Some leftovers...

I have had little time available the last couple of days to prepare a real post … Here are just some “leftovers” which I found in my recent “archives”.

I didn’t know about this annual event ,"La Tarversée de Paris". Rowing boats make some 30 km (20 miles) along the Seine. I just happened to cross the bridge – Pont de l’Alma – when I saw some of the obviously 1000 rowers on some 200 boats - from all over the world. It’s not a competition, just a moment of pleasure. (Going downstream possibly makes the pleasure even greater.)  

If you look on the "clouds" on the top picture... they seem all to be just traces of passing jets. 

This was a railway station, “Pont de Flandres”, until 1934, when the passenger traffic on the “Petite Ceinture” was abandoned - the metro system was then well established. This is now a jazz club. (I was there during day-time, no jazz.) I wrote about the “Petite Ceinture” (The Small Belt), the circular railroad, in different posts, e.g. here.  

A little bit of street art. The one of Salvador Dali, by Stikki Peaches, is now almost gone so I took my pictures in time. I also found this tribute to George Méliès (1861-1938) and his movie “A Trip to the Moon” from 1902. It's a mosaic decoration of a school wall by Stéphanie Lechevallier (made with the help of some young pupils). 

… and at last - some odd pictures of some typical Paris monuments. The Ferris Wheel had its last day on Place de la Concorde when I took the photo - the cabins were already gone.


Jeanie said...

I'm so glad you were able to rescue your blog from the mess of Google Plus! I love these and your -- a little of this, a little of that posts!


Maria Russell said...

I like all your photos, that first one most of all. Looks like a perfect day? And what a great idea to remove the Ferris Wheel!
Thank you, Peter.