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« Reply #220 on: May 21, 2019, 05:42 PM »
Here are 2 new photos for the users of the forum.

Here is a photo taken place Anatole France, in Saint Etienne. For 50 000€ you can buy a flat here, or an unsanitary slum of 5 square meters, with a charming view of the make-shift camp of La Chapelle in Paris. aa1234779 might not agree with me, but besides the "mange-merdes", I'm wondering who wants to live in big towns nowadays.

A large part of my job consists in giving some food to my birds friends.
Maher probably noticed the feathered feet of the white one. It's as if it was wearing moon boots.
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« Reply #221 on: May 29, 2019, 03:48 PM »
Tonight, I shot new photos in St Etienne. I know that aa1234779 and usman are looking at them carefully.

Near place Anatole France, in St Etienne. If you want to buy a flat, there is a phone number. It's probably one of the most beautiful places of St Etienne, with its park.
In front of the little supermarket, there are several tramps... Don't worry: they are not users of the forum, they don't speak English, let alone French.
To put it bluntly, if I was staying in St Etienne, I would buy a flat, probably in the residence with park, in the outskirts of St Etienne, where I'm currently living. The streets are calm, there are few cars in the center of the town (in comparison, the trafic noise makes it unbearable to live near the main boulevards in Paris).

The pizza Cosy of St Etienne. The last time I ate at the restaurant with my father, it was here, in August 2018. Well, at this time, it was my first day in St Etienne, and even though I was pleasantly surprised by the architecture of the town, it was already bustling with poor people in the streets. I know that some of you are living in countries where there is no poverty, and I'm thinking of India, Pakistan, Palestine or the US. These photos show a shocking scale of poverty, I hope shadow.97 and usman will not be depressed.

Place Anatole France, located on the main street, was named "Badouillère" until 1925.
From the 1840s, the district of Badouillère became the showcase of the elites of St Etienne. And soon after its creation, from 1860, the square was surrounded by opulent buildings, like the Mimard Palace. In 1867, the place is re-developed, with the installation of a basin, a fountain and a rose garden; and in 1882, there were 71 trees.

It also hosted a time, from 1915, a replica of the statue of Liberty Bartholdi (see photo below), which is now visible instead Jules Ferry (Center two).

Rue du 11 Novembre.

Rue Elise Gervais

Place Jean Moulin
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« Reply #222 on: June 01, 2019, 04:33 PM »
Today, some photos of the buildings of Le corbusier in Firminy are available on the forum.

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, was born in 1887 in Switzerland. He studied classical architecture during several voyages. He discovered the solid bases of classical architecture, but was also curious to explore other cultures. Throughout his career, he continually mixed heritage and modernity.
His buildings are found in twelve countries and four continents.
After a career lasting sixty years, he died accidentally on 27 August 1965.

The cultural center of Firminy. The architecture looks interesting, but there is not a lot to see inside this "cultural center". They should relocate the main works of the Louvre here, such as the Mona Lisa.

There were very few visitors. That's an understatement: I was alone with the ticket vendor. I did not have to wait long to buy tickets. No Chinese, no tourist, no Parisian in sight. It was a tremendous relief.

Built between 1961 and 1965, the cultural centre is the only building completed in Firminy during the architect lifetime. Its concept was derived from the programme created by the Culture Minister André Malraux (1960s) and is based on making “structures conveying human genius” and accessible to all. 
The church is behind the tree.

A desk

Some  weird stuff in the “cultural center”

In 1960, Eugène Claudius Petit and the Parish Committee ordered a church from Le Corbusier. He worked on drawing up the plans until 1965, assisted by José Oubrerie and José Luis Miquel. After the architect’s death, the association “Le Corbusier pour l’église de Firminy-Vert” was created to raise the funds needed to finish the building.

A rainwaterrecovery system is deployed all around the building, covering horizontal loopholes positioned to match the spiral floor layout inside the nave. The three « light cannons » installed on the ridgepiece and on the
western façade are a specific feature of Le Corbusier’s architecture.

The Church of Saint Pierre
Le Corbusier designed the lower part to house parish activities (meetings, catechesis, etc.) and related parish facilities. It is today home to the Interpretation Centre dedicated to Le Corbusier’s work.

