Saturday, January 19, 2013

Vaucresson - la gare



-Train station-


It is good to get out of the city from time to time.


Oh, the places you will see...



la gare à Vaucresson
Paris suburbs

31 comments:

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Look at the unique, colorful trim on the roof line...you have such an exceptional eye. The guy with the back pack probably doesn't even realize the beauty...i might have missed it too, if not for you.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Such stations we simply love. They are so very Continental and so very different from anything to be found in the United Kingdom.

Joe said...

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
With your head full of brains,
And your shoes full of feet,
You're too smart to go down a not-so-good-street.
Out there things can happen, and frequently do,
To people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don't worry, don't stew.
Just go right along, you'll start happening too!

Dr Seuss - oh The Places You Will Go - 1990

Andy said...

For a train station it's a colourful building. Getting out of your daily environment can be good for you and your camera.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can imagine there would be many wonderful destinations to find leaving from this platform Genie! Joe said it perfectly!

ALAIN said...

Une vieille petite gare qui évoque les dimanches à la campagne des peintres parisiens. Vuillard, entre autres, y est sans doute passé.

Riet said...

That looks like a lovely little old trainstation.
Have a nice weekend

Gringo said...

Love these old train stations...and I bet they even run on time too!

This is Belgium said...

I do not know this one ! Glad to see that France keeps them alive and well. I also like today's comments a lot, particularly Joe's !
Bon weekend, Genie

Bibi said...

Most suburban train stations around Paris have a lot of charm. This one sure does, with some color thrown in.

M said...

So quaint! Yes, everyone should step out and go to a new place. Adventure is good for the soul and provides excellent photographically opportunity :)

Kate said...

"...and the places you'll go!"

Alexa said...

Oh the places you'll see . . .
Absolutely! I'm glad you saw this place. How nice that they "modernized" (ticket machine, security camera) without changing the charming character of the building.

Birdman said...

... and GO! Enjoy your 'distraction' this weekend.

Merisi said...

How colorful! A great place to arrive or depart, beautifully captured.

Nicola said...

Ha! I know where that is ;) Today it is covered in five inches of snow - even prettier!

Cezar and Léia said...

Been some time since I last travelled by train, I'd like to ride again...
God bless you!
Cezar

shooting star said...

quaint n lovely :)

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Kristie Franklin said...

I remember the first time I saw a train station in Europe how fascinated I was. I always found some very interesting characters to look at too. This station is really unusual with the roof trim. I wish we had Europe's mass transit system here in the states.

TheChieftess said...

Now to me...this looks like it could be a train station anywhere! The roof trim stands out, but it could be a New Orleans station...I agree with Kristie about wishing we had better transit systems...but in all honesty...I'd still use my car...which is why we don't!!! That (cars) seems to be the American way!!!

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Starman said...

Not to mention the money you will save!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It's so funny to find a picture of the station on your blog. I grew up in a village not far from this station... And I saw it in December while going to a friend's who still live , nearby.

Palomasea said...

Oh that is so beautiful, Genie! The trim reminds me of a Russian cottage...
Hope your having a lovely weekend!
Bises,
- Irina

Jack said...

Joe did all the hard work for me. I was wondering what the words were.

I like your photo.

Vagabonde said...

This station looks so much like the one I use to go to for catching my train to my high school. I don’t know if mine has changed now – as many things have changed in Paris as I am showing in my current post, but the station you show is so typical.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

First, let me thank Joe for completing the reference, and I really should have given credit to Dr. Seuss. I did have a 5-yr-old tell me today that his real name was 'Geisel' and then corrected my pronunciation.

I have enjoyed much travel on trains in Europe and almost lost my sister a few years ago as we left Milan, headed to Venice. We missed the train but at least I did not lose her! It is such a peaceful way to see the countryside. Outside of Paris there are many "quaint" stations that look as if they were pulled from a storybook illustration.

Magali, these towns and their stations pop up every few minutes by train. I have seen several on my journeys outside of Paris. I am glad that you were able to revisit a familiar one.

Nicki, I hope that you have taken some photos. It must be beautiful.

I loved ready all the comments today. Enjoy your weekend.

Bises,
Genie

beatrice De said...

Out of the city, je suis allée voir la cathédrale d'Ivry, construite par Mario Botta, un Suisse Tessinois ( du canton du Tessin, la Suisse Italienne. Il est connu dans le monde entier, a même construit une église à Tokyo. J'adore ce qu'il fait. Allez à Ivry, très spéciale avec un toit en en pente en forme de cercle, Où il a planté des arbres.

beatrice De said...

Out of the city, je suis allée voir la cathédrale d'Ivry, construite par Mario Botta, un Suisse Tessinois ( du canton du Tessin, la Suisse Italienne. Il est connu dans le monde entier, a même construit une église à Tokyo. J'adore ce qu'il fait. Allez à Ivry, très spéciale avec un toit en en pente en forme de cercle, Où il a planté des arbres.

beatrice De said...

Out of the city, je suis allée voir la cathédrale d'Ivry, construite par Mario Botta, un Suisse Tessinois ( du canton du Tessin, la Suisse Italienne. Il est connu dans le monde entier, a même construit une église à Tokyo. J'adore ce qu'il fait. Allez à Ivry, très spéciale avec un toit en en pente en forme de cercle, Où il a planté des arbres.

beatrice De said...

Out of the city, je suis allée voir la cathédrale d'Ivry, construite par Mario Botta, un Suisse Tessinois ( du canton du Tessin, la Suisse Italienne. Il est connu dans le monde entier, a même construit une église à Tokyo. J'adore ce qu'il fait. Allez à Ivry, très spéciale avec un toit en en pente en forme de cercle, Où il a planté des arbres.