Paris...any area to avoid?

Jan 12th, 2011, 10:06 PM
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There will not be much gathering at Les Halles for the next two years, since all of the above-ground buildings will be torn down starting in April, and most of the park is already closed for deconstruction.
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Jan 13th, 2011, 08:00 AM
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I can't believe they are finally beginning the construction project. I'm glad we are staying in a different area this year. All of the streets outside our neighborhood are torn up, and have been. I'm tired of the dust and the noise as well as the traffice congestion.
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Jan 13th, 2011, 10:55 AM
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since all of the above-ground buildings will be torn down starting in April, and most of the park is already closed for deconstruction.

Le vieux Paris n'est plus (la forme d'une ville
Change plus vite, hélas! que le coeur d'un mortel);

Je ne vois qu'en esprit tout ce camp de baraques,
Ces tas de chapiteaux ébauchés et de fûts,
Les herbes, les gros blocs verdis par l'eau des flaques,
Et, brillant aux carreaux, le bric-à-brac confus.
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Jan 13th, 2011, 11:19 AM
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Well, it's hardly the "vieux Paris" -- all of that aluminum and glass trash was built in the 1970's.
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Jan 13th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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That's all some people know.
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Jan 13th, 2011, 12:19 PM
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And it can look nice:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mksfca/...7623310709181/
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Jan 13th, 2011, 12:48 PM
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NICE Michael! You make the Forum des Halles look downright scenic, bravo!
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Jan 13th, 2011, 12:56 PM
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Les Halles is my turf on the weekend, so I ignore the ugliness for the most part. But here is the video of the future of Les Halles:

http://www.parisleshalles.fr/

But if you want to see how I have observed the last 30 years at Les Halles, click here: http://anyportinastorm.proboards.com...ay&thread=4063
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