Yesterday I went to the east side of Paris on the left bank to see what La Piscine Josephine Baker was all about. It's a swimming pool on a barge floating in the Seine. I had never seen anything like that so I was curious. In a few weeks, Paris Plage opens, which is a free thing that the City does in which they close down some roads along 2 parts of the river and 1 canal to traffic, add sand and beach chairs and snack stands and beach games, and everyone can go and hang out and pretend they're at the beach. This pool was created to be part of that a few years ago but is now open all year round. They close the top when it's cold of course but it's open-air now. So, I went to see, and sat and watched it for awhile to see how it all worked. The top deck is for sunbathing, the pool is on the bottom, and as you can see, there was quite a line. It never looked too crowded inside, and it appeared that they'd let in a group of people every time some came out. I couldn't tell if they were on hourly shifts or what. The people in line seemed confident that they'd eventually get in though so I guess whatever the system is, it works. I noticed that everyone in the pool was wearing swimming caps, so I guess that's a rule, and I also noticed that a few girls on the top deck had their bikini tops off, but maybe not as many as you'd imagine. Some guys were standing on some steps near where I was sitting, trying to look like they were just casually surveying the scene, but I'm sure they were up there so they could get a better view of that. The first photo I included because of the guy with funny pants.