Friday, November 26, 2010

Riding toys -- Reflection

On a side street in the 5ième, these riding toys made a tantalizing reflection on the rain-slick sidewalk. During the holiday season, children's toys fill the windows and sometimes spill out onto the street.



To see more reflections, go to James' Newtown Area Photo here.

40 comments:

"All things French" said...

Great shot Genie ~ I'll take the pink one ~ just gorgeous!!
xx
Dianne

Bibi said...

Oh, so pretty and old-fashioned (I man that in a positive way, since now there seem to be batteries in kids' cars....let 'em use their muscles!)

Andy said...

Genie, your photo is out of the ordinary. It even put a smile on face.

Shell Sherree said...

Santa has just noted these designs and put his Elves to work, Genie.

Virginia said...

French elves do good work! I lOVE this shot Genie. Wished I'd been at your elbow.
WAR EAGLE!
V

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow Genie, they are so sweet, adorable picture!
Léia :)

Loree said...

Those toys are beautiful. Really cute.

Malyss said...

The light reflection adds to the beautyful nostalgic feeling..

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dianne - Merci! I had the pink one picked out as my favorite, too! Wouldn't a little girl love that from Santa!

Bibi -- I agree... There are not enough old-fashioned toys that stimulate the muscles and mind.

Andy -- Merci, and glad that it made you smile

Shell -- Time is marching on and those Elves better get busy!

Virginia -- I wish you had been there too! War Eagle! Going to be tough in a Tide camp...

Leia -- There were two stacks of these little vehicles. I may post the other with a different angle on another day. Glad you liked them!

Loree -- Merci, mon amie!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Malyss -- These are truly nostalgic toys. Merci!

Something White said...

Dear Genie,
these toy-cars are great! My husband always wanted to buy one like that for our young son, but now he´s already 4 and a ´big´ guy with an own bike :)
Great picture and colours!!
Thank you very much for your kind words and warm understanding concerning the passing-away of my dad. It makes me grateful to know that people in the bloggerworld feel concerned about others, that´s beautiful!
All the best to you and greetings, Marjolijn

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Marjolijn -- The holidays always magnify our expectations, our joys and our disappointments. With your recent loss there will be much emotion. Glad that others have reached out to you.

Enjoy the age of four... it becomes fourteen all too soon!

Bises

Sylvia K said...

How delightful! I love the cars, they look like ones we had years ago and are -- to me, so much cuter that some of the ones now! And what a great reflection they make! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Genie!

Sylvia

RuneE said...

I was so fascinated by the pink one - it really made a difference.

'Tsuki said...

Adorables ; ces voitures sont tout simplement adorables ! Et j'aime la façon dont leur reflet sur brouille sur le trottoir qui sèche... Bravo !

imaginationlane said...

This is just a charming photo! It takes me back to earlier times and the way Christmas used to be...a lovely post!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sylvia -- I do not think that we can find anything like this here. Hope your weekend is lovely!

Rune -- The pink does stand out, n'est-ce pas?

'Tsuki -- Merci...je l'aime bien aussi.

imaginationlane -- I totally agree!

Starman said...

I want the red convertible. Saw your comment on V's blog. The Grand Roue is great for some fantastic photos. BTW: here's something you might want to check while you're there... http://tiny.cc/l3por

Jack said...

Very nice, Genie. I also went back for a week or so to catch up with you. You have been seeing good things despite uncooperative weather, haven't you? Enjoy the weekend.

Maia said...

Lovely shot! These colorful toys on the old street make up a nice composition.

joo said...

Oh, to be a child again!
Superb post:)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Starman -- Merci! Thanks for the link to the Bastille exhibit... quite fascinating.

Jack -- Thanks, and there will probably be some more challenging weather to come!

Maia -- Merci, and I love your macro white flowers!

jennyfreckles said...

I can think of lots of kids who would love those! Such a bright cheerful picture.

Gabriela Abalo said...

fabulous shot!!

thanks for visiting my place

cheers from Uruguay :)

James said...

Very nice shot! I like everything about it. There are so many interesting sights in Paris. I bet you can't wait to go back. :)

Springman said...

Ah, This is what we call old school. Some lucky child will have a great ride!

Cildemer said...

So cute!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful picture;o)

***
Have a nice weekend, Genie****

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Joo -- Yes, we could all go for a ride!

Jenny -- How fun to have a little fleet of them for kids to ride

Gabriela -- Merci, and I would love to visit your country... I been as close as Buenos Aires...

James -- Thanks... wish that I had been there when you guys were!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Springman -- Thanks! I have seen a lot of the "old school" toys in Paris.

Cildemer -- Merci a toi!

Rajesh said...

The cars have been beautifully stacked one above the other.

hollyb said...

I remember these - and dommage that the adorable fire truck or convertible won't fit in the carry on to bring back home for Brooks - he would LOVE them! Not much longer to wait.....

Pagan Sphinx said...

Beautiful photo. Truly. I love all your Paris photos. Reminds me of when as a child we lived in Courbevoie.

Gina
The Pagan's Eye

Woody said...

The pink one really stands out and the reflections are beautiful!

Randy said...

Those are great. I like them so much better than the newer models that are out now.

lizziviggi said...

Clever shot! I love just the hint of a reflection on the sidewalk. These cars look like fun for the little ones... it's nice to see non-plastic toys.

JM said...

I've never seen such a display. Great find, really cool!

Sar@h said...

Three red cars … and a red light !

Owen said...

Do you think I could rent one for a few days to get around Paris on ?

Faster than walking !

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Imagine recieving one of those as a child for Christmas! What a delight.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Rajesh -- And there was another stack with red, yellow and orange... one had a lightening bolt!

Holly -- We'll check to see what they are showing this year.

Gina -- Merci, and I am glad that the photos bring back good memories. Visit often, mon amie!

Woody -- Well, the truth be told, the little reflection is subtle and not of the magnitude of the one you posted this week!

Randy -- I think that the style appeals to most of us who are not teenagers searching for the "hottest" skate board.

Lizziviggi -- I agree with the "non-plastic" comment. Merci for your visit!

JM -- Merci! It was a great little discovery on a side street...

Sar@h -- What a great eye you have! I had totally missed the redlight...

Owen -- It might be a bit of a tight squeeze. Why don't we get skateboards or roller skates - hah!

Brittany -- Every now and then you can find these through catalogues in the US but they are usually more costly than the more cheaply made plastic riding toys... tant pis