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Paris Trip Report (long) and Photos (lots!)

Paris Trip Report (long) and Photos (lots!)

Old Nov 14th, 2015, 03:04 PM
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Loved the humor in your report. I can't seem to see the photos....any suggestions?
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Old Nov 14th, 2015, 04:02 PM
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I love this trip report!

Your pics were great. What a thrill to see the pictures of places we visited in 2014.

Thanks for the memories!!
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Old Nov 14th, 2015, 04:19 PM
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Now the photos came up----Wow! You sure have a good eye.

My favorites were the doors---oh, and the pastries! We're only back a month but your photos reminded me how much I ove Paris.
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Old Nov 14th, 2015, 04:22 PM
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ooops! My post above flew oft before I was finished.

Yes, I love Paris. The sadness that abounds presently that lovely city is beyond words.
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Old Nov 15th, 2015, 02:12 AM
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Well, here's pretty much what the lady was screaming at you while you were in the "pee pod":

"Door is now locked."
"If you need to open the door, push the "open" button"
"The toilet is equipped with an energy-saving system. You have the choice to use less water to flush the toilet. Please press the appropriate button on the toilet when you have finished using it."
"After you flush the toilet, you have 10 seconds before the door opens and automatic cleaning begins. Thank you for using this service."
"You may wash your hands"
"What are you doing still standing there? Didn't you hear me tell you to leave after you flushed the toilet?"
"Cleaning will begin in 5 seconds and the door will be locked."
"Hurry up and get out of here now!"
"I repeat - door is closing!"
"I repeat..."

Of course, since all this screaming is in French, not many people pay much attention to it.

Many people are afraid to use these conveniences, but I use them frequently, because I have trouble with stairs. They are always "sanitized", since the insides work like a car wash with disinfectant, but aren't usually very dry after the cycle is completed. Except in very popular locations, I've always found the sanisettes had toilet paper and soap. You can spend up to about 20 minutes inside, as long as you don't make the fatal mistake and flush the toilet. The cleaning cycle takes about 2 minutes, but feels much longer if you're in a hurry. Occasionally, something goes wrong, and the signal light near the door won't allow you to enter - in which case, you should head for the nearest cafe.

Presumably, there is a safety system that prevents people being locked inside during the sanitizing cycle, but I've never stuck around long enough to find out.
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Old Nov 15th, 2015, 05:56 AM
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Just looked at your excellent photos again----

"L'Ilot Vache"....one of our favorite restaurants, love the lamb chops.
Brought back memories of several dinners there through the years..
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Old Nov 15th, 2015, 07:38 AM
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I loved this! especially all the doors and the big bubble and the pastries basically all of it I miss Paris. I really like how you angle your shots, so unique and captures the objects beautifully.

Looking forward to more!
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Old Nov 15th, 2015, 11:04 AM
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Tracey, this might be the best Paris trip report I've read! You have a great eye. Thanks for sharing.
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