28.9.15

Ecology


I will get back to my trip to the southwest of France, but first I wanted to show you some Paris events during last weekend. There were a number of ecological interventions – Paris is preparing the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, “COP21”, and there will be more events.

Sunday was “a day without cars” in Paris, however only in limited parts in the centre of the city. I show you some pictures from the Champs Elysées and the surrounding streets, Place de la Concorde, Rue de Rivoli, Place Vendôme, Opera Garnier, Boulevard Haussmann, Gare Saint Lazare…




Walking down the Champs Elysées, I got mixed up in a crowd of journalists interviewing the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, surrounded by some colleagues from other European cities. I managed to be almost in the frontline.

Another more modest event took place Saturday in “my” little park, Square des Batignolles. The city employees who take care of our “city trees” explained their work…


… and invited the kids to climb a tree and to slide down a zip line.




7 comments:

Maria Russell said...


Thank you, M. Peter for those fantastic photos of your beloved city. What a beautiful time of the year to be in Paris!

Yikes! Ana Hidalgo! That idiotic parvenu masquerading as Mayor of Paris!

And as usual, anything that has to do with "your" park is so cute and so sweet!
So adorable your photos of that event and adorable too those lucky children......

Ramzu Zahini said...

Nice photos.
Last week i saw a program on Nat Geo about global warming and its effect on the melting of glaciers. it was really a worrying case.
your photos makes me want to buy a bicycle of my own ! :)

Cergie said...

Il est sûr que s'il n'avait déménagé près des Buttes Chaumont mon petit-fils aurait adoré grimper dans le platane séculaire...
Quant à la journée sans voiture, ma belle-fille trouve que c'est une super idée toutefois elle est tout de même contente lorsqu'on la ramène ou vient la chercher chez elle, ainsi que notre fils et notre petit-fils et que cela leur évite métro et RER.
Hier nous sommes allés en voiture au Tréport manger du poisson du coup (un buisson de crevettes et de la sole meunière en ce qui me concerne)

Maria Russell said...

Ooh! How could I have overlooked that delicious looking chainsaw! And its brand! ;-)

Studio at the Farm said...

Well, it certainly looks like everyone enjoyed the ecological day celebration - especially the children on the zip-line. Wonderful photos, Peter!
Kathryn

Shammickite said...

I saw the streets of Paris were car free on the TV news.... how wonderful to walk across Champs Elysee and not have to watch out for mad Parisians blowing their car horns!

hehehe robot wants me to identify pics of FRENCH fries!!!!

claude said...

Paris respire à pleins poumons l'espace d'une journée.