Thursday, April 24, 2014

Une petite fille



Not quite tall enough...


This petite fille is quite prepared to gain entrance to her home
using the chasse-roue as a step to reach the bell.


Must be a French girl



Canal St. Martin
Quai de Jemmapes
75010, Paris


15 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:

Our French is improving [having looked up the meaning of 'chasse-roue]!!!

Joe said...

I'll bet there is a hot chocolate and croissant waiting inside Genie.

Revrunner said...

Ditto Jane and Lance. :-)

sawdustagain said...

Saw them everywhere, so glad to know they have a name and now I know it!

Andy said...
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Andy said...

An amazing candid shot.

Nadege said...

I didn't know they were called "chase roue"; it makes sense.

M said...

Love the flounce on her skirt. Très chic! It is perfect in B&W.

William Kendall said...

I had to look up the term myself. I can't recall if it's a term that made it into the French-Canadian vocabulary.

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful study! You always find the most fascinating children and people and catch them at their best. Now, off to the dictionary!

Alexa said...

Really terrific capture, Genie. A French girl, for sure!

Randy said...

Cute shot.

Jack said...

This image is adorable, Genie! Cute girl. And, yes, a French girl.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dear Jane and Lance, I am fascinated by the many varieties of the chasse-roue and thank my blog friend Julie from Sydney, Australia who introduced the term to me when we met in Paris years ago. I bet that there are some in Budapest.

Joe, she was running to get her grandfather from inside as her parents were sitting on the edge of the canal waiting.

Sawdust, now you can document all the different shapes and materials of chasse-roue. I believe that there is another term, but I have forgotten it.

Nadege, I am honored to have told you something about Paris that you did not already know. Nice to see you here, merci.

William, it is not easy to find unless you already know what it is. I looked for some time before figuring it out.

Alexa, I think that there may be some in certain areas of New York. You will have to tell me.

Jeanie, on your next trip you can sketch them!

Jack, definitely a French girl!

Merci beaucoup,
Genie

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Where there's a will there's a way hey Genie.. too cute and perfect in B&W.