Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Faire attention !


The cobblestoned pathways at Cimetière Pére Lachaise terrified me.  I was certain that despite my very sensible walking shoes, I was going to turn my ankle and get to see first hand how the French health care system really works.  I spotted these two very fashionable ladies dressed in their beautiful high heeled boots and just gazed in amazement and appreciation. How do they do it??

11 comments:

Alain said...

C'est vrai que rester deux heures au services des urgences pour s'être fait une entorse, ce n'est pas le pied.

Daryl said...

its easy if you are used to it .. step carefully but not gingery or you will trip/fall due to too much overcompensation!

Lynette said...

I think this is so great in black and white, Virginia. And I learned firsthand how the French health care system works when I tripped on a street barricade's support leg and landed on my right cheek and forehead. I never felt the metal support with my foot because my sensible shoes were so think, so I flew through the air and landed on my face, as one of my students explained later on to this Mama. Needless to say, my glasses were broken in two, I had busted place above my right eye, and a split beneath that same eye. Ended up in a fancy dress shop on Rue de Rivoli--we'd just been to the Louvre--waiting for the paramedics and the ambulance. They took me to the hospital which I seem to remember is in front of and to the right of Notre Dame, as you've got your back to the cathedral. Six stitches, an X-ray, and a tetanus shot, plus the ambulance and the paramedics, $50. The pain meds cost about the same. I was amazed and, since I didn't land on my nose and push it into my brain and kill myself, I have a story to tell. You know how much we Southerners love to tell stories! I've got to go catch the bus soon, or I'd type the whole thing out for you right now. Bye!

Jeanie said...

I'm going to have to wear heels for Kevin's wedding next June and I think I'll have to start practicing in March... start with short ones and work my way up. I hate them and I'd hate them worse in Paris!

Jeanie said...

I'm going to have to wear heels for Kevin's wedding next June and I think I'll have to start practicing in March... start with short ones and work my way up. I hate them and I'd hate them worse in Paris!

JoeinVegas said...

Same way that you get to Carnegie Hall, practice

Alexa said...

I was going to say exactly what JoeinVegas said! I used to walk all over Paris in heels—but that was almost 50 years ago and I doubt I'd chance it these days. :~}

Jack said...

If you are looking for advice on walking in heels, I am the wrong person! But, I like the synchronized steps of these buddies.

Janey and Co. said...

Personally I think French women have gently morfed into an entirely different species.....

altadenahiker said...

They are so obviously French, n'est-ce pas?

Anne said...

By clinging to each other for dear life! Great shot.