Friday, 30 May 2014

Chambord Under Scaffolding

This year the Chateau of Chambord is undergoing a facelift. When we visited a few weeks ago it looked like they had completed the left hand side of the roof and there was scaffolding on the central lantern. The cleaned stone is a lovely creamy colour.
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French Expressions: Bobo, which is a contraction of bourgeois-bohème = trendy middle class urbanite; BCBG, which stands for bon chic, bon gout (or sometimes genre) = stylish, with good taste (and from a 'good' family/well brought up). You can also have bon chic, bon ton which means the same thing.

3 comments:

  1. "Bobo"
    That's going to be a "false friend" then....
    as I was growing up it was a term of abuse...
    translated as "complete thicko!!"
    As in "He's a complete bobo!!"...
    which is worse...
    of course...
    with a double "complete" inferred!!

    And this years touristes will...
    naturally...
    be forced to buy the "before" photos....
    good marketing ploy is a bit of visible eyesore!!
    Provided that they haven't printed too many picture cards....

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  2. Then again un bobo is a kiddiwinks term for a cut, or more generally, a pain, as in j'ai bobo - I've got a pain. Fair enough...

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  3. PG: I hadn't made the connection at all :-) I like it, thanks for that!

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