Sunday, June 19, 2011

And a Bunch of Other Numbers

My patience with this number series is wearing thin.  But while I'm too bored to count all the way to 100 (and you do have to give me credit for getting halfway there), I have a few numbers from the vault to share.  So without further ado, I give you:

If your taste runs to the classic blue and white metal, you can find the perfect souvenir of your time in Paris in the basement of BHV's flagship store on rue de Rivoli.


Jeanne said...

Thanks, they are good numbers at that!

Starman said...

It's those Bis numbers that can confuse things. I recounted an incident last October when the building next to ours had the same number but with a Bis. Unfortunately, the Bis was difficult to see at night, and when we put in our door code, the door opened. When we entered the interior code, that door opened also, so we thought we were in the correct building. It was only when our key wouldn't fit the door to the apartment and we left the building scratching our heads, that we finally figured it out.

Pat's Addition said...

Oh boy, I love BHV. A great place for gifts to take home. Our friend's place was up the street on Rue De Platre so it was tres convenient.

Sasho said...

Farewell to the Farm
Robert Louis Stevenson

The coach is at the door at last;
The eager children, mounting fast
And kissing hands, in chorus sing:
Good-bye, good-bye to everything!

To house and garden, field and lawn,
The meadow gates we swang upong.
To pump and stable, tree and swing,
Good-bye, good=by to everything!

And fare you well for evermore,
O ladder at the hayloft door,
Oh hayloft where the cobwebs cling,
Good-bye, good-bye to everything!

Crack goes the whip, and off we go;
The trees and houses smaller grow;
Last, round the wood turn we sing:
Good-bye, good=bye to everything!

Amy said...

Inspired by this series, I finally hung up some handmade ceramic painted house numbers outside my front door...I've had them for almost 15 years!

Paulita said...

What does the Bis mean? Love the pretty 52, and the art nouveau 66

Harriet said...

I loved Starmans' story and thanks to Sasho for the poem. Amy, I also have some ceramic numbers -- purchased while at Rocamodour 2002 that I haven't put up yet -- perhaps this will be the year....

Anne, I can't believe how the days are ticking by for you. I'm going to be out of town for about a week, but I'll be thinking of you and all the last minute rush-rush that you must be going through in preparation for the big departure. Bon Courage!!!

Linds said...

Saw a great 81 yesterday and thought of you! I will miss the number series and all of your great posts Anne!

Anne said...

Paulita: Bis just means "again". There's also "ter" which is kind of like "again again."

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