Friday, October 30, 2009

Paris Skaters

Getting off the bus on the Rue de Rivoli by the Louvre we saw a crowd gathered in the square. The rollerbladers had set up some obstacle courses and were competing. Some were zigzagging through the little cones on one foot while others were jumping the ramp. There was a cord stretched across an area that looked like they might do the Limbo but they were jumping it.
I don't know if this was planned or one of the spontaneous events that seem to pop up in the streets of Paris. The police came by but didn't interfere. We stayed awhile to watch and enjoy the show.
When we walked away we crossed the street to the Comedie Francais and found more to stop and enjoy. Will post that one next time.



7 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

I can not understand it, how can they do that? Because I can hardly stay on my vèlo! LOL
They are great!
Cool event,
Léia

babbler said...

I love rollerskating! What fun to see these photos!
Mrs. Slug

Peter said...

Did you also see that there are some roller skating policemen / -women in Paris?

Virginia said...

All I can add is..."Only in Paris"! Guess you are home by now. Good luck with reentry into real life here. La sigh.

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened" Dr. Seuss

( May I add that although I told myself that every single day, it didn't make me feel much better!!!!!)
V

Karen said...

Leia and Cezar, they were amazing. I couldn't do it, either. I'm very clumsy.

Babbler, I love to rollerskate, too, but the last time I did, I fell and injured my knee, so now I keep wheels on my car but not my feet.

Peter, yes I saw the picture on the Police Station wall and then while riding the bus a group of them skated by. What fun!

Virginia, yes, everyday there was something new to see in Paris. The streets are just so much fun to wander around and find these "happenings."
I haven't had time to get the Paris Blues but I'm sure they will come. Right now I'm playing catch-up and planning a short trip to Puerto Rico to see Il Divo.. And a trip to Atlantic City with my friend. We had done it every year until I desserted her and went to Paris last December.
So, I'm sure I"ll crash and cry eventually but not yet.

Virginia said...

I feel your pain! keep busy, that helps!
V

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

This seems like such a fabulous city. My friend, Jill, who was just there said the same things you are saying and posting. It must be so exciting to live there.
I could never be that spontanious!