Don’t you know? French bulldogs originated from we British or English bulldogs, you might call ‘em bulldog lite but we pack a lot more love and attitude! According to the Daily Telegraph a type of crossbred miniature bulldog was taken to France by laceworkers from Nottinghamshire in the 1850s. It became popular, particularly in Paris high society, and its English roots were expunged.
Anyway i spent the day here and didn’t see any! Maybe they’re all in England??
Some twat lost my best photos! But i’ll be back to do some more!
This is the Champ de Mars or Field of Mars. The park is named after the Campus Martius (“Mars Field”) in Rome, a tribute to the Latin name of the Roman God of war. The name also alludes to the fact that the lawns here were formerly used as drilling and marching grounds by the French military but i like it more for playing (hula), sniffing, marking and laying about in.
Originally, the Champ de Mars was part of a large flat open area called Grenelle, which was reserved for market gardening. Citizens would claim small plots and exploit them by growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers for the local market. Maybe it would be better used for that purpose again.
Jacques Charles and the Robert brothers launched the world’s first hydrogen-filled balloon from the Champ-de-Mars on 27 August 1783.
On 14 July 1790 the first “Federation Day” celebration (fête de la Fédération), now known as Bastille Day, was held on the Champ de Mars, exactly one year after the storming of the prison. The following year, on 17 July 1791, the massacre on the Champ de Mars took place. Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first mayor of Paris, became a victim of his own revolution and was guillotined there on 12 November 1793. So its not all just been fun and games here.
Plenty of blood and gore but most importantly Champ de Mars was used as a filming location in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill, in which Bond drove a Renault 11 taxi which he had hijacked at the Eiffel Tower in pursuit of a mysterious assassin, later revealed to be May Day (Grace Jones).