Monday, 26 November 2012

Sab's Paris Quirks & Curios: "Mysterious Monograms Quiz"

Sab's Paris Quirks & Curios
by Sab Will,  wannabe offbeat Paris street guru

The title says it all: quirks and curiosities. And as luck would have it, Paris is packed with them; you just have to know where to look!

In this on-going series I offer you some hand picked, photographed and commented oddities which particularly interested me, and I hope will do the same for you.

I'm an avid collector of such items so any comments and suggestions you may have would be very welcome. So, without further ado, let's get straight onto...

Sab's Paris Quirks & Curios
1st Arrondissement: Quirk 5 ~ "Mysterious Monograms Quiz"

Let me tell you first of all that all the monograms you can find below were spotted on the very same building, quite a well-known one and would all have been photographed within a half-hour period, give or take a few minutes, if my dog hadn't been making enemies with every other four-legged creature in sight.

The quiz, before this is magically transformed into a standard Paris Quirk on Paris If You Please, is this: what do they stand for?

Because they all stand for something, of course, but you knew that, didn't you? I'm sure you can guess some of them and one or two are blindingly obvious to any Paris aficionado, but others might take a little thinking about.

See if you can guess before leaving your ideas in the comments below. Of course, you might just Google it all, but surely it's more fun to try and work them out on your own first. If you think you've got it be cryptic in the comments to make it more of a challenge for the others. Look forward to hearing how you do!

The Monograms...

Good luck!

* Sab Will runs Photo and Curios Tours in Paris, and also manages a variety of Paris and photography-themed sites and blogs. He writes an illustrated Paris Chronicle every day, runs a Meetup group for Paris lovers, interviews Paris personalities and reviews Paris books (on this blog), and even contributes to the city's street art (shh), so feel free to browse some of the links below and in the right-hand column to find out more about what he gets up to out there...

© 2012 Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free - Suggestions, questions, requests and offers always welcome!

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