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The Pagode du bois de Vincennes is the seat of the Institut international bouddhique founded by Jean Sainteny who was the manager of the institute.
It is located in a former building of the exposition coloniale de 1931, designed by the architect Louis-Hippolyte Boileau.
On this 8 000 m² site on the edge of the lac Daumesnil are located two buildings of remarkable architecture.
The most important one, the former house of Cameroon, was restored in 1977 and transformed in a pagoda as a place of worship. The second is the former house of Togo is slated for restoration by the City of Paris.
It will contain a library for texts on the various Buddhist traditions.

The Pagode de Vincennes is used by Buddhist schools of the Parisian region and has not any religious leader.
The pagoda is a place of common worship; it shelters the biggest Buddha of Europe, covered with gold leaf and measuring, including its seat, more than 9 meters high.
The Pagode hosts relics of the historical Buddha since 2008.

A Tibetan buddhist temple named Kagyu-Dzong exists in front of the Pagode de Vincennes.

The Pagode du bois de Vincennes, is located 40, route de Ceinture du Lac Daumesnil in the 12th arrondissement of Paris.







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Located near the metro station: Porte Dorée
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THE FAMOUS CULTIVATED PARIS MUSHROOM



LE CHAMPIGNON DE PARIS

Mushroom cultivation can be traced back to around the 1600s in Europe but it wasn’t until the 18th century in France that modern mushroom cultivation techniques began to form.



Outside of Paris, cultivation was done in limestone quarries where they produced “champignons de Paris”.
Although they did cultivate mushrooms in these abandon quarries, modern mushroom growing has come a long, long way.

Nowadays, the mushrooms champignons de Paris are still cultivated in 5 limestone quarries around PARIS.

TROPICAL CHINESE GARDEN PARIS.



























































WOW !!!
C'est époustouflant !
I didn't know all these things in Paris !

Merci, Thank you turangalia !
salut ds19 es-tu allemand ? bist du ein Deutscher ? are you from germany ?
THANKS ds19.
WOW !!!
C'est époustouflant !
I didn't know all these things in Paris !

Merci, Thank you turangalia !
:) Salut turangalia,

Je suis italien mais je vis en Allemagne depuis 20 années.
Aussi en Italie, en Espagne et quelques années en Montevideo-Uruguay, une belle ville très européenne , regarde ici:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1510002

À la prochaine :)
salut ds19 es-tu allemand ? bist du ein Deutscher ? are you from germany ?
THANKS ds19.
Excuse moi, ici le Link de Montevideo-Uruguay - Amérique du Sud:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1510002
THANKS.i am shure montevideo is a pretty city samely as buenos aires with an european flair.
THOIRY.PARIS NORTH WEST SUBURB



Wildlife Reserve, Historical, Botanical and Zoological Gardens.

Having taken the risk of investing an important part of the family fortune in his Wildlife project, The Viscount de La Panouse then had to face the hostility of influential established zoologists convinced that his concept was impossible to execute.



Open to the public in May 1968, Thoiry's Wildlife Park fulfilled an extraordinary ambition based on a revolutionary idea.
Thoiry's visitors, behind closed windows, in the safety of their cars, could drive through the animals' territory.



Civilized man was caged, a prisoner of a heap of metal, while the wild animals roamed nonchalantly free.
At Thoiry, the total concept of a zoo was rethought, and has since widely influenced new creations.



The Viscount has himself created the Wildlife Parks of Sigean and of Peaugres in France and has been consulted by numerous foreign governments.
He has, also, with his American wife, Annabelle, opened a new theme park in the 900 year old family estate, the Château du Colombier Eden Medieval with a medieval Bestiary, near Rodez, France, in the Aveyron.



In his ambition to recreate a 20th century Noah's Ark, this creator of wildlife parks seems to want to remind us that Man, exiled from Eden's earthly paradise, was also the cause of the exclusion of his fellow animals, a responsability that imposes a debt towards these innocent creatures, prisoners of the instant.



