Tuesday, May 02, 2006

4 000 feet of red carpet


You do remember my last Wednesday post about Tom Cruise's visit to La Défense right? Well for this special occasion they installed a 1.2 kilometer (40 000 4 000 feet) long red carpet. Quite impressive and quite a nice opportunity, for a Paris daily photo blogger, to take a cool photo. As a matter of fact I am not the only one among DPs who has been recently inspired by red carpets...

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27 comments:

  1. That's a lot of red carpet! Did you take the photo before or after all the people were there? It looks pretty clean so I'm guessing before!

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  2. No actually after, but from a remote location (the Helicopter drop off and crowd thing took place much closer to the arch).

    Clean? Well yes, but I must confess I cleaned it a little bit with the help of my computer ;)

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  3. déja le festival de Cannes...
    hahaha...

    bon Tom Cruise et ca scientologie... mais eric et sa monter vers la défense attention bientôt le Panthéon des Blogeurs...

    merci pour le tyuaux du traducteur si tu as deux minutes j'ai fait quelques changement sur mon site...
    bon mardi...

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  4. That is a safe carpet, with that size no one can pull the carpet with you on it!

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  5. Oooh. It's so pretty and bold. Almost PhotoShop bold, one might say! *grin*

    You know, I've always wondered how soft those red carpets are. Because when I think of red carpet I think of royality and grandeur and so I think that a queen or emperor or million dollar celebrity would want to walk on only the finest, but in terms of practicality I doubt the 40,000 ft red carpet is very plush. I don't suppose you touched it, eric, so you could be the one to answer this age old and very important question!

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  6. Ooooooooooo...looks like a cranberry bog in the early morning light! Yeah Eric...didja touch it?

    :-)

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  7. Eric, this is excellent, but do you know where the red carpet tradition comes from?

    It was first started in 1922, when Sid Grauman opened the Egyptian Theatre for the opening night of Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks. Now you can use that tidbit of information at your next cocktail party or Trivial Pursuit game.

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  8. Such a cool shot!!!
    It looks like poppies.

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  9. It makes a change from all the green I see Eric.

    As people have said it is a cool shot, I love the perspective.

    La Défense was a place I used to like wandering around with my camera. It has a sense of space that I could never quite figure out.

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  10. Really cool Eric !
    Tom Cruise has been also in Rome ... at the Adriano Cinema for the new movie. I was there with no camera ... so only images with my mobile phone ... and little movie ... I'll show it soon
    ciao
    JOE

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  11. Eric, I am afraid your maths is an order of magnitude out 3,937.00787 is the right answer.

    (tip for conversions - just type into google "1.2Km in feet", or "800g in oz." It will also do calculations for you - "4 * 6 / 67 + 5 =")

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  12. Eric,
    Great shot and contrast. I love the view from that spot in Paris! :)

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  13. Nice shot Eric. Who paid for it?

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  14. Just like Ame, I immediately thought "cranberry bog."

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  15. Now you can wear a tux. and pretend you're a celebrity :D
    same as Bob, I'm interested in fork the bill?

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  16. Nice bicolor photo. It almost splits at the vertical half between de red carpet and blue sky.

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  17. Eric , es-tu sûr d'être en deça du pourcentage legal ? La veuve de l'architecte est coriace…

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  18. That is a big carpet to lay out. Great colour.

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  19. This picture reminded me of something I saw on Vancouver Daily a while back.


    (is blogger having problems again today? Grrrrrr!)

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  20. Oh -- looks a bit like a Red Giant. Hope it's not a portent of this star's career . . . .

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  21. Looks pretty comfortable too! Wish I could lay down and sleep there for a few hours ;-)…

    Too bad the red carpet was not there when I visited La Défense in February.

    -Alex

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