Thursday, October 15, 2009
Riding a horse may have been the most convenient way to move around Paris before the 19th century, but now I always wonder how these Gardes Républicains (Republic guardians) manage to do in the middle of such a busy city (I took this photo near Bastille, where they have their headquarters). And it's not only for the scenary; they actually still carry surveillance operations wherever neither cars nor motrobikes can go (like in the woods for instance). There are more than 500 of them in France (and about 200 near Bastille) and you can see them daily in the streets of Paris if you're lucky. Check their brand new website.