Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April in Paris...


The weather is amazingly hot at the moment in Paris, especially for mid April (+9° centigrade - 48 Fahrenheit - compared to an average month of April!). Terraces are packed at lunch time and people have started invading public fountains. Hence what I saw today at Le Louvre, where it was so hot that people were using the ponds around the pyramid as pools! Looks like summer, really (not that I complain...). I really hope it will remain like this until the PDP picnic!

16 comments:

  1. The legs on the bottom could use a Saint Tropez tan...maybe le Salon de Bronzage?!?! mdr! Thanks, Eric! 8^)

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  2. Yes, Eric, take young brown legs next time instead of old white ones! It's so cold and rainy here in Pennsylvania, it's great you can take off your shirts and pull up your pants over there and "dip"!

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  3. I hope it will be like that when I arrive in 2 weeks!

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  4. I feel the heat a lot more than the Parisians from the way we all dress when it's warm, but I"d never dip my toes in those fountains. I don't think that's "proper Parisian etiquette"! HA
    V

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  5. Is that allowed? I'm thinking what Virginia's thinking.

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  6. I have not seen this ettiquette-less behaviour yet, but agree the weather is astounding. Yesterday was 24C and it is predicted to be that until after Easter - every day! I am off to the Bois de Vincennes today to walk beneath the trees.

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  7. So typically Paris!
    @Petrea : no it is not allowed but we do it all the same, so do lots of tourists ;o)

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  8. I just arrived in London with a wool pullover and a heavy coat. It is hot and sunny here, too!

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  9. LOL So funny. There, so warm and sunny, here, I woke up to 5 inches of snow this morning. Trade you! I would love to dip my white, white legs into the fountain. (And what's wrong with white legs? No worries about skin cancer! I read somewhere that Coco Chanel started this craze for the tan. She did a lot of good things, but I don't think that was one of them!)

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  10. The normal is 48 degrees F or that's what it is now? I don't think people need to dip their feet in water if it is only 48!! Either way, I love late April to late May in Paris....fights with October as the best weather as far as I am concerned....


    Sean

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  11. Makes me long for the swimming pool!

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  12. 9°C is not even close to amazingly hot.

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  13. Wow it must have been really hot for people to do that.
    Isn´t it crazy how time flies? Seems like just yesterday you were talking about the cold and bad weather in Paris!

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  14. my son and daughter in law, who live in Paris, are visiting cold and rainy Connecticut this week. They did hear about the great weather they are missing.

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  15. After just coming out of a cold, grey winter, white legs are just about all you can expect to see dangling in the pools when spring arrives.

    Ah, April in Paris...

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  16. @Starman "+9 degrees compared to the norm for the season"

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