Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Trottoir

Isn't it strange that this pavement on Avenue de Sceaux seems to be 'private'? The cobblestones stop at the yellow house and begin again after it...

On dirait un trottoir privatif sur quelques mètres avenue de Sceaux !

25 comments:

Lowell said...

Are there any signs that say "Don't walk on my sidewalk!" That is rather weird! It would be fun to know the story behind it.

Nice find!

Sylvia K said...

I do agree with Lowell! It would be fun to know the story!!

Michelle said...

I agree there must be a story there!

William Kendall said...

There's an appealing pattern in the way the pavement stones are arranged.

LONDONLULU said...

I like the patterns too, but how interesting...I wonder what kind of town ordinance they had to get around!:)

Bob Crowe said...

A proud homeowner or a thumb of the nose at the city authorities?

Randy said...

Nice patterns, story or not.

Dave said...

A good spot. Maybe the house owner has some influence with the local authority.

Gunn said...

I am also curious about the story...

Looks nice and a bit strange.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I would have kept the cobblestones I think Ciel, there's history in those old stones !

Dina said...

Mystery Lane . . .

EG CameraGirl said...

Now we are all curious!

llandudnopictures said...

A 'private' pavement... intriguing!

Tanya Breese said...

that is interesting..i love the patterns! i wonder what the backstory is!

Halcyon said...

J'aime bien l'idée d'un trottoir privée ! Au moins cette partie était bien preservé.

Cezar and Léia said...

I like the patterns! You got a beautiful angle in this picture!
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

It is odd. MB

VP said...

I think you are right, and they did it nicely!

Stuart said...

Interesting. It looks like a carpet on the sidewalk.

Thérèse said...

Probablement une question de cout... auraient-ils creuse pour la canalisation?
Dommage mais bien vu et une bonne photo d'archives.

RedPat said...

Odd indeed - they must have some good contacts that allowed them to do this.

Loree said...

Very interesting observation. A special stretch of pavement for a special house.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Someone went to a lot of trouble to change the sidewalk, but I think the cobblestones are every bit as beautiful.

Jack said...

In Connecticut and Florida, that would be odd, because the sidewalks are owned by the city and are uniform. But, in the neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, where I lived for six years, the sidewalks were the responsibility of the landowner, so we went from one brick pattern to concrete to a different brick pattern, etc. Like here.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Very observant! It would be interesting to know the story.

If that were here, I'd say some repair work had been done and the same type of cobblestone could no longer be obtained, so the property owner took advantage of making a design statement. :-)

~Lindy