Thus, Thoiry was conceived to seal a new alliance between Men and the Animals, to celebrate the ecological virtues and to create a living image of terrestial Paradise for the animals, their brothers in misfortune. Perhaps for this reason, when we look an animal in the eyes, we often have the feeling that a man is hidden inside and laughing at us.


ERMENONVILLE.LA MER DE SABLE/THE SEA OF SAND
NORTH SUBURB OF PARIS.

FIRST FRENCH AMUSEMENT/THEME PARK OPENED IN 1963.













SEA LIFE PARIS. VAL D'EUROPE. NEAR ON DISNEYLAND PARIS. EAST SUBURB.







DISNEYLAND PARIS



Disneyland Paris is a holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France.
The complex is located 32 km (20 mi) from the centre of Paris and lies for the most part within the commune of Chessy, Seine-et-Marne.



Disneyland Paris is composed of two theme parks, a retail, dining and entertainment district, and seven Disney-owned hotels.
Operating since 12 April 1992, it was the second Disney resort to open outside the United States (following Tokyo Disney Resort) and the first to be owned and operated by Disney.



Disneyland Paris is operated by French company Euro Disney S.C.A., a public company of which 39.78 percent of its stock is held by The Walt Disney Company, 10 percent by the Saudi Prince Alwaleed and 50.22 percent by other shareholders.
The senior leader at the resort is chairman and CEO Philippe Gas.



The complex was a subject of controversy during the periods of negotiation and construction in the late 1980s and early '90s, when a number of prominent French figures voiced their opposition and protests were held by French labour unions and others.
A further setback followed the opening of the resort as park attendance, hotel occupancy and revenues fell below projections.



The complex was renamed from Euro Disney Resort to Disneyland Paris in 1994.
In July 1995, the company saw its first quarterly profit.



A second theme park, Walt Disney Studios Park, opened to the public on 16 March 2002.

With 15,405,000 combined visitors to the resort's Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park in the fiscal year of 2009, it is France's and Europe's most visited themed attraction.




Hotels, recreation and restaurants



In order to control a maximum of the hotel business, it was decided that 5,200 Disney-owned hotel rooms would be built within the complex.
In March 1988, Disney and a council of architects (Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Robert A.M. Stern, Stanley Tigerman and Robert Venturi) decided on an exclusively American theme in which each hotel would depict a region of the United States.
At the time of the opening in April 1992, seven hotels collectively housing 5,800[8] rooms had been built.



By the year 2017, Euro Disney, under the terms specified in its contract with the French government, will be required to finish constructing a total of 18,200 hotel rooms at varying distances from the resort.
An entertainment, shopping and dining complex based on Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney was designed by Frank Gehry.



With its towers of oxidised silver and bronze-coloured stainless steel under a canopy of lights, it opened as Festival Disney.

For a projected daily attendance of 55,000, Euro Disney planned to serve an estimated 14,000 people per hour inside the Euro Disneyland park.
In order to accomplish this, 29 restaurants were built inside the park (with a further 11 restaurants built at the Euro Disney resort hotels and five at Festival Disney). Menus and prices were varied with an American flavour predominant and Disney's precedent of not serving alcoholic beverages was continued in the park.



2,300 patio seats (30% of park seating) were installed to satisfy Europeans' expected preference of eating outdoors in good weather.
In test kitchens at Walt Disney World, recipes were adapted for European tastes. Walter Meyer, executive chef for menu development at Euro Disney and executive chef of food projects development at Walt Disney World noted, "A few things we did need to change, but most of the time people kept telling us, 'Do your own thing. Do what’s American'.




The complex

Disneyland Paris encompasses 4,800 acres (19 km2)[20] and contains 2 theme parks, 7 resort hotels, 6 associated hotels, a golf course, railway station and a new town: Val d'Europe.



2 Theme parks

Disneyland Park (Paris) and Walt Disney Studios Park



Disneyland Park is based on a formula pioneered by Disneyland in California and further employed at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Tokyo Disneyland in Japan. Occupying 566,560 m² (140 acres), it is the largest Disney park based on the original in California.



