Seen and done this before
  • Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By JBN
  • 1 Post By edgedweller
  • 3 Post By Hotrodelectric

Thread: Seen and done this before

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    melbourne Australia
    Posts
    50

    Default Seen and done this before

    I know this sort of thing has been posted discussed before ..but just for your amusement.

    I was told once that the rarest thing in Paris is a vacant car parking space.
    Whilst sitting on our balcony with the morning coffee we have been keeping an eye on the parking in our street.
    So far the longest period between a car leaving and another taking its place is 70 seconds!!

    We do a lot of travel across Paris by bus . It is slower than the Metro but being above ground we see lots and sometimes simply get off to investigate. Approx 100 Routes cross the central area of Paris.

    Believe me, vacant parking spaces in the streets are a rarity . ..and yes, there are underground car parks that may have spaces available.

    This photo is not an example of clever parking manipulation just as it ended up after others come and go.
    Bad luck if you need to get out.

    Advertisement


    In the past, on level ground many cars ( most are Manual transmission) were left in Neutral with the handbrake off so that the "pack" could be " shunted" forward and back to make escape room.

    So what happens??? ...in the age of fragile plastic "bumpers" and cars with automatic electronic parking brakes.

    Cheers
    Bob
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Seen and done this before-img_2459.jpg  

  2. #2
    JBN
    JBN is offline
    1000+ Posts JBN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    8,182

    Default

    I wonder how good the Park Assist is in a situation like this?

    John
    27of85 likes this.

  3. #3
    UFO
    UFO is offline
    Citroën Tragic UFO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Gerringong, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    9,702

    Default

    A few years ago we saw a couple parking a Jeep Cherokee in Montparnasse. He was out of the car on the footpath checking the space. It was the size you'd be lucky to get a Pug306/CitC4 in. We cringed and kept walking. Came back a couple of hours later and sure enough the Jeep was in the space. You want to park in Paris (Rome etc etc) you find a way - and everyone does it.
    Craig K
    2009 C5 HDi Exclusive

  4. #4
    sans witticism SLC206's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    North Parramatta
    Posts
    3,996

    Default

    Saw this one last week - as I was leaving DS World.

    At first glance you may think the 508 is turning the corner but no - it's the classic Paris corner between the pedestrian crossings park.

    Seen and done this before-508-paris.jpg
    Regards,

    Simon

    2018 308 GTi 2011 DS3 DSport
    ----
    2014 208 GTi 2007 207 GTi 2004 206 GTi180 2000 206 GTi 1995 306 XT

    www.peugeotclub.asn.au

  5. #5
    1000+ Posts Gamma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Picton NSW
    Posts
    1,412

    Default

    You should see the parking in Madrid!!!

    The public actually stop and help you park by giving directions as to how far you have before you hit the cars fore and aft!!!!

    This usually entailed a series of not so gentle touch parking manoeuvres, (or is that shove parking manoeuvres).
    Some sufficiently violent enough that I was surprised that the bags did not deploy!
    /// 1986 SII 505 GTI
    2003 T5 307 HDI
    2013 LandRover90
    Sacred cows make the best hamburger mince.
    If you run, you only die tired

  6. #6
    Fellow Frogger!
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Ballarat
    Posts
    537

    Default

    Yes - I noticed the very same thing earlier this year in Barcelona, Florence and Rome. I have also heard of the same approach to parking on level ground where hand brakes are off and gearbox in neutral. I will find some images and post

  7. #7
    1000+ Posts edgedweller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    CLARE SA
    Posts
    2,324

    Default

    Vaseline on the tarmac inside/curbside of the wheels and push into park and later, push back onto carriageway to drive.

    be careful on take off
    Australdi likes this.

  8. #8
    Now go make me a sandwich Hotrodelectric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    San Diego, California, USA
    Posts
    3,526

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamma View Post
    You should see the parking in Madrid!!!

    The public actually stop and help you park by giving directions as to how far you have before you hit the cars fore and aft!!!!

    This usually entailed a series of not so gentle touch parking manoeuvres, (or is that shove parking manoeuvres).
    Some sufficiently violent enough that I was surprised that the bags did not deploy!
    I simply call it 'parking in Braille'.
    StephineS, Whippet and okalford like this.
    The measure of your character isn't what you do when people are watching- it's what you do when they aren't watching.

  9. #9
    JBN
    JBN is offline
    1000+ Posts JBN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    8,182

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    I simply call it 'parking in Braille'.
    It used to be called "parking by ear" until they got rid of metal bumpers.

    John

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    melbourne Australia
    Posts
    50

    Default Parking..more pics.

    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    It used to be called "parking by ear" until they got rid of metal bumpers.

    John
    Correct John.
    The new plastic front panels tend to flex before they crack and often only suffer scratching.

    So here is a couple of examples of "Paris touch parking" on steel bumpers.

    Both cars are BMC Minis and the "conspiracy-theorists" amongst us might? reason that the damage was caused by an extra shunt whilst shouting ..." This one is for Waterloo" ..crash....or " Vivre la République".. crash..or "because you are English"..crash

    The third photo shows the new and fashionable "ripple-grille" effect and shows the latest in air-cooled halogen globes!

    Seen and done this before-img_4076.jpgSeen and done this before-img_4078.jpgSeen and done this before-img_4324.jpg


    So, would you park your restored french car on a Paris street?...methinks Not!
    Cheers
    Bob

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •