Friday, May 18, 2018

La rue des Dames

Here's a little commercial street in the Batignolles quarter up in Paris' 17th arrondissement. After looking at a map here at home, I noticed that the street is longer than I thought it was when I encountered it. I only walked along for a block or two, but it runs from the Avenue de Clichy over to Villiers.

There were a few people out and about, but most of the businesses were not yet open.

I turned up the rue des Batignolles (not to be confused with the boulevard from yesterday's post) and headed toward the square of the same name. Along the way I passed some bakeries, groceries, and cafés, all very quiet with few customers so early in the morning.

An interesting point: those bollards that line the street might look funny at first glance, but what they do is prevent cars from parking on the sidewalk. Without them, the street would be clogged with parked cars. I like it this way.


  1. Another great photo. I'm impressed you were out so early. I love the bollards. Do Twixy and Smart Car owners follow the rules?

  2. Tasha has you trained for early rising :)

    I guess those bollards (I didn't know they were called that) are helpful in keeping crazy extremists from driving up on the sidewalks, too.

  3. I had the same thoughts as Judith. The perspective of this photo is excellent.

  4. mitch, I think the bollards are too close together for even the small cars to park between them.

    judy, Tasha is much better now, but still gets restless around 5:00am.

    evelyn, could be.


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