Saturday, November 12, 2005

Paris building staircase


I had dinner at a friend's place yesterday evening. He lives on the 6th floor in a typical 18th arrondissement Parisian building with wooden floors. Here is what you see when you finally get to the top!

17 comments:

  1. Ah, a classic! ;-)

    I take it this was "without elevator," yes?

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  2. Great picture! So Parisian! The only thing that is missing is the smell of wax..

    One favourite kid's game is to slide on he wooden railing.. The trick is to keep the top of your feet on the railing. Give it a try next time you visit your friend in Paris!

    JM-

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  3. Yes Tomate, that is right, no elevator! Keeps you fit!

    And JM, I am too old to slide down!!

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  4. Le truc à éviter, c'est de regarder en bas en sortant, juste après la choucroute. Argh...

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  6. it's been a while since i've been on this site...heh. I hope I don't make a habit of that! I really like the staircases here...except when i have to heave heavy luggage up six flights of stairs...i couldn't imagine having to work in a moving company here. Oi!

    if you are up to it, i would love to go to a café or something again soon. I enjoyed last time we hung out together and I would like to do it again sometime. you have my phone number and if you would like to leave me a message or an SMS as to when/where would be a good time for you, that would be great. ciao.

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  7. Eric> You may be too old, but, man, I bet you would go down super fast! :~)

    JM-

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  8. Matteo,

    Forget being a moving man, imagine carrying your groceries up here everyday! Don't know how they do it, but again, they're probably much more fit than I am!

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  9. I'm happy to have just discovered your photo a day blog of Paris. I love the staircase, very well done. I'll be looking through your archives.

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  10. JM said : "One favourite kid's game is to slide on he wooden railing.. The trick is to keep the top of your feet on the railing."

    Never tried, but with the bottom on the rail, it's less dangerous.

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  11. 6th floor without elevator ? Gosh, you must have been exhausted at dinner party !…

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  12. Eric,
    I love this photo. My Dad was a carpenter and I have to say that seeing those beautiful oak stairs is great. It shows a lot of character. Is it an old building?

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  13. This is a cool photo. I'm annoyingly envious! I've lived in Parisian apartments like this too - makes me a bit nostalgic in a way. I used to live on the sixth floor (sans ascenseur, as they say in the ads) of a building with a balcony overlooking the boulevard de Belleville, of all places - a colourful area to say the least. And I loved it. You've reminded me of that.

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