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All the vegetation of France on the Champs Elysées

Old May 23rd, 2010, 03:56 AM
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All the vegetation of France on the Champs Elysées

Okay, this is a first for me, because I have made a preliminary report on the gigantic "Nature Capitale" project before it even opened this morning. I think it's interesting to see how they put everything in place before actually visiting the final result.

Here is my report: http://tinyurl.com/39po4fo

(I'll add my report about actually visiting during opening hours a little later.)
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 04:17 AM
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Has there been any discussion in Pari about the carbon footprint of this?

There is a kind of Cartesian mania in France for rearranging nature into straight lines.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 04:28 AM
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I just read up on it. I see it is another Gad Weil event.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 04:34 AM
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Fantastic! What a production. Is that one of Patrick Blanc's vertical gardens on the Monoprix? Also, do you know what breed of cattle those are? Thank you, Kerouac.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 04:56 AM
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Completely delightful! Both the event and your report. Wish I were there!

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Old May 23rd, 2010, 05:56 AM
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Very, very interesting.

That isn't you in the roller skates, right?
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 08:08 AM
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Hi K,

Sacre Bleu! Sonderbar.

Looking forward to your report.

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Old May 23rd, 2010, 08:34 AM
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You'd think that Parisians, at least, would have work vests designed by Lanvin.

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Old May 23rd, 2010, 11:57 AM
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Spectabulous, kerouac! Thanks for sharing.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 12:07 PM
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Very, very cool! I wish I was there to see it.

How long is it there?
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 12:40 PM
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It's finished tomorrow at 6 p.m.

(Still working on the report about the ambience this afternoon.)
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 01:30 PM
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Another thank you for taking me "there."
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 01:53 PM
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Wow, what a production. I'll bet it looks amazing. Thanks so much for posting.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 02:10 PM
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If that IS you on the skates, I'm considering cougar-dom!

Neat, neat, neat!
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 02:45 PM
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Loved your report,I was there about 11 am amongst the first million.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 03:42 PM
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All of that work for just two days of display?
A week might have been better.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 11:49 PM
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Okay, I finally finished the report, so you can now visually wallow in the crowds.

http://tinyurl.com/39po4fo
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Old May 24th, 2010, 12:08 AM
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Does any of the media coverage deal with how EU agricultural subsidies -- French farmers are the biggest recipients -- have destroyed rural economies in Africa and other parts of the world -- in no small part why immigrants from these places end up in France?

http://www.globalpolicy.org/componen...213/45629.html
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Old May 24th, 2010, 05:10 AM
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On the one hand, I am glad that you did the wallowing in the crowds so we wouldn't have to. On the other hand, you are in Paris and I am not.

Thank you so much for your on-the-spot reporting, this was truly fascinating.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 08:45 AM
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Yes, a wonderful report with detail photos but it looks like a pickpocket's paradise. What happens to all the growing vegetables after the event closes?
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