Saturday, August 27, 2011

Carrousel - Place des Abbesses




Colorful, fast, and trendy...


Enjoyed immensely by the children, but


Not my favorite carrousel à Paris



Zoom-zoom


Carrousel (Counter-clockwise)
Place des Abbesses
75018, Paris

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

But, oh, such a fun post for the day -- even though I agree with you! Have a beautiful, fun weekend, Genie, mon amie!

Sylvia

Randy said...

That is so adorable.

Shell Sherree said...

Oh, I'd never have picked this as a Parisian carrousel. But I understand the kids thinking it's pretty schmick! A fun scene, Genie. Bon weekend et bises...

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Don't you just love how these cute carrousels pop up all over Paris, in famous and not so well-known neighborhoods? Love how little kids enjoy them on the way home after school, their "goûter" (late afternoon snack) in hand. This beats driving straight home in a car, as my son and I do here every day. Veronique aka French Girl in Seattle

Picturit said...

Great image Genie Spiderman was a favourite for me when I was a Kid........long time ago.......

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I can't imagine what this tiny child is thinking,but it appears he is likes the paint surface.

Happy weekend!
Ruby

Bibi said...

Maybe not your favorite, but fun. I love the metro station Abbesses. I'm sure you have walked up its stairs...? Artwork...?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh but you can see by his face that it might be his favourite carrousel Genie, what great rides for children!That 'spidey man' ride is super cool!!

dive said...

Oh, to be young again! Much as I prefer traditional carousels this guy looks like he's having a blast.

Andy said...

Nice capture Genie. Boys seem to be attracted to Spider-Man.

Hana de Prague said...

Nice and tender photo, Genie. Let me guess what is your favorit caroussel... In front of the Hôtel de Ville? Under the stairs leading to Sacré Coeur? :-)
Have a nice weekend
Hana de Prague

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Super fun! :)

I love riding carousels--and I don't care if they're just for children.

Virginia said...

Not the Dodo Manège but cute just the same!
V

Virginia said...

I saw one like this at a brocante in the French countryside and it had Amercian country music blaring!
V

Fábio Martins said...

A big moto :)
Nice catch

Jack said...

It is probably fun for the kids, but I am old-fashioned. Give me one with horses and chariots any day.

Starman said...

I am totally transported to the feeling that kid is enjoying.

Harriet said...

V - isn't funny how the French seem to love American music, just as we love French music. I just didn't know that they had discovered country music ;) I've heard lots of Louis Armstrong and other classics in various restaurants.

G- I prefer the old fashioned carrousels as well.

Alexa said...

Nor mine (fave, that is), I admit, but I love the photo you captured here. I see motocross in someone's future. Or not—they probably don't do a lot of that in Paris. :~}

biebkriebels said...

To be a motordevil must be great for a child, it is more exciting than a horse I think...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bibi, I have walked those circular steps many times and have photos from my first visit. The last time in Paris, the graffiti had all but destroyed the exquisite murals.

I am glad to see the abundance of carrousels in Paris and I have two favorites (or three). Dodo Manège in Jardin des Plantes, the wedding-cake carrousel in Tuileries, and the double decker in front of Hôtel de Ville.

Today, I am working "beyond" and tomorrow the big bird flies me home.

Bises,
Genie

Suzi said...

I know what you mean. I sometimes expect everything in our beautiful Paris to be old worldy and somehow the modern, such as this doesn't fit - I am sure it is joy for the children. x

James said...

It's not my favorite one either but it's a great shot!

Halcyon said...

Still cute! And he seems to be enjoying it. :)

Gringo said...

Hi Genie, Nice shot, good shot of the boy concentrating and lots of lovely colour! Have a good week!

Kate said...

This one is a bit too contemporary for me. I adore carousels and much prefer the traditional, highly carved pieces. This young man certainly must have had a grand time, tho.