Monday, 27 April 2009

Boulevard de la République

In Versailles some trees on some avenues just aren't left to grow as they please! As far as the news are concerned, there is a suspect case of swine flu in Versailles.
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Les arbres de certaines avenues ne poussent vraiment pas comme ils le souhaitent ! Pour ce qui est des actualités, la grippe porcine est peut-être arrivée à Versailles.

30 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Some serial pruner at work around there!

Barb said...

I kinda like the trees pruned and please stay well....Barb

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Ciel!
What a fantastic perspective i this shot!
These trees are so green! Thanks "spring"!
Have a great week !
Léia :-)

Per Stromsjo said...

Ah, that's typical. The life of a city tree. Standing there all year long and then it's not allowed to grow the way it wants to.

BeanTownBoy said...

Gorgeous! Are they ficus trees?

Swine flu is spreading rapidly. Take care.

That is the chicken said...

I'd love to see how they clip those hedges! What a great street to walk down!
I like the shadows on the hedge too.

Jacob said...

Great composition, CQ! How in the world do they get up that high to keep the trees trimmed? In a helicopter? We've got some bushes that have grown too high, and I can't possibly trim them now...so to the sky they fly.

So sorry to hear about the swine flu there...what a mess! We don't have any in Florida yet, so far as I know...doesn't mean much, though.

Thanks for all your comments. We're looking for you at the Orlando airport you know... ;-)

Bob Crowe said...

What is it with the French and trees shaped like boxes? I'll never understand.

Clueless in Boston said...

That really looks kind of cool.

I hope you had your flu shot! Have a great week.

Olivier said...

les arbres à Versailles sont aux gardes à vous ;o) vous devez avoir des jardiniers tres carrés. Pour l'instant la grippe porcine n'est pas encore en France, mais cela fait peur

DaveM said...

I noticed the tree pruning in Paris, they were so uniformed. I can only think that its the French love of symmetry that makes them do it. I like it.

Carraol said...

That row of trees looks so neat and well care. Hope the flu can't spread over there.

Frankie / Nick said...

What a beautiful street. From what we hear the Swine flu originated in Mexico. We have about half a dozen cases already but all those people have recently returned from Mexico. Wash your hands at every opportunity and keep them away from your eyes and nose, actually the whole face wouldn't hurt.

Catherine said...

On aime les choses au carré à Versailles.

Sortez vos masques (de bal) par principe de précaution.

Trojan Gayle said...

I like the angle of the shot. great picture and commentary!

Bergson said...

des arbres qui ont la coupe réglementaire ; il me semble qu'il y a une garnison à Versailles !
ceci explique cela

Virginia said...

I have always been fa scinated with this tree trimming in France. Can you show us how they do it???

This swine flu thing may postpone our trip !! OH NO!!!
V

Cergie said...

Peut-être aussi que ces arbres préféreraient pousser ailleurs ? Ceci dit en arrivant en Région Parisienne en venant du Nord de la France j'ai été étonnée des belles forêts, et avec le parc de Versailles et ses beaux spécimens vous n'êtes pas à plaindre.
La peste porcine à Versailles ? Dans "Le Parisien" ils parlaient d'un cas en France encore en observation ce matin.
Bah !
Une belle lumière qui joue dans tes feuilles taillées au cordeau...

cieldequimper said...

Some of you asked how they do it! They have trucks with elevators and a platform on them a bit like miniature cranes which they work from. Quite a job!

Juergen Kuehn said...

I love this green wall - it's surely one of the tamest wall in our world.
And a wonderful photo, too!

Philip said...

This is very interesting to me, why are the trees square at the top this is quite unique to me :) excellent shot :)

alice said...

A la française, évidemment! ;-)

Marie-Noyale said...

Avant de lire les commentaires je n'avais pas vraiment remarque qu'il n'y a qu'en France que l'on voit ces coupes militaires!!!

Jackie said...

Wow, what funny trees!

We've had swine flu confirmed today in Scotland too. Take care of yourself.

Lindab said...

They do seem appropriate for the location. I once saw a report on French TV about square melons grown in Japan. The presenter seemed very excited by the prospect. Now I understand why...

Russ said...

That's pretty amazing... Cool shot!

m_m said...

Wow, I love these "shapes"!:) Beautiful street, and great captured as well!

Neva said...

What an interesting way to cut trees..... a lovely boulevard.

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

I know why the trees are trained in this way but my internet connection just failed and i lost my long comment!! Will tell you another time!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wow! That sure is a tall hedge!