Sunday, April 30, 2006

The Poppy

In the summer of 2006 are poppy fields a thing of the past? The poppy (Papaveraceae) was once a familiar sight in the countryside. Its red would be splashed through our cornfields in high summer, colouring the countryside. Over the last 50 years, economic pressures have forced farmers to use fertilizers and herbicides in increasing quantities. Unfortunately, this has led to a decline in poppies and other plants that grow in fields.

Jardin des plantes

Saturday, April 29, 2006

The Cloister

I would like to show you since several weeks this photo. This is a small part (20%) of the Augustin's cloister. Nowadays it has been turned into a museum. In my opinion it has an unbelievable architectural beauty. I advise you an imperative visite.

Augustins Museum - Metz street.

Friday, April 28, 2006

The Wall

Every single day you point your lenses toward every single corner of our world and somehow make the mundane mesmerizing through your eye. It's all a matter of being aware of your surroundings and realizing that there are some really amazing and interesting things to look at, even if it may just be something so simple as a wall being covered up by paint.
Castellane street

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Jazz Man

After a night of jazz ex-ha-lation the man has finished to put the horn to his lips flavors and for a while he went home to sleep during the day.

Place Jeanne d'Arc

Le W.. Bar.

Many shops, restaurants and bars have long been established place Saint-Georges. It is a pretty area full of colours.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The local newspaper

As soon as you arrive at toulouse, buy the local newspaper, La Dépêche du Midi, which lists in the regional section, village by village, everything that is going on.
Arts street

Monday, April 24, 2006

The Arsenal Campus

The Universite of law of Toulouse is still located in the historical city center, near Saint Sernin Basilica and the Garonne River, on the early site of the original University. On the photo we see a students' joke.

Puits creusés street

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The bull's eye

It could be funny if we could see the world through a little hole! If we could always take the good things and never the bad one, hum..

Bourse street

Saturday, April 22, 2006

For Books lovers

"Jean Pierre" is a book dealer in "Place des Carmes". I do not think that he is retired from the police force or something like that to pursue his passion with books! He has a lot of detective novel and he advice very well around that. He has a large collection of differents books too.

Friday, April 21, 2006

The mermaid

One of the three winged bronze mermaids who seem to leap into flight. These proud bearers support a cup of marble of tow meters in diametre and forty centimeters thick.
Trinité fountain (1830)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Cobblestones yard

At Toulouse quickly you will find yourself in the old town, with the narrow cobblestone streets, the cathedral and other historic buildings all around you, the charm of the history.
Ozenne street

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Fast Rabbit..

For instance, in animal one parent is male and the other female, and their children are either male or female, not a mixture of the two traits. On the other hand a child might have her father’s eye colour, and her mother’s hair colour. I can not imagine who are its parents??? Do you have an idea?
Languedoc street

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Blue dye

In the earts of the "renaissance" period Toulouse was one of the richest in europe because of the pastel trade which from Toulouse's area spread over the whole europe. Pastel merchants had become rich by exporting this plant (blue dye).
Bourse street

Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter decorations

Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring and were given as gifts.
Arts street

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Right to the church

Toulouse faced a potentially make-or-break match against the leaders Stade Français (Paris team) yesterday evening. The match has been played at the Stade of Toulouse, scene of Toulouse's de-bagging by Leinster a fortnight ago. Before the match I suspect that some people went to the church to try to influence the game (look at the photo). Fortunatly toulouse won the match. (Toulouse 15 /Paris 0).
Saint Etienne cathedral

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The moviemakers

I didn't see Steven Spielberg in this group of moviemakers but it was interesting to see the guys doing their job. It was late, the street was like a movie studio.

Fermat street

Friday, April 14, 2006

The Fakir

Look at the man who is dressed with white clothes! He never stop to mmooovve...
Montoulieu place

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Don't go unnoticed!

Hang a pink flag on your bicycle is an original manner to be seen by others!!
Carnot boulevard

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Victor Hugo market

We are inside the VH market. It is about 2.00 pm. It is a strange feeling to be here alone after the rush of the buyers crowd. it will be difficult to buy something because all the shopkeepers are at their homes! ok, I must find something eat somewhere else..

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Saint Pierre bridge

"Saint Pierre bridge" and "Saint Joseph de la Grave hospital". The bridge has been inaugurate in 1987. It joins the streets that lead to the Capitole (the center historic city), in the St.-Cyprien district, that is the living cœur of the left strand. The hospital dominates the banks of the Garonne river by its copper dome.

Monday, April 10, 2006

It is not a Candy!

Like the bee on visiting the flower, push your head into the corolla to reach the nectary of this world. Life seem to be sweet inside the flower. The light is totally different!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Modern! what do you mean?

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern; no idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated. Ellen Glasgow US novelist (1873 - 1945)

Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Well

Grass grow under the old stones. Century upon century were needed to complete Toulouse's personality.
Ozenne street

Friday, April 07, 2006

Old Square

The more a photograph tells you the less you know. Maybe it is like the knowledge?

Bayard street

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Gas Station of the Carmes district

This gas station is definitively close down since a long time. But today if you go to a gas station you will find necessarily the cash register open but the toilets could be locked. In certain place toilet paper is worth more than money!
Jean Prêtres street

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The brown jacket

when you drive dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but stop to drive and take time to observe the world.

Croix Baragnon / trinité streets

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The challenge

Toulouse region growing by 12 000 / 19 000 new inhabitants every year. How are we going to welcome, to absorb, all these new Toulousains? Infrastrucure, housing, transport: everything to be re-thought, and we have to begin now.

Saint etienne

Monday, April 03, 2006

The potter Bazile

This guy seem to be timid but in reality he is not. He doesn't want to be on this photo but after a short discussion he has agree to be on the TDP. Thank Bazile, your studio has a cosy atmosphere from the street..

Paradoux street

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Heavy atmosphere

Leinster celebrated a famous victory away to the mighty Toulouse in the European Cup quarter-finals. There is an heavy atmosphere in Toulouse' s streets after the game!!! Humm!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

European Rugby Cup

Today there is the European Rugby Cup Quarter Final Toulouse vs Leinster (Ireland) in Le Stadium Municipal (KO: 3pm Irish, 4pm local). I took this photo yesterday afternoon in the downtown of Toulouse. there were already many supporters of Leinster in the streets.

Pont Guiherméry street

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