Sunday, 18 October 2009

La petite reine



French cities are becoming increasingly bicycle friendly which is very cool. Versailles is no exception. I still think it's pretty scary...
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Les villes françaises deviennent de plus en plus cyclophiles (ça se dit, ça ?) et Versailles n'est pas une exception, ce que je trouve super. Mais j'ai encore la trouille...

22 comments:

webruci said...

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Bicycle is good! You have reason to be scared, me too:-)
You have a beautiful blog, I just love it!
I don't understand french, but my wife is a portuguese and french teacher.
I going to follow you to see more beautiful pictures.

Bonne journée!
Robert

tapirgal said...

Yeah, I don't know about riding on the streets so much since I'm back on a bike after many years. I'm glad we have the River Walk, which is safe. For some reason, I love the stuff they paint on streets. This one is good :)

Boise Diva said...

I agree, scary to ride in real traffic.

Jacob said...

We did see a lot of bikes in Paris, although riding a bike, walking or driving in Paris is an adventure which often risks life and limb!

More bike lanes will help. We need such desperately...and we're getting them, slowly but surely!

Hope your weekend is going well!

akarui said...

Si il y a des voies bien amenagees pour les velos c'est tres bien. Ce qui dangereux c'est de rouler avec les voitures...
Tres sympa la photo du haut. Bon dimanche!

James said...

I agree cool and kind of scary.

Bob Crowe said...

I was puzzled when I saw the thumbnail. Looking more closely, I thought it might be a conceptual piece about cycling in zero gravity.

PERBS said...

I hope that isn't what I think it is and bicycles can travel in either direction in the same lane! Here, bicycles stay to the right if no lane is marked specifically for them but if they need a left turn, they are the same as a motor vehicle. Lots of bicyclists here.

Catherine said...

Extra la première photo....on va droit au carambolage......

Vogon Poet said...

Once I was a serious cyclist. Now living within walking distance from work, traffic and endemic bike theft changed my mind.

Small City Scenes said...

Good for the bike riders. Love the street painting. The Northwest is a good example of a bike riding area. MB

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Although I'd feel very scared to ride a bike on city streets, I think it's great that cities are becoming bike friendly.Apparently there re quite a few motorists in Toronto who don't like the idea but I think they've forgotten cities are for people and not cars. ;-)

Frank said...

I really like the street markings...very good shot, but your Weekend Reflections is spectacular. Wow, it's a stunning photograph.

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BaysideLife said...

Cool street graphics. We have bike trails that wind along the Blackwater River Heritage Corridor. Pretty scenery and No cars allowed!

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greensborodailyphoto.com said...

Your images have been very graphic lately. So crisp and sharp. A little break from Versailles frilly and wonderful, as always!

Tammie Lee said...

I love riding bikes,,, but not around cars.

paulboo said...

Being a lover of le petite reine myself I hope more take to the bike for transport, it will help solve a lot of the traffic problems in our cities.
The French have a historic love of the bike so it's great to see them coming back into use. These are fine photos too.

Allan Alexandre said...

Le vélo pour la ville reste un moyens pour aller ou ce balader pas mal Versailles en vélo

Sharon Van Lieu said...

I love the crosswalks picture, Ciel. Great shot!

When I lived in Texas, I joined a bicycle club. It's a great way to ride and feel safer. Lots of bikes are easier to see for a driver than just one plus you have help if you have a problem.

Sharon

Bergson said...

A force de mettre des sigles partout sur le bitume les cycliste vont se croiser les casques

Cezar and Léia said...

Ici, à Luxembourg on utilisent beaucoup d'aller travailler à vélo et aussi tous les matins je trouve beaucoup d'étudiants qui arrivent en vélo en face de l'école.
Au revoir!
Léia

Marie-Noyale said...

And still no helmets!!