ordering cafĂ© is more complicated than I thought. Here are nine types of coffee you could order in Paris. I never drink coffee so I don’t know about this but I was definitely surprised to hear the basic coffee is made out of chicory…
  • Up until the 10th of November, it’s National French week in the US and this led me to find this nice article explaining what is verlan
  • An interesting view of what NOT to do when you come visiting Paris, which does make a number of good points
  • An open air (free) concert on the place de la Concorde will take place next Monday in order to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Also next week is the 11 novembre bank holiday commemorating the armistice of 1918. Check out all the events that have taken place on that day over the years on Wikipedia from a French point of view (differences with the English version are interesting as well)

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  1. uberVU - social comments (unregistered) on November 7th, 2009 @ 7:36 pm

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  2. Lil (lilianl) on November 10th, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

    My understanding of verlan still sucks after all these time… /sigh

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