Another little extra post

This is again a little extra post to follow the local events of the moment. The “real post” is just below this one.

I wasn’t with the crowd to watch the arrival yesterday of the “Tour de France” on the Champs Elysées (but of course saw it on television). The participants arrive along the Seine and then make a number of tours up and down the Champs Elysées and around the Tuileries Gardens. A few hours later, the dismantling and the cleaning were well under way. In the meantime, it was possible to make a walk in the middle of the avenue.

Leaving, I took a few photos of the rather recently refurbished gate of the back entrance to the Elysée Palace, just behind where the bikers arrive.


Starman said...

It was a great race and I was very pleased with the way it finished.

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup les photos "reportage" de l'apres tour, et oui apres la fete il faut tout nettoyer

Virginia said...

Well you certainly made up for it with you neat behind the scenes photos! :)

Thérèse said...

L'Angleterre a l'honneur sur les Champs!
Encore une fois de bien belles grilles.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

That looked like India in the first look!

Maria said...

Very beautiful the gate.
I´d like to be there. :)

Jeanie said...

Glad you showed this -- I must make sure Rick sees it! Was thinking about you yesterday as they came into Paris and wondered if you were watching on telly or in person!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Well, I watched three weeks of fabulous coverage and I am always thrilled as they ride into Paris. The views from the helicopters give us an interesting perspective. I love being able to recognize the corner where we cross from Rue St Roch into the Tuileries, to see Palais Royal, la Madeleine, Hôtel Crillon again and again as they circle past so many times.


Cezar and Léia said...

The weather looks nice there!
I'm enjoying a lot your pictures dear Peter, you are very talented!Thanks for sharing!
*** Hey...are you going to Italy? You might visit Brazil someday as well! ;)

claude said...

Elle est super belle la grille de l'Elysée.
C'est plus intéressant de s'intéresser à l'après course que pendant. Le Tour ne me passionne plus depuis qu'un coureur s'est assis malencontreusement sur une seringue.

hpy said...

Je n'ai vu l'arrivée qu'une seule fois. Ca devait être à l'époque où ils se shootaient encore au pinard.

arabesque said...

darn, we don't have a french channel here and to watch it in live stream would take forever~!( slow internet speed...) :(
thanks for the photos Peter.

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