Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Day After the Tour

I had no desire to be on the Champs Elysees for the final day of the Tour de France - way too many people - but my friends and I walked part of the route yesterday. The Arc de Triomphe. I can only imagine how gummed up traffic was with this roundabout, the Charles de Gaulle Etoille, closed off. Twelve roads intersect here, aiyee.

The Nike Store, obsessed with yellow. That's a King of the Mountains polka dotted jersey on the mannequin in the window.

I love this advertising image, the man is made up of french words:

And a close-up of his calf:

The "Espace Triomphe" tent, looking forlorn.

Cleopatra's Needle and grandstands at the Place de Concorde.

I just heard that Iban Mayo's A sample has tested positive for EPO. Geeze Louise, this has been an ugly tour.

On Sunday we went to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I enjoyed it, but didn't think it was great. Have to say that Prisoner of Azkaban remains my favorite. We're still waiting for the book, but it's just as well that it's not here since we have company and I'd be far too just read.


Mama Spark said...

Great pics. Were you able to see any of the tour? I agree it was a little ugly with all the doping this year.

meggie said...

I always enjoy your pics. Thank you.

sewprimitive karen said...

That wonderfully wordy body is so Peter Max. Look at those wide plazas. You must be getting in a tremendous amount of walking. Thank you for posting, I've had a day too terrible to describe, and I pulled up Bloglines hoping you had posted some pretty Parisian pictures.

Lily Mulholland said...

I think I would have chickened out of a big crowd like that. Far better to watch it on telly!