No. 166-170: Hoofing It, Men’s Shoes, Asparagus, Magnolias, and Legal Ice Cream
This fabulous weather has made it difficult for me to stay chez moi and blog the sunny days away. There are so many things to admire in France when the sky is blue, the temperature is warm and the natives are smiling. But it’s time to start catching up on the remaining 200-things-I-love-about-France, so here is a quick list of five springtime things I’m crazy for:
- Not having to own a car. I’ll take a walk, trot, stroll, gallop, amble, promenade, tromp, pedal, ride, or glide any day over having to sit behind the wheel of a car. I love the freedom to be able to get most anywhere by foot or bike
- Colorful Men’s Shoes. Gorgeous, happy, and fun. If only I could get Superman to slip on a pair.
- Asparagus Season. It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! One of the my favorite springtime veggies has just arrived at the market.
- Magnolia Blossoms. Splendid, superb and spectacular.
5. It’s now “legal” to eat ice cream in public. Need I say more?
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Just as well you manage without a car in Paris – the pollution police are implementing ‘circulation alternée’ as of tomorrow!
I know it’s been horrible. What does a circulation alternée involve here? In Colorado they try to make cars ending in even numbers drive on one day, and cars with odds the next. Do the French do something like that?
Yes, that’s what I understand. But I believe they’ve only done it once before, and it will be a bugger to police. Knowing the French, many will prefer to pay the 22 euro fine rather than leave their car at home! Bon courage.
Lovely photos – walking around Paris is the only way to really get to know the city, not to mention contributing to the environment.
And it has been so sunny here so everyone is out and about. It’s grey today for the first time in a long time and everyone already seems a little down in the mouth and it’s not even 10 am.
Paris can have a ‘moody’ feeling, but I love it even in the rain!
You said it! One more thing to add to your list: street music everywhere.