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Photo of a carnet of Paris metro tickets. This week's Sunday Scribblings prompt is "simple." And what could be more simple than "aller simple," the term in French for a one-way ticket on the Paris metro? One ticket is required per journey.
Posted by Tara Bradford on 25 May 2007 at 20:53 | Permalink
Your glimpses of Paris — especially this simple one — always bring it back to me so well. :)
02 June 2007 at 07:34
Ah, a carnet of metro tickets. It makes me miss Paris! I am sure I have an individual metro ticket or two in the top drawer of the chest of drawers in the guest bedroom with my snack size ziplock bags of foreign currency. I have francs and pounds and lira from before the Euro, probably now of no value at all. From '91 through '01, I travelled with students to all the well known destinations in Europe. The attacks of 9-11 curtailed those wonderful annual excursions. Parents were afraid to send their precious cargo, in fact at first I wasn't too enthusiastic about being responsible for someone else's most precious belonging (wrong word but the thesaurus of my mind has gone to sleep). Plus, the school system got permanent cold feet (liability problems)!! For the first 3 years we didn't travel I would yearn for Paris every June. I love the museums and the Opera House and the shopping as well as the cathedrals and cafes. I love the wonderful walking as well as the metro. Someday I will come back to show Paris to my love. I hope it will be soon.
01 June 2007 at 04:26
oh i do love Paris! I think I'd quite like an aller simple for the Eurostar right now...
Unfolding Rose |
28 May 2007 at 19:54
I love the new look. Shows me how long it has been since I have visited blogs. The photo is simply wonderful.
28 May 2007 at 05:31
Can't add much. I'll just join the chorus -- singing softly because I'll be off-key -- good take on the prompt.
28 May 2007 at 01:36
Oh, I remember these little tickets and my excitement the first time we got to feed one through the turnstile! xx, JP
JanePoe (aka Deborah) |
27 May 2007 at 19:17
How clever of you! Simply perfect :)
27 May 2007 at 17:13
I love the pic, and the ticket is beautifully simple.
self taught artist |
27 May 2007 at 15:15
Simple and artistic! Well done!!!
27 May 2007 at 15:06
No one can ever be like you! ;-)
27 May 2007 at 14:09
What a fun take on the prompt, Tara! I like the photo, too - the graphics have even more impact in multiples.
27 May 2007 at 10:00
I love it! What an original take on the prompt :)
27 May 2007 at 08:51
Have a magnifique week.
Frances in New York
27 May 2007 at 06:20
A picture speaks a thousand words..!!
27 May 2007 at 05:52
I'd like one of those tickets...but I don't think it would be very simple for me. Nice response to the prompt :)
Deb G |
27 May 2007 at 01:04
Interesting. Never been to Europe . . . Here in California, we drive everywhere. It gets tiresome. Wish I could hop on public transportation.
26 May 2007 at 23:38
Oh, it took a moment...to ride the subway and not a car?
I'm always attracted to your blog's name. It sounds like a desert to me.
26 May 2007 at 21:45
Excellent creative and simple take on the prompt!
Crafty green Poet |
26 May 2007 at 19:24
I always buy one way tickets for the train in France. Now I've just bought a one-way airplane ticket too...Life is full of surprises. And most of them turn into stories.
26 May 2007 at 11:05
words ... (strange the computer just posted half my message and now the other half is lagging behind).
Anyway, I don't know if I quite get it. But that is ok! Smile ...
The SS writers' prompt is to write something about the word "simple." In French, a single metro ticket is referred to as "aller simple." While this is a very simple post, it is an attempt to be different from other takes on the prompt.
26 May 2007 at 09:32
You know, when I saw the title I wondereed if you were inviting someone to Paris. Then the tickets ... yes, it makes sense. Or maybe you were just being artistic with
26 May 2007 at 09:30
Good take and good photo.
25 May 2007 at 21:34
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