May 14th, 2002

One thing I missed out of the Paris trip report...

...was this. The Paris Night Skate is 5,000 or so roller bladers blasting down the river side streets of the city. We came across them while walking to the Metro, when we saw a couple of police motorcycles stopping traffic. Then they came, an endless stream of bladers, flashing lights in their wheels and on their clothes, rushing though the warm dark of a spring Paris night. In and around them skated the police bladers, with their uniform helmets. It must have taken 10 or so minutes for the stragglers to pass where we were standing.

An amazing sight...
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