Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Colour prints


Althought it has a pretty small circulation (330 000 monthly daily copies in 2004) Le Figaro is one of the main French daily papers. A renewal in the management has recently led to many changes including a move from 37 rue du Louvre (1st arrondissement) to 14 boulevard Haussmann (9th arrondissement). The old building (shown here) is now being redone and during the work they put colour shades on the windows. At night it gives a pretty nice view. Well, so I thought!

21 comments:

  1. This is really cool Eric. It reminds me of the designs from the late American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. I'm surprised by the low circulation numbers of Le Figaro. It is a very well known newspaper worldwide. They can't be doing too bad to be moving to Blvd Haussmann though!

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  2. Are you sure it's "monthly copies" and not "daily copies" ? After all, Le Figaro is a daily newspaper !
    BTW, joyeux nanivverssaire, ERIC !!!

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  3. Nice effect! Strange how it came about by accident, as this could pass for a work of art. It may be temporary, but you have captured it for posterity.

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  4. Eric, I think Isido is right about the 330 000 copies, thought it's still very compared to the figures of the press in other countries.
    My bus drives every day in front of that building, first occasion to stop my reading and look up before a certain pair of windows above passage Jouffroy…
    Interesting to, I find, is the Art Déco entrace hall of that building which used to be blinded when the Figaro was there and that one can see at the moment, with a sculptur of the Parisian "Nave" (there must be a "fluctuat nec mergitur" somewhere in the composition…)

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  5. Oooops, looks like I made a big mistake! Of course it is daily figures and not monthly ones... (thank you Isido)

    It is very low, you're right Michael, but French people do not read much of daily press, they are more into magazines and TV and... more and more the Internet.

    All newspapers have to adapt, and I know what I am talking about!!!

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  6. Ha! This one's pretty! Reminds me of some church sort of...

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  7. Wow...what spectacular colors! At first I thought perhaps you did something with the camera.

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  8. In the beginning I believed that it was the registered office of the stores "mondiale moquette"
    because of the colors...

    But of course not !

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  9. Fantastic shot Eric, I love it ! Very clever shot indeed, you are a brillant photographer ! Oh, I love Paris so much ! You see the world through a fantastic lens and makes my life better everyday.

    This is just the daily highlight of my miserable existence

    God bless you,
    And thank you again.

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  10. It looks like Rubic's cube... It reminds me my childhood. I have never done it.

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  11. yes !!!! I agree with someone who said that it looked like rubic's cube !!! Very good idea !
    From a future "SomewhereDailyPhoto's someone" !

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  12. I like it! I can see a little bit of Frank Lloyd Wright in there, too, although poor guy, I don't know how he would feel if he knew we associate his work with some accidental display of color on a construction site.

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  13. merci beaucoup! it has been a long time since i used my high school french and decided it is time to re-learn. i hope to visit your country soon and your blog is a beautiful way to see it in the meantime. thank you! and thank someone for the internet- i am even listening to french radio webstreamed! and also thank you for being a "friendly Parisian;" my husband is not sure there were any, but then again, we are from the northeast U.S. and so we get critiqued alot ourselves for being aloof! keep up the great site :)

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  14. i love this phote, it looks like an abstract painting.

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  15. What an outstanding, striking shot! Congratulations on this one!
    -Kim

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  16. GREAT! Love your eye Eric! You're really aware of the great images around you :)

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  17. And now I think the colouring is gone. :-(

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