Life on the streets, Paris

Spring is the best time to be out and about. All the new exhibitions have opened, some are free for all and others are free on one Sunday of the month.

In the Tulleries, the boy had just gripped the gold handle on top, rapidly turned it around in a circle, that motion operates the pump for the water-spout. There is no excuse to stay inside. The parks are full of families, the elderly taking their exercise and lovers who are often hard pressed to find one where they can sit or lay on the lawns. The French are careful about maintenance of gardens and won’t tolerate misuse of these green spaces.

This would be me on a three-wheeler

A bright painted car, an unusual motor bike, a pedestrian, a street sign or simply one of the colourful inhabitants.

Makes my friend Debra’s car a little plain.So unusual to see graffiti on a 16th arrondissement mansion.

Look we found rue Freycinet accidentally. For some of the year we live just an hours drive from the stunningly beautiful Freycinet National Park of Tasmania.

Highly polished brass Bowl of Hygeia

A pharmacy across the road from YSL Foundation had these beautiful symbols in polished brass on each side of the entry.A woman holding a large bar code outside our apartment, not mad, she is the assistant to the Surveyor.Bob Marley is just around the corner.

Can you see what the shades are made of?

Hanging light fitting in boutique on Rue St Honore.

Florid fauna inspiration shop window Rue Royale

Even when the shops are closed they offer alluring windows to browse.

Beautiful metal textured planters with olives and ivy.I take the bus when I can so I can see what is going on. Wine crates packed to the rafters. There must be another entrance.More amazing sights. This one is rare, it is the path to the Montparnesse Musee. It has a village atmosphere with low set buildings facing the lane. Reminiscent of the Mews conversions in London.

  1. #1 by maryd on May 12, 2011 - 6:43 am

    Really love the pharmacy brass .. Quirky stuff.x

  2. #2 by bagnidilucca on May 12, 2011 - 4:32 pm

    It looks as though I will have to paint a lizard on my baby blue Fiat.

    • #3 by tastetravel on May 12, 2011 - 5:00 pm

      Maybe a gecko would be appropriate in Queensland..

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