Once returned from the abysms of the utter North to that little house upon the outskirts of Meudon, it was not the philosopher, the daring observer, the man of iron energy that imposed himself on his family, but a fat and even plaintive jester, a farceur incarnate and kindly, the co-equal of his children, and, it must be written, not seldom the comic despair of Madame Lavalle, who, as she writes five years after the marriage, to her venerable mother, found "in this unequalled intellect whose name I bear the abandon of a large and very untidy boy." Here is her letter:
The Mayor of Meudon, thunders at our door in the name of the Law, demanding, I suppose, my husband's head.
All Meudon attended in the streets, and my Xavier, after a long time comprehending what he had done, excused himself in a thousand apologies.
Of their tremendous significance be sure that the modest house at Meudon knew as little as that the Records would one day be the planet's standard in all official meteorology.
The king did not expect him so soon, and had just departed for the chase towards Meudon
. D'Artagnan, instead of riding after the king, as he would formerly have done, took off his boots, had a bath, and waited till his majesty should return dusty and tired.
THE HOTEL INSPECTOR RETURNS (9pm Channel 5) IT'S NOT often Alex Polizzi finds a hotel she actually wants to buy, but two years ago she fell in love with the Meudon
Hotel near Falmouth in Cornwall.
This event was organised primarily by Nicholas Biver of the Paris Observatory to mark one of the lesser-known anniversaries occurring in the International Year of Astronomy 2009: the centenary of Eugene Antoniadi's crucial observations of Mars with the Grande Lunette, the 83cm refractor of the Paris Observatory at Meudon
, in 1909 September.
He is the third generation owner of the Meudon
Hotel, a sedate yet sumptuous sanctuary tucked away in the sub-tropical hilltops of Mawnan Smith (near Falmouth), Cornwall.
The UCP2 gene was discovered independently by Warden's research group and a team led by Daniel Ricquier of the National Center for Scientific Research in Meudon
It is the pedestal of that enlarged piece, which can be seen today at the Musee Rodin in Meudon
, that Vermeiren (after having meticulously measured it) reproduces in plaster, according to a principal that he invariably observes, which consists of rendering the pedestals of statues in the same material as that of the works they support--a totally personal version, as it were, of the absorption of sculpture into its pedestal so often touted as one of the dominant characteristics of Modern art.