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Cyclist 1

Shops in Paris, particularly in the central part of the city have quite small fronts so to make them noticeable a lot of work goes into making them works of art.

This florist shop caught my eye.

Obviously I was going to take a picture of it, but I decided to wait for the right moment.

I am not sure if the cyclist is admiring the colourful flowers or the beautiful girl passing by.

Typical Paris I suppose.

Cyclist 2

Cyclists are everywhere .

But not the the waddling lycra-clad, middle aged tubbies who frequent the most popular cafes around town en mass ….well in Adelaide at least.

That may also be the case on Sundays in Paris but on every other day thousands of people bike throughout the city on less sporting and more business-like machines.

They mingle with the motor scooters and the smart cars on equal terms and at quite a pace.

Cyclist 3

There’s not a helmet to be seen. Hair, stylish dresses and trousers flowing in the breeze. They park their bikes just about anywhere, and there is not too much evidence of bike lanes either.

Obviously Europe isn’t without its problems, but pushbikes aren’t one of them.

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  • gabby says:

    Hi Peter,

    I am loving your travel photos – these ones are fabulous.
    I think Paris suits you!



    • Peter MacDonald says:

      Hi Gabby, Thanks. Comments like yours make it all worthwhile. I was only thinking a while back that I need some more photos from Paris. I was just getting the feel of things when the time ran out. I hope you are still enjoying beautiful Darwin, cheers Peter