Monday, July 18, 2011

Un mélange de vélos


These bikes near Place d'Aligre remind me that today is a "rest day" on Le Tour de France. I do not think that any of these will be found in the race when it resumes on Tuesday.

Rue Théophile Roussel
près de Place d'Aligre

31 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)
Have a great week !

Pierre

Sylvia K said...

I suspect you are quite correct! Fun post for the day, Genie, mon amie! Hope you have a wonderful week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Richard said...

Belle photo artistique, Genie!

Paris Paul said...

Wish today was a day off for me too! Thanks for the photo.

beau gosse said...

Looks almost like a sculpture at Beaubourg! Enjoy your day and the coming week, Genie!

Malyss said...

What a mess! :o)

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Great photo! But imagine having to free your bicycle out of such a mess... On my Vienna blog you find a photo of barbie´s scooter today. As I see in your photo, she was in Paris with her "vélo"...

Gringo said...

Only in Paris......!

Shell Sherree said...

Melange is a great description, Genie! Makes untangling chains in one's jewellery box look like a picnic.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a bit like my 'jumble sail' Genie, I bet every one of the owners knows exactly how to get to his 'steed', I would have the red one!!

Joe said...

Wonderful image - such a collision of spokes, a tangle of rubber and melange of metal. Chaos at it's best. Congrats.

biebkriebels said...

Colourful bikes, in the "Tour" they become more and more futuristic. We follow it every day on TV. Mostly I look at the beautiful landscapes of France they show and not at the cyclists...

brattcat said...

a wonderment of wheels.

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

I almost forget entirely that it was the Tour de France! Mon dieu! Thank you for the reminder Genie. Nice colour bikes.

Cezar and Léia said...

It reminds me Amsterdam! :)
Wonderful colors in this picture.
Léia

M said...

Very colorful! So glad I don't have to dig a bike out of that melange!! Hope you have a day of rest after your busy weekend. Bisous.

Harriet said...

Like Shell, I think you've nailed it with the word 'mélange'.

Randy said...

So that is what vélos means! I've seen it before but was not sure.

dive said...

Maybe it would be a lot more fun if the Tour riders had to use real bikes like these. Wonderful photo, Genie!

Alexa said...

This is great, Genie! I wonder if they're all still there since you took this shot—they almost look like they're locked to each other!

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Thanks Genie for adding a bit of color to an uneventful day... and a hint of things to come, perhaps?
Cheers from Montreal.

Loree said...

What wonderful, colourful bikes.

Aesthetic Alterations said...

I don't know why, but bicycles in Paris make me think of love.

And I definitely love this! xo

Birdman said...

Maybe with $50,000 added to them.

Ken Mac said...

fab photos. glad I found your blog

SRQ said...

That's quite a cluster. I'm looking forward to the Tour resuming. I love the scenery! (I actually saw signs during my recent trip announcing that the road would be closed. So bummed I missed the peloton et al.)

Melissa B. said...

These wheels might not make it to the Tour, but perhaps you could avail the officials of your photographic skills? Love this Superior Snap!

Halcyon said...

Hee... some of those bikes on the TdF cost more than my car! I doubt any of these do though. :)

Rob-bear said...

Keep on biking, Genie!

Jack said...

This is a nice, colorful tangle of bikes. I was in Oxford one year ago and I have never seen more bicycles in one place than there. The whole city was a tangle of bikes. (And I bought myself a new bike last weekend, just because I wanted one.)

martinealison said...

Un beau rayonnement de cycles...
gros bisous.