Paris: Toyota and Lamborghini

by Sara Norris

I had one free day in Paris without any motorshow activities and used that wisely – I walked around for almost 7 hours. Took the metro from Vanves where I stayed (nice area) to Louvre and then walked, walked, walked… The funny thing was that I did not take a single photo of the city. And the reason for that is that in a way I feel Paris ca not be described with photos – for those who have not been there need to see it for themselves, and no photo can do it justice, it is the atmosphere you should experience. First day I arrived I told people back home I am not even a huge fan of Paris, too crowded and traffic is insane. However when you relax, put your car in a parking garage and do not touch it for a few days, and just walk, it gets nicer.

Cappuccino in the morning sun in a nice café. Go to a bakery and take away a warm baguette and croissants. Sit down in the sun with a book in one of the many beautiful parks there. It is charming, after all. I would not want to live there though – I have realized with this car passion big cities will not work for me, it would drive me mad to sit in those traffic jams for hours and I want to live my dream and drive as much as possible – but it is a sweet city holiday destination.

I might not have the normal touristy photos of the city, but I have something. I went car shopping to Toyota showroom without enough credit, and of course a common sight in Paris – the supercars outside the expensive boutiques. Photography priorities I call it – this is my Paris. (And the interior stitching on the GT86 matched my pants… we would make a good team)

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Nils Kajander October 1, 2012 - 2:41 pm

What about Tesla showroom? Did you go / notice that? Few minutes away, nearby, though not on Champs-Élysées, and not that much to see – except one or two cars… But then again, that’s reason enough, right?

Tuure Turunen October 1, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Must be the first time that a toyota showroom has looked interesting!

Get Palmd October 1, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Nils Kajander, noo, didn’t see it or know there is one :) Have to save it for another visit. Prefer to arrive to the airport next time though ;)

Nils Kajander October 1, 2012 - 6:21 pm Reply

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