Monday, 31 October 2011

Pots de fleurs et pétanque, avenue de Paris


A little while back, in this post, Randy of Santa Fe, NM DP asked for an update of Avenue de Paris in the autumn, here it is! Last Saturday, as almost every weekend, pétanque players were enjoying the very mild weather. As for these giant flower pots, I must have driven past them 1000 times but only noticed them this last weekend!

Il y a quelques temps, dans ce billet, Randy de Santa Fe DP au Nouveau-Mexique demandait à revoir l'avenue de Paris un peu plus tard en automne, alors la voici. Samedi dernier, il faisait doux et une partie de pétanque était en cours, comme toujours sur l'avenue de Paris. Quant à ces gigantesques pots de fleurs, j'ai du passer à côté mille fois avant de m'apercevoir de leur présence...

25 comments:

Lowell said...

I love this street. It is magnificent in any season but this is surely one of the most beautiful. I can imagine many stories that have begun and matured among people sharing this street!

Gorgeous photos, Ciel. Love those big green pots, too!

Dianne said...

It's a delightful scene in the Autumn Ciel - and those big green pots are just gorgeous.

Kay L. Davies said...

How wonderful! I love the mixture of colours in the leaves and the flowerpots are great! You have such a good eye for a photo opportunity, I'm surprised you didn't notice them earlier.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Randy said...

Thanks for posting this shot. It is absolutely beautiful. I really like to flower pots too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sometimes it's like that hey Ciel, you don't even see something and then one day your eyes spot it and you wonder 'how long has that been there!!' The light and colour in the second picture is magical, gorgeous shots!

Woody said...

I would tease you about visiting the eye doctor, but I miss stuff like this all the time. The views are beautiful with the fall colors.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Thanks to Randy for asking. Thanks to you for being responsive to his request.

Malyss said...

Ils ont installé ces grands pots chez nous aussi! ici, ils sont "terra cotta", j'aime l'effet que ça fait, on se sent tout petit, ça change les proportions, c'est joli et marrant.

Cergie said...

On voit beaucoup ces pots de fleur ornementaux, en vert cru cela choque en hiver, alors que la terre passe partout.
Chouette avenue en automne, l’odeur devait être à l’avenant. J’adorerais voir les bacs à sable de Versailles ; ceux du jardin du Luxembourg ou de la place des Vosges sont pas piqués des vers / les accompagnatrices / les bambins.

VP said...

Love the oversize pots, we don't see people playing bocce, our petanque, anymore here...

Thérèse said...

De beaux arrondis dans ces photos. Comment n'as-tu pas remarque ces pots!!

Allan.Alexandre. said...

dire que ils joue toujours au boules les versaillais, cette avenue est très poétique

Leif Hagen said...

Now those are what I call "BIG, GREEN flower pots!"
Happy Halloween wishes from EAGAN

EG Wow said...

Funny how you can pass a place many times and miss something so obvious. Until now they probably blended into the landscape, in your mind anyway.

joo said...

Autumn is beautiful, and I love these huge green pots!!!!

SRQ said...

Love the oversized pots! And, Avenue de Paris is simmply stunning. It's a tunnel of trees! (Hope you pulled out your jack-o-lantern for the day!)

Halcyon said...

I love the autumn view. Those changing trees are gorgeous!

Lowell said...

Re your question on The Villages: Nope! As I recall, this was another evening. I had dropped Lois off for a meeting and was out and about by myself.

A few days earlier we had indulged our sweet tastes at Haagen Dazs!

JM said...

Beautiful autumn mood at the Avenue de Paris! The pots above have to be the biggest I've seen.

Loree said...

I really like the colour of those giant flower pots. I also love the autumn colours of the trees.

Regina K said...

Looks like a wonderful area to spend time, playing a game or just strolling.

-K- said...

The combination of beautiful colors with the "Land of the Giants" flowerpots reminds you that this can be a lovely world.

Francisca said...

A beautiful avenue in yellow... and I like the pots, but who chose to color them apple green? So what is the difference between pétanque and boules? I'm pretty sure we played boules when I used to visit our family friends' summer home in Pornique.

cieldequimper said...

@ Francisca: I don't think there is a difference but I'm far from being an expert!

Gerardo said...

I love that. I remember this place.