Monday, May 19, 2014

Molitor (Part II)

Do you remember this photo? Well, I told you how this swimming pool was part of my childhood memory and that I could not wait until they opened it to the public to see what it looked like. Little did I know that... the PR person in charge of Molitor spotted my photo on PDP and contacted me to let me know that she would be happy to let me in if I wanted to! It took me less than 1 second to reply! And voilà... This was taken from the new rooftop of the building that is going to be a restaurant/terrace. I have a zillion more photos, needless to say, but I have to wait until tomorrow when the grand opening takes place to publish them ;-) 

24 comments:

  1. Sweet! (You see, the PDP has some great benefits... are you sure you want to stop next year? :) )

    So glad you got to go and see it -- it's beautiful!

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  2. Amazing photo and a good motivation to keep it on !!

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  3. That is a beautiful pool, and gorgeous setting too.

    I'd like to add my voice to the "reconsider stepping aside next year" committee.

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  4. They did a great job! Pretty nice place to have a restaurant too. (Wasn't that pool mentioned in "The life of Pi"?).

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    1. OMG Nadege you are right! I did not know: "Piscine Molitor Patel, known to all as just "Pi", is the narrator and protagonist of the novel. He was named after a swimming pool in Paris, despite the fact that neither his mother nor his father particularly liked swimming"

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  5. It looks fantastic to me. How does it fit with your childhood memory?

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    1. Well, I recognize it well of course (except that the two white floors did not exist at that time), but it's really a long time ago, so I have a hard time remembering exactly what it looked like.

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  6. Rendez-vous next August there ! I'd like to swim in the pool between 6 and 8 while the sun is getting down and people starting to go out. Or at dawn. Summertime is a beautiful perspective !

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    1. OK, but... make sure you have your credit card handy... The new piscine Molitor is now a luxury complex and a day there costs... 150 €

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  7. It looks fabulous. Are you going to start swimming there again ?!

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    1. Nope. For financial reasons... And because it's really far from where I live, but I'll try it for sure (actually at the time of writing this, I have tried it! - And I loved it...)

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  8. Mythical and beautiful but not exactly open to everyone ... according to this paper from a French newspaper : http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/societe/20140519.OBS7602/la-mythique-piscine-molitor-rouvre-mais-pas-pour-tout-le-monde.html?xtor=RSS-17

    As a matter of fact, I'll look forward to your pictures, Eric !

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    1. No not for everyone... I'll make sure I publish the other photos...

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  9. This is the pool of the movie "Life of Pi", its great to see that it will be open for everyone i can't wait to visit Paris :)

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    1. Yes, the very one, but I did not know it.

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  10. How nice of the PR lady to let you—and us!—have a sneak peek. Will you be reliving your childhood here now?

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  11. It depends. If I find something that reminds me of it... That's a good theme actually "photo inspired by your childhood memory"...

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  12. Quelques données que les canaux officiels n'ont sans doute pas transmis aux photographes et journalistes... Une piscine qui ne sera guère accessible financièrement... donc pas pour la population parisienne...
    Les prochains souvenirs d'enfance dans ces lieux seront l'apanage de "gosses de riches" (tant mieux pour eux). Quand au désastre patrimonial... tout le monde s'en fiche...
    http://www.latribunedelart.com/la-restauration-de-la-piscine-molitor-une-imposture-patrimoniale

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