Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Love is in the air...


I sat several minutes at Le Trocadero to take this picture. This young couple was obviously very much in love and I could not help taking tons of pictures. I selected this one - although believe me there are much hotter ones! - 1st of all because you cannot see their face and second because there is almost nobody around them and they look alone in the world. Paris, definitely the city of love!

43 comments:

  1. Ben moi, tant qu'on me mets un bout de Tour Eiffel, j'suis contente, alors je dis great shot! ;)

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  2. Stunning Eric. Lucky you; I often look for a photo like this.

    You were there for some minutes? Look in her eyes: "Is that a romantic photographer or a dirty old man?" he he only kidding Eric!! It's really beautiful.

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  3. LOOOOL Lynn. I was far enough. Fortunately I have a big... zoom!

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  4. It doesn't get better than this:
    Paris + Tour Eiffel + Romance

    Just one remark, the guy is a little buttless, ne c'est pas?!

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  5. Eric, Thank God that you have a big zoom!! LOL
    I sent you an email...please let me know if you have received it.
    I don't have a big zoom but I can still take snapshots. LOL I wonder what Lynn will do with this entree.
    Monica...the action is from the north not the south, usually that is. Ahem! Round shape or square shape, those buns don't lose their shape...diamonds are a girl's best friend. Oooops, wrong song.

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  6. ROFL! Oooh Eric. Johnny's right, Lynn is gonna have too much fun with that!

    Hey Lynn, thought I'd warn you. Starting June 1st I may avoid the internet altogether until the release of the new Harry Potter book. If there's any fans on here, they probably well remember the big drama over people being @$$-holes and spoiling the book. I really don't want to see that happen again, so if I suddenly am gone for almost 2 months, that's why.

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  7. THat's very cute! I'm a little against public displays of affection, BUT Paris is and exception!

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  8. Oh Eric, spending so much time taking tons of pictures of other people's love stories... wouldn't it be nicer to be there with a lover of our own? It's a cruel world LOL

    The man I photographed today is not holding a girl in his arms but a dangerous creature - he also is demonstrating that it's a cruel world, come and have a look!

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  9. Oh la la, went to some of your previous posts and fell in love with several of them.
    Never Hide,
    Juggling with a goldfish
    The woman thinker
    La Parisienne...
    Eric, you were a pioneer in the art of city daily blogging and you are a true master. It's always a true delight to come here, it's an inspiration.
    Take care

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  10. Great capture! Do you suppose the couple was performing for your camera, or were they truly in their own private world?

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  11. What a great shot - it is framed beautifully. I love the detail on the tower when the photo is maximized. I am curious to know what the building is that can be seen through the arch with the flag on top.

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  12. Pont Girl: It's the "Ecole Militaire" (means military school), I think.

    http://www.paris.org/Monuments/Eiffel/

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  13. The Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero is truly one of the most spectucular views in Paris - I remember once, about 20 years ago on my first trip to Paris, getting up around 5 in the morning to catch the sun coming up UNDER the arch of the tower (which is possible if I remember rightly) and mistiming the sunrise and having to wait about 3 hours in the freezing cold, but that's another story...

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  14. All together now: "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah"

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  15. yeah love is definitely in the air in this photo, very nice loving under the eiffel tower

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  16. Yes, it may be just the usual trilogy: Paris + Tour + Love but we ALL love it. Thank you Eric.

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  17. If Paris is the city of love, this blog is really the blog of all cliches.

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  18. Ce sont 2 pedes ou quoi ?

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  19. When I was at the Trocadero last spring it was full of teenagers on rollerblades. One even went down the long stairs! It's a beautiful spot.

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  20. Eric - I, too, think the view of the Tour Eiffel from Le Trocadero is one of the most stunning of all, especially at dawn or sunset as you pass by the iconic figures that seem to be standing vigil at the Palais de Chaillot!

    And in the afternoon and evening it seems to be one of the most lively and diverse spaces in all of Paris... can't wait to return!

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  21. Nico...who cares? They are in love and that is the wonderful thing!

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  22. Er....IC !!! Such news is delightful! I hadn't even requested such statistics either. What a boner...sss. Do you know, a day doesn't go by without me wistfully staring at other people's equipment and enviously thinking how i could REALLY use a big ...zoom. My present kit is just...well it's sometimes...not ... QUITE up to the job, know what i mean? ;)

    Perhaps, if and when i get to Paris, you could give me a turn?

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  23. Simply sesational, So French, So Parisian.

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  24. Johnny: "the action is from the north not the south" LOL
    I wonder what the right song would be!

