Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Champs Elysees port


Very few Parisians know that Champs Elysées is not only a famous avenue but also a port on the Seine. This port is located by the Place de la Concorde (on both sides of the Pont de la Concorde, on the right bank) and needless to say that very few people can afford to live in this prestigious area. Those who are lucky enough to have a boat there (or more likely a "péniche" - a flat boat specially conceived to carry goods on the river) can enjoy this view, all year long...

40 comments:

  1. Oh, what a cute and yet elegant picture!
    This is just sooo... PARIS! You just caught the spirit perfectly! Bravo!!!

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  2. I really like this shot. I like the multiple objects at different depths.

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  3. Apparantly you are one of the few Parisians who are in the know. =) I like the visual arrangement of the foto. Very nice.

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  4. Oh, that's a good one! And my buddy is standing tall and proud in the back behind .. (Isn't that the Pont de l'Alma, all shiny and cleaned up?)

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  5. Siiiiiiiiiiigh~~~

    Eric...With every picture you post I miss Paris THAT MUCH MORE! WAAAAAAAAAAAAH! It's such a PERFECT city to photograph...beauty around every corner...

    I'm shrinking here in the boredom of Santa Clara a little bit everyday...pretty soon I'll be able to post "Alice In Wonderland" type shots from between the blades of grass!!! LOL!

    Bonsoir mon Ami!
    ;-)

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  6. Oh wow! I am green with envy. Eric, there are a lot of animals on my blog because there's only them and the trees to photograph around here.

    Ame,I actually found myself photographing grass leaves today - yes, I'm already down the rabbit hole.

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  7. Another great photo of Paris, inspiring envy around the world - we American country bumpkins have to content ourselves with other pleasures than art, beauty, food, and that special something that only Paris has!

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  8. J'ai une bonne idee!

    Why don't 50 of us or so put our money together and buy a place by the Place de la Concorde? Then we can all time-share and enjoy the beautiful view all year long.....!!!!

    Okay, so it's a LITTLE unrealistic....but I would do anything for this view!

    For now, I will content myself with looking at this view from my laptop computer in the library on my university campus.... :-( Merci encore, Eric!

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  9. Ditto with Natalie I love the visual arrangement of the photo.

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  10. Once again another very interesting piece of information. Bees in Luxembourg, and boats on the Champs Elysées, I did know about the bees though!

    I absolutely love the wealth of information that you have on your site Eric along with some visually superb images.

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  11. > Tomate farcie : Pont de l'Alma ? Nice try, but it's Pont Alexandre III (well in fact, you might see the Pont de l'Alma in the back-background).
    ;o)
    GG - rare-but-nasty-as-ever !!!

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  12. And I thought we'd never get to see La Tour!

    ps, Eric, did you get my message?

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  13. once again, there's something about Paris not in the travel book...very nice photo and information!

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  14. Great perspective! What was that little sculpture on the foreground on?

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  15. Nasty GG: Dang! Yeah, that makes sense... I couldn't never get my bridges straight even when I lived in Paris (except for the Pont Neuf, of course). But I kind of vaguely remember that Eiffel Tower and Pont de l'Alma are not too far or you can see the Eiffel Tower from there, or something... well thanks for straightening that for us! :-D

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  16. By the way, est-ce Monsieur Delanoe qui a fait redorer tous les monuments, les fontaines de la place de la Concorde, ce pont, etc? Sur les photos d'Eric et des touristes, je vois que beaucoup de monuments ont été nettoyés impec et redorés! Certains de ces monuments étaient noirs comme des morceaux de charbons pendant les années 80, et maintenant ils sont propres comme des sous neufs!

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  17. Le pont Alexandre III est vraiment superbe ! Je pourrais rester des heures à le regarder tout en ayant le dôme des Invalides en background...Ce coin de Paris est tout simplement magnifique !!

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  18. I am counting the days until I land at CDG for another ten-day visit (22 and counting...). This is a great photo. I'll remember to have a bottle of wine and sandwich from this spot, and think of you. Hey! Anyone else going to be there? Let's meet for un verre le vin. I'll buy. That goes for you, Eric, I'd love to reward you for your photos.

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  19. I love the photo and will be sure to search out that spot when in Paris.

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  20. Thank you for your "sublime" blog.
    I didn't know Paris that well, it is a real pleasure to re-discover my capital everyday a little bit more

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  21. Bonsoir,

    Le pont Alexandre III... l'un de mes préférés avec la place de la Concorde.

