Bonjour Mesdames, Messieurs et Mesautres (?)!
I AM BACK FROM PARIS. WITH PICTURES. (I’M KIND OF HYPER RIGHT NOW. SORRY.)
Okay, so we (we = my dad and me) went there on Friday (17 Oct. 2014) and came back today on Monday (though it might not be Monday anymore when I post this, never mind). So three nights, two full days. I’ll write more on my other blog but this is a Les Mis blog so let’s focus on the Les Mis stuff.
Warning: The pictures are of questionable quality. Sorry. I’m not a photographer and my only cameras were the one on my phone and the one on my tablet.
Also this is pretty picture heavy. And long.
So, Saturday. It was a long day so I split this thing up.
Our first instalment shall be:
- The barricade on Rue de la Chanv(er)rerie
(It was supposed to be more than this but the post got long!)
Bonus: Rue des Prêcheurs and Rue Saint-Denis.
She may not be quite ready for scientificillustration, but my daughter was very interested in the story about the goliath birdeater spider. As shown here, it could eat birds—check out the 2-inch fangs!—but primarily feeds on earthworms.
The thing that gets me the most about the archives job market is that there’s a need for people to do the work, there just isn’t money to pay them.
So true of many museum-related fields… I’ve been a curator/collections manager/education assistant coordinator/etc for a house museum in New York since July and there is not a cent to pay me, but they need at least 3 of me to do all that’s needed!
Oh god, and it’s true at all levels. (My husband’s workplace is now open six days a week, up from five, while the number of employees has dropped something like a third? more? since he started working there.)