Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Paris Walk

 Drawing by Rick Tulka Drawing by Rick Tulka


I mentioned Rick Tulka's Walking Man previously...I've been seeing "walking Parisiens"... Everywhere I go...Even Paris moms do it. *Please note it's a straight-legged gait...
Could this be the clue to Why French Women Don't Get Fat?
And not because they eat leek soup 6X a week..?OK, toes together, get ready... And stride PB readers!
(I hung out the loo window at Angelina's on rue de Rivoli to get this shot for you.)
*Note even while leche-vitrine in pastry shop windows, Parisiens do the stride stance... Men do it while snacking in the street...And while standing still.
Isn't there a marked resemblance to this Paris monument?
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BONJOUR PARIS WALK!

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

HA!HA! Carol, you are beginning to see Paris through my eyes. I have been enjoying your visit, even though I live here.

Jeannie Hanson said...

charming...makes me want to get my city walk on. I live in Sacramento, where I'm part farmer, but when I'm in San Francisco I walk with way more edge.

Anne Corrons said...

Ah,ah,ah, you get a lot of inspiration in Paris!!! I miss NYC!
Petite mendigote, j'adore, I would like all the bags and clutches.

Di Overton said...

Not a silly thought at all, it's all true according to those pictures. Great Post

aliceinparis said...

"Walk this way....."
lol

Anonymous said...

Mind you,
they're good at running too !
M-Noëlle

Anonymous said...

HAH...reminds me of the fast walkers in Rome.
in Florence though...they leisurely stroll which is more my speed. though, i did pick up my step some after my trip :)

oh...liked your watch in yesterday's post.

have a wonderful day

Debra said...

Thank you for the stroll~ Can't wait to see where we are off to tomorrow! Check out my post today for a lovely old building...not quite Paris but very sweet.

Lin said...

Carol!! oh how well you have captured that 'Paris walk' ... fabulous!

vicki archer said...

I will be striding the streets of Paris tomorrow - I shall look above me for a girl with camera at the ready! xv

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

This is great. I love seeing everyone walking. Do you see any walking the walk with a dog?
Your posts have been great this visit. Loving it all.

Nikon said...

Very funny and an inventive post. Illustrated with great photos as always!
(I want a striped shirt, too!)

Anonymous said...

ROFLOL!!! Love it. Must now practice stride. Could be how they can eat all those macarons.

C. Anne said...

Love that pink shade on the store front! and the two guys in front of berthillon.

Blind Fly Theater said...

Delicious, fun, and filling breakfast! Also, thanks to your interesting perspective shot, "loo hanging" may become all the rage. Merci

Anonymous said...

And it's such a long stride. Must practice that.
With the new knee I can do anything!!!
xxx

Anonymous said...

My favorite walking man is the Giacometti sketch for one of his scupltures. Same stride! I had it hanging on my dorm room wall--lo these many years ago.

Anonymous said...

Bonjour Carol,

I am truly enjoying my vicarious walks through Paris via your photos! Seeing these really make me want to return soon. Continue to have a marvelous journey and please keep the pictures coming.
BONNE JOURNEE!!!

Anonymous said...

What can I say I fell in love 10 years ago with the “city of lights” and I am still in love.
When I die take me to Paris!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Gosh!!!
They do really stride!
I love it!!!!!!
Rakel

Anonymous said...

What an interesting observation, I had never thought of that after years of walking the Paris streets!

Anonymous said...

Love the photos. You have such a keen eye!

Travelbug said...

I can't wait to "walk the walk" when I reach Paris in September. But what I'm really waiting for is the chance to buy one of your gorgeous artworks from your Etsy shop upon your return. I've just discovered your blog, and it is such fun. Thank you for sharing your joie de vivre with us all.

Anonymous said...

LOLOL! You are spot on with the Tour Eiffel! But what's with that guy snacking and walking in the street? Are you sure he's French? I thought the French disdained eating anywhere except a la table? Please set me straight.

Anonymous said...

Love the "loo" shot!
J

Parisbreakfasts said...

Dear Mistress,
Paris has been liberated AGAIN.
Sadly everyone now walks and EATS in the street.
Quelle dommage :(
Is it le Fast food that caused this?
I have seen people "picnicing" on the Metro!
There is no end to this horrid tragedy...
Grumble...grumble..

Anonymous said...

Merci, Carol -- your anecdotes about la vie parisienne always make me smile!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

My name is Carol and I live in Sydney Australia. I just thought I'd tell you how much I enjoy your work and the fun you bring. I love reading your Paris breakfasts and I do admire your devotion to your blog. I've been to Paris myself and love it so much, however I certainly didn't become a part of it as you have. I now would love to do it all again and see it as you do.
Keep up the good work,
you make me smile every time day.
Regards,
Carol

juditny said...

amazing idea!

I love your works too!
nice day and good luck!

hugs,
Judit

Anonymous said...

Darn, I put on weight just by opening your blog. The first one (une religieuse ?) looks yummy. I feel so deprived ....

Anonymous said...

Carol, I would love to see a photo of your favorite shoes for walking in Paris.