Monday, 27 December 2010

Paris and I ~ 'Smoking Too Long'

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~ Smoking Too Long ~

Smoking Too Long, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.

Fancy a fag (that's English slang for cigarette)? Feel like a good pipe (that's French slang for, well, never mind)

Of if none of the above are tempting enough, you might just want to follow the example of this, what, Puerto Rican, Havanan girl, happily sucking on her thick tube of burning leaves like there's no tomorrow.

There must be something phallic about the whole business (or i've been smoking too long), especially considering this was just a few doors down from this, which i won't go into right now as the quiz is still running, but you'll see what i mean i think.

In any case, you can visit their 'Cave à cigares humidifiée' although i doubt that the smoky young lady in the picture will actually be down there, a-smolderin' an' a-waitin' for ya. Whether that would tempt you or not. And i don't dare think what's happened to the famous Parisian café Le Fumoir or even the equally famous restaurant Le Chien Qui Fume since the no-smoking laws came into effect. i'll have to put them on my investigative list and get back to you on that one.

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Marilyn said...

The dogs are still smoking aux Chien qui fume ... There used to be a donkey in a resto in the Latin Quarter; both the resto and the donkey have gone which does not surprise me.

c'est Jeff ici said...

I love Paris now that smoking is banned. Yes, I am a reformed smoker but I quit long ago and now can't understand why I or anyone else would still smoke.

Sab said...

I always laugh, because ever since the law went through, about 'enclosed' public spaces, the formerly reasonably pleasant terraces became virtual no-go areas for non-fumers... And pedestrians now have to negotiate crowds of smokers and clouds of smoke as they pass every company entrance.

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