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XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 04:13 PM
this is off-topic so I won't mind if it gets locked by the mods- /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif but it isn't a politico-troll, I really just am curious-

In Paris a month ago I noticed a subway station called Oberkampf (which, I'm guessing, means "something-war/struggle" in german- am I good or what /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

anybody know why it's called that? seems kind of unusual-
Google hasn't been much help /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 04:13 PM
this is off-topic so I won't mind if it gets locked by the mods- /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif but it isn't a politico-troll, I really just am curious-

In Paris a month ago I noticed a subway station called Oberkampf (which, I'm guessing, means "something-war/struggle" in german- am I good or what /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

anybody know why it's called that? seems kind of unusual-
Google hasn't been much help /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Zayets
10-29-2003, 04:23 PM
Never heard about it. On which line is? Is on the metro line or the RER?

Zayets out

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XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 04:58 PM
I can't resist research for its own sake. The station (as well as the street and the district of the same name) are apparently named after Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf, more information on whom can be found here, for starters:

http://www.artnet.com/library/06/0631/T063134.asp


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XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 09:20 PM
christophe - philippe oberkampf 1738-1815

Industry boss, known for introducing automated machines in his factories.

XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 12:39 AM
Hey Cool! thanks Dr. and Lcolin

Zayets,
it's on the orange (five) and light green (9) lines near Republique.

I think a new off-line campaign German pilot has just found a name /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif