Saturday, 2 April 2011

Paris Eye 3/30 - Old dog and his man


Resounding to the squeals of gaggles of leap-frogging children and teachers, the 'edges' of The Tour are devoid of tourists. This old dog slowly negotiated the gaggle, and did his business knowing the old man would pick up. The tourist load is slight right now, but will overwhelm come Easter. From Rue de Grenelles to Jardins du Trocadero is less than 500m in distance, but an eon in ambience.

20 comments:

Mark said...

Delightful image Julie. So quiet with the iron behemoth and its hoards so close.

Joe said...

Oh my. How wonderful. Paris before the tourists. I didn't know it existed. I envy you.

diane b said...

Very clever to get the shot without tourists. I would try to train my dog to put his bum over one of those bins, save having to pick it up. We all complain about tourists but I guess we are tourists ourselves, weather in a gaggle or alone.

freefalling said...

Hey!
I didn't know you were in France.
Geez you get around!
I look the other way for 5 minutes and you're off!
I wish I had just a poofteenth of your energy (gammy legs and all!).
Looking forward to your adventures!

Kirsten said...

Lovely image. Looks like you need to get to know your local cafe very well for when you get back from a walk...

Mary Ann said...

This reminds me of having once seen a man walking a rather geriatric dog. Both of them had stopped to watch a rabbit in the underbrush. A younger dog would have chased after it.

Julie said...

oops ... local cafe ... not sorted one of those as yet ... but there is a brasserie down on the corner or even 'Cafe du Musee' on the diagonal of the block.

anton said...

About given photo I like most that the person standing on street just bow down his head to his lovable Sydney as my point of view.

Dianne said...

Bonjour Julie - I'm still laughing - that old dog and his man
Lovely shot below the tower.I hope you enjoy the market it's near my usual Parisian stamping ground - right round the corner from Rue Cler.
Keep safe in beautiful Paris.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I have been un Paris in the Autumn, Winter and Summer (heaps of tourists and horrible) but never Spring. I have been on a business trip to Switzerland in the Spring though and found it delightful.

Virginia said...

And as I recall the schoolchildren are allowed to run amok around there. As a former teacher I was a nervous wreck! I love this shot. I love finding quiet corners in Paris.

Don't forget the dancers on Sunday, Mouffetard. I'm sending you a photo so you can find my favorite subject.
V

Birdman said...

... life springs eternal. I LOVE this one!

altadenahiker said...

Come grow old with me
The best is yet to be

Andrew said...

Aside from the important subjects in the photo, you seem to have captured the footings of some metal structure. Probably nothing important.

RedPat said...

I love the dog and his man and the bit of the tower adds a bit of ambience!

Julie said...

Precisely Andrew. How to show the tower incidently? To totally locate the image but make it fresh. A big challenge in this city.

karen said...

This is beautiful! I took my daughter to Paris (& London & Rome) last October, but being our first trip and only having a week, we barely started getting beyond the sights before it was time to leave. Next time will be different.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, I love the fresh lace of the trees under the canopy of La Tour! This is a wonderful capture... I can't wait to be there next week!

Bises,
Genie

J Bar said...

Terrific shot.

Becky said...

I love the atypical view of La Tour Eiffel!