Monday, 5 August 2013

L'enfer de la place d'Armes

The coaches in front of the palace: a nightmare, especially as most of them leave the engines on while waiting... Sometimes, you can hardly see the palace! The second photo is a special for VP!

Les cars sur la place d'Armes, devant le château. Parfois, on voit à peine le château ! Un cauchemar, surtout que la plupart d'entre eux laissent tourner les moteurs pendant qu'ils attendent... La seconde photo est une spéciale pour VP !

19 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est l'enfer tous ces bus, et ça gâche totalement un lieu.

Andrew Fulton said...

A wonderful shot...

Randy said...

That is a nice shot.

Bob Crowe said...

Which reminds me of Sartre's line, l'enfer, c'est les autres. At least all of the other buses.

Jack said...

Ah, a bus from VP's new home, Pisa.

Cezar and Léia said...

:( C'est pas drôle!

llandudnopictures said...

VERY unfriendly!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Fancy looking coaches. Over here, they have reduced the smoke from these beasts, but they still smell horrible.

Bergson said...

moi je râle aussi par les moteurs qui tournent à l'arrêt ; j'aimerai que quelques véhicules soient volés

Thérèse said...

Ah si on pouvait employer photoshop... lorsqu'on est en vadrouille! :-)

Tanya Breese said...

these look mighty fancy! what a pain that they block your view though :(

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Do they keep the engines running in summer for the air conditioning Ciel? Oh la! never mind the environment hey!
I so wish I'd looked a bit more at the different flavours of ice cream, j'adore peanut butter, didn't realise it was an ice cream flavour.. I will definitely get back there to try it, thanks for the tip :))

Small City Scenes said...

Are these bringing the tourists for a look at the Palace? MB

VP said...

Pisans at Versailles? They probably were going to Schönbrunn...

Lowell said...

We came to Versailles on one of these buses. When we arrived there were just a few; when we left the place was jammed with coaches!

cieldequimper said...

@ Perth: yes, I think it's because of the air conditioning.

James said...

I like the title. There have been many times when my photos where ruined by tour buses.

I always travel during the low-season because I want to avoid tourists. Is that ironic? :-)

Diane AZ said...

Too bad they block the view, but I imagine it would be a fun way to go sightseeing for the tourist.

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmmm. I think you need legislation against idling bus engines. :)