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    Quote Originally Posted by betsydog12 View Post
    hi grizz , i see you seem to like pen knives , ive got an old one i found in my dads garage its a Spratts Game Knife in good condition complete with pick that goes in handle , would you be interested in it just would like to see it go to a good home , have seen them go for silly money but not in to that have a google on them see what you reckon, cheers .
    Hallo mate,

    Thank you for posting up.

    I have sent you a PM.


    Well, it seems Paris, like many large European cities, has managed to alienate and get rid of most old cars.

    I have seen nothing interesting yet, not the sort of retro stuff we want.


    So will post some random tourist photos if you are interested
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    A response from Glen on Retro Rides seems to answer the question as to why so few retro cars.


    [quote author="@93fxdl" source="/post/2270904/thread" timestamp="1481411195"]Seems you will be lucky to see anything,
    Paris has a blanket ban on pre 97
    What does the Paris ban on old cars actually mean? - The Local
    With a few exceptions nothing old is allowed inside the periphique
    Ttfn Glenn[/quote]




    Looks like the response by Ernie from VZi below will now go into effect.

    I will have to try a bit harder

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    what no car pics

    can't wait to see how random the non car shots will be

    Off to find some Christmas markets and visit the Notre Dame today.


    Walk Walk Walk.....


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    Photodump alert.

    From the Garre du Nord, or North Station in Paris the Metro underground train system is both clean, simple and easy to use as well as cheap.

    Some fun taking pics, looking for a secret Jedi knight



    Then up to ground level and a walk to the hotel to dump our bags.

    Amazing architecture, smart, classy, fashionable Parisians and of course food, tastefully displayed, everywhere.

    This is the Paris I love.











    And a horse butcher too, amongst other sellers of good food.



    Chickens, beautifully displayed........ does this mean you get head too.



    Back to less macabre stuff.

    Loads of small capacity scooters and motorbikes, mostly in the 125cc class.



    I really like these, clearly a 125cc single, pretending to be a Triumph, even the name on the side panels.

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    I love automotive signage and evEn in foreign countries, the menace is always apparent



    Mini seems to be a survivor of the Paris cull on all cars over 20 years old.

    I saw a convertible as well later in the evening.



    Fiat Panda, not sure if it was a 4x4 model.



    Then a lot of walking, up to the Arc De Triomphe.



    We also stood on the inside of the periphery of the monument and just watched traffic navigate their way around the multiple lanes, without killing each other.



    A lot more walking and we got to the Eiffel Tower, symbol of Paris.

    There were loads, and I mean load of these guys around, clearly working in teams on the shell game, sadly, the teams are very easy to spot as they are all olive skinned, one older man, a younger woman and the operator, trying to pull people into their game and making loads of false wins look like you have a chance.

    When you try get a photo, it's interesting how the older man tries to dissuade you or gets in the way of the table operator.






    Bicycle rickshaws, scooter type taxis and various others trying to make a buck.





    Cinderella in Paris?



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    And a quick video of what this trip also delivered on.

    A bit of fun, in fact a lot of laughing.

    CLICK VIDEO LINK.





    This is a good thing, along with all the great food.

    Off to sleep now, loads more photos for this interested in the reast, almost day two.
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    And some more of the random stuff noticed.

    Quite a few of these BMW scooters about.

    Not certain I have noticed them around the UK before. I could be wrong.



    Bad lighting but I do like the pic.



    So shall we go have snails or frogs legs for dinner later.....?

    Hmmmmmm..... let me think.



    Quite a lot of these little electric busses about too.



    Wooden bicycles looked legitimate.



    After a lot more walking and enjoying the views, we went back to the hotel and then out to dinner as close as we could find, we were both a bit tired...... been a long day.

    It was good, really good.

    And I know some of you do like food.

    Staff was excellent as was atmosphere, as expected too.


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    So day two started late.

    Breakfast in bed.

    Of course, it is Paris after all.

    Bought some Brioche bread and a large olive Pretzel plus real President butter to have in the room. (We had opted for the non breakfast room booking as we both prefer to forage)

    Note the prime quality cutlery.



    Then off to Carefour the local supermarket for a 1.5 litre iced tea and some fruit for the day.

    And back up the hill to Arc de Triomphe, which looked rather good in the fresh light of day.

    The day was also jeans and light hoody warm, so my ski jacket was hooked in behind the backpack and no gloves or woolly hat.



    Then around the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs Elysées where all your big name brands are.

    Destination for Katy of course was the "Traditional Christmas market"

    First photo opportunity was within 10 minutes of starting down the hill.


    CAPTIONS PLEASE: Note the uniform.




    Further down the New Peugeot SUV was on display, beautiful looking thing, but the lights inside the showroom did not allow for an decent photo to be taken.

    I did however get a shot of this little guy.




    Then further down, just before we got to he Christmas market, that has to be almost a mile long, on both sides of the Champs Elysee we opted for coffee and a "rest"





    Then we set off again.

    And found a little petrol head heaven.

    BERTRAND, the very enthusiastic young petrol head, and guide told us all about the various cars and equipment on display on the 7 floors of the building, which also has a restaurant on the top floor and coffee shop out onto the pavement on ground floor.

    Bertrand himself own a retro too, an Austin Vandenplas that he found as a barnfind that had been stored for over 10 years.

    You will note that every display in the centre is on a lift floor, clearly they get loaded from the ground floor and then lifted like trays to the various floors to be displayed.

    Fiat 500



    Fiat Multipla








    More in a bit.
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    Some more.







    Then on to the Christmas market, that really did have a variety of stuff.

    This table was only €499.00

    Yes, that's what I thought too.



    Snails or Frogs Legs anyone?



    Pretzels were one of my favourites.



    We also bought a big lump of freshly made salted caramel nougat, which my trustty knife helped slice into decent slices.

    Very nommmm.

    Eventually made it to the end of the market and bottom of the Champs Elysee



    Then back to the river for a long walk, sight seeing etc.

    Katy is like a wide eyed girly tourist and really enjoys her walks.

    For once I missed something massively important (well, in a petrol head world) Katy did not miss this and I was pleasantly surprised.

    Walking on the upper level on the banks of the River Seine, she managed to spot this on the back of a river barge/river boat home.





    It took a long walk to eventually get to a point where we could go down to the lower level, she then waited for me to walk all the way back and capture a pic of this little gem.

    Just lovely.



    After this we carried on walking along the lover level.

    I also saw this random bit of art that really made me smile.




    More later, now off to Norte Dame and then to find Galleries Lafayette which should be good too.


    It's a chilly day out today.


    Hope you guys are still along for the ride.
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    Walk eat walk eat walk eat any one notice a pattern here?

    You and Katy seem to be having a great time, enjoy it life's too short not to
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    Quote Originally Posted by MYTHING View Post
    Walk eat walk eat walk eat any one notice a pattern here?

    You and Katy seem to be having a great time, enjoy it life's too short not to

    Thank you mate.

    I must say, I do end my evenings with Ibuprofen and Paracetamol as I am so bloody unfit.

    But it is a nice break.


    For anyone who spotted it, or missed it, the car on the back of the boat is an Amphicar.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphicar


    The Amphicar Model 770 is an amphibious automobile, launched at the 1961 New York Auto Show,[2] manufactured in West Germany and marketed in the United States from 1961-1967, with production having ended in 1965.

    Designed by Hanns Trippel, the amphibious vehicle was manufactured by the Quandt Group at Lübeck and at Berlin-Borsigwalde, with a total of 3,878[2] manufactured in a single generation.
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