Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Eiffel Tower (again!)


If you can't take the big iron lady with you, why not its miniature replica?! You'll have no trouble finding one in the streets of Paris... Most of them are sold illegally by hawkers in touristy places such as Le Trocadéro, where I took this photo. Have a good week everybody, mine starts again tomorrow, it's been a pleasure having a 3 day break I must say.

28 comments:

  1. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Thanks, Eric! That's a great, original, picture! Love it! :)

    (As you know) I have a special relationship with our Iron Lady. Especially since I started bringing them back to the US by bucket loads a few years ago ... Seriously, I think I might have brought back hundreds of these things over the years. People just love them and they a make perfect addition to any gift (I just put a little one on with the bow, or attached to a bottle of wine).

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  2. A friend at work went to Paris with her husband on business last year and brought back Eiffel Tower keyrings for each of us. Mine was a terrible shade of GREEN!! It was really tacky. What can you do, though?

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  3. Love the tower. We have photos, key chains, etc. etc. of Eiffel tower. Next year, maybe a T shirt. That little pile looks like fun.

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  4. Eiffel Tower again and yet a totally new approach! We can't get enough of her!

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  5. Of course: how can anyone get enough of une belle dame?

    Eric, yes, I am counting the days. I will be in a state of ecstasy: from Renaissance Florence to Paris. Is it possible to see more beauty? (Ah! Ou est Laure?)

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  6. I can't believe I will be in Paris in about 3 weeks. It was just 7 months ago I had a road trip that started in Las Vegas ending in Phoenix (still haven't paid for that trip, what am I doing?).

    We have pictures of the Eiffel Tower (Las Vegas style), we went up the Tower and took photographs of Las Vegas lighting up the dessert and now Paris the City of Light.

    An acquaintance from another floor just came back from Paris last month, she bought key chains back and I actually felt thrilled that I may be doing the same, although I am not a key chain gal. Sure like Tomate Farcie's idea.

    I must say that falling into your blog Eric has been a huge blessing. I have enjoyed all the work you do to keep this site interesting and original and have been having a lot of fun.

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  7. Good to hear from you Eric!

    hmmm, a new PDP layout?! When will we see it?????!!!!!

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  8. My daughter who lived in Paris for awhile collects photos and chatckhas of the Eiffel tower. They are all over her home. :-)

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  9. I love la Tour Eiffel! If it's on it, I own it! Gold pendant, charm bracelet, toe ring, Christmas tree ornament, blinged out (covered in Swarovski crystals), etched in crystal, switchplate in living room, Limoges box, coasters, Jules Verne restaurant cookbook, former bottle of olive oil (which now, thanks to a PDP poster is filled with dish washing liquid), and painted on plaster by the most whimsical Parisian I know, Madame Wanda Davan. Ahhhh, I could go on and on...

    Thanks for another great photo Eric - I am so glad to hear that you actually had a break! Well deserved! I can't wait to see what you have in store for PDP!!

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  10. I bet these guys would be really nervous if they knew they were caught on camera and being circulated around the web. Thank goodness you didn't get their faces.

    Kuanyin - what is a chatckha?

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  11. Really would like to have one of those replica's...a wonderfully captured shot!

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  12. When I was in Paris last summer. Guy near by Eiffel Tower offer me to buy this little souvenir for 2 Euro. I told that is too much, so he quickly offer for 1 Euro.. Then I told him that i will buy 2 for 1 Euro :) He said O.K. :) I was happy until i met anothet guy 2 minutes after... This guy offer me 4 little towers for 1 euro!

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  13. Like Michael, i thought how shifty these guys look even though we can't get their mugshots. Notice how their goods are close together - so easy to grab and slide into pockets on the arrival of a gendarme! I rather like the tiny ones in gold colour. I reckon their names, these two are Rik and Jean. Rik, on the left, is from Nantes, visiting his friend from Paree. This is a temporary measure for them for some extra cash; simply having fallen on hard times. Jean is a redundant engineer separated from his wife and fils. Rik and his long-term girlfriend plan to move to Paree and run a cafe. Girlfriend Leslie will sing in the evenings.
    I, on the other hand, ... should get out more. lol.

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  14. Yes you should, lynn. However your total lack of alife made the photo much more interesting then it already was!

    I likey tomates idea too, I think I'll make hubby figure out some way to buy a few of those gaudy keychains and use them to decorate the awesome new coffee mug I am sure I will be getting for my birthday.

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  15. Keychains on a mug? How does that work then. Bit sore on the old lips isn't it? Or is it a secret only to those with a life? Hmm I can see how you got there, Soosh. lol. Do tell.

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  16. Squeals of Delight! I adore the "big iron lady"! In fact, I have an Eiffel Tower tattoo! Oh la la

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  17. Michael,

    Chotski: Yiddish word meaning small inconsequential item, knick knack.

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  18. An Eiffel Tower tatoo?! Wow, I´m impressed by your devotion!

    I have a question; why are those miniatures being sold illegally? Is it much cheaper than the ones found in souvenir shops?

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  19. Yes Tomate, I know how much you love the Eiffel tower... that is why I show it here, from time to time...

    I love the idea that most of you have little Eiffel tower gadgets at their home! When I think it was meant to be taken down after the world exhibit...

    Jeff, Laure is around, don't worry... I haven't told her you're coming though but I will soon ;)

    Philly, if I understand you'll be in Paris roughly at the same time Jeff will be (end of April). Is that it?

    Monica... Well Asap, but it takes longer than expected. But you'll see it soon don't worry ;)

    Pont Girl, my break was not really a break actually. I spent too much time behind my computer...

    Lynn LOLLLLLLLL What an imagination you have!!

    Monica, well I suppose it's an easy thing to sell when you're an illegal immigrant and try to survive.

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  20. lol news just in... Rik has secured the contract for his Paris cafe. Though, the bad news is that the licence for evening live music has been denied. :( LOL xx

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  21. So good to see you around Eric. Looking foward for the new PDP silhouette!

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  22. No no! The keychain will be hooked onto the wrapping that goes around the mug! Perhaps attached to the ribbons tied around the wrapping paper on the mug?

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  23. Oui, I arrive the same day as Jeff.
    Avril 26.

    Looking forward to my visit and I hope I will be able to arrange to meet Jeff. It would be good to meet you and Michael as well. I am staying at the Mercure Tour Eiffel.

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  24. hehe that'll make more sense then Soosh! lol.

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  25. Last year we got one of those little Eiffel tower music boxes that play the marsellaise (you turn a little crank and there's a cylinder with little bumps... you know what i mean!) The tower has come off and gotten lost but the kids still love to play the tune!

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  26. Yes, I share this moment with you Eric.

    on Sept 11, one year after the bombing of twin towers in US, We visited 'Iron Lady' and carried many of such tiny replica's to distribute with our frends back home!
    weather legal of illegal still they become part of the 'great experience' i will ever cherish in me.

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  27. Another one here who will put her hand up for having one. (and other bits of ET ephemera around the place!)

    I tried to get a tiny Empire State Building in NY, to no avail! There seems to be a market gap there.

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