Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A louer

One way to get around town is renting a bicycle, which can be done near the palace. Personally, I would rather die than cycle in this heat...
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Un bon moyen de visiter la ville : le vélo de location, ici près du château. Perso, avec la chaleur, je préfère ramper.

26 comments:

Olivier said...

on veut la photo quand tu rampes ;o))

Per Stromsjo said...

I'd join you in the shadow.

Jacob said...

Rental bikes are a great idea, though, heat or no. I've heard that some cities here have set up a similar program. Problem is finding safe roads to ride on.

Still hot, eh! As hot as here - most days 95F with high humidity. That's why I play golf and ride bike early in the morning.

Tracy said...

I guess you might die if you cycled in that heat. :-)

I love the photo. The bikes are lined up so nice and straight.

Halcyon said...

They make for a nice photo anyway!

akarui said...

Ils sont jolis ces velos de location (velib?) ainsi que la photo. En evitant l'heure de midi cela doit etre agreable...

brattcat said...

Your comment on my blog today made me smile, Ciel. Sometimes it's hard to reconcile the side we see of you as a photographer vs. your professional side. I send thanks from Vermont to Versailles for all of your sides.

Bob Crowe said...

A Vespa would be more pleasant in the weather we are sharing. There is a nice rhythm in this but it is too active for the climate.

T. Becque said...

Love the row of red bikes, and of course being in France, there would be angels behind them!

You're right, the metal star does look Stalin-like art. I didn't think of that, but my title fits even better with your slant!

Pietro said...

C'est trop chaud pour le vélo: je prends la voiture, une agile 500 avec toit ouvert!

Bergson said...

tu as une faute de frappe tu as voulu écrire "je préfère lamper" je crois que ça s'écrit comme ça en breton ;-)))

VP said...

I agree with you, but those bike are much nicer than the velibs...

Laurent said...

I agree with VP they are nicer than Velibs but certainly much more expensive ...

James Mark said...

Good composition. I was going to say the same as VP; is this a case of Versailles-Paris one-upmanship? "Anything you can do, I can do better?"

Small City Scenes said...

Yes if you rented the bicycle you would die in the heat anyway. A pickle--haha.
Sorry about the heat--if you were here it would be perfect. High 70s and a light cool breeze.

I don't think a Rose and a Holly hock are closely related but a single flowered rose is similar to the flower of a HH. MB

Cergie said...

Tiens moi avec la chaleur j'ai campé sous des platanes ds le marais poitevin ou des chênes lièges dans le Var et je t'assure on est plus au frais que dans une maison lorsque le soleil s'est couché. Ds "le Parisien" de ce matin ils suggèrent une rando en vélo de 15 kms sur la rive droite de la Marne. Je suis tentée mais je n'ai pas de vélo perso, il me faudrait donc louer...

Malyss said...

Ramper?.. avec cette chaleur? .. sur le goudron qui fond?..qui emplit l'air de son odeur de plastique cramé?.. tu es sûre de toi, là?..:)

Kaori said...

I love the gorgeous sculptures behind the row of machines of torture ;D

Suzanne said...

I like the little dancing figures in the background.

Woody said...

I like the symmetry of the bikes and the asymmetry of the statues. Stay cool!

BaysideLife said...

Just came inside from the garden. Thought I'd do a little work, but it's already 98F! Back in the AC. Can't even imagine riding a bike. You better stay in the shade and take more great photos like this one.

What is that place in the background?

Sharon Van Lieu said...

A favorite pastime here in the summer is riding bikes on the many bike paths. Sometimes the folks look like it is more work than leisure!

Sharon

cieldequimper said...

@ Bayside Life: a bar I think!

Bergson said...

et tu arrêtes de me traiter d'andouille

Loree said...

Cycling in the heat is NOT fun but then the only fun thing to do in the heat is swim.

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. Cycle in extreme heat and you might die.