I took this photo last year when it was snowing very hard. Another of my favourite photos I posted on flickr in January 2009

16 comments so far...

striatic December 17, 2009, 01:25 PM
someone was out biking in this.

very courageous!

clickykbd December 17, 2009, 01:35 PM
10x fav! Oh definitely... they bike in all kinda of madness weather wise in Europe. I only bike, some people find this impressive. However *I* find *this* impressive.
claudecf December 17, 2009, 01:48 PM
Must admit I was inside a car, which is quite unusual for me. I hate driving and don't if I can help it. Plus driving in Paris normally is sheer hell, so you can imagine what driving in Paris in the snow can be.
Lots of bikes in Paris these days. We have system that allows you to rent bikes. I'll have to get a photo of that. You rent the bike and leave it wherever you are going, then you rent another one to get back home. Or take the métro
islandbanshee December 17, 2009, 05:07 PM
I hate driving too and since it's inevitable where I live, it sucks! I love this photo by the way. I wish we had Vélib here too but being LA, I'm sure they'd all be stolen before you can even rent one!
Monceau December 17, 2009, 05:11 PM
I like the focus on the raindrops on the window and the not-so-focused bicycle and trees. Lovely picture that captures Paris and the cold day.
claudecf December 17, 2009, 05:15 PM
@islandbanshee, they steal Vélib here too. Mairie de Paris even have a poster describing vélib 'bandits' as devils ;)
@Monceau thank you. You should add an icon to your profile and upload a couple of photos!
Leanne December 17, 2009, 06:57 PM
I so love this in every single way.
arodes December 17, 2009, 10:35 PM
This is magnificient,
I love it :)
TheRatRace December 18, 2009, 12:27 AM
You decided to break my heart with these photos today...
Paulo Brabo Team 23 December 18, 2009, 10:14 AM
Splendid indeed
austenhaines December 18, 2009, 10:39 AM
Real cool pic, but doesnt make me wanna get up and out today. The snow has been falling on and off overnight. Brrrrrrr, its cold. :-)
berlinerstrasse.net December 18, 2009, 08:42 PM
The composition is very special, I think there are not many people who a have the heart to pull the main object out ot focus.
claudecf December 18, 2009, 11:00 PM
Thanks all.
@berlinerstrasse.net The bike wasn't my main object, the sadness and the atmosphere were.
Sara December 18, 2009, 11:32 PM
When I saw your tweet I just had a feeling it would be this photo! One of my faves too. The focus on the raindrops is just perfect.
garconsKé February 03, 2010, 03:57 AM
mramshaw March 20, 2010, 07:39 PM
Beautiful mood, merci bien.
Add a comment...
Your name:
Your e-mail:

About 23

About 23
What is 23 and who's behind the service?
Just In
Discover the world from a different angle.
Here's a crop of the latest photos from the around the world.
Search photos from users using 23
Help / Discussion
Get help or share your ideas to make 23 better
23 Blog / 23 on Twitter
Messages and observations from Team 23
Terms of use
What can 23 be used for and what isn't allowed
More services from 23
We also help people use photo sharing in their professional lives
  • Basque (ES)
  • Bulgarian (BG)
  • Chinese (CN)
  • Chinese (TW)
  • Danish (DK)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • English (US)
  • French (FR)
  • Galician (ES)
  • German (DE)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Norwegian (NO)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese (PT)
  • Russian (RU)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Swedish (SE)

Popular photos right now