Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Little Quiz...


For once, let me offer you a little quiz... You will probably have recognized is a fireman on top of the so-called Fireman ladder. In your opinion, what is he doing? A) Rescuing a cat, B) fixing a bulb on the street lamp, 3) None of the previous. Don't cheat! And when you give up (we say "give your tongue to the cat!" in French), click here and find out... I took this photo yesterday morning (Monday, July 12) in the 18th arrondissement, precisely at this Firemen station.

29 comments:

  1. Bastille Day!

    It looks like a far, far better thing he does than he has ever done before (homage to the last line in Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities).

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  2. (Blasted insurrectionist apostrophe!)

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  3. Is he getting ready for the fireman's parade?

    Gary, what's wrong with the apostrophe?

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  4. I also figured it had to have something to do with le 14 Juillet: I sure can't think of Bastille Day without also thinking of les pompiers. Another great capture, Eric!

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  5. Okay, my guess is that he is hanging a banner of some sorts....and now I get to see if I'm right! ...... Woohoo!! Got it in one! (I didn't cheat and I didn't even look at the other comments. I'm just that good. LOL Just kidding!)

    Getting ready for Bastille Day! Bonjour!

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  6. Ok, the cat is out of the bag (as we say in English Eric), but how did you take this photo? Were you up on the ladder with him?

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  7. yes, good angle, depth of field, did you climb up on the truck to snap the pic?

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  8. I was really hoping for a cute kitty cat ~ but what a festive scene!

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  9. I like the angle of this shot as well. My intuition told me what the fireman is doing has something to do with Bastille Day. Looking forward to your post tomorrow, Eric.

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  10. I give my tongue to the cat.... and now I'll go and see what on earth he's doing?

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  11. OH...yes of course ;o)
    Great photos BTW.

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  12. Cool picture. I was disapointed he was not rescuing a cat though.

    Tonight is "Le bal des pompiers", the best way for single girls to find a brave lover. ;) All over Paris the firemen organize "the fireman dance", it is always a good atmosphere.

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  13. Guille -- That was always my favorite part of the festivities—especially when I was your age!

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  14. It takes one fireman to change a light bulb. Is that the punch line?

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  15. OK, OK... you had no problem finding the right answer... Mind you the date I posted this kinda helped you a bit, didn't!

    I love the punch line thing "It takes one fireman to change a light bulb. Is that the punch line?" LOL

    @Michael What does "the cat is out of the bag" mean?

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  16. Eric--"Let the cat out of the bag" means to tell a secret. I have no idea why.

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  17. this is a VERY COOL shot!!

    I vote "none of the above" without knowing what the question is ;)

    Just wanted to comment on the photo :D

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  18. Geez, is English my native language? Make that REVEAL a secret.

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  19. Never mind Mrs Vandertramp, I understood the fist time ;-) Thank you.

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  20. hanging some type of banner or flags? I am guessing this because I see some red fabric. Now I will go check to see if I am close at all...
    & i didn't read anyone else's guesses either!

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  21. Yay ! I was close! that sounds like a wonderful festivity.

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  22. I didn't guess correctly, but it was fun to see the answer revealed!

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  24. how can you take that photo? it is unbelieveable!!

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  25. Great shots. you always have brilliant idea!

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