Sunday, 27 April 2008

neuf

It is nine years since I was last in Paris. I wouldn't claim to know the city well enough to say that so much has changed (or not) but I have noticed some definite differences.

The first is the
Vélib' scheme - free-use bicycles which are stationed all over the city and appear to be well used. Despite having lived in Amsterdam for two years and having ridden a bike everywhere without a helmet it terrifies me to see people riding the boulevards of Paris bare headed. Ah, if I were younger and more foolhardy perhaps ...

And the second is wifi - everywhere, including the parks. Yes, there are people lazing around on the grass in the Place des Vosges quite possibly reading this sentence.

2 comments:

pam said...

Chere Amelie,
Non, je ne me suis pas detendue a la place de vosges. Cependant, je suis a Wynyard, en lisant ton 'blog'. Merveilleux.
J'espere que tout va bien.
Pamxxx

the butterfly collector said...

I would love to go to France someday! Will have to wait until the kids grow up! My husband and i have plan to go on a tasting trip around Europe! Cheese, Pasta, Pastry whatever we can get our hands on!Love your blog and thanks for the link too! Shae xo