Saturday, 18 August 2018

LES ENFANTS À PARIS: #6 KIDS AND CAROUSELS

Carousels are to be found all over Paris - some only appearing in December to add to the magic of Christmas for the children of Paris.


These carousels were found (starting on the right and moving clockwise):
1. Below the steps to Sacre-Coeur.

2. In the Place Vendome
3. At the foot of the Eiffel Tower

4. In the Luxembourg Gardens.

OJ

Friday, 17 August 2018

LES ENFANTS À PARIS: #5 LE CHAGRIN DU SHOPPING


This unhappy young shopper was photographed at the Bastille market on a chilly Autumn morning.

The child's displeasure was blatant and the desire to be somewhere more exciting obvious.

I enjoyed the contrast of the child's sad expression and the brilliant colourful display of the material on sale.

OJ

Thursday, 16 August 2018

LES ENFANTS À PARIS: #4 THE FIRST RIDING LESSON


Mama holding the bridle, Papa present with his camera and Grande Mama at hand to give advice and encouragement - all that a little girl needs for her very first riding lesson.  Did I forget to mention that a docile, patient pony is also required?

Bois de Boulogne 
PARIS

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

LES ENFANTS À PARIS: #3 RECESS … THE BEST LESSON OF THE DAY!


One of the most eagerly awaited bells of the school day ... Break time (la recreation) ... time to play, chat, make a noise, run ... breathe!  The only more popular bell is the one that signals: Home time!

- Children enjoying recess near the Parc Monceau, Paris. 

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

LES ENFANTS À PARIS: #2 BEST SCHOOL DAY EVER!


The best remembered school days are the ones where the normal routine was abandoned in favour of something completely different!  For this group of excited children a bateau mouche cruise down the Seine constitutes one of the "best school days ever"!  Unfortunately they soon grew tired of the tour guide's descriptions of the historic buildings and the events that occurred on the banks of the river and got more enjoyment from waving to people along the embankment.

OJ

Monday, 13 August 2018

LES ENFANTS À PARIS: #1 A BIG BROTHER'S HELPING HAND


Learning to ride a scooter is a challenging task ...
it requires concentration, balance, courage, a helmet and a brother's helping hand!

OJ

Jardin du Luxembourg
PARIS
Septembre 2011

Saturday, 11 August 2018

LITERARY PARIS: BOOKS & NEWSPAPERS … #6 WAITING FOR THE METRO


As I mentioned on Monday, Parisians seem to always have something at hand to read ... and as captured in this photo, it could even be during those brief moments while waiting for the Metro to arrive!

Something to read: "The featured Metro station is named BALARD ... after the French chemist, Antoine Jerome Balard - who discovered the liquid bromine in 1826!"