Chartres is a lovely medieval town an hour's train ride from Paris (perfect day-trip destination), with a magnificent Cathedral. We were enjoying views of the town of Chartres from the garden balcony of the Bishop`s Palace when this team of brightly clad firemen arrived. They were preparing to rappel down the ramparts of the Bishop`s garden, a training exercise for them. Most members of the group were men, but at least 2 were women. They were obviously confident, well-trained professionals.
I found their colorful garb and easy going banter quite interesting, and it's exactly the type of "every day" scene I like to photograph when I travel. Thought I`d share that moment with you today.