It is the city of Romance. It is the venue for honeymoons. Couples from all over the world come here to get married. What is it that makes Paris a city of lovers?
Two Fridays ago, a marathon run was organized in La Defense (business centre of Paris) for the benefit of “Action contre la Faim” (Action against hunger). For every employee participating in the run, his company pays 15 euros towards the organization whose proceeds will go to the victims of recent disasters like Haiti, Congo, Burma and others.
Thousands of runners joined in the race. Yours truly was there squeezing herself in-between official photographers and waterboys!
Arc du Triomphe in the background. Note that La Defense is part of the linear AXIS that starts in the Place de la Concorde, going thru the Arc du Triomphe and ending in La Defense.
It was the football season where the Blueus eventually were kicked out of the game.
This mother and her baby have to cross to the other side, marathon or no marathon!
Thousands joined in the run which started at 2pm
Some ran for the show
It was quite cold that day
It’s one of the most photographed edifice in the planet. So how do tourists go about photographing something so huge and magnificent?
Try taking the tower alongside miniature copies
They are the tourists and the locals alike. They are the best subject for a Parisian blog!