"O my Lord, what a beauteous dream."
March 31st
09:01
February 2nd
22:32
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owlmylove:

thesanityclause:

221cbakerstreet:



Secret cinema found beneath Paris.
In September 2004, French police discovered a hidden chamber in the catacombs under Paris. It contained a full-sized movie screen, projection equipment, a bar, a pressure cooker for making couscous, a professionally installed electricity system, and at least three phone lines. Movies ranged from 1950s noir classics to recent thrillers.
When the police returned three days later, the phone and power lines had been cut and there was a note on the floor: “Do not try to find us.” (via)


SECRET, MILDLY THREATENING UNDERGROUND COUSCOUS CINEMA
I WANNA GO

LET ME JOIN YOUR KIND, UNDERGROUND MOVIE PEOPLE

nO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS ENTIRE CINEMA WAS HIDDEN BEHIND AN UNDER CONSTRUCTION SIGN THAT LEAD TO A CHECK-IN DISK WITH A FULL CCTV HOOKUP THAT WOULD TURN ON AND RECORD ANY UNREGISTERED VISITORS. AND IF SOMEONE SNUCK IN? A TAPE OF BARKING SECURITY DOGS WOULD BEGIN TO PLAY. 
BEYOND THE CRAZY FRONT DESK AND THE MOVIE THEATER, THERE WAS A STOCKED BAR AND TABLES AND CHAIRS, MEANING THAT AFTER CATCHING A FLICK IN AN ILLEGAL PARISIAN CATACOMB THEATER, YOU COULD THEN EAT COUSCOUS AND SIP A COCKTAIL NEXT DOOR. THERE WAS A PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICITY SYSTEM SET UP, AND AT LEAST 3 WORKING PHONE LINES. THIS SHIT WAS LIKE A BOND VILLAIN. 
BETTER YET? IT WAS RUMORED THAT THE PLACE WAS SET UP BY THE UNDERGROUND FRENCH ART GANG UX “Urban eXperiment”, WHO NAVIGATES THROUGH THE PARISIAN UNDERGROUNDS AND ILLEGALLY RESTORES ABANDONED WORKS OF ART, ALONG WITH HOLDING FILM FESTIVALS IN THE BASEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS. THEY EVEN RELEASED A SHORT FILM ABOUT THEIR WORK RESTORING THE ICONIC PANTHEON CLOCK OVER THE COURSE OF ONE YEAR. NO ONE SUSPECTED THEIR INVOLVEMENT, UNTIL THE CLOCK BEGAN TO WORK AGAIN AFTER 60 YEARS OF RUSTING.
IF YOU DON’T THINK CATACOMBS AND THE PEOPLE WHO HANG OUT IN THEM ARE SOME OF THE COOLEST FUCKING THINGS IN THE WORLD THEN I IMPLORE YOU TO EAT SOME COUSCOUS AND RECONSIDER.

owlmylove:

thesanityclause:

221cbakerstreet:

Secret cinema found beneath Paris.

In September 2004, French police discovered a hidden chamber in the catacombs under Paris. It contained a full-sized movie screen, projection equipment, a bar, a pressure cooker for making couscous, a professionally installed electricity system, and at least three phone lines. Movies ranged from 1950s noir classics to recent thrillers.

When the police returned three days later, the phone and power lines had been cut and there was a note on the floor: “Do not try to find us.” (via)

SECRET, MILDLY THREATENING UNDERGROUND COUSCOUS CINEMA

I WANNA GO

LET ME JOIN YOUR KIND, UNDERGROUND MOVIE PEOPLE

nO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS ENTIRE CINEMA WAS HIDDEN BEHIND AN UNDER CONSTRUCTION SIGN THAT LEAD TO A CHECK-IN DISK WITH A FULL CCTV HOOKUP THAT WOULD TURN ON AND RECORD ANY UNREGISTERED VISITORS. AND IF SOMEONE SNUCK IN? A TAPE OF BARKING SECURITY DOGS WOULD BEGIN TO PLAY. 

