Friday, November 30, 2007

Vélô Toulouse

From November 16th, Vélô Toulouse has started his activity.

Vélô Toulouse is a Self Service “bike hire” system available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Multi pick up and drop off location allows you to pick up your bike from one service point and drop off to another.
Annual and short-term subscription are available and the first 30 minutes are free.

The system exists also in Lyon and in Paris (the famous Vélib).
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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Gingko biloba leaves

This is fall and it stinks !!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Street signs : full car parks

Last Saturday, on 4 car parks in the center of Toulouse, 3 were full or nearly full (saturated) : Christmas shopping has started.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tea, Hot Chocolate and Cappuccino

On the terrace of Le Florida, a famous café on the Place du Cap' (Capitole) in the center of Toulouse. We always make a break here for a Tea or a Hot Chocolate or a Cappuccino.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Grand Hotel de l'Opéra & Kebab

The Grand Hotel de l'Opéra is one of the famous hotel in Toulouse.
The contrast between a luxurious hotel and Turkish and Greek sandwiches restaurant is very meaningful of the modification of the city.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Old windmill and grindstones

On top of the hill, ideally located for a max of wind, a former windmill is in bad condition contrary to others in the area.

This is the 1st time I see grinstones like this.
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

LIDL Warehouse

The LIDL Warehouse is the only big company which is located on Baziège. It's not a shop only a regional warehouse.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Les Médiévales #5 : le millas

The Millas is a local preparation made with cornflour cooked like a semolina with water, more rarely with milk. Once heated, this preparation which will be solidified in a farinaceous cloth could be cut out in squares. Millas is normally served fried with butter and sugar.
Found the recipe here (in French).

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Les Mediévales #2 : the lacemaker

All you want to know about lace in Wikipedia.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Les Médiévales #1 : Le Mascaret de Riols

Each year, "Les Médiévales de Baziege" takes place in Baziège at the beginning of November.
Medieval banquet, public conferences and medieval arts & crafts fair are organized based on the theme of Middle Ages.

This year a Medieval musical band called "Le Mascaret de Riols" was invited to play in the streets.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Canal du Midi #5 : I'm not the only cyclist !

It's fall, but cyclists don't stop to ride particuraly when the weather is fine.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Canal du Midi #4 : fresh water shells !!

What amazing to discover in the bed of the canal lots of shells.
They looks like clams .

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Canal du Midi #3 : Empty canal

After the "Ecluse de Laval", they have emptied the canal in order to start some cleaning and maintenance activities. It's very strange to go down in the bed of the canal, really a new perspective for me.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Canal du Midi #2 : Public fountain

I continue my ride along the canal.
I've stopped at the "Ecluse de Négra" and I've discovered this small public fountain.
I think it's out of order. Probably used by bargemen.
Below, a close-up on the stone below the water pipe.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Canal du Midi #1 : Autumnal Reflection

I took up my weekly bicycle ride along the canal du midi again after 2 month break.
So, it was very sunny and reflection is always a great (easy) subject for a picture.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Morning mist again

On the way to work, a strange shadow appears through the mist.
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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Basilique Saint Sernin at sunset

Older post from the same point of view at night.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Roadsted chestnusts

An original method to roast chestnuts in terra cotta pot heated by wood coal.
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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Weird street sign

More information in French
here of the artist ORE.
This sign is inspired by the quetzalcoatl.

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Unknown artwork

These strange artworks are located at the entrance of the Université Paul Sabatier at Toulouse next the subway station.

I don't know who is the creative artist behind. Perhaps you know him/her.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

November Theme Day - Blue Roadsigns

This is a mix between Roadsigns and the Color Blue.
In fact, except the neighbour's car, there is nothing blue around me except the sky.

There are currently 121 blogs participating in this theme day:

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