Victor Lenoir’s tomb. A French doctor who was a pioneer in women’s fertility. Notice the erection on the statue! Would see that in America I guess. The legend says his erection will help fertility so women come and rub it, some even sit on it.
National Day in France, there was a military show at the “Invalides”. Kids were having a blast, they were allowed to climb in various vehicles, talk to armed forces professionals.
Well not only kids had a good time… This man is a “Spahi”, from a unit fitted for the desert, hence the sable cape. It refers to the times when the vehicles were horses or camels. The cape would hide a lot then.
A “Chasseur Alpin”, an alpine unit.
“Les Invalides” built by Napoleon to welcome the wounded soldiers.
A pilot must be multi tasked. Talking to a crowd is not my favorite part of the job.
The caption says “4 wheels and 1 umbrella”, that was the logo when the car was presented to the public 60 or so years ago. That summed up the car quite well. I used to have a 2CV like this model, a red one. I miss it, especially in Arusha where I live. It would be perfect on the bumpy roads.
yeah I know I’m a bit late. I’m an amateur photographer, not a pro, I have no angry boss over my head for a deadline.
Here we are at the Champs Elysées for the last kilometers. The crowd was more interesting than the cyclists, for me that is, keen street photographer.
Here are some samples.
I laughed quite hard at this American dude….
but then 2 Belgian dudes showed up, to my greatest embarrassment… and they were Walloons of course, from my own tribe (the roster is our emblem, what a choice…), sigh.
Add Jean-Claude Van Damme in the picture, a record(one year and half without government which was not a bad thing considering the corrupt bozos we have got now) and so there are days when dating a French girl is a problem.
is this love or showing off at all costs? The saddle on this kind of Harley is next to nonexistent: 10x10x15cm. It might be OK for a ride in town but for long trips, I can’t believe the guy has an easy time to convince his chick to go along.
up to 34C in July this year. Some pushed their luck in sunbathing….