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Saving the Temple Neuf

Our mayor has launched a fundraising initiative aimed at restoring three of the more important religious buildings in town. One of them is the Temple Neuf, also known as the Grand Temple- which you all already know as it sometimes appears in pictures of number 42. As a side note I think the mayor is just fantastic. 

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there it is in the background

The idea is to make it into something non-religious for the community. An idea I endorse wholeheartedly! Personally I think it would probably make a fantastic venue for concerts. And so convenient for me 🙂

intérieur du temple neuf de Mazamet

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42 comments on “Saving the Temple Neuf

  1. Tish Farrell
    January 19, 2017

    It looks a perfect space for music. And indeed, so very handy.

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  2. Steve Ruis
    January 19, 2017

    Before I would conclude that it is “the perfect place for music” I would at least solicit the opinion of some knowledgeable about acoustics. Even concert halls designed to have good acoustics come out wrong and have to be “saved.”

    I am all for celebrating good architecture but will the religious messages be left behind? Will public funds be going in support of that religion? Is that acceptable in France?.

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    • Acoustics are fairly straight-forward 🙂 I think only very slight modifications would be needed to make the space ideal. Angled interior side walls should do it, which would also provide an opportunity to insulate the building.
      The building now belongs to the town hall, so I think giving it a non-religious purpose is the best option.

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  3. Helen Devries
    January 19, 2017

    Happy looking old bird, the Architect de Batiments de France!
    Have they put forward any detailed plans yet?

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  4. acflory
    January 19, 2017

    Also possibly an art gallery? Museum? Historical archive? Library?
    lol – these days, a library of real books is probably an historical archive anyway. 🙂

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    • Or a permanent exhibition of when I was fat. It was 1979! fat

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      • acflory
        January 19, 2017

        lmao – you? chubby? Priceless. 😀

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      • I think you mean *chunky*. That’s the only acceptable word- and only in very narrow circumstances 😛

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      • acflory
        January 20, 2017

        Vanity! Toddlers are supposed to be CHUBBY! Of course, if you looked like that now…;)

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    • metan
      January 19, 2017

      Ha! If we were talking about Melbourne there would have been be a hipster cafe installed before you knew it! (serving deconstructed coffee and smashed avo of course) 😀

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      • But would I be thin or fat? As that’s the only thing that actually matters in the world.

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      • metan
        January 19, 2017

        We according to someone in government (who’s name I can’t remember) the reason the younger generation can’t afford housing in our overpriced market is because of their love of smashed avo, so I’ll say thin, but still living with your parents… Perhaps you’d rather be fat! 😀

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      • acflory
        January 20, 2017

        Hmm….we do have the best coffee in the world. 😀

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      • metan
        January 20, 2017

        Indeed we do. And if anyone even utters the word pretentious…. 😉

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      • metan
        January 20, 2017

        Ha! Now I’ve realised I can hardly point the finger at coffee wankers, the man of the house and I each keep different kinds of coffee in the house, I can’t stand the bitterness of the Nescafé he prefers… 😜

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      • acflory
        January 20, 2017

        -sigh- after the carnage in the Burke Street Mall today, I’m feeling kind of deflated. I hoped 2017 would see a bit of sanity coming back. Apparently not.

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      • metan
        January 20, 2017

        Horrible isn’t it. 😦 The only positive was that he was caught immediately. (And I guess another positive was that people didn’t immediately and incorrectly assume it was terrorism and cause some kind of social media panic.)

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      • acflory
        January 20, 2017

        Yes. I think we [as in the people who were on the scene] handled themselves really well. Another thing that helped stop the panic was that one of the police gave an update fairly early on and stressed that it wasn’t a terror related event. ‘Just’ your average nutter. Makes you wonder how many of the genuine terror events are carried out by people just as mentally disturbed who are being used by the real terrorists. 😦

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      • Bingo! That’s the issue of our times. The one people are having trouble grasping.

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      • acflory
        January 21, 2017

        It’s always a case of perception, isn’t it? More people die in car crashes each year than in 10 years worth of plane crashes, yet its the plane crash we remember and fear. 😦

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      • metan
        January 21, 2017

        Unfortunately this is related to an issue that we are all far more likely to be affected by, domestic violence. Terrorism is far less likely to touch any of our lives.

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      • acflory
        January 21, 2017

        That’s the irony, isn’t it? But like shark attacks, it’s the nastiness of the attack that sticks in our minds.

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  5. john zande
    January 19, 2017

    Temple Neuf sounds like something out of Fraggle Rock

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