Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sleek Goes to Paris

Sleek is a stuffed dog from Connecticut who recently arrived in Paris for a short stay as part of an elementary school project to learn more about people and places beyond the Nutmeg State. He went on a whirlwind sightseeing trip last weekend and curiously saw no major tourist attractions. But he did get a good helping of la vie Parisienne.

Getting ready to take a spin on a Velib. This was the only available bike that we could find after checking three different stands.

Marketing. No, they don't grow pineapples or bananas in France but let's not get technical.

Taking a break for some chocolat chaud.

A bench with two sides. You can wait for a ride or watch the action on the sidewalk.

There are something like 2.5 million motorcycles in France and only about twice that number in the U.S.

Staying current with world events.

Oh la la! That was some big dog.

Next stop: La Poste. His next port of call will be Hong Kong.


Isabelle said...

That's so cute Anne!
We don't grow bananas in the French metropolis, but we do in Guadeloupe and Martinique, and that's also France!

Starman said...

It's interesting how he changes color.

John said...

I love it! Reminds me of the little gnome that "travels" in that wonderful film "Amalie."

I may be 44 but my sense of humor is stuck in the 3rd grade when it comes to jokes like Sleek noticing the big dog's doodoo; that made me howl with laughter. (no pun intended.)

I'll be sure to alert Deb to see this latest post, competition for the Muttropolitan Diarist.

-Cousin John

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