...Continued from page 1

As the parade on the Champs–Elysées ends, the Tour Eiffel will be bathed in red light – thanks to a system of projectors set up by EDF for the occasion. The notes announcing the parade and the 'red' Tour Eiffel do not mention times, other than the parade's beginning at 14:00.

The Regular Plugs – 2nd Time In 2004

Although wildly popular, two times in one issue is one times too many. For details, look for the same title on last Tuesday's Café page.

Café Metropole Club 'Reports'

Pop this link to have a look at the last meeting's "How Do People Find the Club?" club 'report.' Paris seemed deserted, but the club booked several new members plus some of its complement of repeat– club members.

Some minor details concerning the club can all be found on the 'About the Club'photo: place des vosges page. The virtual club membership card shown on this page is free, so long as you print it for yourself using your own ink and paper. The card is valid for your whole lifetime worldwide, but super–valid in Paris.

Strollers in a rare, quiet part of old Paris.

The next meeting of the Café Metropole Club will be on Thursday, 22. January. The Saint's Day of the Week will be Saint–Vincent, who was born in Huesca and died of torture in Valencia in 304, which helped him to become a martyr. Saint–Vincent is popular in Spain, and is also found on French calendars.

This Was Metropole Two Years Ago

Issue 7.04 – 21. Jan 2002 – The Café column's headline was, 'The Worst Café Column Ever.' The 'Au Bistro' column checked in with, 'The 'Big Rabbit' Theory.' The feature of the week was titled, 'Winter Neither This Nor That.' The Scène column's title was 'Last Chance' – Paris' Big Wheel.' The Caféphoto: sign, rue du pas de la mule Metropole Club update for 24. Jan was the 'Ladies Day At the Club' report. There were four new 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's cartoon of the week had the caption, 'All Flags Out.'

This Was Metropole Three Years Ago

Issue 6.04 – 22. Jan 2001 – The Café Metropole column's legendary headline was 'Legends, Legends.' The 'Au Bistro' column was titled, 'Fast Driving Minister.' This small issue contained one feature titled, 'I Love You' On Montmartre.' The Café Metropole Club update for 25. Jan was the "Are We're Too Loud?" report. The headline for the Scène column's was, 'The Last New Year This Year.' There were four new 'Posters of the Week' and Ric the sports–crazed cartoonist decided the week's cartoon caption should be 'Win at Monte! Win at Dakar!'

The Revenge of the Countdowns, Bis

This too is a feature that is amply present in last week's Café column, so the link here will take you to it in a jiffy. For an accurate number of 'days left' for each, subtract six.

Web–searched last week but not included was the date of the Normandy landings in WWII onphoto: poster, cola du phare ouest, breizh cola Tuesday, 6. June 1944. The 60th anniversary of this fateful day for 2,846,439 invaders is 140 days from now, on a Sunday this year.

Paris, Ville Antique

Since this is not a full count–down week, this not a count–down exactly, but a Web site tip. The Ministry of Culture's 'Paris, Ville Antique' is worth an in–depth look, firmly in the 'now–for–something–different' department. Amaze your friends and neighbors with new–found knowledge about daily life in Paris about 2055 years before the first Chinese New Years parade in history on the Champs–Elysées.

Ever More Entrenched In 2004

There are still 347 days left the year, which is a big number of days as well as almost 12 months. There are only 42 days left until our bonus 'Leap–Year' day extra in February, which will actually be a public holiday in many parts of the world. .

In spite of the rains and winds we are still able to skate on semi–frozen rinks in front of the Hôtel de Ville, the one in front of the Gare Montparnasse, or maybe even the one out at La Défense – where local winds may permit horizontal skating.
signature, regards, ric

horz line
Go to page : 1 - 2
In Metropole Paris
Latest Issue
2008 Issues
2007 | 2006 | 2005
2004 | 2003 | 2002
2001 | 2000 | 1999
1998 | 1997 | 1996
In Metropole Paris
About Metropole
About the Café Club
Links | Search Site
The Lodging Page
Paris Museums List
Metropole's 1996 Tours
Metropole's 2003 Tours
Support Metropole
Metropole's Books
Shop with Metropole
Metropole's Wine
metropole paris goodblogweek button
Send email concerning the
contents to: Ric Erickson, Editor.
Metropole Midi © 2014
– unless stated otherwise.
logo, metropole sml midi logo No matter how good it tastes,
there is no such thing
as a free lunch.
Waldo Bini