Thursday, April 26, 2007

Free me!


As you can tell, I took this photo in the Metro and, no, the hand you see through the window does not belong to a guy who is stuck on the railway(!) but to an ad for Johnny Walker, a whiskey brand. Not as beautiful as the Madeleine Church of yesterday but much less classical. Today (Thursday) I'm off to Chenonceau by the Loire Valley for the day (work again, it really sucks...); if you're good, I'll bring back photos ;) - Update, here are the photos I took at Chenonceau.

35 comments:

  1. MY HEART JUST SKIPPED A BEAT!
    I thought it was a dead person. Look how WHITE the hand is!!!

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  2. Not as beautiful, no, but a bit more fun!

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  3. That's a great catch and a great shot!

    (Yes, it does suck to have to work, especially when work takes you to all kinds of fun places, parties, etc.... Oh, yeah, we really feel sorry for you ;)

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  4. Know what I love about this shot?

    The classic door handle on the metro car -the up and over movement. Here our commuter trains are all automatic opening - no handles.

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  5. Yes, yes we'll be good! At least i will :) Great shot, Eric i too thought he was stuck. Either that or he was famous and shielding himself from the likes of you with a camera. lol.

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  6. Amazing ad Eric! And great photo!

    Oh CHENONCEAU! I was there 2 years ago... it's so beautiful... you're so lucky! Maybe some day I come back to Loire valley..

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  7. The photo is great, very intriguing. Now if you'll excuse me I have to say YOU'RE THE LUCKIEST PERSON I KNOW!!!!!
    Going to Chenonceau for work!!!!!

    Oh Eric, I'd love to see that chateau again. I've been there last year and of course I took a zillion Photos of Chenonceau. That's my dream castle!

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  8. Chenonceau was the group favourite on our tour of France... so romantic and I love the story of the wife and mistress! Good old french historic scandal...

    :)

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  9. FYI, Eric, when I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm even better.

    (Courtesy of Mae West)

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  10. I really have to hand it to you for a great photo, obviously taken with a "digital" camera. By the way, I really had fun checking out all those 360º panorama views of Château de Chenonceau. It wasn't only the hand that took my breath away.

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  11. LOL Tall Gary...I just got it! Yes, he's kind of handy with his camera isn't he!

    I enlarged this photo and found it very intriguing. Not quite sure where the Johnny Walker comes in, but will take your word for it that it was an advert.

    Have fun in the Loire and enjoy the fresh air. Paris is actually hot right now, so you should have a nice breeze near the river.

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  12. I just love this photo!! such a great capture of moment! i couldn't guess if it is a real person before reading the caption...

    Chenonceau!! one of the most visited chateau in France! you are lucky to spend a day working there, Eric!

    Its grey in Paris this morning.

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  13. Michael your description of Eric's day, though brief, makes me want to go there so much! ... the fresh air, the breeze by the river away from the heat of Paris.

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  14. Eric, I'm always good and sometimes I am even better, just ask around. LOL Don't forget the photos of Chenonceau. (Great name for a city!) Loved the reference above to another of my favorites, Mae West. Her one liners are classic. I crack people up when I do my imitation of her. I love the one about a gun in my pocket! How about Frankie and Johnnie....I like to think of it as "Johnny". And don't forget Sophie Tucker....One of these days! (Just threw her in for the luv of it.

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  15. Lol Johnny, always good and sometimes better i like it! I'd like to see your rendition of Mae West, perhaps if you're in my area, you'll come up and see me sometime?

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  16. A wonderful photo! I love the way the subway doors open in Paris with those handles. This picture makes me feel like I'm right there about to get on the train. You have a great eye for such interesting things!

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  17. Eric,

    I hope you had time to stop in Cheverny, on your way to Chenonceau !

    That's where I live when not in Paris (i.e. every weekend !), and it's also a quite a nice place to be ...

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  18. I almost didn't click onto the site you provided, but now that I did, I can't wait to go to Chenonceau in June. Thanks for the info.

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  19. Lynn, I'd love to come up and see you sometime. Anytime. LOL I am tracking down the VHS of Ann Jillian playing Mae West. I found a copy but they want $99.00 for it...rip off. Netflix doesn't have it. I saw the old gal on stage doing "Sextet". She managed to outshine the fantastic men in Speedoes that flanked her....She was 80. She gave Cary Grant his movie start.. What a gal!

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  20. My favourite Johnny is the one when she tells the story something along the lines of this...

    (please read with a Mae West accent)
    "Yeah, he asked me if I smoke after sex. I just told him,
    "I don't know...I never looked..."

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  21. I think one reason this picture is so great is the ad must be on the wall of the metro station and Eric is shooting from inside the car. Thus you see only a window view of a window view ad for a guy taking a full barrel of JW to a PDP get together.

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  22. Michael. That is a funny line that she gave. I would'nt know how to think in Mae West accent since I have an accent myself.

    Anonyme. I like your idea. I am on my way.

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  23. So you're home from work, dear. Did you have a good day? lol

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  24. Gee soosha...you've been very quiet for such a long time. What's up these days?

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  25. Jolly good show. I did too. What shall we supper? he he

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  26. And it's not easy to take that shot because you don't have that much time between the time the doors close and the time the train leaves the station.

    PE.

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  27. Lamb's fine, Michael. Keep our strength up after a day's work. What...shall we have... for afters? ;)

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  28. Michael, you did it again.
    you know I can't stand the thought of innocent lambs or rabbits on a plate... ok, now I have the image of that scary rabbit you showed the other day on my mind again...
    :O

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  29. oooh yes that was so scary wasn't it. That was a wicked moment, Michael - but we forgive you.

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