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    Champs Elysees Road

    Three Parisiennes and a pedestrian crossing
    Five cars and the light is red
    The male hormones are rising
    Engines go up in the red
    Three Parisiennes on the run.

    Champs Elysees Road

    I get reactions: Abbey Road?
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    Jan

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    Re: Champs Elysees Road

    Now, THAT is street photography!

    Good grab shot.

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    Re: Champs Elysees Road

    It's been a long time since I have worn the soles of my shoes in Paris, and the image comes to me as unusual for Paris traffic. But then, back in the sixties-seventies, pedestrians didn't use zebra crossings but jaywalked just anywhere along the road, calmly, taking one lane at a time when there was space enough between cars. Never running, sometimes waiting on the line between lanes till they could pass another, and I did it myself many times, particularly on this avenue, close to l'Etoile. I don't actually remember any traffic lights or zebra crossings, I think they existed, but I never noticed. That was the typical way of crossing a street with several lanes. Paris traffic was an easy pace in those days, although some habits were strange to me. I seldom saw a car that didn't have a dent or a few. But pedestrians did not run as far as I can remember, never.

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    Re: Champs Elysees Road

    What luck catching these three cuties running across. The image is much nicer with pretty gals than with grizzled old men doing the same thing!

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