Posts Tagged 'France'

The World’s Most Expensive Potatoes [video]

When A Crepe Is Not A Crepe [video]

The Best Baguette in Paris [video]

Best Street Food In Paris [video]

Restored Film of 1890s Paris Streets [video]

Gâteau à la Broche – Cake On a Spit [video]

This Is A Baby Manatee

A newborn manatee is charming visitors at the Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France. Baby Kali’na was born late October, coming in at around 33 pounds, and has since been under the meticulous care of her first-time-mother, Lolita. The six-year-old mom gave birth to twins—a rare occurrence among manatees—but Kali’na’s underweight sister was weak and drowned.

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Some Of The Earliest Color Images

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According to Timeline.com –

When Albert Kahn, a wealthy French banker and philanthropist, decided he wanted to commission a photographic “archive of the planet” he wasn’t joking. And though the idea of cataloging the earth seems whimsical in scope today, the pictures he helped create between 1909 and 1931 hold our attention like few others from the era. They are some of the finest examples of early color pictures made using the Lumière brothers’ innovative Autochrome process. Autochromes employed microscopic grains of dyed potato starch to filter the color spectrum into three additive shades. The results, when viewed through a stereoscope or back-lit by a light box, were among the first natural color images in that their tones were derived from the color spectrum of light and not the artist’s hand. In all, Kahn’s team of cameramen visited fifty countries to collect 72,000 photographs, some of which are among the first color images ever made in places like Vietnam, Brazil, Norway, and Mongolia.

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French Road Disappears Underwater Twice A Day

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BoredPanda reports –

If you’re planning a trip to France in the near future, make sure to be careful with the roads you take. They might just disappear…

Connecting the Gulf of Burnёf with the island of Noirmoutier, Passage du Gois is not only unique but extremely dangerous too. Twice every day, when the high tide rises, the 2.58-mile long road disappears 13 ft under water. So people can use this road only two times a day for a few hours (special panels on both sides of the road show when it’s safe to use it).

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Artist Makes Boulders With Bronze Nougat Centers

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According to WhereCoolThingsHappen.com –

Once we laid out eyes on the texture of the melting objects, we felt like we are in a Terminator movie sequel. The unique pieces are a creation made by the French self-taught artist Roman Langlois. Roman dwells in La Côte Martin, France and he started learning his own way around sculptures by experimenting with clay and paper. Later he progressed to original shapes and materials, which one day resulted in the fantastical pieces presented here. The original masterpieces look like tree trunks and huge rocks split in the middle pouring liquid bronze from the center. The powerful effect is accentuated by the contrast of the cold outside and the warm sculpture hearts, similar to the symbolic of the Earth center and the fire energy of all living organisms.

 

Forgotten Car Collection Found In France – 60 Cars Could be Worth $20 Million

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From BoredPanda.com –

Even today, when the whole world has been mapped by GPS, there are still valuable hidden treasures left to discover. After calling in auctioneers, the grandchildren of entrepreneur Roger Baillon discovered that the collection of 60 vintage automobiles from the 1930s to the 1950s left to rust in sheds on the family’s farm in western France could be worth £12 million or more at auction.

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French Newspaper Publishes Every 4 Years

201202292020According to wikipediaLa Bougie du Sapeur, first published in 1980, is a humorous French newspaper published every February 29—i.e., once every four years. Its most recent edition was issued on February 29, 2012. There have been nine editions of this newspaper to date.

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