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London, England 2000

French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) page - 2nd July, 2000

(If looking for the official London, UK, French Embassy webpage - it is at http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/)

(If looking for the official Washington, USA, French Embassy webpage - it is at http://www.info-france-usa.org/)

Lachlan's Homepage is at http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au

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London 2000: [From NHM down Kensington High Street - 19th June] | [Down Kensington High Street to the NHM- 20th June] | [Some Pseudo Random sites around London - 22nd June] | [Severe Brain Slapping that is to experience the Millenium Dome - 23rd June] | [A minor tour around the Natural History Museum - 26th June] | [Walk around Kensington Park/Hyde Park - 26th June] | [Evening Wander around Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Oxford Street - 26th June] | [Cromwell Road and handling the Malaise of Life - 27th June] | [Homage to the Blue Plaque at Benny Hill's old house - 27th June] | [Misc things and the miracle Coffee Machine of Birkbeck Crystallography Department - 29th June] | [Live from the Imperial College Student Union Bar - The Schofield Nightmare - Holland loses to Italy - 29th June] [Blue Plaques, Tate Modern, Southwark walk beside the Thames and Robbie Scott's - 1st July] | [French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) page - July 2nd 2000] | [The Ethnically Cleansed Blue Plaque of Shame - 2nd to 4th of June] | [Royal Instution, Mayfair and surrounds - 6th July 2000] | [Ian Harrowfield visits the Natural History Museum - 7th July 2000] | [Boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich and back to Parliament - 8th July 2000]
[Another LMDC London expose of shame: Images of Pope's Head Alley in Cornhill, City of London - taken on Sunday 29th December 2002 around 4.15pm. Where in September 1730, did Peter Vivian's foul actions cause him to be indicted for a Misdemeanor, "in assaulting John Brailsford, with an intent to commit the detestable Sin of Sodomy"]

Latest information about French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) (London, UK) from the Bold Detective himself

Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 14:29:24 +0100
To: Lachlan Cranswick [lachlan@ldeo.columbia.edu]
From: The Bold Detective
Subject: Re: blue plaque of shame - "ethnically cleansed blue plaque of shame"


Lacklustre

a few months ago it was restored into its full glory.
I guess after the NATO stuff finished? Dunno. Anyway, he was
the yugoslave/serbian prime minister for a while. jovanovich?
I'll check.

Also, the french embasy of shame is being cleaned! And its all 
your doing. You are a 'cleansing' warrior!

Min


Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 20:50:16 +0100
To: Lachlan Cranswick [lachlan@ldeo.columbia.edu]
From: The Bold Detective
Subject: Re: Accomodation Visit by The Big Fromage


Hey

thanks for the American Footballing JC. Good to see that he is
not playing for the team in red. It sits proudly on my desk, no
doubt burning everything in site a la 'Raiders of the Lost Arc'

Now Visible Blue Plaque of Shame

Professor Slobodan Jovanovitch
1869-1958
Serbian Historian
Literary Critic
legal Scholar
Prime Minister of Yugoslavia 
Lived here 1945-1958

(mysteriously the year the war ended).


Also, thanks to you, the French Embassy of shame hotel is
be revamped as well as the embassy itself.

Being hassled by security, so must dash. Whats happening over there?
When is the return? You going holidaying? You at least going to
see some futile yankee sports?

Any news on DND?

Later dude.  

Minion


Relevant Links

  • Official webpage of "The French Embassy in London": also known as the "French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)" - http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/
  • Official sanitised webpage of buildings of the "The French Embassy in London" - also known as the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) (trying to merge images to see if this is the same building as the "French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)" ???) - http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/db.phtml?id=181
  • Official sanitised webpage of buildings of the "The French Embassy in London" - also known as the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) - http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/db.phtml?id=182

  • The principles of the French Constitution - http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/db.phtml?id=4943

  • Declaration of the Rights of Man - 1789:
    • http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/rightsof.htm
    • Approved by the National Assembly of France, August 26, 1789