On March 16, 2002, the Walt Disney Studios Park opened its doors to the public. At 270,000 square metres, it is a continuation on an earlier, never realised concept: the Disney-MGM Studios Europe.



In May 2010, the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) published its annual report on attendance figures for 2009. It stated:
Disneyland Park: 12,740,000 visits (No. 4 worldwide);
Walt Disney Studios Park: 2,665,000 visits.



Other recreation



Disney Village and Golf Disneyland




The Disney Village entertainment district contains a variety of restaurants, bars, shops, Mickey's Friends and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Dinner Show, and other venues and stays open after the parks close.



Golf Disneyland features 9-hole and 18-hole courses.





turangalia !
With you I discovered an unknown Paris !!!
I never had heard about "Thoiry" or "Ermenonville" !

Hard to imagine that landscape near Paris...or in France !

Thank you very very much ! Please continuous
PARIS NEWS. 2 NEW APPLE STORES.

Newest paris apple store open since 2 months in La Défense District.

The traditionally lovely spring season in Paris (France) will become even sweeter this Friday when the city’s third store opens inside Les Quatre Temps shopping center.


Apple Store Paris La Defense

The huge store will be located on Level 1 adjacent to the Gap store.
The five-level mall is located in the La Défense district of Paris, along the north extension of the Champs Elysées, and sits adjacent to the iconic Grande Arche building.
Interestingly, the store’s roll-out number is 178, which corresponds in time to other stores that opened about May 2006.
Current roll-out numbers are centered around 500.



Future Apple Store Spotted Near Disneyland Paris

Hoping to take advantage of the 14 million annual visitors to Disneyland Paris, Apple will open a new store at the Val d’Europe shopping center, just a mile from Sleeping Beauty’s castle.
The store east of Paris would be the seventh (7) store in the greater Paris region, after the Les Quatre Temps store opens, perhaps next weekend and the Fourteenth(14) in FRANCE.
According to MacGeneration, besides generating tourism revenue, the area around Disneyland is a major business center and also hosts l’Université Paris-Est.
Disneyland Paris ranks #6 among the world’s most popular theme parks, but has struggled to attract visitors and generate revenue since it opened in 1992.
For the most recent six months, the company reported that both visitors and revenue were nearly flat compared to 2011.
A store near Disneyland has been rumored for years, but an “East Paris” job listing posted on Apple’s Web site earlier this month provided the first confirmation of the future store.
Based on hiring schedules, this fourteenth french apple store could open by October 2012.
PARIS NEWS.
A NEW PUB/CLUB OPENS THIS EVENING AT 20 O'CLOCK ON FRIDAY 13 JULY 2012.


LE BLOK PARIS
Adresse :
33bis, rue des Lombards,
75001 Paris
01 43 31 86 61
Métro : Châtelet - Les Halles

WEB SITE : http://www.sortircool.com/blok-paris-le-paris,13,0,0,344.html
The mushroom cultivation is very interesting, I saw something about that in Tv, a very good Program about the culture of cooking and wine, from Monsieur Petitrenaud http://www.france5.fr/escapades/ , but Disneyland need nobody in Europe, is ok. für USA, I don't like this great areas of virtual buildings.

Are you gonna be in Le Block today ?
no dear ds19 its a little far from me exactly 500 kilometers my home is in alsace 40 kilometers north of strasburg in a little village, 30 kilometers from rhine river german frontier. yes and about the disneyland what can i say, its good for the economy and jobs...but when i see now the number of starbucks in paris .......
The mushroom cultivation is very interesting, I saw something about that in Tv, a very good Program about the culture of cooking and wine, from Monsieur Petitrenaud http://www.france5.fr/escapades/ , but Disneyland need nobody in Europe, is ok. für USA, I don't like this great areas of virtual buildings.

Are you gonna be in Le Block today ?
PARIS NEWS.

Free opened its 1st flagship 26 th June 2012, in the Madeleine area in the heart of Paris.



