Thursday, April 5, 2012

Un âne à Paris



On Saturday (the day before Palm Sunday)
this donkey and his brother were seen in the streets of Île Saint Louis. 


Église Saint-Louis en l'Île
Rue l'Île Saint-Louis
75004, Paris

30 comments:

Kris said...

My goodness, you never know what you will find on the streets of Paris! HA

Randy said...

Oh that is too cute.

martinealison said...

Vous nous auriez montré cette photo le 1er avril j'aurais pu penser à une farce !...
Parfois on peut apercevoir des choses insolites... Est-il vraiment heureux de visiter Paris ?
Votre photo me rappelle une "blague"... celle du fermier qui part à Paris avec son âne. L'âne effrayé par le bruit des voitures s'échappe. Le fermier cherche son âne toute la journée. Le soir venu, il est très fatigué. Il ne trouve pas de chambre d'hôtel pour dormir. Finalement un hôtelier un peu plus charmant lui propose celle d'un couple de jeunes mariés. Il lui dit : "Ils vont faire la fête, ils vont arriver tard dans la nuit. Je vous demande de libérer la chambre dès que vous les entendrez arriver. Mais vous aurez eu le temps de vous reposer un peu."...
Le fermier s'endort épuisé et n'entend que trop tard l'arrivée des jeunes mariés. Vite, il saute du lit et se cache dessous !
Le couple de jeunes mariés ne s'aperçoit de rien. Ils se couchent. Le jeune mari tout amoureux de sa femme lui dit : "J'aime ton sourire, tes épaules sont belles et tes yeux sont magnifiques. Dans tes yeux, je vois tout Paris!..."
Et là, le fermier sort de dessous le lit et dit : "Si dans ses yeux vous voyez tout Paris, peut-être pourrez-vous me dire où est mon âne ?"...
Désolée, aujourd'hui de dire quelques bêtises. Je suis peut-être une "âne(esse)" !
Les ânes sont des animaux que j'affectionne particulièrement, j'aime leur regard.
Merci pour cette belle photo.
Gros bisous

Merisi said...

So sweet!

Hopefully he's out in greener pastures again!

Hana de Prague said...

Abolutely unbelievable! Somebody came to the church riding the donkey?
Bises Hana

s.c said...

Ha just in time for the Easter barn. Thanks for showing.

Cezar and Léia said...

He is beautiful!I hope everything is okay with him.I'm sure he would be very happy in a beautiful green field!
Léia

Joe said...

I hope a passer by had a carrot or two.

Jenny Woolf said...

What a lovely sight! It makes me think that 100 years ago it would have been such a familiar one....

Andy said...

The second coming?

Bibi said...

So cute...I hope you petted him.

M said...

I wonder if they were preparing for some kind of passion play ... Great photo!

Peter Olson said...

I think I saw it also! Maybe we were together? :-)

Ann said...

I really think that's both odd and really cute... A Donkey in the streets of PAris.

Virginia said...

Well according to on of the second graders that is in the tutoring program at our church, Jesus came riding in on a ........broom! LOL

This little guy looks very content to be tied up on the streets of Paris.
V

brattcat said...

i think he is the perfect little tourist, one who would never make an 'ass' of himself.

Jean said...

How sweet. So well behaved. What a wonderful sight to see the day before Palm Sunday. Happy Easter.

Loree said...

Oh my goodness, how sweet! I love donkeys.

Maria said...

Lovely, what do you think he has to carry?
Nice Easter Weekend!
Maria

Jack said...

This isn't what I expected to see from Paris.

Louise said...

You never know what you will find in Paris!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Martine, tu m'as fait rire!!

I think that the donkey was there to gain interest in the church and the Palm Sunday program of music.

My husband, Peter and I later saw a cloaked man running across Pont Saint-Louis with the brother of this donkey. I have never seen a donkey in Paris and last Saturday we saw two!

There is not much traffic on the streets of Île Saint-Louis so their brief sojourn in Paris was safe. I imagine that by Sunday they were grazing somewhere outside of the city.

Bises,
Genie

Kate said...

My first thought is that this little fella is part of an Easter pageant.

On a Southeast road trip and missed so much without wifi. Am now in Savannah and having internet is heaven.

Hope you and DH are having a great time!!

Sara Louise said...

It's Eeyore!

Harriet said...

Brought a smile to my face. He seems bien élévé!

Starman said...

Where are the kids?

Harriet said...

Enjoyed Martine's joke as well.

Octavian-Andrei Brezean said...

hahah, he was enjoying a good downtown walk and suddenly woke up photo shooting :D

cute! :D

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh, you mean a real one, not a politician...

Rob and Mandy said...

Petite explication: there is a donkey candidate to the coming presidential elections in France. The slogan is: votez l'ane, vote for the donkey.