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Sreda, 16. decembar 2009. - Objavljeno 12:55 GMT

Prodaja stepenika Ajfelove kule

The engraved windows from a railway station brasserie; a newspaper kiosk from the 'Belle Epoque' of the early 1900s, a metro-ticket punching machine, even a 19th century street urinal.

These and hundreds of other relics from the French capital's past are going under the hammer.

The idea for the auction, called 'Paris mon amour', came after a nearby town put up for sale an eight metre section of the Eiffel Tower's original spiral staircase. It's expected to fetch more than $100,000.

Other treasures, such as a piece of dried bread from the Franco-Prussian war, might fetch slightly less. But the worldwide demand for catalogues suggests that interest is high.

Alasdair Sandford, BBC News, Paris

engraved
ugravirani

brasserie
kafe ili mali restoran sa jeftinom, jednostavnom hranom

newspaper kiosk
kiosk za prodaju novina

a metro ticket-punching machine
automat za poništavanje karata za metro

street urinal
ulični toalet za muškarce

relics
veoma stare stvari, antikviteti

are going under the hammer
biće prodati na aukciji, idu "ispod čekića"

put up
ponuđeni, izneti

spiral staircase
spiralne stepenice, spiralno stepenište

catalogues
aukcijski katalozi, dokumentacija o stvarima koje se nude na prodaju