Saturday, 14 August 2010

Rue à Montreuil

There are several neighbourhoods in Versailles where smaller, residential streets still have gravel roads, which never fails to amaze me, though I like it as it gives the city an unusual country air and charm! I have no idea how two cars are supposed to pass each other though, it's probably a question of centimetres!
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Il y a plusieurs quartiers à Versailles où l'on trouve encore des chaussées de graviers, ce qui ne manque jamais de m'étonner. Mais j'aime bien, ça donne un côté campagne assez agréable ! Je me demande comment on se croise en voiture. Probablement une histoire de quelques centimètres !

23 comments:

Woody said...

Fascinating that you'd find gravel roads in these times. There are such interesting details in the buildings. In the states, we'd call this an alley and I love walking down them, taking in all the sights.

gogouci said...

The spots of green also give the lane a country feel. Have a great weekend.

akarui said...

Effectivement on semble etre loin de Paris ou Versailles. Un petit coin de campagne...
J'aime bien la photo du lac en dessous.

Bob Crowe said...

Oh, my. The only gravel roads I ever drive on are out near my wife's family farm in Kansas. I couldn't imagine this in the US.

By the way, you are right, the statue of Meriwether Lewis does look somewhat like Prince Charles. I personally think there is a strong resemblance to George Bush the younger.

Randy said...

We have alot of gravel roads too. It does make the neighborhood look more charming.

Tracy said...

There is something about that photo that makes it so charming. We might call this an "alley" in the States which doesn't sound nearly as romantic.

T. Becque said...

It does have a country air about it. Alleys are in older residental areas here, but newer ones are built with yards back to back.

PS - I couldn't possibly do a puddle series, it would be very short lived since it hardly rains here! :)

michael said...

Gravel roads do amaze me in such a cosmopolitan city. It does not look like there is room for another car to pass on that street.

Ann said...

my perception of France is very modern. you show a different concept.

Small City Scenes said...

Charming little road with a country air. Looks nice. MB

Dina said...

Do the few cars driving by make that gravel noise? :)

VP said...

I agree, it's always a nice things to find these kind of alleys in a neighborhood.

Rob and Mandy said...

tres sympa!

Malyss said...

les petites maisons sur la gauche, me font penser a ces anciennes cités pou cheminots, toutes pareilles , rangées en rang les unes a coté des autres; un monde un peu disparu, qu'il est agreable de retrouver au detour d'un carrefour; c'est un habitat encore à taille humaine!

brattcat said...

What a dear neighborhood this is. I hope the people living here never take it for granted.

Cezar and Léia said...

Here in tiny Lux it seems that even the smallest path in the middle of the woods is paved... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Francisca said...

I really like the sound of a car driving on a gravel lane... Charming place, Ciel...

Elettra said...

I love very much also see the less known places of a city, compliments

Kaori said...

I like all that green :D

LD said...

Charming photo. There are still streets like these, mostly off the beaten path side roads where I live. I hope they always remain unpaved..

Alain said...

Beaucoup de charmes ces ruelle; évident avec un camion si prendre à plusieurs reprise.

Pietro said...

Joli coin de campagne. J'espère bien que la ruelle soit à sens unique :-)

Sharon Van Lieu said...

The houses are right on the road! No yard to speak of. Many of the houses in town here are like that.

Sharon