Monday, May 07, 2007

Still there...


If everything went well (that is, if the plane did not crash) I should be back today. Even if I enjoy discovering new countries and spend some time on the beach, I always enjoy coming back to Paris. And what better symbol of my beloved city than the iron lady? I'm happy to see you again too, of course ;)

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  1. Hi Eric! You missed all the fun!

    But don't worry. If you visit my blog by clicking on 'Paris Set Me Free' above, you can see some of the crazy things that I saw at Place de la Concorde this evening!

    I'm sure your faithful readers will be especially interested in the 'CHEEKY' message to Segolene Royal from the edge of the fountain - check it out...

    And welcome back - I'm looking forward to more inspiration from the best!

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  2. Welcome back! I've been reading about the election results and checking out the photos all over the news sites.

    I'd love to hear your perspective on what you saw when you got home.

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  3. Yeah, you missed all the fun, especially place de la Bastille. Hopefully, by the time you get back, the Eiffel Tower will still be standing!

    Well, it's good to have you back, too, and we really appreciate your posting pictures for us even when you were gone. It's a lot of work to do before hand and it's very sweet to think of us! Thank you for that! :)

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  4. By the way, SAB, you've got some incredible shots on your blog! I must link you. (I would rather have seen Sarko get the full moon treatment, but hey, what can you do...)

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  5. Bienvenue de nouveau au futur, nouvelle France, mon ami.

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  6. Eric welcome back! We've missed you and enjoyed your photos while you were out.
    Are you hopeful about France's new government?!

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  7. oh and Eric, did you jump in the fountain of Place de la Concorde to celebrate too?!! If you did, I hope you had your clothes on... we saw a lot of people showing some skin today in that area of Paris!

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  8. Yes, it's always good to go home at the end of a holiday.

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  9. Welcome home Eric !!! About election I prefer to let talk Dante Alighieri (1265-1321): "Well now it's your turn, so go on to show what you're able to do"

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  10. Welcome back! And what a nice photo!
    The haze makes it look old, almost like those vintage postcards you see at the bookinists along Seine. I would try to convert it to black and white and then add some contrast.
    By the way, good luck with Sarkozy. He is probably the man for the work. Personally I think Royal would have been more interesting. More focused on the important social issues. Sarkozy seems to be a short, angry man. Makes me think of Napoleon Bonaparte...;)

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  11. I am happy Sarko made it. He will do a great job. I still wish Sego could work closely with him. They would make a dynamic duo. Only ten days and we go to France. Exciting, I must say.

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  12. Glad you are back in Paris. I like the iron lady pictured and the election went well. All things possible.

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  13. Wistful image.. welcome back Eric! Missed you...

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  14. Unfortunetely like Ségoléne predicted there were also violence in Paris yesterday, besides the celebration.
    There were a riot in the Bastille area and about 300 cars were set on fire. I guess it´s like they say, you can´t please everybody, some people were happy about the results, and others weren´t.

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  15. I understand the disappointment of the youth but I do wish they wouldn't react so violently. Segolene gave the youth so much hope. I hope I am wrong but Sarko doesn't seem to be too interested in the youth. Only time will tell.

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  16. I agree Johnny, I wish people would express themselves in a different way. This kind of behaviour makes the world such a violent place. Too bad.

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  17. Well, Monica, with Segolene's remarks; did she predict or did she autosuggest the violence. Hmm. Either way it was not a helpful remark to make i think.

    One thing i'm not sure i heard correctly; Sarkosy, having just won and beginning the most important and busiest time of his career and that of France; a new Presidency, ... is going ... on RETREAT? Uh? Bad timing or WHAT!

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  18. A retreat? Lynn if that is correct what can I say? We´ll never fully understand how politics (and politicians´ mind) work!

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  19. Well, you know it's such tough work winning the Presidency...that you wanted to win. Getting all that power and responsibility...that you wanted to win. Of course he's gotta take a retreat!

