Wednesday, November 30, 2005

latin American Indian Dancing

Dance reflects the vast capacity of native peoples to endure culturally and to continue as a vital contemporary cultural phenomenon. The dance of native peoples is both a vital means of surviving culturally and powerful expression of that survival. I saw them last week end on the place Esquirol. You are welcome.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Particular Hostels

Toulouse overflows with particular, more beautiful hotels the some that the other, testimonies of its past wealth. Indeed, some considerable wealths achieved themselves thanks to the trade of the pastel and the madder, the plants tinctoriales of which one pulled the pastel bruise and the quick red color, to the the XVI th century.

Ninau Street.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Colors between Autumn and Christmass

This is the reason I get on the bus and ride down to the popular Place Wilson. A lot of people are milling around the place. I think they are here like I am - they are waiting for a couple of minutes of fall. Everything seemed to be having a light show as if the countryside was having a festival.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

The "Canal du Midi" in autumn

Almost immediately, 45 thousand planes were planted with several clearly defined objectives. The most important of which was to limit the evaporation of water, particularly during the summer, which can be hot in the southern region of France. Then came the concern of shading the paths for towing and the navigational routes all along the canal in order to allow the bargemen and the tow horses to travel in better conditions. Besides this, the tree roots reinforced the banks of the canal. Finally in autumn, the leaves would form a layer at the bottom of the canal and reduce the risks of water infiltration into the soil. Now, these trees are the simple pleasure of tourists who meander along the banks on barges or bicycles.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Color Model

This year more downtown streets than ever had Christmas decorations. Even the usually sullen streets were festooned with a large number of new, rather techno holiday lights hanging across the street. Colors were everywhere this saturday afternoon in Toulouse streets.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Goudouli Fountain Place Wilson

Erected in honour of the famous poet Pierre Goudouli, this fountain is the work of the sculptor Falguière. The smiling poet is seated naked beside his langourous relaxing muse; la Garonne. Full of inspiration, Goudouli composes his verses amidst the clouds of water spraying up into a wall behind him and falling down at his feet, before flowing into a circular basin.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Door Handles

Everytime I go for a bike ride I stop my walk in front of this store to observe its speciality. There are many thousand of differents types of doors handles and nothing else. The owner sell only this type of items to earn his life. You can see a sample of the window. The store is on "Place Saint Etienne"

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Hold Glass House

This is a strange house. We can see an original squelette of the house in wood. Between all pieces of wood there are glass. It is a mixte of modernity and an heritage of the past.

This original structure is on place Esquirol.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Toulouse Town Hall

The Hôtel de Ville or Town Hall was completed in its present form in 1759. Le Capitole has not changed its layout since 1190.
The name Capitole comes from the word "chapter", the place for an Assembly.The Capitole's facade dates from 1750-1760. It was designed by the architect Georges Cammas and is decorated by eight marble columns that symbolise the eight Capitouls (or municipal magistrates) and statues.

There is an open air market there in the morning and all day on Wednesdays.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Pictures under archways

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Canal of the Two Seas

The "Canal des deux Mers" linking the atlantic to the Mediterranean. It is the oldest canal in Europe. Toulouse is its central stopping point. It was registered with UNESCO as a universal heritage in 1996: the Canal of the Two Seas in the South-West of France

Saturday, November 19, 2005

The "Kiosque à musique"

Situated in The " Grand Rond" garden This place always decorate with motif witch are make exclusively with many different flowers. During the sweet season specialy on sunday people traning different dance like Tango, Salsa...

Friday, November 18, 2005

Heritage Tree: Kaki Tree

This is a heritage tree of the future. In 1945, the atomic bomb blast in Nagasaki, Japan, destroyed nearly all life. Among the debris was one tree, a Kaki, or persimmon (Persimmon spp.) that was the only tree to have survived the destruction.
It was successfully propagated was planted in "Jardin des Plantes" Botanic Garden as a symbol of world peace.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Christmas is coming...

It is the great preparation before the illuminations of christmas. This week, it is right the beginning of the installations.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The 19th century: the quiet life...

During the 19 th century Toulouse missed out on the Industrial Revolution. Money was scared and investments were only made in real estate or farmland. It is totaly different today.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Solex Bicycle

It was usual during the 1950's. Today people use Scotter like the famous Vespa of Piaggio but there are many Japanese too.

Monday, November 14, 2005

New materials by architucture

Today the city is bubbling over with ideas and activities. Thoursands of jobs have already been provided by new technologies.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Center of Congress

At 10 minutes walk from the "Place du Capitole", the Center of Congress P. Baudis , situated in the business district of Compans Cafarelli. It is Available to everyone.
Inside it is a view of a roon with WASHINTONIA ROBUSTA palm trees.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Esquirol square

There is noboby tonight on this usualy popular is raining.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Capitole biological market

An other face of the main square of toulouse

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Oak Cork

The "Jardin des plantes" a nice place of the city.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Montoulieu Place

Take time to for a drink one nignt...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Yellow and red? What is this? Tow symbols of 2 French nationals compagnies:
Post Office and Fireman Office.

Monday, November 07, 2005

vegetable's Market

Every morning on the "Boulevard de Strasbourg" people buy fruits and vegetables in this spécific market.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Would you take an ice cream?

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Secret street

In Gambetta street, Today, I was in one of the famouse books store of the city: "Librairie Ombres Blanches".

Friday, November 04, 2005

Chez Authié
There are a lot of "Cafés" in the down town. This one is on the "Place Dupuy"

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Cuddly toy

The city of Toulouse has a famous Rugby team: the "Stade Toulousain".

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Front door

Dear all users,
you are welcome on me is not the door of my appartment..but the front door of the Dupuis Museum whitch is in "rue Perchepinte".

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