October 6, 2013

The Post


The Post. Not as in a part of this blog. But as in La Poste, the name of the French mail service, with its easily recognizable yellow and navy blue colors.

In France, sometimes even the mail is delivered by bicycle. Haven't yet seen that here. That morning in Nimes, I grabbed my camera quickly, afraid to miss the image, but wanting a candid. (I do not always ask permission ahead of time, though perhaps I should.)



The lady in the background noticed, told the postman that I was taking his picture, he turned and I explained about my bike tour, and that I love using bikes to deliver mail. He was fine with my taking his picture, joked if I wanted the job.....Of course, I did, but couldn't really say that, could I?

6 comments:

  1. Love this. Love the idea of mail by bike. Glad you didn't take the job. I would miss you.

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    1. You know, you would just have to come visit!

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  2. I'm thinking about getting my Colnago in La Poste yellow ;-)

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    1. How chic ... with your dark blue Rapha jersey :-)

      And so there's a decision on the Colnago ....

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  3. Glad to see he has a little help from that small motor - those mail bags must be enormously heavy. Starting to see all sorts of new vehicles in use by La Poste - there's one that looks like Postman Pat's tiny little van - who says life doesn't immitate art!

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  4. Now I'll have to investigare Postman Pat...

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