Thursday, March 02, 2006

Last snow before spring?


Do you remember this photo? Well, here is another one of the same rails for the tramway that is currently under construction in the south of Paris. I took this shot from practically the same location as the previous one yesterday morning just after the snow. I wish I had my skis with me! To see what this Tramway will look like when it's completed (end of 2006), you must definitely click here for a cool video.

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29 comments:

  1. Hi Eric,

    The texture and depth of perception are slick here. I think you've even captured the temperature with this photo.

    -Heidi

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  2. The new Tramway des Marechaux is like the tram in Lyon. Very nice! Thanks for the photo, Eric :)

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  3. Bold sweeping lines. I like the perspective, works very well.

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  4. Snow, what is that? Coll photo Eric, I like the angle!

    Manuel

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  5. Hi Eric, so this is new? So next time in Paris I don't need to take the underground?

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  6. Love ths hot Eric. Do you lay down on the ground to get these perspectives? The video is cool too.

    >Lisi...the tramway won't be the only means of transportation in Paris, but it's becoming more popular as a way to reduce the amount of car and bus traffic, reduce noise, and please people who prefer to ride above ground.

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  7. LOL Manuel. How could you remember you weren't born in 1976, were you??

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  8. ...and like the trams in Melbourne. I didn't know there were trams in Paris. Are they in many areas?

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  9. Today, snowy in Seoul like Paris. but now month is March!! I hate cold..

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  10. Great shot Eric.

    No snow here this winter (crosses fingers), although winter seems long this year. Maybe that's just me.

    We'll need anothr shot when the tram starts running.

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  11. Wonderful photo, Eric. No snow here either, and I miss it alot. I've been away and have just been trying to catch up on your blog. I missed alot of great shots in the last 2 weeks. I was particularly moved by Ilan's story and want to thank you for putting that on your blog.

    Your deux chevaux reminds me of one I happened upon 2 years ago in Les Etangs. In the driveway of a french farmhouse was a beautiful deux chevaux with flowers painted on the doors and hood. It looked like it came right out of the 60's -- "Flower Power".

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  12. Ca fait rêver cette photo.
    La vidéo ajouté à la vue des parties déjà engazonnées me rendent vraiment impatiente.

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  13. What a great shot, Eric! Thanks also for the link to the little video. Was that Vangelis on the soundtrack?

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  14. Living in Florida (where we'll touch 80 today) this is how I love looking at snow.
    GREAT video, Eric. Did you do that?

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  15. Eric: thank you, I really appreciated that response! ;-)

    Manuel

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  16. > There is actually 2 trams running in Paris metropolitan area but you will have more of them in some years as written (in French) on this website : 7 lines will be crated in the close suburbs (look on the map on the right) http://extension-reseau.ratp.fr/home.html

    Julien (doing Eric's job, sorry :-)

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  17. From the video, it looks almost identical to the tramway that's a big success in Montpellier.

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  18. There is something special about photos which show depth.

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  19. By chance, I saw part of a James Bond movie last night - tuned in just as they were getting into a deux chevaux, which took a beating by the way, and immedidately thought of this blog, which is such a great learning resource! Thanks Eric.

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  20. "saw James Bond last night and thought of your blog" Wow, if this isn't the ultimate compliment, I don't know what is! :)

    Manu: it actually snowed on Mt. Tam (in Marin County) last week and there was frost on my roof, in the East Bay and South Bay as well. Didn't last long, though, pfeww!

    Eric: hopefully you didn't have to get too close to the ground to take this picture. Snow is cute and everything (especially in picture) ... until you fall in it and then you remember it's also cold and wet!

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  21. The first streetcars in the United States were here in Richmond and they keep talking about bringing them back. Since we don't have a subway, I really wish they would!

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  22. Cool blog, interesting information... Keep it UP »

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