Jun 8, 2011

The French Extremes

The French don't seem to be fond of mediocrity.  I found that everything in France is done to the extreme.   This is even evidenced in their history: Napoleon would settle for conquering nothing less than all of Europe.  Quite ambitious.

Though not quite as extreme as complete European conquest, there are still many examples of extremes that I found in Paris.  Enjoy...

The Strangest Advertisements

The Most Converse Shoes in a Billboard

The Biggest iPad Banner

The Coolest Car Store

The Most Exhaust Pipes on a Ferrari

The Biggest Calves on a Normal Human Being

The Coolest Photographers

The Strangest Bars

The Most Expensive Restaurants

The Most Riotous-Looking Non-Riotous Scenes

And Finally, The Oldest Living Things (yes, this tree is over 400 years old).

So, if you go to France, make sure you're bringing your A game.

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  1. Good to see you're having a terrific time. Enjoy your trip! I'll be there sometime soon. I'm 38% French.

    I enjoy your photos. Thanks for keeping us informed. Hope to hear from you soon.

  2. Hey Paul! Thanks for stopping by. France was amazing- do you speak French?

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  4. Wow, interesting to see that kind of opinion about France ^^ Usually, we think that some other countries are more "extreme", and the most relevant example is certainly the US. Big country, big cars, big buildings...
    I really like this caption : "The Most Riotous-Looking Non-Riotous Scenes" ^^
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, by the way ;)

  5. I certainly agree that extremes are a matter of perspective! I'm sure it's just 'extreme' in comparison to the 'norm' here in the US.