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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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Postcard #9 – What is Zom’s next destination?

ZomZom ShadokPosts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 19 in Countries and Travel
Hello LEO members,

Soon I’ll be leaving Australia for a new place that my Australian mate Bill has visited a few times. I asked him to talk about it. Listening to his description and perception of the place, can you guess what my next destination is?

The recording:
Listen to "Postcard #9 – What is Zom’s next destination?" on Spreaker.

Where am I heading to in a few days?
It befits a man to be merry and glad
Until the day of his death.
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  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • abhishekb9099abhishekb9099 Posts: 1,030 ✭✭✭✭
    Germany
  • nidhiinidhii Posts: 819 ✭✭✭✭
    @Zom Paris,France
  • rupsilrupsil Posts: 506 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19
    @Zom you will return to Paris, and Bill goes to the International Paris Air Show in Le Bouget (19 to 25 June)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Definitely your hometown, Paris! :)
  • sirinsirin Posts: 39 ✭✭
    @Zom ! It's not Paris! It's Russia!
  • sirinsirin Posts: 39 ✭✭
    It may be the capital of Russia(Moskow), but your friend like Stalingrad(Volgograd) and i think Republic of Crimea too
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,340 mod
    edited January 20
    @sirin ,
    but I heard them talking about Seine.
    I could be mistaken of course, I know I'm bad at listening. :)
    Post edited by april on
  • sirinsirin Posts: 39 ✭✭
    @april hm. or maybe i somethink mix up... hm!
  • MonikMonik Posts: 999 ✭✭✭✭
    @Zom you're heading to Russia ;)
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @abhishekb9099, you're making me curious. What parts of the recording made you think I could be heading for Germany? Maybe the cold. It's indeed very cold in winter there.
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @sirin, It's true that we mentioned Stalingrad and Crimée, but believe it or not, they are part of an area in Paris in the 19th arrondissemement along the canal Saint Martin. It attracts a lot of people, artists, bohos and commoners.

    Yes @April, mentioning the Seine rive might have sounded like a give away, but I don't expect everybody to know the geography of France. ^^

    @Monik, same player, play again. ;)

    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @nidhii, @rupsil, @Bubbly,

    You're right guys, I'll be back in my hometown, Paris in France, in a few days. Well done!


    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • abhishekb9099abhishekb9099 Posts: 1,030 ✭✭✭✭
    @nidhii Congratulations for another POST CARD
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 21
    It's not finished @abhishekb9099, here is the now traditional additional question to decide of the winner(s).

    @nidhii, @rupsil, @Bubbly, Listen again to the recording between 2:06 and 4:36 and tell me what Bill wears when he rides the bike in Paris to feel safe.

    Send me your answer in a private message. Good luck! ^^


    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • abhishekb9099abhishekb9099 Posts: 1,030 ✭✭✭✭
    @Zom Can I participate?
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, sure @abhishekb9099. :D

    @Sirin, @Monik, @april, and any of you that thinks they have the answer to the additional question challenge, feel free to particpate. Just keep in mind that you've got to send me your answer in a private message.
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • rupsilrupsil Posts: 506 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Zom I sent my answer. Tell me if you did not receive it.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,340 mod
    No, I don't get what Bill wears when he bikes.
    Not a mamil, I hope? :)
  • aladdinaladdin Radio Producer LEOnetworkPosts: 1,553 mod
  • abhishekb9099abhishekb9099 Posts: 1,030 ✭✭✭✭
    @Zom Where are you by the way. Are you in Flight?
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 22
    I've received it @rupsil.

    No, no Middle Aged Man in Lycra for him @april. He's outside the age bracket for that.

    Nope @aladdin, I'll be heading back to my French home. What about the additional question? Would you like to give it a go?

    I'm in Brisbane at the moment @abhishekb9099. I'll be back in Paris in a couple of days.
    Post edited by Zom on
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 25
    There are only right answers for the additional question.

    @abhishekb9099, @nidhii, @rupsil, @Bubbly, You are right, Bill wears fluo gear when he ride his pushbike in Paris.

    You'll all receive a postcard from Paris. Well done!

    The transcript of the recording from 2:06 to 4:46:-
    
    - How do you get around this, this place?
    - I have a bike.
    - You've got a bike.
    - I've got a two wheel bike.
    - Is it bike friendly? Because it's pretty big, no?
    - It is very bike friendly. A lot of places in Europe are bike friendly.
    - But it's a big town, it's not..
    - There are many big towns in Europe.
    - I've heard that you were often on the pavement, so if you've got to ride 
    on the pavement I wouldn't say that it's bike friendly. Or it's because 
    you're not such a good..
    - Everyone there ride on the pavement and I've just learnt how to do it. 
    When in  Rome do as the Romans do and this is not Rome.
    - OK. So, beside the bike, beside the bike what kind of transport system 
    do you have there?
    - A beautiful tram system is in operation there; they have a...
    - It's pretty recent the tram, no?, over there. It's not the traditional way of
     getting around.
    - No it's the new style with everything up to four, five articulations, it's 
    pretty flash, it's pretty flash, flash, flash, flash.
    - So you like the tram?
    - I like the trams very much and they're very slow and they are very, err
    - But the tram.. 
    - They have curious windows and you can see the soil.
    - Yeah, you can see, but the tram doesn't get you down, down, centre, in the
     centre at all.
    - I use,  I use the underground, metro.
    - Ah, the metro, and, what about the bus. You never take the bus?
    - Yes, yes, yes, I take the bus.  
    - OK, so you feel very comfortable to get, to..
    - Yes and I catch the bus from the airport into the city, every time; 
    and from the city, back to the airport when I'm leaving.
    - OK.
    - On arrival and departure I use the bus and I use the bus sometimes 
    internally, inside the city.
    - OK, OK. So you will keep using the bike as well, and, with no problem at all.
    - Yes, yes.
    - That's good to know.
    - Yes, and, <b class="Bold">I've got some fluo gear that wear when I'm 
    riding the bike for safety</b> and..
    - OK. And you've never been lost over there? I mean..
    - Never been lost and I do my own individual  adventures within the city and 
    the surrounds on my own, of my own on my own and I ride it along bike tracks
     and roads and pavements.
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    As I'm back home for a few months, the postcard game will be put on hold for some time. :)
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Zom Well done! I felt as if I was with you throughout your journey. I have not only enjoyed the LEN Postcard games but got some new information about different places.

    Thank you. <3
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,184 ✭✭✭✭
    I haven't listen the audio yet. I will go with nidhii.
    Will you count me as a winner of this postcard as well.@Zom
  • nidhiinidhii Posts: 819 ✭✭✭✭
    @zom Thank you for another Post Card this time from France .Yippee.
    Congrats all the winners @abhishekb9099 @Bubbly @rupsil .
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mohit_singh. Let's see. OK. Listen to the recording and send me a private message with the answer to the additional question. Good luck (and no cheating.) ;)
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes @nidhhi, it sounds like you'll get a postcard from each country I visited since October. Excellent job lady. ^.^
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly

    Looking forward to playing a postcard game when yourself start traveling Bubbly. :D
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
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