Thursday, May 03, 2007

Pin-Pon, Pin-Pon...


Q: What do you get when you try to drive one of Paris' widest, most cumbersome vehicles down one of the city's narrowest, most tourist-infested streets?

A: About 300 people squashed up against the walls, kebabs and crêpes shoved into their faces, children almost crushed under creeping tyres and general chaos abounding...
I've got no idea why a big red froggie fire engine should have decided on this particularly silly manoeuvre, as there was no fire to be seen, outside of the Greek restaurants that is, and a distinct lack of cats stuck up square French trees despite Paris' second narrowest street, rue du Chat Qui Pêche (Fishing Cat Street) leading off rue de la Huchette where the fire engine is.
Strewth! Wonders never cease...
Note: 'pin-pon' is the sound French fire engines make when they're excited, by the way...

2 comments:

Ben said...

I'll kill for Kebab right now. Those Kebab place in the Bay Area are not as fine as the ones in France, they don't use the same bread, meat has less flavor. I don't get it? Why would they be different. It's not that suprising though. even chinese food is different in europe and in the US... Anyway nice photos on your blog.

Paris Set Me Free said...

There are plenty of kebab places in Paris, it's true. And a great little falafel corner in the street right by where I was standing to take this picture too. As well as about a million Greek restaurants including my favourite, called Les Argonauts, where I've taken practically all my near and dear ones over the years. Thanks for the visit! See you in Paris sometime!

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