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Friday, 10 June 2011

La Guillotine électriques...?

Above: La Guillotine
This pylon does look a little like the (in)famous La Guillotine of the French Revolution only with a modern twist - powered by electricity!

Did you know
The guillotine was still in use in the 1930's! The last public guillotining was of Eugen Weidmann, who was convicted of six murders. He was beheaded on 17 June 1939, outside the prison Saint-Pierre rue Georges Clemenceau 5 at Versailles.

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Today's quote: There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine ~ P. G. Wodehouse.

12 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Great perspective of the pylon! Like a streamlined guillotine.

brattcat said...

Oh, that Wodehouse. Gotta love him. In this case he not only makes the eyes roll, he makes the heads roll, too. Excellent little post.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Interesting shot and it does look lethal.

Darryl and Ruth : )

J Bar said...

It looks great.

arabesque said...

definitely a great perspective bfg. ^-^
for a moment i really thought it was the guillotine. haha ^-^

anjoe playhouse said...

I don't mind having lots of grey hair ;-)
Great shot, and yes, it looks like a modern guillotine :-D

Diamond said...
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Ray said...

Nice looking blog... Melbourne is on my list of places to visit one of these days. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Found this hard to believe but the last time that this crazy world used the device (guillotine) was actually as late as 1977. On September 10, 1977 Hamida Djandoubi was put to death via guillotine in Marseilles, France. We've come a long way eh? NOT. SAD. :(

Sonia. said...

interesting architecture.
you walk on dangerus roads!

take care!


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Regina Glover said...

Interesting shot and it does look lethal.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
The Wodehouse quote...
;-D

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.