Saturday 27 September 2014

Rue René Goscinny

There are so many unexpected highlights to any trip to Paris. Last year on one of my morning walks I took the Metro to the rather remote 13th in search of Rue René Goscinny.

René Goscinny is a French icon- creator of the enduringly popular Asterix, amongst other things. I wasn't sure what Rue René Goscinny would have to offer. But was suitably delighted with how he is commemorated.

At first glance, it looks like an ordinary street
on a quiet Sunday morning

But there is something special going on here

Bollards are everywhere in Paris,
and in a few areas they are decorated

Some I thought were surprisingly Anglo


Clearly, the Simpsons are big

Betty Boop seems more Parisian

Astro Boy?
I'm not sure who this verdant green vixen is 

Naturally this was ferme on Sunday morning
You can take a video walk down
Rue Rene Goscinny here
I can't wait to find out wait unanticipated delights await me next time.

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Brona said...

I love public art - these are great.

Jackie McGuinness said...

What fun!! I would enjoy seeing these.

Anonymous said...

I remember Asterix... my son used to love to read those when growing up. These are so cool! Interesting and am glad that they have a street in Paris honouring its creator.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

How wonderful! The art made me smile....thanks for sharing.


B Reading said...

I love those posts :)

grammajudyb said...

Those are great!

Susan Lindquist said...

Ha! Neat!

Paulita said...

Terrific post. You find the most interesting things to visit in Paris. Not that you need to distract yourself in Paris, but you find such interesting sights.

Sim Carter said...

These are marvelous! Are they commissioned by the city, or the shopkeepers? Or are they guerrilla street art ala Banksy? It's so wonderful when ordinary objects get a fanciful face lift like that, a lovely surprise.

vvb32 reads said...

ahh! love it! reminds me of how some folks paint up fire hydrants here.