Friday, July 21, 2006

Heat wave


You probably know it if you visit several European daily photo blogs (like yesterday's photo in London or Dijon), we are currently experiencing a terrible heat wave in Europe. Paris makes no exception... Today, for the first time, I saw a café terrace on which they installed two massive spray water fans. Really cool! If you are in Paris and want to experience this, go to Le Concorde, at the corner of Bd Saint Germain and rue de Courty.

PS: Last time I checked there were 28 messages on the last post of Beirut Daily Photo blog. They don't all come from my yesterday's post but a lot do. Thank you very much for Abdallah.

40 comments:

  1. It seems to be hot everywhere around the world right now. If I have to sweat-I'd rather do it in Paris than anywhere else! And with a spritzing fan. Tres chic!

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  2. Nice B/W.It is very hot here in California. We go up to 90(32c) on the coast and over 100(37c) inland.Hot!!!

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  3. That is why i try to end my day on the beach, only one hour or less sometimes but feels really good because temperature goes down a lot when near the ocean, ups Paris don't have ocean around, sorry Eric:)

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  4. Nice composition! I love trying to peek at the patrons at the cafe through the moving fan.
    Praying that the heat decreases and cooling breezes decend quickly, weather wise and otherwise for our friend in areas of conflict. Even Seattle at L47 is to have 32C/90F and above temps this weekend.
    -Kim

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  5. Although water-spray fans sound tres cool, I have curly hair and a fine mist of water mixed with the heat would send my hair into a gande boucle mess. My curly hair and I are patiently awaiting a break in the weather.

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  6. I love this photo Eric, it really does seem to be hot everywhere! At least its raining here and that provides some releif.

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  7. Another heat wave in Paris?!! Damn! You poor things... It must be a global trend... it's too hot everywhere these days, even in the Bay Area ... pffffff....

    Hang in there!

    Run around Paris: I know what you mean!!! ;)

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  8. They have the same system in fornt of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the opposite corner of this design bar all in white (I cannot remember the name)

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  9. First time I experienced that was in a trendy restaurant in the christian quarter of Aleppo (Syria). Glad it comes to Paris !

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  10. well it is hot here in Jakarta all year round...dusty and humid too!!

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  11. I hope this system doesn't turn café terraces into a wet t-shirt competition type scene! Yeah, it's hot everywhere, my place was like a steam bath yesterday. Al Gore is definitely right.

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  12. It seems that the North Hemisphere is having a high fever......stay cool everyone ;-)

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  13. But dont you have air con' ?

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  14. I would like to add that I love dolphins, and that war is really a terrible thing on this planet we should try to eradicate.

    Give peace a chance.

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  15. In France air conditionning is very limited. Prior to those heat waves we did not really need it except in the south.

    On top of that, in a big city like Paris, with very old buildings, it's unthinkable to install window units, because it would deface the facades.

    Only recent offices have air conditionning...

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  16. Genre GG_j_me_la_pete : "so déjà vu, moi j' ai déjà vu ca en Syrie". qu'est ce qu'il faut pas entendre !!

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  17. What's the relationship between dolphins and the war???

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  18. BUT IS BRIGITTE B REALY B.B. I'M THINKING OF????
    anyway - fake or real BB - doesn't make any sense.

    greetings from a boiling Milano at 40° c becoming 42 tomorrow they promised!

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  19. It's hot all over. There were water mist fans at an outdoor Bastille Day celebration last weekend in Minneapolis, though we were standing in the street rather than sitting at a cafe. It was 90F(32C) and very humid, all week last week. Let's all toast a cold one to the heat! Sante!

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  20. Nasty Fred : LOL. Et t'imagines pas tout ce que j'y ai vu d'autre !
    PS : Don't you dare use my pseudo !!!
    ;o)

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  21. Ouais - comme quoi c'etait bien la peine d'aller en syrie... t'aurais tres bien pu rester au cafe concorde...

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  22. This has got to be the best posting string I've seen here in a while.

    A photo of a fan has stimulated everything from curly hair, wet t-shirt contests, dolphins, war (still don't understand that one), Syria, christian quarters, etc. etc.

    LOL!

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  23. J'ai comme l'impression que la chaleur a fait disjoncter quelques neuronnes :) je m'amuse bien !

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  24. yeah, all north hemisfere is really hot, it must be a signal of the world for us. what are we doing with our home? what are we ding with our planet?

    greetings from peru.

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  25. Tomate, you're right...and nobody even mentioned Zidane so you know we're delirious from the heat!

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  26. Michael : amazing all these new bloggers suddenly appearing because of a fan… We should think about organising a fan-club on PDP.

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  27. By the way, you saw that beloved zizou got three suspensions, and the italian jerk two.

    Finally some justice...;-))

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  28. GG, LOL! Too punny! Michael, you're right: it's amazing what this photo sparked. As so many are experiencing the same thing, we feel united, perhaps?
    Hey everyone, come over to my place for a cool one to beat the heat!
    -Kim

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  29. If I could blow in across the miles, I'd join other fans for a cool one: just breeze in, as it were (weather in Seattle or Paris!). I confess, I'm confused about the dolphins and the war, but c'est la blog.

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  30. I just stumbled upon this...this may be my new favorite blog.

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  31. That explains all! Here is where our summer heat has gone. :-)

    In Greece we have one of the coolest summers ever. About 30 degrees during daytime (10 degrees down the usual July-August temperature) and much less in the evening. I have just returned from dining out and we just couldn't stand the chilly weather.

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  32. Although we are always hot this time of year in Florida, this year the rains are coming at the right time of day to cool things off in the evening and making it quite pleasant. More typical weather here than we have had in years past. We saw similar contraptions when we were in Las Vegas. Really helps in the high heat/low humidity climates. But we have more than enough humidity here! I think living in FL during the summer is only possible with A/C although I lived without it for 7 years! Stay cool!

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  33. Eric,
    i love this photo. Only u can take a simple fan and make it into art.great shot. where is this?

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  34. This is a superb shot. Chic, sophisticated, clever. Lovely.

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  35. Here in Portland Oregon it was 105 degrees yesterday (40.55 celcius). We could have used some of these fans near the train stations.

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