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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:49 pm
by johnwilson
Yes, it is Kleist. Over to you, your Excellency

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:56 pm
by Ambassador
Thanks, John

Yes, Chris, I was thinking of Die Marquise. Small ads are not what they were.

Strasbourg (the answer to a recent Brain of Britain question) has an area called Le Petite France. It got its name not from being French, but from an isolation hospital located there. What disease were its patients suffering from?

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:28 pm
by neilmac
Syphilis?

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:30 pm
by neilmac
I'd like to justify that answer but it might upset Didier!

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:55 pm
by Ambassador
Yes, Neil, the locals referred to Syphilis as the French Disease.

(I think that form of words defends the Auld Alliance)

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:50 pm
by neilmac
Which architect designed Metro entrances in Paris in this style -
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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:31 pm
by EwanM
Having just watched a documentary on Art Nouveau I suspect this might be Hector Guimard?

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:06 pm
by neilmac
Correct.

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:07 pm
by EwanM
Which sculptor created Oscar Wilde's tomb in Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris?

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:59 pm
by Elginboy59
Epstein - and it's hideous!