Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rainy Day in Paris



From a hotel room window frequented by my daughter and me, the street below bustles with neighborhood activity. The season and the weather do not seem to matter as daily life settles into its routine.


I love the French expression "metro, boulot, dodo" to express the weekday cycle of going to work, working, coming home, sleeping and then doing it all over again. Since it is French, I am surprised that there is no mention of divine baquettes, wine, et fromage.

20 comments:

Bibi said...

Is this a good hotel? Always looking for a new place to stay. I have one Place de la Republique which is nice. Like your slice-of-life photo.

Andy said...

Scenes like this is not what is being broadcast on Canadian TV's. We are seeing destruction and protest marches. Are sure you're in France?

Luz said...

Me encanta esta toma de esta calle de París amo Francia!

hollyb said...

ahhh our room! Will miss the church bells, boulangerie, patisserie, marche et fromagerie this trip.....

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bibi -- When you are ready, send me an email and I'll give you the scoop. Holly and I have stayed there many times and love the neighborhood

Andy -- Well, at the moment I am not in Paris (tant pis) and from news accounts they are feeling the impact of les greves.

Luz -- Yo también, gracias

Holly -- We will see and experience new things and what a list we are generating.... no sleeping allowed! Bises..

La Dolfina said...

I love that expression, I've never heard it before! Your photo brings back memories of our last visit to Paris over 10 years ago! We visited in the Spring and had several rainy days...
Thank you so much for you comment on my 1 year bloggyversary. I'm so happy to have met you and look forward to many visits here!!
A bientot

Virginia said...

Oh I love a cute little bricolage!!! They always have little stuff I want but can't squeeze in the petit valise. I'm with you Genie, I'm not all that sad I"m not in Paris right this minute. Things are a little "touchy" over there.

PS Guess what I had for ma petit déjeuner? Pain au chocolat from Continental Bakery. Dinah bought it for me. Miam miam!

Starman said...

I love that kind of store and never fail to find something I want.

altadenahiker said...

Beautiful photo of the street sign. Transported me there immediately -- which isn't easy, given the current state of transportation.

Alexa said...

That's my old neighborhood—isn't it great? I'm really enjoying your view of typique Paris. Meanwhile, metro, boulot, dodo is how I live my life these days—only it sounds so much better in French!

Loree said...

A perfect picture to match the weather in most places right now.

Deer Little Fawn said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment! :)
Beth

Sara Louise said...

And no mention of strikes! Joking!
(kinda... hee hee!)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

La Dolphina -- I'll help you blow out the candles and pop the balloons!

Virginia -- I guess that the solution is to just rent a container and bring it ALL back - hehe.

Starman -- The shopping here is a bit like an old neighborhood hardware store.

AH -- Right now, being transported virtually may be the best until everything gets moving again.

Alexa -- Glad that we "share" that neighborhood. You would probably have to say, "métro, pont, boulot, pont, dodo" since you cross BB every day!

Loree -- Well it is sunny and warm today but I have been in non-sunny California for 5 days. I hope that the weather is not too gray in Paris today.

Beth -- Thank you for stopping in to make a comment. Come back for a visit.

Sara -- Hope that you will soon get some relief from the strikes! How is Fifty coming with his little red wagon?

Rob-bear said...

Il pleut; encore ou toujours?

Probably not toujours, but one cannot be sure at this time of year. (It may just seem like toujours.)

Cute little neighbourhood. Seems so françaus!

Paris Paul said...

The nice thing about Paris (as compared to the coast) is that, even when it rains, it never really rains for very long.

Alexa said...

Genie - Ha! (I almost said that.)

Randy said...

I love all the different colored chairs. Nice shot!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bear -- I think that it just seems like toujours although I have never been to Paris in October.

Paul -- Based on my experiences during rainy periods (December) it rains, it stops, the sun shines, it rains again. Never boring!

Alexa -- You and I would definitely add "baguette et vin" to the mix!

Randy -- It is a colorful view even in the rain.

Greyscale Territory said...

A busy but very appealing corner of the world! Love how the motion of the bike rider is captured in contrast with the more defined shop window!