Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Crédit Municipal

The Mount of Piety of Paris, created in 1777 to allow the most stripped to escape the usurers, becomes Municipal Crédit of Toulouse last century. It is thus an institution of memory, a share of the social and economic history of the Toulousain. Known for more than two hundred years for its loans against security, it has known to adapt the needs of diversified customers and to be modernized. Confronted with realities of today.
Rue des Lois

Friday, September 29, 2006

One More Time

we are in front of the doorway of a small grocer's shop. It is difficult to imagine that behind this door you can find some biscuits, fruits and vegetables. it is a modern way to advertise.
Boulbonne street

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A Place To Rest Everywhere

There is not always a bench to sit down but something can be find in most of the streets. This chap seems to have found a solution which is appropriate to him.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Blue Bike

This bicycle has been attached to the post. During the night some people destroyed it. It has been used during many years. The bicycles must be keep at home during the night and not stay on the pavement.

P Sabatier av

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

You Are Here

One of the other things that sets the human apart from other species in the animal world, is his ability to communicate.
Daurade Quay

Monday, September 25, 2006

Pont de Halage

The people who live in Toulouse (Toulousains) are very proud of their walk on the banks of the river. In front of the large and quiet course it is difficult to imagine the Pyrenean torrent at its Spanish source.
Pont de Halage de Tounis

Sunday, September 24, 2006

French Garden

L'hôtel-Dieu was hospital until 1987. today it receive aministration offices. buildings of the Middle age have been rebuild in the XVII century.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Footbridge

There was a strong wind this week. This plane tree could not resist. It has been uproot and it fell on the canal. it can almost be used as footbridge.

Interspace secteur

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Helmet

The fireman is doing other things but his coat is ready, in case of an emergency, in the garage beside the fire engine.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Stick no Bills

All year long there are many festivals in the town. It is possible to get the magazin of the events for free at the tourist office. For example there is in September a fair in the St Michel district.

Fermat street

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Labéda Theatre

The National Theatre of Toulouse is disign. While the bulding is modern the materials are traditional. I show you the door of the restaurant. After the show the audience can enjoy a good meal.
Labeda street

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A Romantic Courtyard

We are in a romantic courtyard. It is surrounded by walls and old houses. Its surface is so wide that I couldn't photograph it entirety. It's in the downtown and a so large garden is amazing here.
Education Authority offices - St Jacques Street

Monday, September 18, 2006

The White Dog

People play on the Internet... it seem that this dog is going to read the newspaper!!? The world is crazy! But I have never seen a dog playing on the Internet...

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The "Préfecture"

A préfet is high-ranking civil servant who represents the State at the level of the "département" or the"région" Besides a range of important administrative duties, the role of the préfet is to ensure that government decisions are carried out property at local level. The "Palais National" of Toulouse (Préfecture) is occasionally open today and it is a good place to discover.
Place St Etienne

Saturday, September 16, 2006

23rd Edition Of The Days Of The Inheritance

It is raining on the city today but it is the weekend not to remain at home. This weekend is the occasion to discover places usually closed with the public, to benefit from animations and exceptional visits, to pose a new glance on its area, on its inheritance.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Griffoul Fountain

In the place St Etienne, one of the oldest in Toulouse, there is a fountain dating to 1546, the "Griffoul fountain". The fountain is at the centre, with the origin four little statues as globlins who peed..shocking!! In the 19 century their littles appendices were made more modest by an addition of the little dolphin.
Saint Etienne

Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Message To Pass On

I believe this man has a message to pass on. Because he is disguised people look at him. I think his sunglasses are so dark he can't see at all.


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Do Not Forget The Maggots

Fishing on the canal is a calm affair, many fisherman use a simple rod, float and a fixed line, with no reel. However, much skill is required to land large fish with such techniques. You can't obtain maggots ('asticot' or 'tima'), worms and minnows from nearby shops here in Toulouse.

Port St Sauveur

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Couronnement de la Vierge

Outside the church there is an interesting renaissance doorway with ceramics added to the XIX century reproducing a painting of Frz Angelico the "Couronnement de la Vierge".

Dalbade Church

Monday, September 11, 2006

The Brasseries

Toulouse is not near the sea but some brasseries are specialised in shellfish particularly oysters. It is a good place for people who love the seafood. These brasseries are only found in he big towns.
Lazare Carnot Bd

Sunday, September 10, 2006

To Take Time

On sunday people wash their cars. They have the time. Often they must do the gardening or decorate the house. This fireman is making time between emergencies!

Soupirs Av

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Cul de Sac

This little street is a cul de sac. It is off Place St Etienne. For lovers of "old Toulouse" it has remained for many centuries.
Prefecture deadlock

Friday, September 08, 2006

Upset The Tranquility

A warm evening in the place, nothing seems to upset the tranquility here. It is better to be on foot than on the scooters.

President Roosevelt Place

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Mirror

Here is the corner of a room in the Palais Niel. I like the decorations on this ceiling and the large mirror. I wouldn't mind living here.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Chef & chicken

Around the city there are many farms which raise fine animals. I have seen a chicken has escaped. I would like to take him home and put him in the oven but the chef has already caught him.

Capitol place

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Car Park

For all your fresh products don't hesitate to spend a good while at the ground floor of Victor Hugo car park. There's a market open everyday between 6am to 13am. It is close on Monday.

Monday, September 04, 2006

the Gardens

The district between the frederic Mistral av and the canal is for people who are in love with the gardens and chlorophyl. If it is your case, you will not miss it.

R.J. Stieltges street

Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Medal

This is one of the many medals which decorate the front door of the Périgord library. The Library is in charge of 600 000 books.

Périgord streer

Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Stained Glasses

I advise you to visit the cathedral in the morning, the light filtered by the stained glasses is much more beautiful.

Cathedral Saint Etienne

Friday, September 01, 2006

Two Doorways

We can see the reflection of the entrance of the cathedral Saint Etienne in this doorway. Both are opposite on the same place.

Saint Etienne place.
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