Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Le camion vert?


Although this little zoom-zoom was seen in a shop window,
I wonder its intended use. 

Maybe we should take it out for a spin?


Rue St Benoit
75006 Paris

24 comments:

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

Vive la besace Upla! I meant to order one of these for Christmas and forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me, Genie. ;-) I have no idea about the little "zoom-zoom" but it makes for an unusual display... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, without a doubt! Do take it for a spin and share the ride with us!! Hope your week is off to a great start, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Oh, you also took a photo of this green zoom-zoom! Sorry for not commenting lately, I have a new job and a crazy working schedule.

Malyss said...

This is the kind of vehicle you could see everywhere in Italy until some years ago! they are easy of use, and small , therefore, very useful in cities where problems of traffic are an everyday situation. They were used by delivery men, mostly, but also sometimes by poor families for who it was the only way to travel a little faster. You often see them in old italian movies.

Richard Moisan said...

Le triporteur a connu ses heures de gloire dans les années 50-60. C'était très pratique pour les commerçants qui pouvaient alors syationner sur les trottoirs. On y voyait même, souvent, un chien à l'arrière.
Bonne journée, Genie!

martinealison said...

Un bien joli triporteur... Gros bisous

Shell Sherree said...

That's so damned adorable, Genie ~ I want one!

Joe said...

As long as there is a hill and we are going down I think we would be OK.

brattcat said...

do the bags come with it?

Gringo said...

Reminds me of those little Indian Tut Tut's !

SRQ said...

Perhaps its purpose is to entice passersby to stop...admire...and take photos to share with the world. : )I'll take the bag in the driver's seat.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Love the scooter (gorgeous green) but more so the bags!

Virginia said...

I want the cargo! I think they would make great camera bags pour moi!
V

louciao said...

Ooh! I hope I get one in my Christmas stocking this year! The bags are optional. Wouldn't want to be greedy.

Starman said...

In Paris, they're mostly used by the city workers.

Alexa said...

And it sort of matches the color the Paris city workers wear too! I've seen trucks like this parked near the Mercado Centrale in Florence.

James said...

That looks like fun! :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Un triporteur? What a perfect French word and so descriptive. Merci, Richard! I can just imagine un petit chien in the back.

Hop in and we'll take a ride... and there is a satchel for everyone! Zoom-zoom

Bises,
Genie

Sara Louise said...

That thing is awesome! I'd love it to zip around my little village with my dog in the back. Actually I think I need that little thing! xo

Tash said...

I adore the color! I recall having seen some variation of those in Croatia when I was a kid being used for small deliveries.

Randy said...

That would be fun to drive to work.

Kris said...

I'm with you...I wonder what it is used for?

Kate said...

The photo is great with the bright shine and reflection, but there's something about the bilious green that makes me want to turn away!

TheChieftess said...

I'm up for a spin!!! Er...does it come with the bag of my choice???