Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What is It??? Where Is It??? Part 3




Well our friend Dusty Lens has taken the last two prizes.  DL, I'm sending you and Mrs. DL two photographs  I hope you will enjoy.  It's time for some of  you other Francophiles out there to have a turn at guessing today's puzzle. Remember, you must tell me WHAT it is, WHERE it is and today....... explain it for my readers!

I'm sorry that my French friends are disqualified!  Of course you know this, so sit back and enjoy the fun!  Isn't it wonderful seeing how much we all love Paris?   I know I do!

JILL IS OUR WINNER TODAY!  SHE CORRECTLY GUESSED THE NAMES OF FAMOUS FRENCH SCIENTISTS , ENGINEERS AND OTHER NOTABLES DISPLAYED AROUND THE EIFFEL TOWER.  (See photograph below!)

24 comments:

alice said...

Very difficult... I'm happy i am not allowed to play!

Harriet said...

I'm not even going to hazard a guess on this one!

Daryl said...

Vault Fre .... ummmm ... not a clue

Rip Livingston said...

As someone said, I think the word on the left might be vault.... time to go to google!

Harriet said...

Do they have earthquake rods running through buildings in Paris? We have them here in Charleston, but they don't project outward from the house/building.

Just thought I would add a little something to the mix............

Virginia said...

Ohhhhhhh I love stumping you all finally. I'll leave this us for another day of two so everyone can dig around and try and figure it out. Google your heart out Rip! :)
I'd like to hear from my French friends by email. Just curious if you have it. Peter, I think you might but maybe not.........

Peter said...

No need to send you an email with the answer; I don't know! Shame on me! :-)

Rip Livingston said...

Ok. I've spent about 2 hours researching anything that could possibly answer the question. I even did French words ending in "ULT". But, I promise you I will come up with some kind of sane answer for this question. Back to google.

Virginia said...

Oh Rip, you make your former teacher so very proud. It warms my heart to know you're doing research online rather than bugging your Mom or Caroline this summer! I'm counting on you to crack the code. Already two expert French bloggers have thrown in the towel on this one. YOU CAN DO IT RIP! I'm leaving THursday so tell you mom we need to do lunch soon!
Mrs. J

Peter and Alice.....really! Quelle surprise. I'm loving this one!

Rip Livingston said...

Well, thanks, but I'm not really finding anything.....YET!! But you know how google is, you type in anything with Paris in it, and all these tourist stuff pops up.....AGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!! As much as computers are a god-send, sometimes you just want to just through them out the window! That would be why I'm writing this from my i-Pod right now on my living room couch.

Virginia said...

Puhleeezzzeeee! So are you throwing in the towel now too RIP???? Surely not. Get back on that internet and figure this thing out. No one has come up with even a stab at it. You could be the big winner. It wouldn't hurt if David and Sally would pitch and help, right???

OK , For all of you out there that are absolutely stumped, I have one tiny clue. Look Up! That's the one and only clue. Bonne chance.

Rip Livingston said...

That was a good clue. And saying that my parents might help me on the question made me laugh out loud, for three reasons:
1. My mom doesn't know the first thing about technology, and would blame her computer problems on me.
2. They're too busy going all over to concerts and stuff, but won't buy me a bike.
3.they will just get in the way, of my beautiful handiwork.

Well, that was a good venting session. But I am NOT! Giving up!

Virginia said...

I have faith!

Jill said...

These are names engraved on the sides of the Eiffel Tower, under the first level. Regnault and Fresnel. The seventy-two names of French scientists, engineers and some other notable people are engraved in recognition of their contributions by Gustave Eiffel.

Dusty Lens said...

I got it! It's a store front building facade in Paris.

Jill said...

And these 2 names are on the side opposite the Military Academy.

Virginia said...

Drum rollll...........Jill is our winner! You absolutely nailed it Jill!!! Did you just know it or did you look it up? Just curious.

Harriet said...

Virginia, you are such a sly fox with these mystery puzzles!

Rip Livingston said...

Darn, that never crossed my mind. I was convinced it was some kind of French goverment building. I mean, when your thinking about France, and the first three letters of a word are "Fre".... its obvious what come to mind. At least for me anyway.

Jill said...

Hurrah!! V. No, I didn't know at all. It looked metal, structural, maybe a bridge, or elevated RER tracks. Then just searched on a hunch it might be La Tour.

Peter said...

Bravo Jill! I was on the way of thinking the Eiffel Tower also, seeing the metal and the colour (repainting needed ... and now ongoing), but could not imagine where. Well, as already said, shame on me!

Jill said...

No shame at all Peter. When you are surrounded on every side with old world charm, every time you leave your home, I wouldn't think you could possibly remember it all.

Virginia said...

Jill,
May I add that when Peter and I were strolling the streets of Paris , I asked him if he thought that he ever took all the beautiful things about Paris for granted because he saw it everyday. I was pleased to hear him say he never tired of it. I think we already knew that didn't we!

I have a new puzzle coming up in a day or two. I am going to be looking for future puzzles when I 'm there next. I have had so much fun with it!

Dusty Lens said...

Bravo, congrats to Jill!