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Photo of the Week

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Celebrating Chinese New Year in Paris. Photo: Sabrina Kennelly

 

C’est Ironique Sign of the Weeque

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Spotted by reader Jake Dear.

It’s a watch shop. Get it? Get it? Get it?

In Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov describes his main character as having “a bright foreigner’s fondness for puns.” I think we can assume that whoever came up with this one is not so bright.

David Jaggard

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Paris Update This Week’s Events

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Festival Circulation(s)
> Festival promoting the work of young European photographers. Centquatre, Paris, through March 8.

Festival Tout-Petits Cinéma
> Children's film festival. Forum des Images, Paris, through Feb. 22.

Ice-Skating Rink
> Outdoor skating at the Hôtel de Ville, Paris, through March 1.

John Ford
> Festival of films by the king of Westerns. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Feb. 23.

Salon International de l'Agriculture
> A barnyard in Paris, with the best of the country's livestock and products made from them. Porte de Versailles, Paris, Feb. 21-March 1.

Trio Jazz Live
> Free jazz concerts with reservation. L'Hôtel Renaissance Vendôme, Paris, March 6, April 17, May 20, June 19.

 

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