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Heure Verte
post Oct 7 2003, 02:25 PM
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Hello,

It's Luc from Paris !
I went to the Pontarlier's Absinthiades where I saw a lot of lovely things.

I brought back a short movie (windows Media, streaming, 5 mn) and some photos. You can check it on my Heure Verte web site right here :

http://www.heureverte.com/pontarlier.htm



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post Oct 7 2003, 02:41 PM
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Wow! Thanks Luc!

I'll make sure I put up a link somewhere.

But first... to the translators!
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post Oct 7 2003, 03:02 PM
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I enjoyed the pics & video very much. Thanks!


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post Oct 7 2003, 04:10 PM
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Wow! Cool, indeed!

Are those all private collectors or are there any antique shops in Pontarlier that carry Absinthe paraphenalia? How about shops elsewhere in Absintheland?




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post Oct 7 2003, 04:24 PM
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I'm no Artemis; nonetheless, I've tried to translate a paragraph from Heure Verte's webpage:

"This was a chance to see that the collector's market hasn't bought up all the best absinthe collectibles yet, although the prices of these [at the Absinthiades] were sky high. For instance, it was impossible to find an antique spoon for less than 30 €, while the choicest items (fountains, posters) demanded a sum of many thousands of euros. If, last year, the fountains didn't last long on their sellers' tables, this year's fountains stayed put for the entire first day, and the majority of them didn't end up selling at all. All of which seems to augur some future price slashing."

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post Oct 7 2003, 05:02 PM
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Some more:

"AN AVALANCE OF ANTIQUES"

" ... The visitors' eyes beheld no less than a dozen antiquarians' stands, one stand specializing in books, Frenchman Phil's stand offering his spoon reproductions, and an area reserved for displaying bottles of every absinthe brand sold on earth: no less than 100 different kinds!

The antiquarians' stands displayed impressive collections of a variety of items: spoons (including a sole example of a 'feuille d'absinthe', priced at 1400 €), glasses, posters, drippers, cards, fountains (more than twenty), match strikers, carafes, sugar pincers, topettes, etc. There were typically classic items, as well as more exotic fare."


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post Oct 7 2003, 05:04 PM
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Thanx for the translation sp_ike.gif (my english is not good enough to translate myself), it's quite that. Our site should be translated in english soon by the way sp_ike.gif


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post Oct 7 2003, 05:07 PM
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Je vous en pris, Heure Verte. Thank YOU for doing the hard part: filming the event and writing about it.

So ... which absinthe won the "Cuilleur d'Or" at this year's tasting contest?


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post Oct 7 2003, 05:12 PM
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Unfortunately, I had to leave before the end of the sunday's contest so I don't know yet. Peter will tell us soon I guess, he was jurist !


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post Oct 7 2003, 05:32 PM
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Bravo...

Cool video...nice pictures...informative site.

Thanks, I enjoyed it.


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post Oct 7 2003, 05:35 PM
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And let me add that your website is by far THE BEST French-language site dedicated to absinthe.

Its front page, in particular, makes searching for information very quick and painless.

Congratulations!

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post Oct 7 2003, 05:57 PM
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Fun photos on Heure Verte's website: Frenchman Phil (with MC Delahaye) in his brick-and-mortar shop in La Rochelle.

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post Oct 7 2003, 06:59 PM
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I want to be a shop girl in Frenchman's shop.


He asked for a blow'd up poster of me licking the spoon he bought (smoooch!) for his shop... I wonder if it's up?

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post Oct 7 2003, 10:28 PM
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Marc, you went digging on the site sp_ike.gif
Frenchman Phil talked to me about the licked spoon, I maked this face : shock.gif that's a hell of a story w00t1.gif


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post Oct 7 2003, 10:51 PM
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Weeee! Courtesy of Frenchman:


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