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BeRKA is back

BeRKA is back from Paris. What science fiction related things have I done there?

Paris

We visited Musée d’Orsay where we looked at Renoir paintings. Another Renoir painting, Luncheon of the Boating Party was significant in the Amélie film. We visited the café where Amélie worked. In the Valérian and Laureline comic book called On the False Earths the final panel is an homage to this painting. We also visited Centre Georges Pompidou which is a location in the Valérian and Laureline comic book called Brooklyn Station, Terminus Cosmos.

Luncheon of the Boating Party
Auguste Renoir: Luncheon of the Boating Party – Image from wikimedia.
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I bought this rocket ship from the The Adventures of Tintin comic Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon.

Tintin rocket

Veronica and I visited Le Café de Paris. (This shouldn’t be confused with Café de Paris in Geneva that makes the famous sauce.) Jewel Staite (from Firefly) has also been here. You can see that in an image at her blog Happy Opu. Now I am Happy P-O.

Veronica

You can (if you know Swedish) read more about our visit to Paris at the berka.se blog.