Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sun bathing


If you come to Paris and are looking for a nice - and quite original - walk, I suggest you go up the "Coulée verte" along the Avenue Daumesnil (12th arrondissement), a former train track that they turned into a green lane. Very clever. At the end of this walk today, I found gardens in which a lot of people were laying in the sun. I took this photo from a suspension bridge that goes over these gardens. Really cool place.

23 comments:

  1. Ca me rappelle de bons souvenirs.

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  2. Ah, good, Eric! Glad to see you're not taking pictures laying on the ground, for a change ;)

    Are you talking about the remodel on the tracks running along Bercy all the way to Bastille, or are you talking about the Petite Ceinture? Just curious.

    If you're talking about the Bercy tracks, you guys can see them in the cute movie "Before Sunset" I believe.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381681/

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  3. tomate - I thuought it must be that area in Before Sunset. Very hard to concentrate on what they were saying being distracted by the beautiful setting! Nice movie.

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  4. Yo!...from wet and cold Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! Ah, stop rubbing it on us...you Paris sun bathers! (ha ha!)

    I've been checking out the pictures posted on this site. Very cool! It's been fun reading the excerpts written. I am planning a trip to Paris... ;)

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  5. Is the Coulee Verte the place where, under the walkway, the arches are glass enclosed for artist stores and workshops?

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  6. Oh, how lovely! I'm so dying to go to Paris! *sigh* For now, I'll have to vacation vicariously through Eric's fab photos!

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  7. We're building up to every-other-year visit to Paris, which begins in mid-May and will last for one month! Can't get enough of your photos. We'll be adding tons of them to our Travel Journal....Lennie & Doug

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  8. Tomate & phx-cdg,

    Here's a map & description (in French) of where it is. You can even see the bridge (I imagine) where Eric seems to have taken the photo from.

    C travelling gal - give my regards to "the 'Burgh" for me. I could have used a nice, cold Klondike yesterday in the baking sun!

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  9. I like the sun. I just don't like it to burn me. =(

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  10. What a great shot Eric! I'd like to be laying there right now in the sun, talking to you and Michael, all worries floating away,... lol.

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  11. Tomate, Before sunset is one og my favourites movies ever!!! It's so perfect!

    I love the spirit of this photo! Although I find it very funny to see someone sun bathing fully dressed! :-)

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  12. Michael great link. Thank you so much! Through PDP I'm constantly discovering new things to do in Paris!

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  13. Thanks for the tip...will order "Before Sunset" from Netflix. Michael, thanks for the link. Fascinating! The green velvet carpet is lovely. It is on my "must see" list. Only a month until we leave for France.

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  14. I love Before Sunset (and Before Sunrise as well). Movies that take you through a city are always great in my opinion.
    Great angle for the photo, Eric! I'm curious about this bridge. Would you mind posting a picture of it (or a link to a picture) sometime?

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  15. This place is not the end at all... just the middle of the walk. Depending on which way you go, iIt continues whether up to Bastille, on an elevated way, or way down close to Nation, where the railways are this time on the ground...

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  16. Michael: Thank you VERY MUCH for that link, that is a great site!!!

    I didn't realize this "green hike" was going all the way from Bastille to Nation even though I drove through the area a couple of times. For some reason, I thought it stopped before Reuilly-Diderot. Good to know, thanks! :)

    Yeah, Before Sunset is a cute movie but they do talk a lot, not exactluy an "action movie." When you're done, you're probably gonna want to see "Before Sunrise" :)

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  17. Hello all,

    I have seen 'Before Sunset', but I didn't know there is a 'Before Sunrise'? :) Guess I need to check that out... lol

    Michael - Yes, a Klondike will be lovely under a hot sunny day. I prefer the ones with almonds. :)

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  18. I like the effect of looking straight down. I looks like a huge sundial.

    Merci, lovely story to dive into as usual

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  19. Hi, Michael,

    Thanks for mentioning the Coulee verte, aka promenade plantee. I remember this exact spot, looking down to see a couple laying on the grass, wearing impossibly bright orange and yellow sweaters against the green grass.

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  20. Oops, I meant Hi, Eric. But what the heck ... Hi, Michael as well.

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  21. laying, lying ... OK, it should be "lying on the grass."

    (I'm all done here now.)

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