Thursday, November 03, 2005

Paris in autumn


Although we are experiencing an incredibly warm weather at the moment in Paris, fall has begun and the tree leaves have started to change colours. There are 478 000 trees in Paris (including the 300 000 in the two woods around Paris: Boulogne and Vincennes) for a yearly budget of... 8 million euros! Yes, people, we do love our trees!
Isn't that a good occasion to listen to one of the most famous French songs: The autumn leaves (Les feuilles mortes)? Here is a version by Juliette Greco and one by Yves Montand that I found on the Web .

12 comments:

  1. Great...
    I am french and i am living to Paris, very good photos!!!

    Bravo, super blog!!

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  2. I love this song Eric, and only until I moved to France did I learn that it was a French song. It was one of my first guitar lessons to learn that song. Thanks for the memory!

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  3. Hey, I have to say one thing - when it comes to foliage in the fall, Western Pennsylvania beats Paris - no contest here. But "Les Feuilles Mortes" is a great song, and Americans were only able to import it, not to compose their own.

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  4. My daughter just took some great photos of my Mom's trees on Monday. I agree with Elisabeth that the trees are beautiful in Western Pennsylvania in the autumn. I think that people who move to a warm climate from here miss the changing seasons the most. Maybe not the winter, but definitely the autumn.

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  5. This is absolutely one of my favorite songs in French and English.

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  6. Stunning photo. And thank you for the facts - very interesting!

    Gainsbourg's version is my favourite, so emotive and tender.

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  7. Nice pic. I love it.

    J'aime cette photo. Joli.

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  8. Beautiful. Thanks for linking to the songs.

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