    Welcome back, Eric! I'm sure you missed us as much as we missed you.

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  20. Well, mes amis francais, you've got a new president. I truly hope he does a better job than ours.

    I trust you had a fun holiday, Eric. I confess I was not very efficient at work last week after returning from Paris. Today I start over. Like France?

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  21. Oh, by the way, I've bookmarked the "Paris Set Me Free" site. Great photos. I'll have to spend more time on the site.

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  22. I love the misty look! welcome back!

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  23. What a view, but is it real or just airbrushed into a neighborhood? I tend to think the foreground leg is the north one but things don't seem to fit. Perhaps it's the haze. Welcom back Eric. Hope you enjoyed Turkey.

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  24. Welcome back. Excellent, un tres belle image. Although I am not French nor a Segolene fan, I hate it when the others win, so eventhough I wish your society the best with Sarko (sounds like illness!) I can't be happy as a citizen of Europe and the world. Now there will be less liberté, less egalité and less fraternité in the name of neoliberalism. It sucks.

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  25. Wonderful photograph! Hope to see it in person one day. :)

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  26. You're right, carlos, "Sarko" does sound like an illness! "Sorry, can't come into work today. I've got the 'Sarko.' *cough cough*"

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  27. That's a nice view of "Eiffel's folly" Who knows what the future holds? When it was built, no one wanted it. Now, we can't picture Paris without it. Will Sarkozy be the same? We'll see. I hope so, but only time will tell.

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  28. Well...I wish I was there to welcome you back, but c'est la vie..I'm suffering in the "heat wave" in SF...too bad I couldn't have been at Place de la Concorde hier soir...looks like it was a lot of fun, sort of like SF with any given excuse to party in the streets!!...Halloween, Cinco de Mayo, Bay to Breakers, Gay Day...New Year's...Whatever!!

    I think I know a certain tomate that will be very happy with this photo...;-) Back to Work Eric??? LOL!!?

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  29. Soosha LOL, it sounds such a real name dor a disease!

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  30. Welcome back, Eric! I hope you are relaxed and well-rested. Did you get a nice tan at the beach?

    I was listening to a news radio station on my way into work this morning, and the only coverage of the French election was that Sarkozy won and that he is about the same size as Napoleon! Now that's hard-hitting journalism...

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  31. There was a pretty good story on MPR this morning about the election and the "events" at Concorde and Bastille. MSN has some useful stories online as well.

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  32. Tomate Farcie on the runMay 7, 2007 at 10:53:00 PM GMT+2

    Jeff, can you link, please? Thanks

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  33. Link? Eeek. Just go to the MSN home page and scroll around. That's the best I can do, sorry.

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  34. It is very funny that some of you say Sarko, when they talk about the designated Présidente. When I talk about Sarko I mean a disease that is also known as Morbus-Boeck (=>wikipedia http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarkoidose).
    Unfortunally this disease breaks out when you don't need it at all.

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  35. Welcome back Eric! I love how loyal you are to you fan base, and I love the photo! Her silhouette of haunting beauty watching over her City... inspiring.

    Carol
    Glasgow, Scotland DP

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  36. This is what I always think of in Paris.

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  37. it looks beautiful doesn't it! hope you had a lovely holiday and got home safe!

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  38. Its a real fact that everyone wants to comeback to their home or hometown end of the day.Nowadays we are used to flew every continents to earn money, for vacation but end of the day we felt happy to land up in our home...



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  39. I would never tire of seeing that sight!
    People say the same thing about coming home to Alaska after they've left on vacation...they can't wait to come home.
    But, I know that when I've left France to come home to Alaska, I was more sad to leave France than I was happy to be home! haha
    Especially when the first time I came home, we left Nice on the most beautiful morning and sunrise, only to come home to where it was hardly yet spring!
    Thanks so much for sharing your views of your home! Lucky lucky you!
    ~AliciaInAlaska

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