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A time lapse night sight of Paris.
January 2, 2013 10:04 AM   Subscribe

Paris, City of Light [SLVimeo]

"Paris, City of Light doesn't mean 'the city with a lot of beautiful lights' but, rather, 'the city where, during the eighteenth century, the lights of science (with the biologists like Buffon or Jussieu and with the encyclopedia writers like Diderot or d'Alembert) and the lights of philosophy (Voltaire, Rousseau, Condorcet, Montesquieu, ...) have been lit."
posted by Chutzler (6 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Lovely
posted by humboldt32 at 11:07 AM on January 2, 2013


Nice pictures, but I think the kaleidoscope effect was overkill; would have preferred to see the panoramas without this.
posted by arcticseal at 11:57 AM on January 2, 2013


It won't be much longer. The government has decided to turn off all the street lights in order to save money.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 12:09 PM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


As to intellectual lights, a fair number of them ended up in the guillotine.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 12:11 PM on January 2, 2013


It won't be much longer. The government has decided to turn off all the street lights in order to save money.

Well, it will save money, but to be fair, the main consideration is to be more thoughtful in the use of energy:

One of our main objectives is to change the culture,' energy minister Batho told a French TV station.
'We need to end the cycle of producing more because we are consuming more. There should be sobriety in energy use.'

posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:31 PM on January 2, 2013


Well, there may be sobriety in energy use. There's also going to be a lot more crime.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 1:34 PM on January 2, 2013


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