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September 03, 2019, 09:35 AM
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I think that's a good idea. Know Maher, I know that if he wanted his picture on the forum he would have posted it himself. I urge you to remove it immediately.
I removed it.
But you have to know that this photo is available publicly.
I just went to this website, and Maher had been silent for a few years but he just posted a few messages. it seems he's a phone specialist since he's talking about the new samsung s10 smartphone (but he's not talking about the children who are working in Congo's cobalt mines).
Well, I want to tell him that I don't have such claims, I just use the Honor 9 lite. It's much cheaper but it's still an interesting smartphone.

Imagine the mosque of Qalqilya. Somebody is approaching.
Perfume: Opium, Yves Saint Laurent. Boots: Golden Gouse. Sweat: A.P.C. Islamic Hat: Christian Dior. Maher has just come in. Everyone is flabbergasted.
Well, I just drank a glass of Pastis. I will delete this message later.

September 24, 2019, 12:32 PM
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Here are a few unusual pictures for the users of the forum.

A donkey race, in Karachi, Pakistan.

The Sathorn Unique Tower, known as ghost tower.
This is an unfinished skyscraper in the Thai capital city of Bangkok. Planned as a high-rise condominium complex, construction of the building was halted during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, when it was already about 80 percent complete. It is now among the most prominent of Bangkok's many derelict buildings, and has become a destination for urban explorers. A Swedish tourist hanged himself in there, hence the name ghost tower.

Palestinians gather as goats are on display at a livestock market, ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem September 10, 2016.

The catacombs of Paris.
Small corridors are carved into the rock. Bones line the walls, sculls are scraping at one’s elbows at times.  A creepy wind is blowing softly, hitting the back of one’s neck
Bones are pile tightly, centuries ago, stacks of human remains are all around, reminiscent of a horror movie.

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October 19, 2019, 11:05 AM
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Today, I'm posting a few photos taken in Clermont Ferrand.

The most famous monument of Clermont Ferrand is certainly the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.
It is a Gothic cathedral and French national monument and also the headquarters of the Archbishops of Clermont.
It is built entirely in black lava stone, which makes it highly distinctive, and visible from a great distance. Its twin spires are 96.1 metres tall, and tower above the town's rooftops.

An optical illusion on a wall.

A national gathering of yellow vests was announced in Clermont-Ferrand this Saturday, October 19th.
Nearly 300 people marched in the city center of Clermont-Ferrand, braving the ban to protest.
An imposing police device had been put in place: access to place Jaude was under guard, a hovering helicopter monitored the area
Around 4 pm, the situation became tense: some protesters briefly entered the Commercial Center Jaude before being dislodged by the CRS.

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November 02, 2019, 03:14 PM
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Tonight, I'm posting 2 photos. Click on them and look at the details carefully.

In the first photo it's a beautiful view from a terrace. In both photos, we can see a weird tower.
aa1234779 and Vasudev must be thinking it is the Eiffel tower.
Actually, what you see is a lava dome and one of the youngest volcanoes in the Chaîne des Puys region of Massif Central in central France, known as Puy de Dôme. It was created by a Peléan eruption, some 10,700 years ago. Puy de Dôme is approximately 10 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand. Since 1956, an antenna is located at the summit of the Puy de Dôme.
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December 14, 2019, 01:01 PM
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Tonight, I'm going to hold another conference with new photos taken in Royat, a thermal town and some photos of an exhibition that was taking place in Chamalières.

Here is a photo of Royat, a town near Clermont Ferrand.

A rainbow.

A view of Clermont-Ferrand

It looks like the castle of the Adams family.

The exhibition ‘Medium Glass’ presents the works of 8 glass artists from the Dare d'Art collective. This collective has existed since 2010 and brings together some 40 glass artists.
Its objective is to offer collective exhibitions of unique pieces across France or abroad.

For these artists, glass is their medium, the material through which they express themselves. It is a material with a very rich historical past. The Studio Glass movement, which came from the United States in the 1960s, led to the development of individual workshops to create unique pieces and go beyond the practical use of glass. A few years later, many artists from eastern Europe appeared with their solid artistic and technical training. These convergences participate in the birth of contemporary glass. The works presented are entirely produced by the artists themselves. Glass is a technically demanding and magical material. Its mastery comes with an unusual privilege: the shaping of light by silica. Its place in the world of contemporary art has often been misunderstood.
This exhibition helps to register this material as a full-fledged medium, in the same way as the others most frequently used. Explored in its plastic and chromatic dimensions, combined with other materials, exploited to catalyze space and light, diverted to make people dream, smile or reflect ... the potential of this material opens up an infinite range of possibilities for artists.

