Saturday, August 11, 2007

Firemen entrance

I had a very tiring day today and it's quite late now, all I want is go to bed and get some sleep... Besides, I don't have much to say about this pic, I just took it because I liked the light on the Firemen exit (well entrance) sign. Have a nice Saturday everyone.


  1. Well, there isn't that much to say about this picture! It could almost pass as an abstract shot, you know? But leave it to Michael, I just know he will come up with some kind of joke or play on words ;)

    Lost in the Fog

  2. Every little snippet of Paris, is something we have never seen before. Without your eagle eye we would miss all the good stuff, the detail, the quirky, the unusual.
    How good was that traffic light recently !

    Je vous espère puits de sommeil mon ami, alors que nous apprécions Paris.

  3. I agree with Tomate. The composition is perfect.

  4. I hope you manage to get enough sleep!

  5. I have the perfect comment for this one Eric. I mean, it IS the Fireman exit afterall. One can only imagine you took this in preparation for the fire trucks that will be sent in reinforcement to London to help put out the birthday candles on HAM'S cake as he celebrates an important birthday today!!

    Happy Birthday Ham! One of the original Daily Photo Bloggers!

  6. Ah yes. Must remember to switch off the smoke alarm first.

    When you say original, are you suggesting antique? Oh, you are. OK.

  7. Glad to see you are still around! I think I stopped by once and it seemed you were on a short break. My sidebar list of French "Photo a Day" sites that are truly updated seems to be getting shorter and shorter. Keep up the good work!

  8. Ok Tomate, I can't stand the silence! Only 9 comments today... everyone must be en vacances!

    The Little Fireman

    A fireman is at the station house working outside on the fire truck when he notices a little boy next door. The little boy is in a little red wagon with little ladders hung off the side. He is wearing a fireman's hat and has the wagon tied to a dog.

    The fireman says "Hey little boy. What are you doing?"
    The little boy says "I'm pretending to be a fireman and this is my fire truck!"

    The fireman walks over to take a closer look. "Little boy that sure is a nice fire truck!" the fireman says. "Thanks mister", says the little boy.

    The fireman looks a little closer and notices the little boy has tied the dog to the wagon by its testicles.

    "Little boy", says the fireman, "I don't want to tell you how to run your fire truck, but if you were to tie that rope around the dog's neck I think you could go faster."

    The little boy says, "You're probably right mister, but then I wouldn't have a siren!"

  9. And of course, I couldn't let you down Tomate with your very first comment. I did notice that the sign reads "fireman's access":

    A fireman and a policeman died and both went to heaven where they were issued their wings with the warning that if they had even have one bad thought their wings would fall off.

    Well, everything went well for some time then one day they passed a very attractive and well put together young lady.

    As the fireman turned to watch her pass his wings fell off.

    When he bent over to pick them up the policeman's wings fell off.

  10. MDR Michael!!! It took me a while to get it but... yeah, everybody knows firemen are hot ;). As to that poor dog, er...

    Firemen around here are very friendly. Everybody loves them, and they do promote that certain image of all around good guys in the community.

    The day that picture was taken, a firetruck was parked near the neighborhood's coffee shop. The guys were on a break, just came by for coffee. Of course, every time you take out a truck that size, the public (including me) tends to gather around and look at it closely. These 2 kids couldn't stop staring at the truck so the fireman picked them up and put them both in the front seat! When he returned kids back down on the ground, he gave them both a little plastic fire hat. The kids were so excited and happy, they just could not stop squealing and jumping up and down. Those were some happy kids, let me tell you.

  11. In truth, Eric was setting the town on fire with chasing mermaids and such. They were after him, and came in through the special access. He cooled off, and all is well. I'll tell you, everything is smokin' hot around that guy, siren or not.

  12. That's a great story Tomate. And I loved that you got a photo. I didn't know they still did that (gave out plastic hats), but that's the best P.R. anybody has come up with yet. When I interview people (no matter their age), I ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?". Candidates always look at me funny (ok, so what's new?), but the point is to get them to think about something they wish they could be. When you're a kid, you don't ever think, "I couldn't be a fireman because I'm not strong enough (or hot enough)", you just think you can!

    Jeff, LOL! You do have one imagination don't you?!

  13. Eric, sometimes the quality of light, no matter where it falls, is enough. Nice shot!

    Michael, you always crack me up!
    Tomate, Great slice of life story and capture. My grandfather was a fire department chief and my younger brother is also. I remember being allowed as a 5 year old to slide down the fire pole (they still had them when I was 5) and sit behind the wheel of the truck in the station. Thinking I would sound the horn, I pressed the black pad in the center of the steering wheel and blew everybody away indoors with the sound of the siren!
    Hey, I bet Paris firefighters have an edge on the hot factor! ;^)

  14. LOL, Kim!! You sounded the siren in a firehouse?!! Good job!! :)