With its floor space of 641 square meters, this Free Center is one of the biggest centres dedicated to its subscribers and future subscribers by a telephone internet operator.



This entirely new concept was designed in collaboration with the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte :



A place to discover the wealth of services that Free provides
An unique service adapted to the specific needs of each visitor
An environment in which each person can experience the values that Free stands for

:cheers1: WHAT ???? You live 40 Kms. from I'm living !!! But at the oder side of the River :gossip:
no dear ds19 its a little far from me exactly 500 kilometers my home is in alsace 40 kilometers north of strasburg in a little village, 30 kilometers from rhine river german frontier. yes and about the disneyland what can i say, its good for the economy and jobs...but when i see now the number of starbucks in paris .......
where do you live ?
:cheers1: WHAT ???? You live 40 Kms. from I'm living !!! But at the oder side of the River :gossip:
JEWISH QUARTER

The Pletzl (פלעצל, "little place" in the Yiddish language) is the Jewish quarter in the fourth arrondissement of Paris.




synagogue rue Pavée


grande synagogue rue de la victoire


synagogue rue des tournelles


synagogue buffault


synagogue buffault


synagogue buffault


synagogue notre dame de nazareth


synagogue notre dame de nazareth


synagogue michkenot rue jean nohain


synagogue michkenot rue jean nohain


synagogue michkenot rue jean nohain


le Pletzl


memorial shoah


judaïsm museum


oratory fleischmann


butchery


restaurant


book shop


book shop


restaurant


best jewish backery in paris


backery


florence kahn traiteur backery


restaurant


pitzmann restaurant


bazar suzanne


diasporama.shop.


famous ex-restaurant goldenberg, but now a clothes shop.


panzer butchery




florence kahn rue des rosiers.jewish gastronomy




The Place Saint-Paul and the surrounding area were, unofficially, named the Pletzl when the neighborhood became predominantly Jewish because of an influx of immigrants at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth.
When the Parisian Jews were expelled from the city 600 years ago, it was here in the Marais district that they settled. (The Marais was just outside the city wall at the time.)
The depth and diversity of the community have grown over the years through immigration from Eastern Europe and North Africa.
The area is now characterised by its synagogues, butchers, Jewish delicatessens, and falafel vendors, which provide a social and cultural fabric for its inhabitants.
The darkest days for this community came during the Second World War, when Vichy collaboration with the Nazis resulted in the raids in which many residents were abducted and sent off to death camps.
Today, the community is an Orthodox one, extremely religious, and most citizens belong to one of the three local synagogues; one located at 17, rue des Rosiers, another at 25, rue des Rosiers and the one at 10, rue Pavée, an art nouveau temple designed by Hector Guimard, famous for his work on the Paris Métro.

The streets of the Pletzl
  • Rue Pavée
  • Rue des Rosiers
  • Rue Ferdinand Duval
  • Rue des Écouffes
  • Rue des Hospitalières-Saint-Gervais
  • Rue Vieille du Temple
Notable attractions
Why Pletzl ?

Some time ago, the City of Paris installed a plaque at the corner of the Rue des Rosiers and the Rue Ferdinand Duval that explains why the Jewish quarter is known as the "Pletzl". Translated, it reads:
Fleeing persecution, Ashkenazi Jews flooded into Paris beginning in 1881. They found places living among their co-religionists already established in the Marais. By 1900, about 6,000 had arrived from Rumania, Russia and Austria-Hungary; 18,000 more arrived in the years preceding the First World War. Installed in considerable numbers in the Rue des Écouffes, the Rue Ferdinand Duval (named Rue des Juifs, "Jews Street", until about 1900), and the Rue des Rosiers, they constituted a new community, the "Pletzl", the "little place" in Yiddish, and they created the École Israelite du Travail (Israelite Trade School) at 4B, Rue des Rosiers. The life of this community was evoked in the Roger Ikor novel, Les Eaux Mêlées ("Agitated Waters"), [which won the Prix Goncourt in 1955]. More than half of them perished in the Nazi concentration camps.

other pics coming soon
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