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Re: Paris!

Post by a layer of chips » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:01 am

Have you tried crossing the Champs Elysee on foot yet? It's fucking terrifying...

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Re: Paris!

Post by String Bean Jen » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:24 pm

a layer of chips wrote:Have you tried crossing the Champs Elysee on foot yet? It's fucking terrifying...
Yes, today I crossed it and rode down it by bike. :D Spent a good while sitting on a bench staring at the Arc de Triomphe, watching the absolutely CRAZY traffic fly around and about the arch.

I wouldn't have seen a fraction of what I have seen in this city so far if it hadn't been for Velib. Velib (Velo + liberte) is resolutely perfectly named: it is the most liberating thing! I'm itching to get back to London to try our new cycle scheme now but we have far fewer bikes and unfortunately London traffic is not as chilled out and sparse as Paris traffic generally seems to be. Plus there are avenues and boulevards here which are wide enough to have fully separated bus and bike lanes. I just love it!

Had another delicious and heartening meal tonight: Le Grenier de Notre-Dame. Right in the shadow of the Notre Dame, a cosy veggie restaurant. Figs, honey, tofu, seitan, carrots, aubergine, ahhh.
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Re: Paris!

Post by joanny » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:44 am

String Bean Jen wrote:unfortunately London traffic is not as chilled out and sparse as Paris traffic generally seems to be.
August is the time where most of Parisians are leaving for holidays, it's generally far more packed than it is now ;)

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Re: Paris!

Post by Your Funny Uncle » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:45 pm

joanny wrote: August is the time where most of Parisians are leaving for holidays, it's generally far more packed than it is now ;)
I was about to say this. You're there at exactly the right time for cycling, Jennifer... Also at this time the south of France is absolutely packed with people.

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Re: Paris!

Post by joanny » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:12 pm

... but weather is awful these days.

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Re: Paris!

Post by linus » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:53 pm

one of my favourite scenes from one of my favourite films



phillipe noiret clearly had a head for heights

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