August 31, 2010
August 29, 2010
The Paris' Little India district comes alive for this colourful procession,
leaving from the Sri Manicka Vinayakar Alayam Temple.
Crowds line the streets of the 18th arrondissement to watch this free
Traditionally, coconuts are cracked open as the flower and fruit decked
cart of the god Ganesha [गणेश] is carried through the throng.
Before the procession, a religious ceremony is held at the temple.
- Visit their website for further details of this classic slice of Bollywood in the heart of Paris.
17, rue Pajol / 72, rue Philippe de Girard - Paris 18
M° : Marx Dormoy/ La Chapelle/Gare du Nord
Founded in February 4/1985
Temple Opening Hours : 9:30am/8:30pm
Daily 3 Pujas 10am, 12pm, and 7pm
Abhishekam : on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Parade Itinerary :
- 11/11:30 - 17, rue Pajol
- 11:30/11:50 - rue Perdonnet
- 11:50/12:15 - rue Fbg St-Denis
- 12:15/12:45 - rue Marx Dormoy
- 12:45/13:30 - rue Ordener
- 13:30/14:00 - bld Barbès
- 14:00/14:30 - rue Labat
- 14:30 - rue Marcadet
- 14:45 - back through rue Ordener
- 15h from rue Ph. de Girard to the Temple.
Enjoy it !
August 28, 2010
Urban artist Thoma Vuille performed
today - with the help of Mr Chat himself,
all around the 'Goutte d'Or',
in Paris' 18th district :
(click to go to the video).
- rue Cavé (Echomusée) - rue Saint-Luc (the tailors') - rue Léon (the
grocery) - the Bois Dormoy, in cité de la Chapelle - Ourcq bus stop.
Yellow C@ts are Welcome on PaPoGris !
*** Checked & approved by G@ttoGiallo on Sep.2/2010.
August 23, 2010
... of sardinian sand.
One video and a few pictures, taken 5 days ago in the morning at the mouth of the river
Flumendosa, closed at this time of the year for reasons related to farmed fish, particularly
grey mullets (muggine-i), whose roe pouch is very appreciated as a delicacy under the
(italian) name of 'bottarga'.
Italian river Flumendosa, rises in the Gennargentu Mountains in southeastern Sardinia, Italy, and flows
127 km (79 miles) west and southeast, entering the Tyrrhenian Sea near Muravera and Villaputzu.
The Ente Autonomo del Flumendosa, a dam and irrigation project, was established in 1946 to develop
the resources of the Flumendosa River basin. [Britannica.com].
Far away, the marina of Porto Corallo.
(Click to see some other beautiful places).
If you're curious enough and want to know about the river's basin geomorphology, well,
help yourself HERE.
August 22, 2010
... expulsion of Roma from France :
Sarkozy is currently falling in popularity.
"130 Roma have been flown back to Romania. It is expected that a further 850
more people will be expelled from France. Many in France are still very sensitive
to the stigmatization of the Jewish population during WW2 and subsequent
brutalization of ethnic groups".
"French priest Père Arthur Hervet, a Roma defender, has
returned his Medal of Merit, saying he was going to "pray" for
a "heart attack" to strike Nicolas Sarkozy and stop the "war"
against the Roma community, before regretting those words".
August 20, 2010
August 08, 2010
August 05, 2010
Sardinia - Old Property seeks an Investor
[go to Granny's blog]
[From personal archives, 2 pics dated 1965 & 1 taken in 1976].
By the way, PaPoGris just reached the 35,000 visits,
thanks to you all !