Toulouse la ville rose
The warm glow of red bricks and tiles gives Toulouse its nickname, "La ville rose" (the pink city). Toulouse was the home of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), most famous for his book Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince). Please use the links below to visit 133 Daily Photo sites participating in the 1st February theme, "What Your City is Known for". Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia
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23 comments

  1. isabella // February 1, 2008 at 1:54 AM  

    Ville Rose? I never knew that!
    And I used to walk by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's apartment in Paris (place Vauban) quite often.

  2. Fénix - Bostonscapes // February 1, 2008 at 3:04 AM  

    What a beautiful evening scene! Le Petit Prince... Oh, the memories...

    Have a nice theme day. :)

  3. Sally // February 1, 2008 at 4:02 AM  

    Ah, well I have a copy of The Little Prince on my shelves here. La Ville Rose is a gorgeous thing to be known by.

    Which is probably a better thing to know Toulouse by than an old, forgotten anglophone joke about French cities not to buy clothes in:Toulouse (too loose) and Toulon (too long)

    Or Toulouse-Lautrec.

  4. santy // February 1, 2008 at 8:03 AM  

    the pink city! how lovely!
    I guess Jakarta would have to be a grey city because of its heavy polution! :)

  5. Ham // February 1, 2008 at 10:54 AM  

    Good job you are doing that - I would have looked for a sausage to photograph

  6. R&R in The Netherlands // February 1, 2008 at 11:21 AM  

    Looks like a great square to sit and enjoy a cafe.

  7. Steffe // February 1, 2008 at 1:23 PM  

    Two facts I didn't know, thanks for the little history lesson.

  8. alice // February 1, 2008 at 2:06 PM  

    La ville rose, absolument! Et Nougaro...

  9. Rose // February 1, 2008 at 5:46 PM  

    Oh that is beautiful!!!
    I have always wanted to visit it...
    Who knows? One of these days :)

  10. Dina // February 1, 2008 at 6:22 PM  

    I didn't know if it would be the canal, violets or the bricks. Lovely, lovely shot, feels like I'm there. Thank you.

  11. lynn // February 1, 2008 at 7:54 PM  

    Very pink!

  12. CrazyCow // February 1, 2008 at 9:57 PM  

    That looks so cozy and inviting.

  13. Southern Heart // February 1, 2008 at 10:05 PM  

    Very lovely!

  14. Rambling Round // February 1, 2008 at 10:18 PM  

    Pink or red buildings give such a warm glow. Must be beautiful there.

  15. zentmrs // February 1, 2008 at 11:09 PM  

    Beautiful photo! Happy Theme Day!

  16. Kuanyin // February 1, 2008 at 11:31 PM  

    A pink city?! Love it! Happy Theme Day from Maui, Hawaii.

  17. Chuck Pefley // February 2, 2008 at 12:15 AM  

    I absolutely love this time of day with light both natural and artificial. And I liked the Little Prince.

  18. Joy // February 2, 2008 at 1:31 AM  

    Wonderful photo. Love the red bricks.

    Happy Theme Day!

    joy
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  19. Pat // February 2, 2008 at 2:40 AM  

    What an education! Lovely photo!

    Pat

    Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

  20. Neva // February 2, 2008 at 4:45 AM  

    very nice....I love the colors....

  21. g_mirage // February 2, 2008 at 10:41 AM  

    Wow! Thanks for the input! I also have Die kleine Prinz! =) Lovely buildings there! one of the kittens in the classic disney movie aristocats was named Toulouse too! Good day!

  22. Denton // February 4, 2008 at 6:08 PM  

    Your photo does indeed glow. The use of lighting is an important element.

  23. Isadora // March 1, 2008 at 9:20 AM  

    This is beautiful and has lots of history. Then I just looked at the date and today is actually March 1st :) and there is no graffiti. Have a great week-end.

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