Friday, December 18, 2009

Velib in the snow


Giant snowfall this morning over Paris. The whole city was a mess - including me on my scooter and people on Velibs! I took this photo around 8:45 while the roads were still clear (well sort of!) but a few minutes later it was all slippery everywhere. Funny as hell (except for those who had an accident.). Tomorrow is going to be worse apparently so I think I'll take the metro to work. That means less photos for you, I'm sorry...

30 comments:

  1. La néige already?? Oh poohhh! Well it better have an encore in janvier!!! Great shot and try to stay on your feet Eric!
    V

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  2. YAY Virginia!

    Fabulous photo, Eric! I can really feel the chill. I love the splashes of color.

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  3. Great photo... and I wish I was there anyway.

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  4. Wow, this guy is sure brave to ride a Velib on the snowy streets. And I agree with Suzy that you've really captured the chill. Why is it that when I hear it's snowing in Minneapolis I'm glad I don't live there anymore, but when it's snowing in Paris I desperately want to be there? Virginia I hope it snows again when you're there next month!

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  5. this is so pretty! I'd love to be on that velib in Paris!

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  6. I won't say GF I'll just say yay Virginia! :)

    Wow. Snow. Looks very slippery for that bike. Will you show us the lady in white, Eric?

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  7. I'd love to be in Paris in a snowstorm - as long as I wasn't driving or riding a bike!

    Don't be sorry, be safe and take the Metro, Eric.

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  8. Wish I was there to treat you to a hot drink at Angelina's!

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  9. Wonderful action shot. I think you did a nice job panning this. Keep warm out there and enjoy le Metro ride. I'm glad you were safe on the slippery streets. And by the way, we would love some candids from your commute. The Metro stations and even signs are very appealing to me, as well as interiors and exteriors of trains. Hope you'll consider taking lots of shots while en route.
    -Kim

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  10. Virginia is heading back to Paris in January!!!??? Wow, lucky V. She's got three trips to my one already. I so would love to go, should anyone wish to finance the venture :-). -Kim

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  11. Such a brave person this fellow on the bike. Bon courage!

    I've been told there was 10cm of snow in Paris today. You say tomorrow it's gonna be worse?!
    Take the metro.

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  12. As has been said, this guy is brave and so are you and your scooter!

    Paris + snow = beautiful combination.

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  13. Nice photo! Been too busy to comment lately, but I want to wish everyone a joyous holiday season.

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  14. Boy that looks cold. "Less photos for you...I'm sorry" - I'd rather you be safe! Bundle up and enjoy it...

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  15. Wow, great photo, I loved doing the Velib this last summer......:)

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  16. Ditto lu--I'd love to be there anyway.

    Eric, I believe we have a consensus: we'd be delighted if you would stay safe and warm and show us everything you can about le Metro!

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  17. Giant snowfall?????
    4 cm???
    MDR

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  18. Me too SP.It was great fun along canal St Martin to Park La Villette. Wouldn't fancy cycling on ice though.
    Love the lights shining though behind.

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  19. I can feel the chill just looking at this—and still want to be there, of course! Love the little dots of color in what otherwise looks almost like a b&w. Now you stay safe & give us Metro shots, okay?

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  20. So atmospheric ~ I love the movement and stillness all at once. Stay safe, Eric ~ bring on the Metro snaps!

    Yay, Virginia!!

    And Caro, happy holidays to you, too!!

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  21. I can't believe anyone would prefer Paris to Minneapolis. I'm wounded. And now Eric won't be risking his life to entertain us with more photos. What IS the world coming to? I get no respect, I telly ya. Beudeu geu deu! Pfft!

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  22. You might have a white Christmas. The city looks so pretty when you wake up and see it covered with white sparkling snow. Yes, alas, it does get messy once everybody starts moving around, cars, buses, trains, etc. Oh and the falling down on the slippery ice covered cobblestone streets is not fun at all. That happened to me once. But I was young so I did not break anything.

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  23. BTW, it's a fabulous photo B&W with a little colour. You really captured the man's expression on his face -- he looks seriously cold.

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  24. Snow!! Oh my God Paris in the snow must be gorgeous! Chaos, but gorgeous nonetheless...

    Ciao and thanks again for including me in the CDP webring.

    Eleonora xx

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  25. @Lynn "Will you show us the lady in white, Eric?" ???

    @Anne Reeves "Wish I was there to treat you to a hot drink at Angelina's!" ;-) Yummy. Fond memory...

    @Kim " The Metro stations and even signs are very appealing to me, ope you'll consider taking lots of shots while en route. " Your wishes are my commands Kim, see today's photo ;))

    @Monica "I've been told there was 10cm of snow in Paris today. You say tomorrow it's gonna be worse?!" Actually no it was dryer today, but a little colder.

    @Petrea " we'd be delighted if you would stay safe and warm and show us everything you can about le Metro!" OK, so be it LOL!

    @Anonymous "Giant snowfall?????
    4 cm??? MDR" I'm sure this anonymous lives in Boston!

    @Nasty Jeff "I can't believe anyone would prefer Paris to Minneapolis. I'm wounded. And now Eric won't be risking his life to entertain us with more photos. What IS the world coming to? I get no respect, I telly ya. Beudeu geu deu! Pfft!" LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    @Lois " he looks seriously cold." Oh yes, I'm sure he was not faking it!

    @Eleonora. Welcome to the community ;)

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  26. Cobblestones and snowflakes probably don't make a great date in Paris or anywhere. Walk, pedal, scoot...safely mi amigo. Of course, as a former newspaper carrier in my youth, I'd pedal deep into the winter months not thinking twice about the snow. Of course, I was younger then and not the genius you have come to know today. Ahem.

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