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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby johnwilson » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:49 pm

Yes, it is Kleist. Over to you, your Excellency

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Ambassador » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:56 pm

Thanks, John

Yes, Chris, I was thinking of Die Marquise. Small ads are not what they were.

Strasbourg (the answer to a recent Brain of Britain question) has an area called Le Petite France. It got its name not from being French, but from an isolation hospital located there. What disease were its patients suffering from?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:28 pm

Syphilis?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:30 pm

I'd like to justify that answer but it might upset Didier!

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Ambassador » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:55 pm

Yes, Neil, the locals referred to Syphilis as the French Disease.

(I think that form of words defends the Auld Alliance)

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:50 pm

Which architect designed Metro entrances in Paris in this style -
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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby EwanM » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:31 pm

Having just watched a documentary on Art Nouveau I suspect this might be Hector Guimard?

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Postby neilmac » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:06 pm

Correct.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby EwanM » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:07 pm

Which sculptor created Oscar Wilde's tomb in Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris?

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Postby Elginboy59 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:59 pm

Epstein - and it's hideous!


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