    Tomate : Effectivement, beaucoup de statues ont été restaurées ces dernières années (sans que je sache trop quel est le maire qui a lancé cette opération de remise en état) et sont très visibles dans le paysage. Je viens de mettre en ligne celle de Jeanne d'Arc, place des Pyramides, qui est superbe.

    Amitiés,

    Didier

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  22. Thanks Didier, I'll have a look!

    Jeff: Good idea! Does anybody want to do a blogger's meeting in June in Paris? :-D

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  23. > MoonSoleil, Liz & Mike, Sam, Aloha Pineapple, Lissa. Thanks. I am surprised myself actually, I love this view!

    > Natalie. I knew about this port but not about this fantastic view.

    > Tomate. I thought of you actually when I saw the iron lady in the shutter!

    > Ame. LOL Don't worry, you'll come back one day! Besides, keep in mind that a lot of people would kill to live in Santa Clara!

    > Blondetown. LOL (on the animals and trees)

    > Jenny. Come on! You have Paris Hilton... That is art, beauty and food (for non thoughts!) all at once, what do you complain about?!

    > Nahal. Yes, just a little! But thanks for thanking me anyway.

    > Mark. Ditto with my thanks!

    > Wilf. Wahoo. Big blush!

    > Nasty GG. Sooooooooo nasty. And that's the way we like you...

    > Buzzgril. Message?! No I did not get anything. You sent it to eric (at) parisdailyphoto.com ?

    > Lisi. Like I said before I am actually surprised myself about this view. If you come to Paris, it's easy to find : right by the Concorde bridge on the right bank.

    > Elisabeth. It's a weathercock (une girouette) that was on the back of a boat. Really cool.

    > Tomate. Les monuments ont tous été redorés au moment du bicentenaire de la révolution donc en 1989. Et ça tient toujours.

    > Sandrine. Suis 100% d'accord.

    > Jeff S. Thank you. Which date will that be then?! But why not (except that I do not drink wine - don't have a heart attack, it's true!)

    > Carol, Yes, it's really worth it.

    > Anonymous. Sublime, wahoo. Thanks. Merci.

    > Transall. Arg Jeanne d'arc. tu m'as battu, je comptais la mettre très bientôt !! Mais bon, ce n'est pas sous le même angle que la tienne. c'est joli le noir en background de blog.

    > Tomate. Actually... You know what?! I am told that Nicola (from WiesbadenDailyPhoto) and Sam (from MauchauvetDialyPhoto) will be in Paris beginning of June.

    I said I would try to gather as many DP friends as possible. So, here you are. If you're in the neighbourhood anybody let me know. The date should be June 6 (it's a Tuesday).

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  24. I know I'm late here, but isn't that where Duncan McLeod lived while he was in Paris in Highlander: The Series?

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  26. Soosha: I don't know why, but my money is on the neighborhood around Ile de la Cité. I mean, that's probably where I would tie up my barge if I were a vampire living in Paris 500+ years ago! :)

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  27. He's not a vampire! He's an immortal. True, vampires are immortal, but it's a different kind!

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  28. Oh, an immortal... my mistake!! :) Well, with a little luck, someone will come by with an answer for ya! Hey, I like your new picture, by the way :)

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  29. Gorgeous photo! They're all nice, but this one really grabs me for some reason. Love your blog Eric--have only been to Paris once but found it remarkable.

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  30. Bonsoir à tous,

    >> Eric :

    désolé d'avoir été plus rapide pour mettre en ligne la statue de Jeanne d'Arc (pour une fois que je vais vite...) mais ce sera avec plaisir qu'on découvrira ton approche du sujet dans un prochain message. Ton blog est plus événementiel que le mien et axé sur l'actualité à Paris, nous sommes donc largement complémentaires car j'avoue être plutôt orienté flânerie et sortie photo sans objectif (sans jeux de mot...) précis. Je crois qu'on peut photographier les monuments de Paris (ou d'autres grandes villes) sous tous les angles, on trouve toujours quelque chose de nouveau, souvent à cause tout simplement de l'éclairage et de la saison différents. C'est ce qui fait tout le charme...

    Amitiés,

    Didier

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  31. I love this picture. Thank you M. Eric :)

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  32. Very cool design! Useful information. Go on! » »

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