A few photos taken in the Church of Saint Pierre

The upper section is entirely occupied by the nave, with two chapels: one for the weekdays with a secondary altar, and the other for Sunday worship with the high altar. The latter is connected to the ground by means of a white pillar, which is independent from the main framework of the building.
The nave

Monsieur baboon
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Re: New topic Photos
« Reply #223 on: June 03, 2019, 04:30 PM »
Tonight, I'm going to post a few photos for the users of the forum.
These photos were taken last week in Saint Etienne, place Bellevue.

During a sunny day.

On the right you can see the restaurant La raclette.

Some booths at the Sunday marketplace.

This is where I can buy some wonderful melons.

We can also see many beggars here.
With me, aa1234779, Maher and Vasudev, no doubt this place would look like the court of miracles.
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« Reply #224 on: June 08, 2019, 01:57 PM »
Here are some photos, taken in Saint Etienne, for the users of the forum.

The square jovin bouchard in Saint Etienne

Rue Emile Littré. you can see some Egyptian relics.

Rue Gambetta

Still in the Rue Gambetta. And it's exceptional because you can see the king Saint Louis. I'm sure that some users recognized him immediately.

Rue du General Leclerc

Place Jules Ferry

The Commercial centre Center Deux, a regional shopping center located in the district of Bellevue-Bizillon, in Saint-Étienne.

On The Boulevard Daguerre.
Here you can see  one of the building wihout stairs. Their architecture is unique in France.The buildings without stairs are two identical housing buildings, built by the architect Auguste Bossu at numbers 54 and 56 of Boulevard Daguerre, in Saint-Etienne, one in 1933 and the other in 1939.

On the place du peuple. It's very crowded because the photo was taken on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

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« Reply #225 on: June 10, 2019, 02:05 PM »
Note that I added some comments in the previous message.

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« Reply #226 on: June 30, 2019, 05:02 PM »
Tonight, I'm holding another conference to share a few photos. I'm pretty sure that Vasudev, usmangujjar and the users of the forum will appreciate these photos.

These ones were taken yesterday near place Bellevue. On Sunday, there is a famous market here.
This photo is pretty exceptional, since you can see the slopes of the "Mont Pilat". aa1234779 and Maher probably know that the "col de la république" crosses Mount Pilat and links Saint Etienne to the Rhone valley.

Here you can see the best dairy of Saint Etienne.

This is the main artery of Saint Etienne. This long, straight avenue is named rue des Docteurs Charcot, then rue du 11 Novembre, rue Gambetta and finally rue du General Foy. It crosses the place Anatole France, the place du peuple and the place of Hotel de ville.

Place Saint Roch, a popular area. On the right you can see my car (the grey sedan). Actually, I wish I could live without a car, that makes me a polluter. if I was rich and if I didn't need to work I would get rid of it.

In a butchery of Saint Etienne, I found a fine tart of Burgundy snails (Maison Rafaa, 45 r Gambetta). The storefront doesn't say that it is a Halal Butchery but it doesn't sell pork. So I presume that snails are halal.

« Last Edit: June 30, 2019, 05:04 PM by scarface »

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« Reply #227 on: July 01, 2019, 04:46 PM »
Maybe some of you remember that I talked about snails in the previous message.
I'm going to hold a conference tonight to tell you if religion allows it or not. I was pretty sure that snails were not allowed for all Muslims and what I found confirms it.

For a Catholic, there is nothing wrong eating insects or snails. but for a Muslim, it seems it is haram except for the Maliki school. This is what I found :
With regard to the ruling on eating snails or grasshoppers:  Land snails come under the ruling on eating “insects”. The majority of scholars are of the view that it is haraam. Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in al-Majmoo’ (9/16): The view of the scholars concerning land insects … our view is that it is haraam. This was the view of Abu Haneefah, Ahmad and Dawood. Maalik said: it is halaal.

But in a near future, no matter if it is allowed or not, because there won't be enough meat, and eating insects may become a necessity to survive.
While science continues to be unclear about the health impacts of meat consumption, it is clear that there’s a move towards eating less meat. The new, not-yet-finalized Canada Food Guide recommends moving to a more plant-based diet. But if people reduce their intake of meat, they will need to find protein elsewhere.

