les misérables + main places || (pictures are not mine)
la place de la bastille: square in paris where “la prison de la bastille” stood until its destruction in 1789 during the french revolution. in the novel, it’s the site of napoleon’s elephant.
la rue des filles du calvaire (trad. the street of the ordeal’s daughters/girls): marius’s grandfather’s house. it’s situated in the north-east of the 3rd arrondissement of paris.
l’église saint-paul saint-louis: church where marius and cosette were married. situated in the marais quarter of paris (4th arrondissement).
rue de la verrerie: marius & courfeyrac’s apartment.
“la barricade de la liberté”: also the corinthe. situated rue mondétour and rue rambuteau. it’s where the barricade was built in the novel.
quai des gesvres: place where javert committed suicide. in the novel, he didn’t jump from a bridge but from an embankment. from his point of view, we can see notre-dame in the background.
café musain: doesn’t exist anymore. it was situated boulevard saint-michel.
rue plumet: exist under another name now: “rue oudinot”. where jean valjean lived while raising cosette. number #55 doesn’t exist: the musical invented it. it’s hard to tell where valjean’s house could have been situated.
“Picturesque: strikingly graphic or vivid; creating detailed mental images, mediator between these opposed ideals of beauty and the sublime, showing the possibilities that existed in between these two rationally idealised states.”
Jean Prouvaire as the personification of the Picturesque
Hey Les Misérables fandom! Are you tired of seeing the same couple of ships on your dash? Are you a multishipper who has several severely neglected ships? Do you want to play around with pairings? If so gather up your ideas and get ready for Les Mis Rare Pairs Week which will happen exactly one month from now on a dash near you.
What’s considered a rare pair?
Any ship that has under a hundred fics on AO3, aka anything but one of the top twenty pairings.
How do I know what the top twenty pairings are??
I went on AO3, wrote down the number of fics each ship has and complied it in this beautiful color coordinated little spreadsheet (Go ahead and check out how popular ships are–as of right now Combeferre/Eponine and Bahorel/Feuilly have the exact number of fics and there are the same number of fics for Feuilly/Eponine, Feuilly/Enjolras and Feuilly/Jehan. The more you know).
Do I have to write fic?
Absolutely not. Anything is welcome, art, headcanons, photosets, cosplay, fanmixes–as long as it’s focused on a rare pair go wild.
Does it have to be ship related?
Platonic pairings are welcome as well! They don’t have to follow the same rules as above (Enjolras/Courfeyrac/Combeferre is allowed but pretty much everyone and their mother writes them as best friends so maybe don’t do anything for that friendship). Just think about who you never really see interacting and go for it.
According to legend, wherever the Pandorica was taken, throughout its long history, the Centurion would be there guarding it. He appears as an iconic image in the artwork of many cultures. And there are several documented accounts of his appearances. And his warnings to the many who attempted to open the box before its time. His last recorded appearance was during the London Blitz in 1941.The warehouse where the Pandorica was stored was destroyed by incendiary bombs. But the box itself was found the next morning a safe distance from the blaze. There are eyewitness accounts from the night of the fire of a figure in Roman dress carrying the box from the flames. Since then, there have been no sightings of the lone Centurion. And many have speculated that if he ever existed, he perished in the fires of that night, performing one last act of devotion to the box he had pledged to protect for nearly two thousand years.