Thursday, December 22, 2011

La circulation de nuit


Regular night traffic or last minute gift shoppers?

Rue de Rivoli at
Place de la Concorde


Place de la Concorde
75008 Paris

21 comments:

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Regular traffic! This image brings back some great memories.
Bisous et Joyeux Noël

Sylvia K said...

Looks like traffic here!! Hope your week is going well, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Randy said...

If I were there I would probably be in the middle.

Karen Xavier said...

I'd say last minute gift shoppers! Put a tree in middle and it would be like a lit up christmas tree in the middle of the road! :)

martinealison said...

Tu as de la chance car chez moi, les moyens de transport étant encore en grève, la circulation est très importante...
Gros bisous et merci pour cette photo.
Je te renouvelle mes voeux et que cette nuit de noël soit douce...

French Girl in Seattle said...

Definitely regular traffic! The great Robert Doisneau got such a kick out of watching pedestrians braving traffic to cross la Place de la Concorde that he did a special series on them. Have you seen it? Great shot, Genie. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

French Girl in Seattle said...

--- Oh, and do send me your postal address Genie! You were one of last week's Giveaway winners! Felicitations! Veronique

Malyss said...

Maybe a little from both!

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

Gift shoppers for sure! Parisians love their mad dashes for the store..whether its for a fresh baguette in the morning or a last minute gift!

s.c said...

A very well shot night view of a famous Paris street point. Have a very nice holiday and a good 2012.

Joe said...

The roads in Paris look as frenetic as Melbourne. Must be the time of year.

M said...

Whether regular traffic or last minute shoppers, the lights make a great photograph --- well done, Genie!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ah! what a scene Genie, Christmas in Paris would be so fantastic, one day....!

Virginia said...

You couldn't pay me to drive around Place de la Concorde, but you could pay me to photograph it.
Love this shot dear!
V

This is Belgium said...

risking your life amidst regular traffic ?? à la Doisneau !
bravo pour la photo !!

Gringo said...

Not much is certain in this life, but one thing that is certain for me is....I would NEVER drive in Paris!
Have a wonderful Christmas Genie...

louciao said...

Is this what is meant by "the city of light"?

Starman said...

Looks kind of light for regular traffic.

Jack said...

Thanks, Genie, but I think I'll walk.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I think that the dented fender on the car in the foreground says it all... Do not drive in Paris.

Gringo, I agree totally!

With the kind references to Doisneau, I should have put this in b/w but it was hard to resist all those red tailights!

Only two days to go!

Bises,
Genie

Louis la Vache said...

A) Last-minute shoppers?

B) Regular traffic?

Given the location, «Louis» chooses:

C) All of the above