Thursday, November 30, 2006

Green Electricity

To produce green electricity and develop alternative energies is increasingly important today. The Kyoto Protocol came into force on 16 February 2005. The aim of the protocol is for each signatory country to attain the objectives stated in 1997. In particular, the protocol proposes an international carbon trading market, allowing the buying and selling of emission quotas, otherwise known as “carbon credits”.
Etoile Street

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Hydroelectric Factory

On the other side of the river there is the buildings of a hydroelectric factory always in activity. It is the Bazacle Space. It is a space of exposure too.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Photographer

Photographer produce images that communicate a specific message to the viewer.
An other thing is to have a store but it is very difficult particularly since the digital photographie.

Monday, November 27, 2006

St Jude College

The basilica Saint Sernin has a 64 octagonal form and height meters bell-tower. It consists of 5 levels. It is not difficult to see. here it is a street relatively quiet and typical in the district.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Take your coffee

When sometimes it's difficult to wake up on Sunday morning you need an upper! Have a good sunday..

Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Floating Building Site

This is a floating building site! These men work to consolidate the banks of the "Canal du Midi". Banks are degraded at the places where there is no more tree to reinforce them.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Fresh Air

If you walk at Toulouse by looking at the sky take care! Five tons of canine dejections strew the streets every day. It is too much! The town hall wishes to make each owners of dog sensitive to this problem. Maybe the owners will become aware of the extent of the problem and will react?

Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Part Time

There were this fountains more or less everywhere in the past but they disappear now and become exceptional. They were still very useful to drink fresh water especially after a run with friends!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Night on the River

After the "Pont Neuf" bridge there is another city behind this building. It is the St Cyprien district. It is on the low bank of the Garonne river. This building, "Hôtel Dieu Saint Jacques", was built in the XVI century. It was used as a hospital until 1987.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Two Shadows

I saw many photographers in the district of the museum of the slaughter-houses (musée des abattoirs in french) this week-end. The point of view on the Garonne river is interesting for a walk too. We will see it later.
Abattoirs Museum

Monday, November 20, 2006

Christmas Streets Decorations

Streets start to be decorated with lights and Christmas ornaments. Men do this work in the middle of the night to avoid to disturb the traffic in the downtown.

Languedoc street

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Cock is Sick

Unfortunately I had right about the storm clouds that came with the ' Blacks'. The rooster has difinitively caught the bird flu! We do not know in how long it will be cured but we hope that it will be before next Rugby world cup?
Botanical garden

Saturday, November 18, 2006

All Blacks break Test experience record

The most experienced All Blacks team in Test rugby history will run on to Stade de France to face the French this evening. France's hope of recovering from its first Test thrashing by the All Blacks was a mental challenge rather than a physical requirement said the All Blacks coach. But I think that France must eat chickens before the game. Laporte has made his players repeatedly view footage of the Lyon massacre but the black clouds arrive on paris. Let's see!!
F Mistral av

Friday, November 17, 2006

At One Minute Past Midnight

On the third Thursday of each November, from little villages and towns many people tasted fresh wines. Banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! "The New Beaujolais has arrived!" One of the most frivolous and animated rituals in the wine world has begun.
St Cyprien

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sweet Home

In the downtown of Toulouse, in front of the theatre, the Grand Hotel de l'Opéra that was a convent in the 17th century, has an exceptional charm.
The Dome

Let's go back today in a quiet area much more resting. Sat on a bench in the botanical garden of the Grand Rond it is pleasant to look at the sky, and listen a soft music.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Activity In The City

There are many roadworks in the city. They are often due to the future subway construction. That creates problems for cars.
Lapeyrousse street

Monday, November 13, 2006

Monday Morning

I am not really ready to go to work this Monday morning. Do I have the choice? I must take my place in the traffic!

Lazare Carnot Bv

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Street Lamps

The city is decorated in certain streets with reproductions of street lamps of last century.

Grand Rond

Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Old Briks

I have great pleasure to photograph the old walls. unfortunately they disappear slowly with the new building. The camera help us to concerve a part of the history of the city.

Saint jacques

Friday, November 10, 2006

Ride Around Town

Ride around town on a Scooter and carry rear passengers to share the beauty of the downtown and the atmosphere of the streets it's something that I appreciate. ok! that's a good thing! No?
Perchepinte street

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Emergency State

It would be exaggerated of saying that the town is under the shock but accustomed to lightning economic takeoffs and zones of turbulences the industrialists specialized in the subcontracting for Airbus are rather in the expectancy.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Talents & Creations

With more than forty years of experiment in music and arts , L'Espace Croix Baragnon is today one of oldest cultural place of Toulouse.

Croix Baragnon street

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Roadworks

After a short pause of roadworks this summer all has starded again. The traffic jam is difficult in the downtown. More and more people use their bikes.

Arts street

Monday, November 06, 2006

The Police's Bike

This truck impound the bike of the police officer? This is interesting! Someone can imagine the reason of this? I don't think he didn't pay the fees of his parking.
Capitole Place

Sunday, November 05, 2006

A Personality

This week-end like each beginning of month there is the antique market on the Jules Guesde avenue. I took this photograph a few times ago. I would like to show you this man. I do not see him any more since a while. He was incredible with buyers. If there were only one thing to retain of this market it was undoubtedly him. He was excellent humorist and a strong personality.
Jules Guesde av

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Smells Wonderfully

This People are avid user of the washing line here. They have even been known to hang some things out in the depths of winter if it's a sunny day with the risk of freezing off fingers! Like this, most of their wardrobe will smells wonderfully washing-line fresh! I took this shot while going to visit a friend.
courtyard, Etoile Street

Friday, November 03, 2006

The Rearview Mirror

As I walked down the street I took one last look in a scooter's rearview that was parked on the pavement. I suddenly have realized that weather was sunny but dry and cold this morning.

Perchepinte street

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Rather Athletic

It is not seem to be easy to ride a bike on the banister of this stair. It is rather athletic! The guy didn't have any damage. After his fall he continued this exercice during a while...I left my bicycle and I continued to drink my coffee at the terrace of the bar from where I took the photo.

Saint Etienne

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A Candle on the Camembert

I do not want to make Camembert cheese (hum.. sorry a world famous cassoulet, the speciality of the Haute Garonne's department!!) of them but I am relatively proud to have been able to send a photograph of Toulouse each day since 1 year. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and suggestions. I really apprecate all of it.
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