Saturday, September 23, 2006

Shopping time


Saturday in Paris. Time to go shopping (on Sundays, almost all shops are closed). Here is a view of the rue de Rivoli, one of the busiest streets in Paris. Nothing fancy, but a place where you can find almost anything - kind of like Oxford street in London, if you know it. It's been a fantastic week on PDP, I really enjoyed all your reactions. We all deserve a good week end!

41 comments:

  1. Sorry Eric, but Oxford street is a lot less civilised. It is where we start the training for our rugby players. Plus I am sorry to admit that it is a lot more tawdry as well.

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  2. The perfect picture of a busy street scene. What's amazing about it is that the only telltale sign it's a Paris shot is the lamp posts. Apart from that, it could be New York, London or anywhere else: the people, the shop signs, the bike gear, ... [though I spot the Hotel de Ville in the background fog]

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  3. I love it!!! One of the things I missed the most and for the longest time when I came to the US was just this, the "atmosphere" of the streets of Paris.

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  4. J'aime bien derrier, le velo couchette. beau coup d'oeil.

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  5. j'aime ce photo.....

    ....and the shopping in paris :-) much to my parents' and my purse's chagrin.....

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  6. You're right la Frog, it could be many places, but the blown up version reveals so much more that it's really Paris. Of course, don't get confused between the "M" for Metro and the "M" for McDonalds!

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  7. Such a WONDERFUL shot, full of the variety of life (and transportation) on a very Parisian street. Kudos!
    -Kim

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  8. I can tell you one thing, it doesn't look like L.A. at all! Great photo Eric la magician.

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  9. :D
    shopping time...thats i like~~~ :D
    hmm...it reminds me the noise and crowded street in Shanghai...
    I may will go there tonight!!:D
    ...have a nice weekend~~
    ..jing.

    by the way, thx Eric.

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  10. I like Rue de Rivoli, especially the huge Sephora store, but it's always way too busy! I prefer the quieter streets round the 6th and the Marais.

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  11. The great thing about the shot is that you can almost hear the noise, see them move.

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  12. Chrislate, I had the same reaction. It is almost like I hear the noise, smell the pollution, and feel like I need to move before I get run over.

    Nice photo Eric. Thanks for bringing me to Paris for a little shopping this morning. Have a great weekend!

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  13. What a pleasant surprise. Our apartment was on the Rue St.Paul just near Rue de Rivoli. We miss the excitement of the area and the outdoor dining in little squares just off the main street. We avoid McDonald's since they are on every corner in Lexington. We drive for miles to go to the few "mama and papa" restaurants in our area. I miss the days before fast food chains took over the whole country.

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  14. Interesting having 2 zebra crossings so close together like that. Although I think pedestrians need them, by the look of all that traffic.

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  15. I agree! Wel all deserve a great weekend! I'm gonna take my cue from the lovely people in this photo and do some shopping! And if the weather clears up we'll go to the pirate fair! Arrrrrr!

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  16. Speaking of good weekends, I saw this Incredible Dominos Display and thought it might bring a smile to everyone's weekends, and I do so love to see you all smile!

    (ps- if it doesn't work then feel free to yell at me and I'll try to fix it!)

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  17. Such a lively and colorful street scene - what a great shot.

    Michael,thanks so much for letting the Rhinestone Cowboy back into my life - I'd happily and completely forgotten it. LOL.

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  18. Michael is right, with the blown up version, one can see at once it is Paris: can't you recognize the typical Parisian "smile" of the guy looking at Eric's camera...lol
    [i am Parisian myself, just kidding]

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  19. That's funny Haxo...that guy seems as if he's looking directly into the camera saying, "another silly tourist in the middle of the street taking a phot. When will they ever learn? Pffft"

    Soosha_q, the link worked fine (no yelling necessary). I especially like the speek the dominos go at the end.

    Blondtown...I know what you mean by "happily forgotten"! LOL

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  20. People are wearing jackets and coats already???

    It's not cold in Paris yet. I looked it up and it's 70 degrees (F). What's up with that?

    I noticed everyone wearing coats and jackets mid-May when I visited also.....springtime. I

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  21. Actually Susan, we've had cold and warm weather recently. Today it was warm, but now it's raining and cool. Fall is in the air!

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  22. This photo could almost be mistaken for a video. The movement is completely captured in this scene, lively and bustling.--Great shot!

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  23. I think the guy on the bike looks pretty laid back...

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  24. Soosha: Holly cow!!! That TF guy's got a lot of time on his hands!!! 5 minutes of this means he spent exactly how many weeks (months? years?) putting it together?!! Wow. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Wow, this picture was taken during a saturday morning? The street looks really busy.
    I love the bike on the left. It seems very comfortable!!!
    Nice picture.

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  26. Hi Eric! Oooh shopping! Yep Saturday is my shopping day too! Off to the malls now! :)

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  27. Michael and tomate, I think you two are the only two who love me enough to humor my link. Thanks!

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  28. Awwwwwwwwwwww... soosha, you're gonna make me blush!

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  29. I'm sure you're very cute when you blush!!!

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  30. Now there's a photo idea for you Eric. A red tomato blushing!

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  31. Sure is a busy street Eric. I'm surprised to learn that most of the shops will be closed today.

    Is that a "recumbent cycle" that I can see?

    Curly's Photoshop

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  32. soosh_q...thanks. It was an awesome display of, as Tomate says, someone who has too much time on his hands.

    Curly, what is a recumbent cycle?

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  33. is there so cold in Paris nowdays? People are in jacket. We have wonderful indian summer here in Budapest. The last warm days to make us to remember the summer.

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  34. Oooh oooh, I can answer this one, Michael! It's the bicycle that you sit on as if you're in a chair, not like a normal bike.

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  35. Saturday morning in the center of the town is one of my favorites!
    I think it will better in Paris,very interesting city.

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  36. Eric, I know I'm a bit late for this comment but you know I never comment on weekends ! Anyway, referring to LaFrog's intervention, I'm not sure it's Hotel de Ville in the background. Isn't it rather the Louvre ?
    It's amazing how narrow the street looks from that point of view. Well done !

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  37. This shot does a fine job of capturing the chaos of Parisian shopping! So much fun to disect all the minutia. Brings back fond memories of my wife and an Italian shoe sales man flirting in a shop she bought a pair of shoes either in this or the next block on the right hand side of Rivoli. I have a fun shot of flirt. She just wore them yesterday to a party. Sigh!

    I really like the recumbent bike. They are catching on here in the states. I have looked at many in a shop on Milwaukee Ave. here in Chicago, but never actually ridden one. Never have seen this particular model. Perhaps it is European. I also have seen many in the park along the lake front here in Chicago as I take my bike rides. I wonder about their safety, only because of a low shiloutte for visability.

    Gosh, I just puke when I see those damn McDonald's signs! [anywhere!]

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  38. Hey, I loved that Dominoes movie that was linked in a previous message. Thanks!

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