Saturday, June 23, 2007

Treasure hunting in Paris


One of the favorite activities of some groups in Paris are treasure hunts. They are organized by various associations or even specialized agencies and they take place in the most typical places of Paris (where hidden clues can be found!) I took this photo in the Passage Jouffroy - where the Musee Grevin (wax museum) is - and I noticed right away, from the way they were dressed and from their attitude that these ladies were treasure hunting...
PS: last call for tomorrow PDP meeting in San Francisco. All details here.

16 comments:

  1. A lovely colourful shot from the 9me. These passages are treasures in themselves.

    Je crois que je peux voir Michael, vers le bas là ! !

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  2. How fascinating but what a lovely idea. And how I love the Paris passages.

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  3. Interesting post--
    We have something similar here where we live in Ohio. Children or parents get together and then divide up into groups of two or three. Each group is given a list of things they must come back with. Not expensive things. Like a toothpick or a pack of matches -- things like that. The first group to come back with all their things is declared the winner. The last time a group stopped here, after dark, was some time ago and they wanted a clothes pin (for hanging clothes outside on a line). We had some and gave them one.

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  4. Oooh how fun! Ha! Don't they look fabulous in their orange treasure hunting gear. Even orange shoes too! :-D

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  5. Love this photo! I love the opportunity to see one of Paris passages, love this funny treasure hunting idea and I love the orange color in the scene! Very original!

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  6. Interesting shot. People having fun and interacting with their environments in the most unexpected ways. These ladies have gotta be Dutch, right?

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  7. I thought the same thing as luggi that they must be a group of Dutch ladies.

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  8. Love that passage. (It has the best name, but I'm biased.) Have fun in San Francisco with the PDP party. I can't remember the bistro we stopped in, but it was on Market St. in the Fillmore. We sat at the bar and watched the electric buses pass. Eat, drink, and be joyeaux!

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  9. Let me guess, these ladys were looking for something orange to wear? :-) A treasure hunt seems like fun!

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  10. Oh I love the orange, what fun! Sometimes when the weather is nice I'll leave Owen at home for awhile and drive around the town hiding little clues or treasures and then go back and take him out on a treasure hunt. It's great cause it gets him out of the house for awhile, he has a blast, and we both get some much needed exercise!

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  11. Funny shot. Have a good time in the peninsula and in San Francisco. I would have try to make it to the meeting in the mission, but with my 2 young kids, this ain't easy to go to this type of get together meeting, not quite family friendly... are you all single or somethin' LOL ?

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  12. That's weird - that very same weekend my girlfriend was on a treasure hunt (the same one?) and kept phoning home for me to check the internet for ridiculous things like 'what does an oologist collect' and she rushed back half-way through the afternoon looking for an aeroplane that could fly at least 5 metres (I made one), a rigid cylinder of at least 15cms (a Pringles pack did the trick), a pink paper clip (or 'trombone', as you French call them!) and other nonsense. Her team apparently one some kind of holiday, but I remain sceptical!

    Passage Jouffrey is also one of my fav passages in Paris, and a beautiful cafe there inspired one of my best poems. Ahh, Paris...

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  13. That is sooo funny!
    I love the Passage Jouffrey...
    All the antique post card people are there or across the street in Passage Panorama...
    They're all dressed in Herme's orange too.

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