Sunday, September 27, 2009

Travel via Segway


We found a number of people traveling around Paris on Segways. They were relatively inexpensive to rent, and could move you from place to place quite easily and safely.

Photo by Lois Anne. Canon Powershot SD600, f/2.8, 1/1500 sec.

14 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

Hey this looks like a cool vehicle to move around! Cool shot!

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Sunny said...

I have no idea why I find it so amusing that the riders all have helmets. I'm thinking the pedestrians should have them too, in case they get mowed down by a Segway.
They certainly look like a lot of fun. Have you tried one?
Sunny :)

Vogon Poet said...

To 'move safely' in Paris is a quite relative and debatable concept, but your photo is really good and funny!

Jacob said...

@ Sunny...nope never have tried one. Want to, though. The police have been using them here in the downtown area...

Jacob said...

@ VP - Very funny, and very true. Of course, the same could be said of Rome. The most harrowing ride of my life occurred in Rome coming in from the airport ... I was convinced I was going to die ... it was about 3 a.m. and the guy didn't even slow down at cross streets... Yikes!

Cezar and Léia said...

oh tourists! What a cool time! Fabulous shot Lois Anne!
Léia

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

These seem to be popping everywhere. I'm old enough to wish for soemthing with a SEAT on it.

COol capture! (HOW FUN!)

tapirgal said...

I could have used that after some of the days we walked! Interesting picture :)

lizziviggi said...

Too funny! I've never seen one of these in person. Glad to see they're being used somewhere-- I remember when we all thought the segway was going to revolutionize transportation forever, and I haven't heard of it since!

mar guerra said...

Simpática foto, hay que caminar más. Un saludo

bfarr said...

did you try them. I hear they are nearly impossible to tip over and fun to ride.

Jacob said...

@ bfarr - No, we didn't try them. I've always wanted to...if we get back to Paris I think we'll rent them for a few hours...

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shot Jacob !! I Would love To Have One !!Unseen Rajasthan

Starman said...

In all my years in Paris, I've seen maybe two or three of these things rolling about. I think they're great for people who aren't quite as mobile as they'd like to be. I've been away for a couple of weeks having a small adventure. If you'd like, you can read about it here: http://lerevefrancais.blogspot.com/