Friday, October 07, 2005

Firemen & joggers!


Very typical Parisian scene: firemen running in the middle of Paris to keep fit. In Paris - and large cities - all firemen are professionnals (they are actually part of the army) whereas in the provinces a lot of them are volunteers. Parisians love their firemen not only because they open the doors of their brigades on Bastille day(!) but also because we know they do a tough job.

16 comments:

  1. So, how do you post a "whistle" on a blog? ;-)

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  2. oooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH yes, we love them ;-))))

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  3. Complètement provocatrice comme photo... on devrait en voir plus souvent des comme ça.

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  4. I am totally with everybody who already commented on this one. When you figure out how to post a whistle, Tomate, let me know!

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  5. Séquence émotion…
    Je dois dire qu'habiter près d'une caserne n'est pas le plus mince avantage de mon nid d'aigle.

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  6. I sit back on the sidelines to observe and rarely post a comment...but this picture is just....WOW! thanks!

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  7. I like their motto, "Sauver ou Perir" ("Save or Perish"). It has the same acronym than "Sapeur Pompier" (SP), which is their official title (firemen). SP logos are painted on the sides of the Parisian firetrucks.

    JM-

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  8. Another whistle from me. I've never been into 'men in uniform' but I love flirting with the pompiers and flics in France. This reminds me why...

    Merci Eric!

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  9. Beautiful photos, Eric! Thanks for that! I really enjoy your weblog! Continue with this magnificent job!

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  10. My sister and I met a group of French Fireman (pompier volunteer) while on vacation in Acapulco, Mexico in 1984, I fell madly in love w/ one of them- Remy. Were it not for the language barrier, I would have told him. I would like to contact him. If anyone knows a way, please e-mail me at LCross27@excite.com.

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