      The representatives of the French people, organized as a National Assembly, believing that the ignorance, neglect, or contempt of the rights of man are the sole cause of public calamities and of the corruption of governments, have determined to set forth in a solemn declaration the natural, unalienable, and sacred rights of man, in order that this declaration, being constantly before all the members of the Social body, shall remind them continually of their rights and duties; in order that the acts of the legislative power, as well as those of the executive power, may be compared at any moment with the objects and purposes of all political institutions and may thus be more respected, and, lastly, in order that the grievances of the citizens, based hereafter upon simple and incontestable principles, shall tend to the maintenance of the constitution and redound to the happiness of all. Therefore the National Assembly recognizes and proclaims, in the presence and under the auspices of the Supreme Being, the following rights of man and of the citizen:

      Articles:

      1. Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be founded only upon the general good.

      2. The aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression.

      3. The principle of all sovereignty resides essentially in the nation. No body nor individual may exercise any authority which does not proceed directly from the nation.

      4. Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. These limits can only be determined by law.

      5. Law can only prohibit such actions as are hurtful to society. Nothing may be prevented which is not forbidden by law, and no one may be forced to do anything not provided for by law.

      6. Law is the expression of the general will. Every citizen has a right to participate personally, or through his representative, in its foundation. It must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes. All citizens, being equal in the eyes of the law, are equally eligible to all dignities and to all public positions and occupations, according to their abilities, and without distinction except that of their virtues and talents.

      7. No person shall be accused, arrested, or imprisoned except in the cases and according to the forms prescribed by law. Any one soliciting, transmitting, executing, or causing to be executed, any arbitrary order, shall be punished. But any citizen summoned or arrested in virtue of the law shall submit without delay, as resistance constitutes an offense.

      8. The law shall provide for such punishments only as are strictly and obviously necessary, and no one shall suffer punishment except it be legally inflicted in virtue of a law passed and promulgated before the commission of the offense.

      9. As all persons are held innocent until they shall have been declared guilty, if arrest shall be deemed indispensable, all harshness not essential to the securing of the prisoner's person shall be severely repressed by law.

      10. No one shall be disquieted on account of his opinions, including his religious views, provided their manifestation does not disturb the public order established by law.

      11. The free communication of ideas and opinions is one of the most precious of the rights of man. Every citizen may, accordingly, speak, write, and print with freedom, but shall be responsible for such abuses of this freedom as shall be defined by law.

      12. The security of the rights of man and of the citizen requires public military forces. These forces are, therefore, established for the good of all and not for the personal advantage of those to whom they shall be intrusted.

      13. A common contribution is essential for the maintenance of the public forces and for the cost of administration. This should be equitably distributed among all the citizens in proportion to their means.

      14. All the citizens have a right to decide, either personally or by their representatives, as to the necessity of the public contribution; to grant this freely; to know to what uses it is put; and to fix the proportion, the mode of assessment and of collection and the duration of the taxes.

      15. Society has the right to require of every public agent an account of his administration.

      16. A society in which the observance of the law is not assured, nor the separation of powers defined, has no constitution at all.

      17. Since property is an inviolable and sacred right, no one shall be deprived thereof except where public necessity, legally determined, shall clearly demand it, and then only on condition that the owner shall have been previously and equitably indemnified.


  • Links relating to the history of Habeas Corpus (an English Invention)


(Note: descriptions may be incomplete and inaccurate)

Image

Description

Blue Plaque to Sir Charles James Freake (1814 to 1884) Builder and Patron of the arts Boarded up windows in the Embassy complex of Shame

  • Blue Plaque to Sir Charles James Freake (1814 to 1884) Builder and Patron of the arts (Blue Plaques)
  • Boarded up windows in the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)

Mental Ketchup are what the posters say Bicycles may interfer with the view of the grime - so are no encouraged

  • Mental Ketchup are what the posters say
  • Bicycles may interfer with the view of the grime - so are no encouraged

Modern Architecture Natural History Museum

  • Modern Architecture
  • Natural History Museum

Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)

  • Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)
  • Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)

Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) Golden Plaque on a front door of the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)

  • Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)
  • Golden Plaque on a front door of the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)

Possible fire hazzard in a basement room  Canel

  • Possible fire hazzard in a basement room
  • Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)

Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)

  • Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)
  • Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)

Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)

  • Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)
  • Neglect, grime and decay on the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)

They cannot be bothered to let their flag fly on the flagpoles Queue here for a Visa

  • They cannot be bothered to let their flag fly on the flagpoles
  • Queue here for a Visa

Queue leads to this basement room of horror View up to the Natural History Museum

  • Queue leads to this basement room of horror
  • View up to the Natural History Museum

Blue Plaque of John Everatt Millais, Emil Otto Hope and others. This is not part of the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS).  Too well kept and maintained.

  • Blue Plaque of John Everatt Millais, Emil Otto Hope and others. (Blue Plaques)
  • This is not part of the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS). Too well kept and maintained.

This is not part of the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS).  Too well kept and maintained. Queue for Visas outside the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)

  • This is not part of the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS). Too well kept and maintained.
  • Queue for Visas outside the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)

Queue for Visas outside the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) Natural history Museum

  • Queue for Visas outside the French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS)
  • Natural history Museum

Poetry Links and stuff

Upon Westminster Bridge
(Sept. 3, 1802)
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth like a garment wear

The beauty of the morning: silent, bare,
Skips, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky,
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.

Never did sun more beatifully steep
In his first splendour valley, rock or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!

The river glideth at this own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

London, MDCCCII
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

O friend! I know not which way I must look
For comfort, being as I am, opprest
to think that now our life is only drest
For show; mean handiwork of craftsman, cook,

Or groom! - We must run glittering like a brook
In the open sunshine, or we are unblest;
The wealthiest man among us is the best:
No grandeur now in Nature or in book

Delights us. Rapine, avarice, expense,
This is idolatry; and these we adore:
Plain living and high thinking are no more:

The homely beauty of the good old cause
Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence,
And pure religion breathing household laws.

London
(William Blake, 1757-1827)

I wandered through each chartered street,
Near where the chartered Thames does flow,
A mark in every face I meet,
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every man,
In every infant's cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear:

How the chimney-sweeper's cry
Every blackening church appals,
And the hapless soldier's sigh
Runs in blood down palace-walls.

But most, through midnight streets I hear
How the youthful harlot's curse
Blasts the new-born infant's tear,
And blights with plagues the marriage-hearse.


London 2000: [From NHM down Kensington High Street - 19th June] | [Down Kensington High Street to the NHM- 20th June] | [Some Pseudo Random sites around London - 22nd June] | [Severe Brain Slapping that is to experience the Millenium Dome - 23rd June] | [A minor tour around the Natural History Museum - 26th June] | [Walk around Kensington Park/Hyde Park - 26th June] | [Evening Wander around Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Oxford Street - 26th June] | [Cromwell Road and handling the Malaise of Life - 27th June] | [Homage to the Blue Plaque at Benny Hill's old house - 27th June] | [Misc things and the miracle Coffee Machine of Birkbeck Crystallography Department - 29th June] | [Live from the Imperial College Student Union Bar - The Schofield Nightmare - Holland loses to Italy - 29th June] [Blue Plaques, Tate Modern, Southwark walk beside the Thames and Robbie Scott's - 1st July] | [French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) page - July 2nd 2000] | [The Ethnically Cleansed Blue Plaque of Shame - 2nd to 4th of June] | [Royal Instution, Mayfair and surrounds - 6th July 2000] | [Ian Harrowfield visits the Natural History Museum - 7th July 2000] | [Boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich and back to Parliament - 8th July 2000]
[Another LMDC London expose of shame: Images of Pope's Head Alley in Cornhill, City of London - taken on Sunday 29th December 2002 around 4.15pm. Where in September 1730, did Peter Vivian's foul actions cause him to be indicted for a Misdemeanor, "in assaulting John Brailsford, with an intent to commit the detestable Sin of Sodomy"]

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