[CR] Tour De France 100th Year Exhibition - Photographs of the exhibition


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Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 10:42:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Brett Horton <bhorton@brickerhaven.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Tour De France 100th Year Exhibition - Photographs of the exhibition

A couple of weeks ago I posted information about the exhibition in Paris celebrating the 100 year history of the Tour de France. When I posted to the CR list asking anyone who was interested in seeing images, I expected 5-10 responses. Since more than 150 people responded, I decided it would be easier for me to post this missive to the list.

For those interested in seeing the show in person, I have received more detailed information as to hours, etc. The exhibition is located at Paris City Hall (Hotel de Ville) at 29 rue de Rivoli. The exhibition is open from 10am – 7pm every day except Sunday. Nearest metro stop - Hotel de Ville - is about 50 meters from the entrance. My understanding is the City of Paris is underwriting the costs of the exhibition and there is no admission fee.

I am told the show is going quite well and attendance has significantly exceeded the estimates. Most folks are spending about 1 to 1 1/2 hours at the exihibit. Best time to go is midweek during the early part of the day.

I have been sent some snapshot quality images of parts of the exhibition. L’Equipe will be running a feature article on the exhibit in the next couple of weeks and I have been promised a full set of quality images from them and will post them once received. In the meantime, here are a few pictures to look at…………..

The exterior of Paris City Hall showing exhibition signage and street lamp advertising:

http://www.brickerhaven.com/art/wParis City Hall.jpg

Entrance to exhibition:

http://www.brickerhaven.com/art/wexhibit_welcome.jpg

One of the larger rooms in the exhibition - Hugo Koblet Yellow Jersey:

http://www.brickerhaven.com/art/wkoblet.jpg

Interesting use of space. Suspended “Mobile” of cyclists.

http://www.brickerhaven.com/art/wcyclists in the air.jpg

Anquetil 1964 TdF Yellow Jersey

http://www.brickerhaven.com/art/wanquetil.jpg

Eddy Merckx 1974 Yellow Jersey. Note the names of past TdF greats painted on the floor:

http://www.brickerhaven.com/art/whistory merckx.jpg

Near the gift shop on the way out. Groovy hair baby.

http://www.brickerhaven.com/art/wpano interior 2.jpg

Brett Horton

San Francisco, California

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