Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A few steps from the Eiffel Tower


Can you believe that this place is just a few hundred meters away from the Eiffel Tower ?

10 comments:

CIMPOACA LAURENTIU said...

wow...

SRQ said...

Interesting. I'm curious as to what that apparently little old lady in the purple sweater is doing on that old vessel.

Michelle said...

I love the house barges on the Seine. My son did a watercolor for me of some of these boats with the Eiffel Tower in the background. For more (a LOT more) information on these read "The Secret Life of the Seine" by Mort Rosenblum.

Tanya said...

I was thinking the same thing as SRQ, that little lady really caught my eye!

Anonymous said...

Laurent-

Have you ever seen the 79th St Boat Basin in Manhattan, New York City?

It is a place where Houseboats are docked and people live there year round right in the Hudson river in New York:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/79th_Street_Boat_Basin

Laurent said...

SRQ,
The old lady is living on that booat.

Michelle,
Thanks for the book !

Anonymous,
Thanks for the idea since I will be spending part of my summer holidays in NY I will go and see that area.

Starman said...

If I was single, I would so want to live on a houseboat on the Seine. There are a few for rent.

♥ Eiffel Tower Suzy ♥ said...

How completely fantastic. I would love to buy the woman a nice dinner and listen to her stories of the Seine.

Speaking of, Michelle, I'm going to check that book out. Thanks!

Louis la Vache said...

It is fun to wander along the Seine and see all the activity.

Have you posted the model of the Statue of Liberty on that little island in the Seine near la tour Eiffel?

puddinglane said...

living on the Seine Wow !! do you know if it is expensive to do this- I guess most of the house-boats are privately owned - but would they still have to pay for the site ?? We may feel sorry for this lady but I agree with "Eiffel Tower Suzy" what a wealth of stories she would have to tell.
A bientot Dianne xxx