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Sunday, 16 March 2014

PARIS AIR POLLUTION

We were in Paris last weekend and the weather was gorgeous. The sun shone on the Eiffel Tower by day...
... and the stars shone by night...
It also helps that it is lit up by electric lights and they twinkle for a few minutes every hour on the hour. This is a video of it...
video
If someone can let me know how to rotate it to upright, I'd love to know because I can do it with pics but not videos and I often take shots with my camera pointed portrait.

The next day Sacre Coeur also looked wonderful against the blue sky...
... but it was obvious that not all was well with the Paris air. The view across Paris looked like this...
There has been a news item today about the increasing air pollution. Parisians were given three days of free public transport last week to encourage them to leave their cars at home and this week they are being made to leave them behind every other day!
As we sauntered along the Left Bank on Sunday the traffic was suddenly stopped for a ROLLER BLADE ride...
We could see them coming across the bridge and then past us for a good many minutes.
Probably thousands of them!!!
It didn't please the motor traffic who were all held up at police road blocks for the duration but we loved the spectacle.
More spectacles later.
Cheer Gillian

2 comments:

Lyn said...

Paris in the spring, lovely. Xxx

carol said...

And here's me visiting only my befogged, fever-ridden mind. I am so envious.... (But glad to hear YOU are having fun.) Paris is a bright, energetic place. I loved it. Even the hotdogs tasted extra good the first time I visited.