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  25. Monica; lol at butless. Actually i quite like that 'baggy' look of the jeans. Provided of course they don't hang beneath their butt cheeks revealing that day's choice of Calvin Kleins. I actually saw a pair fall down the other day. He clutched them quickly and unfortunately i was not quick enough with the camera!

    Soosh: ok then though you will be missed. My son will disappear for a couple of days, surfacing only to receive food and drink, whilst he reads it too.

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  26. so nice, seems it is of one person two heads :) we say when we are deeply in love, we become one person :D

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  27. I sat several minutes on Saturday at Vincent's market in PHX watching the same view from afar. It was of American lovers standing next to a withering tree and a barrel cactus. Paris makes SUCH a difference!

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  28. OK, this might be an unpopular comment, but would somebody explain to me why people call Paris the "City of Love" or what you think is so romantic about it? Just curious. Yes, I know it's a city full of charm and you can fall in love with some of it, but living there is anything but romantic. So why? Just curious. I really wanna know.

    Parisian Expat

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  29. Yes, you're right, Parisian Expat! The people aren't really any more romantic than any other city, but maybe, as you say, the locations are, and that leads to more open expression of their feelings - I don't know! For me it's not so much the romance of the place as the backdrop it provides for some great pics. But you can be romantic too!

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  30. I think any place where you live loses it's romanticism.

    But some places are undoubtedly more romantic than others. It's easier to fall in love in Paris, Venice or Prague than in Lagos ;)

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  31. Parisian exp., you´re joking right?

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  32. Hey what about San Francisco??? Didn't you leave your heart there..[yet?]..."My love waits there..In San Fog-cisco..." and it is very foggy today..Brrrr!

    Ahhh, la Tour Eiffel, Ecole Militaire...so near and yet so far..Ecole Militaire was my metro stop in Paris for quite some time...Oh la la!!

    johnnyparsons...Diamonds can be a "guy's" best friend also! Especially if born in April[comme moi..]it is our birth stone! ;-)

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  33. Eric, you're right that when we live somewhere we overlook the advantages of the place because we're grinding out a living, often a lonely one. But for vacations and clearing the mind, can you say Disneyland is romantic? Or New York? Bof!

    One of numerous definitions of "romantic" from Merriam Webster: having an inclination for romance: responsive to the appeal of what is idealized, heroic, or adventurous.

    As to "romance": 1 a (1) : a medieval tale based on legend, chivalric love and adventure, or the supernatural. 3 : an emotional attraction or aura belonging to an especially heroic era, adventure, or activity.

    I think these capture why Paris is romantic. The city is steeped in history, full of storybook architecture that hasn't been totally destroyed, and major major art in fabulous museums. And, yes, many many beautiful women (and I suppose men) sans les gros derrieres that some people obviously prefer. (Gotcha, Monica.)

    C'mon, it's a lovely city. Beauty begets beauty: in view, in thought, in imagination, indeed! La.

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  34. Thanks, Tomate - Duh for me, I guess I haven't seen it from that perspective before.

    Anonyme Parisian Ex-Pat: For me, Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. I think it's a combination of the architecture, the history, the beautiful language, and the people. The timing has never been right for me to be there with my lover, but whenever I am there, I am constantly in a state of bliss and can only dream about how utterly incredible it will be when I am fortunate enough to be there with mon homme :)!

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  35. this site it wicked and it's inspired me to start my own...

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  36. If you look closely, the girl has no legs and I suspect that she's been surgically joined to the gentleman at the groin. Another thing Eric, your telephoto lens gives a much contracted sense of distance. The Eiffel tower looks to be right on top of them and L'Ecole Militare looks no more than a short walk away. I assure you, and your aching feet that the reality is a long way from the distances suggested by this excellent photograph.

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  37. LOL Jeff!

    Beautiful words and also what Pont Girl said. Agree with it all.

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  38. Ney York can be a very romantic place, you'd just have to find the right romantic resurants or whatever. I expect a lovely walk around Central Park, hand in hand with the person you lov most in the world would be very romantic.

    As for Disneyland, my mother saw something on a show recently about a very lovely and romantic wedding held at Disneyland. Of course it cost $700,000+ but I'm sure people with less money can find romance there as well.

    Of course St. Louis is a totally unromantic city! Nah, actually I just say that cause I love here. Actually I can think of several parks that would make a fabulous romantic evening. Also several resturants and quite a few places to go on a date that would help love bloom!

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  39. Is New York romantic? Of course it is! What a silly thing to say Jeff!

    But Paris is the lovely primarily due to the old architecture. Hard to find in most parts of the world due to wars and just lack of interest in preserving the past.

    And beautiful women? I'd have to disagree. Most in Paris and very plain.

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  40. j'adore Paris. I go 2x a year and every time I land I still get so excited.

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