Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Red address!


I'm sure you all played Monopoly at least once in your life. Like you probably know, the game is published in many languages and countries and of course, the city and street names are different according to each version. Not surprisingly, in France, the chosen city is... Paris (even though there are also regional editions). A couple of days ago I had a meeting at Avenue Henri Martin, which is one of the most expensive streets on the French Monopoly (a red zone!) and I could not help but remember my youth! And since the city sign is pretty cool too, I thought it would make a cool photo.

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  1. Merci Eric! This brings back many memories of fun evenings (I brought my french monopoly with me when I moved to the US).

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  2. Merci Eric. This brings back so many things, to me too ! Time lacks me now ... But I wouldn't mind playing that game between teens and geeks ;-))...! Avenue Henri-Martin, a red address that is true without needing to check! Like Boulevard Malesherbes, a red one too. But I do not remenber the other red one? Within the blue ones, I remember, Rue de la Paix and Avenue des Champs-Elysées. And maybe Avenue des Ternes. In yellow, rue Lafayette.
    Funny to see how our memories come back quickly. Playing is such a human thing and a good one. Such as laughing. I miss both.

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    1. Thank you Alex, I don't remember the 3rd one either!

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  3. The sign is beautiful, but now I have a new mission at the vide-greniers (neighborhood flea markets) to find a monopoly game!

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  4. Yay!!! I can comment again! But PHX2CDG is gone, I guess.

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  5. I wondered who Henri Martin was and why he had a street named after him. He was a historian and politician, former mayor of 16th arrondissement who wrote a book called Histoire de France which ran to 17 volumes. Sounds like ideal bedtime reading if you have a few years to spare.
    It does seem that Paris likes to call its streets and avenues after the great and good. Perhaps one day.........Avenue Eric Tenin?

    Monopoly, as children we used to play it at my Grandmother's house. She had one of the old sets with the wooden houses and hotels and lovely silver metal counters. My favourite was the battleship which resembled something from WW1. Happy days.

    OMG - PHX has been reincarnated as the Mona Lisalynn!

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    1. "OMG - PHX has been reincarnated as the Mona Lisalynn!" LOL!

      I did not even know who Henri Martin was actually. Thank you Drummond ;-)

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  6. What is a red address? There's almost no red in this picture.

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  7. Just the street sign feels expensive! Good shot, Eric!

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    1. Merci William. Yes, you don't see many of those in Paris, only in the rich areas!

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  8. Love the way the bright blue sign pops against that (so Parisian) neutral background.

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    1. Yes it's a great blue - and you're right - very Parisian like.

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  9. You are right again... not only cool but a great composed photo! Well done!

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