Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Vehicles of Paris: Part 1

Paris is a feast for the eyes for many reasons. While I've written before about the parks, gardens, art, and architecture, it's also good sometimes to try to see the world through someone else's eyes. So for the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing some scenes caught through the lens of a small boy crazy about things that go. After all, we all know one of those kids. Some of you may still be one inside.

This bike belongs to one of the hardy souls who work for La Poste. Notice that it does not have a traditional kickstand, presumably due to the weight of the front pack. Les facteurs and factrices (mail men and mail women) use all manner of conveyances to deliver the mail, sometimes even taking their hand carts on the bus. It seems to work; letters sent within France are typically delivered on a next day basis.

1 comment:

Starman said...

In all the days and hours I've spent wandering the streets of Paris, I've never seen mail being delivered. I've seen a few campions de la Poste, but never an actual person.

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