BEYOND THE CRAZY FRONT DESK AND THE MOVIE THEATER, THERE WAS A STOCKED BAR AND TABLES AND CHAIRS, MEANING THAT AFTER CATCHING A FLICK IN AN ILLEGAL PARISIAN CATACOMB THEATER, YOU COULD THEN EAT COUSCOUS AND SIP A COCKTAIL NEXT DOOR. THERE WAS A PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICITY SYSTEM SET UP, AND AT LEAST 3 WORKING PHONE LINES. THIS SHIT WAS LIKE A BOND VILLAIN. 

BETTER YET? IT WAS RUMORED THAT THE PLACE WAS SET UP BY THE UNDERGROUND FRENCH ART GANG UX “Urban eXperiment”, WHO NAVIGATES THROUGH THE PARISIAN UNDERGROUNDS AND ILLEGALLY RESTORES ABANDONED WORKS OF ART, ALONG WITH HOLDING FILM FESTIVALS IN THE BASEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS. THEY EVEN RELEASED A SHORT FILM ABOUT THEIR WORK RESTORING THE ICONIC PANTHEON CLOCK OVER THE COURSE OF ONE YEAR. NO ONE SUSPECTED THEIR INVOLVEMENT, UNTIL THE CLOCK BEGAN TO WORK AGAIN AFTER 60 YEARS OF RUSTING.

IF YOU DON’T THINK CATACOMBS AND THE PEOPLE WHO HANG OUT IN THEM ARE SOME OF THE COOLEST FUCKING THINGS IN THE WORLD THEN I IMPLORE YOU TO EAT SOME COUSCOUS AND RECONSIDER.

November 4th
01:47
Paris on Flickr.

Paris on Flickr.

April 4th
13:36
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archimaps:

Aerial view of the Opera House, Paris

archimaps:

Aerial view of the Opera House, Paris

March 25th
17:02
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decoarchitecture:

La Piscine, Roubaix, Franceby aegiandyad
Amazing shot of what looks to be a rather amazing place. Another nice shot (also by aegiandyad) here and background here.
From the photographer:

This La Piscine, a swimming pool in the Roubaix district near Lille which has been converted into an art gallery. Not much art visible here, but this is a good, if unusual view of the galleries fabulous main hall, and it still has a pool in it!

decoarchitecture:

La Piscine, Roubaix, France
by aegiandyad

Amazing shot of what looks to be a rather amazing place. Another nice shot (also by aegiandyad) here and background here.

From the photographer:

This La Piscine, a swimming pool in the Roubaix district near Lille which has been converted into an art gallery. Not much art visible here, but this is a good, if unusual view of the galleries fabulous main hall, and it still has a pool in it!

March 16th
12:30
Via

from The Hunt of the Unicorn, tapestries, 1495-1505

you can go these at the medieval museum in paris, they’re absolutely gorgeous and there’s hardly any people compared to how crowded the bigger museums get 

February 9th
07:15
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undr:

Dr. Paul Wolff & Alfred Tritschler
Paris, Pont Alexandre III.1930s

undr:

Dr. Paul Wolff & Alfred Tritschler

Paris, Pont Alexandre III.1930s

January 31st
17:45
Via
lostsplendor:

Belle Époque Métro, Paris, Late 19th Century

lostsplendor:

Belle Époque Métro, Paris, Late 19th Century

January 20th
17:56
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horocue:

Horocue. Galeries Lafayette, París, 2010.

horocue:

Horocue. Galeries Lafayette, París, 2010.

November 16th
13:48
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vivelareine:

A wax head depicting Marie Antoinette ‘after the guillotine,’ possibly made after or from a wax head mold created by Madame Tussaud.

source: gallica.bnf.fr

November 5th
23:25
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flommus:

alateinspiration: Alphonse Mucha, Jewelry Shop in Paris, 1901.

this is really cool its a room in a parisian museum now, i think it’s the city museum 

flommus:

alateinspiration: Alphonse Mucha, Jewelry Shop in Paris, 1901.

this is really cool its a room in a parisian museum now, i think it’s the city museum