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St. Trinians dans le style francais

By saltireblue    
So, there we were, Mrs. Salty and I, enjoying a leisurely stroll over to Île Saint Louis in Paris, when we were presented with a scene of utter confusion, hideous aromas and high-pitched screams.
We had stumbled across the annual ritual whereby the second-year students of the Faculté de Médecine Pierre et Marie Curie, (Campus de la Pitié Salpêtrière), l'Université Paris et Marie Curie, 'welcome' the new first-year intake into the ranks of medical education.

It was utterly impossible to see who was on which 'team' as utter confusion appeared to reign supreme.
Among the culinary ingredients we managed to recognise were, 2kg bags of flour, raw eggs, cans of whole plum tomatoes (thrown at the enemy, but retaining the opened can in hand, fortunately for the recipient of the fruit), litre upon litre of mayonaisse in squezy bottles, ketchup and some vile-smelling brown liquid in plastic bottles which, despite the best efforts of one student to explain to me what the ingredients were, I was not able to understand, and declined the offer of tasting despite his reassurances to my health should I partake of a wee dram.
The whole thing was a masterpiece of strategy and tactics, my new-found French doctor-to-be informed us, and said that the battle lasted several hours and that afterwards they retired to the sanctuary of the campus bar to heatedly debate the events of the day and argue over who had actually won.

Please forgive the technical quality of the images, as it was all happening at breakneck speed, and I was spending more time watching for incoming culinary missiles than concentrating on taking award-winning images. I was in the middle of their battle and it was up to myself to dodge the 'bullets'Grin

Great fun, and a marvellous experience to share on this Silly Sunday

Tags: Food Paris Battle Students Girls Medical Portraits and people Incoming stockings Underpants outside trousers

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Oct 2012 12:01PM
You have captured all the action and fun they were having so well in this set, Malc: quality is less important than catching the activity which you have recorded pretty well.
I'd be no use at this sort of stuff, so full marks to you.
A great set for 'silly Sunday'.


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21 Oct 2012 12:06PM
Fine piece of reportage, enjoyed reading the humorous text and viewing the well captured images.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
21 Oct 2012 12:06PM
I don't think I've enjoyed a series of silly Sunday shots more, Malc. Definitely NOT pants, Grin and I'm surprised they didn't 'accidentally' hoy one your way!

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 12:19PM
Excellent and interesting collection of fun images Malc.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
21 Oct 2012 12:40PM
quite wonderful GrinGrin

you get my UA for the whole set..though V10 is my fav Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 12:42PM
Brilliant stuff Malc! I particularly like v6 but she doesn't seem to have a victim close by and I wonder why she has a brolly. It looks great fun but I'm surprised you subjected your beautiful new 5D MkIII to such danger.
21 Oct 2012 1:33PM
Great set Malc, love them all. Well done that Man Smile

John Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 1:45PM
A wonderful set of photographs

Regards Nathan Grin
Tibetan 5 3 England
21 Oct 2012 2:30PM
Hope Mick's satisfied, had a feeling it was medical students, nice set great fun! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 Oct 2012 4:05PM
Looks quite a messy event, but a good time seems to be being had by all! Grin Hope you, Mrs Salty and the camera managed to keep a good distance away from getting messed up Wink Great Silly Sunday set Smile
Trev Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 10:10PM
Another exceptional action image. Glad I was right about the flour bombs.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 11:26PM
That is a grand set there Malc, was Mrs Salty carrying all the equipment to go with that 5D
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Oct 2012 7:35PM
looks like a great alternative to tear gas..
I know I'm a bit daft but not being catholic I don't know much about saints., who is St. Trinian? the patron Saint of spot removers?
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 9:44AM
Utterly hilarious sequence! No wonder the medical profession is held in . .. .. .. . .. . regard of some sort Smile
Sorry I missed Silly Sunday; but I would not have matched this.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
26 Oct 2012 8:44AM
Mixed showers afterwards, Malc ?.Great fun set and well shot considering all the distractions.
Fantastique, Malc, tres jolie.

15 Nov 2012 8:27PM
Great set Malc, looks like lots of fun! Some nice ladies.....wouldn't mind joining in myself! Wink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Nov 2012 8:31PM
A fab set of images capturing the fun and frivolity that went on, this is what I'd expect from the Lifesnapper. No doubt being the good sport he is he'd join in with all those girls throwing food! It looks like the French equivalent of It's a Knockout! "Joues sans frontieres!"
LexEquine 12 19 United States
1 Feb 2013 5:11PM
'Superlative {A++++} Image Set & Rendering' ~ LEx Wink

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