Brick and Mortar

We wrote about what ‘good’ and ‘bad’ travelers take home with them (here). And if you had read that post, you would have heard about Pele’s curse. But what if we were to tell you that you are now officially sanctioned to take a piece of Paris’ vintage road home.

Road? How will you bring a road home we hear you ask.

You see, the city of Paris is constantly renewing itself. One of the things it does is to maintain its network of cobbled streets. And you know that the streets, no matter how well laid out will deteriorate. Some pieces coming loose for example…

So what does the city officials do? They hatched an idea to sell away the approximately 10,000 tons of old cobblestones that they dig up every year! Yes you heard right, you can buy these cobble stones and pave them in your own driveway. Now how’s that for bringing a Parisian road (or street) home with you? To be honest we too are surprised that they dig up this much every year…wow…high maintenance.

Ok so you are not likely to buy a ton or two of cobbled stones. You only want one to place in the display cabinet. A trophy perhaps of your conquest of another city on the map. Specifically Paris in this case. Well, in that article you will find a link to purchase them safely. Madame Margaux has saved you the trouble of rummaging through the city’s dump for the bricks cobblestones. And she is said to make them nice too! Buying just one surely will not “brick” the bank account! Heheh…

Will this make you buy one too?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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