Friday, April 07, 2006

Was Barbra in Paris this week?


No, PDP did not turn into Gawker Stalker overnight! However, when I took this photo I did not notice it on the spot, but once I saw it on the screen, it reminded me of a famous American female singer! Those of you who are attentive (and I know you are!) will have noticed that the chairs and the coffee cups already appeared on this blog... But no, the person I had coffee with was not that famous!

32 comments:

  1. j'espere que tu l'a invité a prendre les mignardises parce que sinon...
    bon vendredi
    christophe

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  2. Talk about scratch and sniff.....Haaaa!

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  3. I can see a resemblance but this lady looks much, much younger. She looks like she's wearing a lot of clothes, too. Is it still cold in Paris? :(

    For our US buddies learning French, here is a French proverb about the weather at that time of the year.

    "En Avril, ne te découvre pas d'un fil.
    En Mai, fais ce qu'il te plait!"

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  4. Of course I recognized those now famous chairs! But the lady, well she's in the way to being famous already,.. If only she looked at the cam.

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  5. Eric, I find you a bit of a tease with this picture. It does look like her...

    As always.

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  6. The first thing I thought when I saw this shot was ... there are those chairs again! ;) I love them & the coffee cups - wish I was there now!

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  7. Very good, Eric! In that profile, it certainly looks like her.

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  8. Barbara Streinsand ? I love her Eric ! She is just so fantatistic !

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  9. C'est vrai que ce n'est pas une photo ordinaire...On aimerait savoir ce à quoi elle pense, elle a l'air si nostalgique. Mais on ne peut pas photographier les pensées (et c'est tant mieux !)
    "What is essential is invisible to the eye." (Saint Exupéry)

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  10. Hi Eric, of course we know the chair...so is that the same cafe for your first shot or do many cafes use these chairs?

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  11. Great profile, whoever it was!!

    Now if you can get a pic of Brad and Angelina...

    LOL

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  12. This photo is so Parisien! Love it!

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  13. Yes, and Tom Cruise will be on the Parvis de La Défense on the 25th. Try to do your best !!!

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  14. Well, you never know who you could run into in Paris. Maybe she actually was in Paris, who knows ;-). Nice shot!

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  15. When I take my 40 Scottish 12 year-olds to Paris in June, I think, rather than taking them to the Eiffel Tower, I shall bring them to la place des Vosges and show them these famous chairs! And if Barbara is there too, well, that would just be a bonus!

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  16. Great atmosphere shot! Though I prefer the alas departed Barbara, the French singer. Any memories of her, from La salle des ventes, to Joyeux Noël, to...

    Do the non-francophones on the blog know Barbara? La longue dame brune. (Also of Jewish origin, by the way, also with a dramatic profile - but a very different artist).

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  17. Barbara was an absolutely fantastic singer, Lagatta, I totally agree. Barbara Streisand always left me a bit cold, and she has always had too many of those self-centered Hollywood start qualities.

    Now, at this very cafe on Place des Vosges, we had absolutely abysmal service this past spring (it was I and two colleagues), but we just had fun with it. Our waiter was actually very nice but hugely harried and somewhat incompetent.

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  18. Just a quick global reply (I am pretty busy at the moment).

    Yes it is still cold! This lady was not sitting alone but with a friend. These are - let's say - pretty common chairs in high-end cafes. I will try my best to photograph Brad and Angelina but something tells me I must not be the only one trying to do so... (what will they be doing on the Parvis de la Defense GG ??).

    I know that Barbra enjoys coming to Paris, when I was a student I use to be a chauffeur for an american lady from time to time and she use to go to the same taylor as Barbra - well so she told me!

    Grant as a francophile you MUST immediatly rush to thenext record store and buy a Barbara album. We all love her (look at waht quality people say about her here!!).

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  19. hmm- my first thought was Cher, but she kind of looks like Babs as well.

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  20. Eric, are you sure this woman wasn`t YOUR date?? :-)

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  21. Eric, my next time in Paris would you share a cup of coffe with me, a Place des Vosges???

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  22. Actually when I first saw this profile, I it looked very Gallic to me...I thought, here is Eric, showing us something very French again!
    L

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  23. It is a pity that Barbara (birthname Monique Serf) is not better known in the English-speaking world. She is well known in Germany, due to her famous song Göttingen, about postwar reconciliation. Espace musique (Radio-Canada 2) seems fond of Barbara and plays her a lot. You can listen to CBC/Radio Canada on the Internet. I mentioned the two songs I did because they refer to specific spots in Paris that could be photographed, but there are many more. With the info I gave you, it will be easy to Google Barbara/Monique Serf. I checked - there is information in English.

    Yes, those chairs are common, but as Eric says, in the more upscale cafés.

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  24. … among others… !

    Eric > I don't know exactly what will be the occasion in La Defense. A good opportunity for you to give a call to you-know-who !!!
    ;o)

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