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meganphntmgrl

It's Barricade Day, everybody

Today (June 6) is the day the barricades fell in Hugo's book.
The Very Angry Woman

No kidding?

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Eppie-Sue

...all the dead frenchboys. Sad

Aw, but I think everyone knows it's Barricade Weekend. Wink
Quique

ROFL. XD

Feliz dia de las barricadas, amigo/as!!!!
kemathenga

Hope you all had a memorable Barricade Day. Being confined to Bavaria instead of London or Paris my daughter and I bought some french cheese, a baguette, some red wine (for me!), went back to our hotel room and spent the evening reading to each other from the second and third brick-volume and, me, drinking Grantaire's health every other page.
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Next year in Paris!
kozafluitmusique

I can't believe Barricade day is the same day as D-Day..
PrinceEstEnChemin

Happy Barricade Day for yesterday everyone! My mom and I made a bunch of French food and I went into town in my Enjolras costume. Got some very weird looks but some people actually thought it was cool.
kemathenga

PrinceEstEnChemin wrote:
Happy Barricade Day for yesterday everyone! My mom and I made a bunch of French food and I went into town in my Enjolras costume. Got some very weird looks but some people actually thought it was cool.


It sure WAS cool. We didn't even dare wear our french flags in the hotel's lobby, my DD and I Embarassed .
Actually, Barricade Day should be celebrated the 5th and 6th of June. At the fifth Lamarque's funeral took place and the building of the barricade. The morning of the sixth was the Dawn of Anguish.

At our last visit to London Martin Ball showed us a picture of him at Rue Chanvrier where the barricade was build. SO cool! We were talking to him and Martin Neely and a friend of his and when she asked what was special about June 5th we all blurted out "It's Barricade Day! The day it actually took place!"
l'ivrogne transfiguré

kemathenga wrote:
At our last visit to London Martin Ball showed us a picture of him at Rue Chanvrier where the barricade was build. SO cool! We were talking to him and Martin Neely and a friend of his and when she asked what was special about June 5th we all blurted out "It's Barricade Day! The day it actually took place!"


Rue de la Chanvrerie Wink

I'm impressed that he managed to find it, actually. Smile
kemathenga

l'ivrogne transfiguré wrote:


Rue de la Chanvrerie Wink

I'm impressed that he managed to find it, actually. Smile


Thanks for the correction. I always get that one wrong when I'm too lazy to scramble downstairs to get the Brick.
Martin Ball said he was impressed, too, that he found it. It's quite small and looks "barricade-ish" still - judging from the picture he showed us.
l'ivrogne transfiguré

kemathenga wrote:
l'ivrogne transfiguré wrote:


Rue de la Chanvrerie Wink

I'm impressed that he managed to find it, actually. Smile


Thanks for the correction. I always get that one wrong when I'm too lazy to scramble downstairs to get the Brick.
Martin Ball said he was impressed, too, that he found it. It's quite small and looks "barricade-ish" still - judging from the picture he showed us.


Um, it's not. Perhaps he was in the wrong place, but I didn't think there was a rue de la Chanvrerie in Paris. The road Hugo talks about is now where the rue Rambuteau is. And that's not really small at all. Check out Orestes' website. The surrounding roads still exist - the rue Mondetour, rue des Precheurs, rue de la Petite Truanderie, rue Saint Denis etc. but none of them are still narrow streets as described in the book.
Orestes Fasting

Closest thing there is to a Rue de la Chanvrerie in modern Paris is the Passage Chanvin, which is nowhere near it (but is, in fact, tiny). So either he was waaay off, or he had given into the temptation to refer to things by the names they have in the novel. Which god knows I do all the time--"Okay everyone, let's go to the Rue de l'Homme-Armé now!"

The streets might not be narrow around there anymore, but the Rue Mondétour is still pretty small and easy to miss, so maybe that's what he meant.
kemathenga

I'm not too sure about the name of the Rue, he just said it was the actual place and it was in fact tiny. You could stretch out your hands and touch walls on both sides, at least it looked like that on the cellphone screen.
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Eppie-Sue

kemathenga wrote:
I'm not too sure about the name of the Rue, he just said it was the actual place and it was in fact tiny. You could stretch out your hands and touch walls on both sides, at least it looked like that on the cellphone screen.
Smile

Mr. Green That explains it then! Even Les Champs-Élysées could fit between my fingers on a phone screen! Problem solved!
kemathenga

It sure can. I guess you'll have to ask him yourself next time you drop by the Queen's. And say hallo from his German fans, won't you?
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