Monday, September 14, 2009

La Parisienne


La Parisienne is not only the name we give to a female Parisian, it's also the name of a famous women only race that takes place in Paris every year. It starts at the Eiffel Tower and arrives at the Champs de Mars and it is "only" 6 km long so that women of all age and health condition can participate in it. It took place yesterday (Sunday) and I managed to go there to take a few (well 255!) shots! I ended up keeping this one, because it shows the impressive success of this race (17 500 women registered this year). Have a look at their website, maybe next year you could plan to enter the race...

26 comments:

  1. Wow -- how did I not know about this annual race? Do they all run, or are there also some walkers who do iy just to do it? Wonderful shot, Eric!

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  2. Make that who do *it*. What, only 255 photos?? BTW, what are they protecting the trees from by wrapping them up like that, do you know?

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  3. Impressive--both the race and the photo! It looks like it was a beautiful day, too.

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  4. I'd say this only 6 km race may be my maximum race. But why not next year with a good training the two months before...
    The weather was fine anyway for these more than 17,000 women this year. Congratulations to all of them !
    That's very nice from you Eric : you always manage to be everywhere, even when it is pretty early a Sunday morning.

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  5. The photo's really marvellous, Eric. The angle is so perfect, to get all those heads in! Love it.

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  6. Bonjour Eric. Je vous ecris du Kentucky au Etat Unis. Je viens tout juste de trouver votre Blog et j'en suis tres heureuse. Nous planifions allez a Paris L'an prochain pour les 16 ans de ma fille la plus vieille. Ce sera notre premier voyage a Paris. Merci pour vos petites tranches de vie Parisienne quotidienne.

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  7. Good job capturing this. It must have been an impressive sight.

    And Ninon! Bienvenue a Paris Daily Photo. Keep checking in and tell us when you are planning to go! Believe me, many people in this blog comment area (we really are tiny little people who exist in here) will have oodles of advice on what to see and what to do and where to eat. Just remember, many of us are crazy!

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  8. Go girls! Lovely pic, Eric, with the trees and lamp posts floating on a sea of ladies. It may "only" be 6 kms long but I'd need the incentive of that gorgeous location, location, location to lure me into giving it a whirl.

    LOL, Jeff. I'm happy to put my hand up for the loco group.

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  9. For those who might be interested, La Vésigondine is every week-end, and open to boys and girls !

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  10. Welcome to PDP, Ninon!
    And be careful, Jeff is right, "many of us are crazy" ;-)

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  11. Bienvenue a PDP, Ninon! I guess I'm included in that then Thib? ;)

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  12. if i ever were to run anywhere, this would be the place.

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  13. Tell me Eric, weren't you a bit afraid to be run after by all these women ;-)
    All of them were told you would come to take a photo, haven't they???

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  14. Thib I'm honoured. I think. lol.

    he he Flore I wish I'd thought of that. Of course!!

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  15. 255???!!!!

    Bienvenue, Ninon.

    255. Wow.

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  16. Oh go ahead and sign me up for next year, Eric. ONLY 6km? Pffftt, piece o' cake!

    Great shot. I hope you didn't get sneaker tracks on your chest right after! LOL
    V

    PS I CAN walk can't I, and will they give me alllll dayyyy to walk it???

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  17. ....Psssst, everyone, I think our photo du jour is over at the "making of PDP"....

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  18. I think you're right suzy - or Eric is still out carousing.

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  19. Very nice photo... I haven't visit Paris but would like to do so in future... Thanks for the preview Eric... :)

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  20. Eric will surely fix it soon. Here's what Suzy's talking about, in the meantime:
    http://parisdailyphotomakingof.blogspot.com/

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  21. It is 7:04am in CDG right now,1:04in NYC, and I will admit to stalking the site today. I am up with a serious cold so I have been checking for a new picture quite frequently.....where are you????

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  22. This is spectacular... what time did it happen? A nice geyser would be a good idea in this area, me think!
    In my opinion, Eric may have caused it, er... mentally. I mean, his mind is very powerful... and he did know Paris was experiencing a terrible drought. Silly me ? No, no, I am very serious! ;-)

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  23. OOOps, my previous comment has to be deleted ; of course not under the appropriate photo.

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  24. This is great! I may not be able to run in this one, but I would love to do a co-ed 10k run in Paris one day :). Thanks for the great idea!

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