Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Carrousel Une Vue


I love this view from the delightful carrousel just across the Seine from la tour Eiffel.  I hear that the city of Paris is making the owner move. I can't verify that but maybe some of my French readers will let us know if this very special carrousel is still there.  My Eva and Davis enjoyed their rides here so much.

21 comments:

Ginnie said...

I loved seeing several of these carousels in cities where we traveled in France this past July, Virginia. I have never seen so many in one week before! One could easily do a series of carousels in France...maybe even in Paris?

Gary said...

Why make them move it? Is it just me, or has our world become so engrossed in taking the childhood away from the child? Nobody wants to spend money on education, or on keeping childhood things intact these days? Why do we want kids to grow up so fast,and miss out on childhood joys? Are adults that shallow?

claudine said...

Une vue (vue est féminin Virginia)!
Je pense que ce manège reste, à côté de la Tour Eiffel, toute l'année! Il ferme, peut-être, quand il neige!
Je l'aime beaucoup car c'est un vieux manège avec des chevaux en bois!

Nina F said...

I live about 10 minutes from that carousel, and it was there last week at least. :-) It's another similar carousel closer to the Eiffel Tower too, I'm sure you have noticed. Those two are not placed that close to any private homes, so I don't see how they could bother someone... I agree with you, they are delightful and charming! But, for the plainer, but much noisier carousel in Le Parc du Champ-de-Mars, that's another story... It plays the same annoying tune non-stop during hot summerdays, and it became an annoying soundtrack to my lunch-breaks, I feel bad for the people living close to that sound.
Nice photo, by the way! :-) When will you be returning to Paris?

M said...

Ooohh -- fantastic photo angle! I love old carousels and this one is beautiful. Le Tour Eiffel peeking out is perfect. Did you notice the painting of Notre Dame? I am ready to go for a spin in that lovely horse-drawn carriage.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Virginia, great shot of two of my favorites: Un carrousel et la Tour Eiffel!

Great colors in this and thanks, M, for pointing out the painting of Notre Dame. There are many, many carousels in Paris and I want to see ALL of them... (another reason I keep going back)

Virginia said...

Thank you all. I seem to recall that the owner was "losing his lease" because of some rent/tax issues. It may be the one across the street from la Tour rather than this one however.

Nina F,
I hope this winter but I'm not sure.

Harriet said...

What a delightful way to begin my day with this photo! Love the colors and the view of the Eiffel Tower. And thanks to Claudine for the correction of 'un' to 'une'...I was going to email you about that.

Daryl said...

BIG sigh ...

Starman said...

J'adore les manèges en Paris.

Alexa said...

Now that is a manege with a view—thanks, V! I'm happy to hear that it's still there.

ET Suzy said...

You are trying to kill me, one stolen breath at a time!

ET Suzy said...

I've mulled it over and decided that I am stealing this photo. It is now mine. But y'all can visit. :)

Virginia said...

ET Suz,
Honey they are all pour toi, every single ET shot I have. Enjoy! :)
V

Now I'm off to search the illo of Notre Dame that M spotted!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I've admired those carousels for so long. I really love your shot.

lynnekovan.com said...

Lovely shot. I just love your pictures and observations. I also love Paris. Perfect blog!!

Paris Paul said...

I love this manége and the identical one at the base of the Sacre Coeur. Thanks for sharing a sunny photo on a rainy day in Paris.

Weekend et coups de brosses said...

OUI Virginia, ce manège est installé là depuis très longtemps ( mes enfants ont 20 ans ) et je les emmenaient à ce manège quand ils étaient tous jeunes !
Belle photo !

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Wonderful angle on this gorgeous shot!

cjr said...

I recently read that the carousel had lost its lease. I think it was in Journal des Enfants. It mentioned an incredible amount of money it brought in, but now I can't remember the amount. It was 50,000 euros per _____. How I wish I could find the newspaper to verify my incomplete recollection.
If anyone knows, please let me know.

Virginia said...

cjr,
Yes, that's what I read but don't remember where. Maybe we'll find out together. Thanks for your comment. Come by often!
V