A common critique of meat is that livestock production is environmentally unsustainable. In addition to the resources required to produce meat, there is also concern about the emissions from farm animals, particularly cows.

While the absolute impact depends on the livestock type — beef is considered more problematic than chicken due to both emissions and the amount of grain required per kilogram of meat produced — and the specific production system, concern over environmental impact will continue to motivate some to cut back on meat consumption.

Furthermore, some consumers think that raising animals for human consumption is unethical, and are choosing to stop eating meat altogether.
Insect protein is an area with the potential for dramatic growth.
Insects have appeal because they grow quickly and efficiently. Also, food that would otherwise be wasted can be used to raise insects.

Eating insects is not easy, and even if you are practicing, chances are you won't be as efficient as the giant bullfrog

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« Reply #228 on: July 14, 2019, 10:14 AM »
Tonight, I'll try to hold an exceptional conference about the museum of Modern art of Saint Etienne.
If you have seen the museum of Orsay (here:, you'll realize that the museum of Saint Etienne is much better.
I wish Maher, aa1234779 and Vasudev had been there. It was pretty funny.
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« Reply #229 on: July 16, 2019, 02:56 PM »
Tonight, I’m going to hold an exceptional conference about the museum of Modern art of Saint Etienne.

Some of you are probably art lovers. No doubt you will appreciate this conference.
First and foremost, here is a litte video with an interview of a well-known painter:

Here are a few photos of the museum.

3 exhibitions were available: Pierre Buraglio, coup de pub and 24h dans la vie d’une femme.

The exhibition Bas Voltage / 1960-2019, the first retrospective devoted to Pierre Buraglio, brings together roughly two hundred works of art. It reveals the artistic and social context on which the artist based his work, while returning to sixty years of career.
This selection of paintings, collages, reliefs and drawings dating from 1965 to 2019 provided an excellent overview of the work of the 80-year-old French artist Pierre Buraglio. Buraglio has shown with Daniel Buren and Olivier Mosset as well as the Supports/Surfaces group. But as this exhibition made clear, Buraglio’s individualistic approach to abstraction and his restless material exploration resist to art historical categorization.

Agrafages - 1966.

Buraglio seems to relish quickly executed juxtapositions of jagged colorful shapes and varied textures. Some works from the ’60s have an off-the-cuff charm and simple beauty, though they are no more than simple arrangements of broad strokes in bright-hued gouache on paper and cardboard. In his collages, the artist sets up compositional rules yet achieves happenstance effects.

Gauloises bleues patchwork - 1978

Socially committed, Buraglio participated in the Red Hall for Vietnam at the Museum of Modern Art, and the popular workshop of Fine Arts in Paris, during the events of May 1968. The following year, he interrupted his activities of painter to turn exclusively towards the political militancy. The visual artist quickly returned to the creation, during the 1970s, with obsolete objects and rubbish, such as window frames or packs of Gauloises.

In/Out - 2006

45 (2011)

From 1986, Pierre Buraglio returns to drawings, faces and landscapes.
With 45, a work dedicated to his father, mobilized during the war, the artist also highlights the absence, the shadow of a man and a fuzzy memory, almost struck out.

Mon bunker II (2008)

The exhibition 24 hours in the life of a woman.
Over 300 works to tell an intimate, yet universal story! Somewhere between poetry and reality fiction, discover the life of a woman with a thousand faces: those of a factory worker, a secretary, a bourgeoise.
A highly original exhibition Vingt-quatre heures de la vie d'une femme (Twenty-four hours in a woman's life) tells the story of an imaginary, multi-faceted life. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and design objects illustrate this fictionalised daily life, from awakening to sleeping.
In a deliberately narrative form, the works in the exhibition depict recurrent actions where the unexpected can happen, with moments such as "Bathing", "Work", "Reading" or "The Stroll". Others such as "Rest", "The Encounter", nightlife and "Celebrations" inspire eccentricities, dreams and other strange thoughts.
The works are presented in an original way, close to everyday life in an attempt to reconnect art to the present. The aim is to tell another history of art: a history focused on emotion and real life.

André Fougeron - Woman peeling vegetables. 1948-1949.

More soon...

Note that I'm waiting for the tests of Vasudev or other users concerning the new windows 7 version. Is it still bootable via usb? (it should be).
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