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December 23, 2019, 01:13 PM
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Tonight, some photos taken today on Jaude place, in Clermont Ferrand, are available on the forum.

A Ferris wheel and a big Christmas Tree.

The statue orf Vercingétorix and the Church Saint-Pierre-des-Minimes in the background.

Some lights on the opera theatre.

Clermont Ferrand is probably more chic and attractive than Saint Etienne. The real estate is also 30% more expensive.

December 29, 2019, 02:47 PM
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Here are a few photos taken in Saint Etienne a few days ago. I've been there and then I've been abroad.
This town looks pretty sad actually. The first time I visited Saint Etienne I wasn't enthusiastic. But the people are pretty kind. The real estate is cheaper than anywhere else in France. Even if I think it should be at that price everywhere (60 000€ for a 60m² flat). And yet, I'm glad I went away.
I don't know if aa1234779 would want to live in Saint Etienne anyway. This lucky man must be living in a palace somewhere between Jeddah and Baghdad. For humbert, maybe it would be a positive change of scenery, in a spirit of nature and ecology.

Bellevue place.

The Bicentenaire place

The monument of the bicentenary of the French revolution.

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January 27, 2020, 02:30 PM
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Tonight, I'm holding a conference about Rome, with many photos.
Rome was supposedly founded in 753 BC and ever since has been the capital of the Roman Empire, one of the main centres of Christianity, the home of the Roman Catholic Church and the seat of the Italian Republic. Due to its historical and social importance, Rome is often nicknamed the Caput Mundi, or "capital of the world".
One of the symbols of Rome is the Colosseum (70-80 AD), the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire. Originally capable of seating 60,000 spectators, it was used for gladiatorial combat.
During the Renaissance, Rome was a major world center, second only to Florence, and was profoundly affected by the movement. The most impressive masterpiece of Renaissance architecture in Rome is the Piazza del Campidoglio by Michelangelo, along with the Palazzo Senatorio, seat of the city government.

The Pantheon Porch



The church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane with left flank, an iconic masterpiece of Baroque architecture.

Nuns overlooking forum

Arch of Septimius Severus

Temple of Vesta exterior

Coliseum exterior with outer and inner walls

Colosseum Archway

Colosseum stage

Saint Peter's Basilica

School of Athens by Raphael. It is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. It was painted between 1509 and 1511 as a part of Raphael's commission to decorate the rooms now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

Raphael's Pythagorus

Temple of Portunus (Fortuna Virilis)
The Temple of Portunus or Temple of Fortuna Virilis is a temple in Rome one of the best preserved of all Roman temples. Its dedication remains unclear, as ancient sources mention several temples in this area of Rome.

Painting of the Assumption of the Virgin by Annibale Carracci - Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo

Painting of the Conversion of Saul on his way to Damascus by Caravaggio - Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo

Junius Bassus's Sarcophagus

Junius Bassus's Sarcophagus - Detail of Christ

Arch of Titus and Colosseum

Arch of Titus - Relief panel with the spoils of Jerusalem

Arch of Constantine

Bernini's Baldacchino under Michelangelo's Dome -St Peter's Basilica
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February 27, 2020, 12:01 PM
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Tonight, you’ll find some photos taken in the museum of Michelin in Clermont Ferrand.

Michelin is a French tyre manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes région of France. It is the second largest tyre manufacturer in the world after Bridgestone and larger than both Goodyear and Continental. In addition to the Michelin brand, it also owns the Kléber tyres company, Uniroyal-Goodrich, SASCAR, Bookatable and Camso brands.

L’Aventure Michelin reveals the living history of a product and a brand that has always kept up with the times. At the centre of the journey is the familiar, jovial figure of the Michelin Man. A figure that symbolises Michelin: close to the public, constantly evolving, but remaining true to its values. The Michelin Group’s museum is a fun, interactive experience in a setting that embarks young and old alike on a novel adventure. Yesterday’s experience is the bedrock for tomorrow’s progress: the epic Michelin story is being written here and now.

March 17, 2020, 10:34 AM
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Some photos of Clermont Ferrand taken today.
The streets are empty because of the lockdown due to the Coronavirus.