Sunday, July 01, 2007

Theme Day: the color red


That is the easiest theme day I ever had to cope with since we started all this. I chose one of the most Parisian things: a Metro entrance. And believe me, you don't find that many like this in Paris (this one belongs to the Madeleine station). Like always, there are several participating city daily photo blogs and this month I think we reached a record: 100!
Here they are (don't forget that due to time differences the city daily photo blogosphere will not turn red at the same time...). If you want to have a global view, check the portal (www.dailyphotoblog.com)
Shanghai, China - Mumbai, India - New York City (NY), USA - Manila, Philippines - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Hamburg, Germany - Stayton (OR), USA - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Hyde, UK - Oslo, Norway - Brookville (OH), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Stavanger, Norway - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Joplin (MO), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Selma (AL), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Chandler (AZ), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Seattle (WA), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Arradon, France - Evry, France - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Boston (MA), USA - Grenoble, France - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Hilo (HI), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - La Antigua, Guatemala - Brisbane (QLD), Australia - Singapore, Singapore - Tel Aviv, Israel - Hong Kong, China - Sequim (WA), USA - Paderborn, Germany - Saarbrücken, GermanyRotterdam, Netherlands - Tenerife, Spain - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Sydney, Australia - Naples (FL), USA - Cologne (NRW), Germany - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Mainz, Germany - Toruń, Poland - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Singapore, Singapore - North Bay (ON), Canada - Jakarta, Indonesia - Montréal (QC), Canada - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Baziège, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - New York (NY), USA - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia - Sharon (CT), USA - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Villigen, Switzerland - Chicago (IL), USA - Torquay, UK - Brussels, Belgium - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Paris, France - Seoul, Korea - Manila, Philippines - Milano, Italy - Austin (TX), USA - Chennai, India - Madrid, Spain - Seoul, South Korea - Wailea (HI), USA - Toronto (ON), Canada - Ajaccio, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Zurich, Switzerland - Sydney, Australia - Budapest, Hungary - Moscow, Russia - Auckland, New Zealand - Torino, Italy -

34 comments:

  1. Oooh, I absoluely love this sign. It's just gorgeous! I may just check out all 100 posts before crashing for the night, I love red!

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  2. I love it! It is so parisian! You always got great ideas!
    Maraï from Brisbane
    http://brisbane-dailyphoto.blogspot.com/

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  3. hands-down the classiest Red Post today. Nice job Eric!

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  4. What a beautiful Metro sign! Delightful. Great choice.

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  5. Hey Eric, I emailed you a bit ago about possibly starting my own DP. (I figured you probably get inundanted by emails every day, so I figured I'd let you know about it here so you don't accidentally overlook it!) Have a good day!

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  6. Paris in the evening...the city of lights! Doesn't get much better than that. Red is very becoming on a Metro sign. Enjoyable photo as always. ;-)

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  7. I remember the Metro...thanks for sharing.

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  8. That sign is not standard issue! Superb looking thing!!! :)

    I like the old art deco ones a lot, too. Once, I saw one on eBay in the US starting out with a $100 reserve, and that was just for the red part.

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  9. I don't recall seeing this one in Paris so I'm glad that you published it. Have a good Sunday!

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  10. I think we will top the ton by the time the day is out.

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  11. Perfect choice for your beautiful city and great photo too. Your photo inspired me to choose my photo for Menton DP, Eric.

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  12. That's easy on the eye too, I love the composition of this photo!

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  13. Beautifully romantic Eric...sigh...

    I haven't participated this month, been in a bit of a bubble of late. My apologies as i do like to attempt an effort. Hmmm The Colour Red; what would i have done? I know! I'd have stood in the centre of Cheltenham in just my new tie-at-the-sides red knickers! Yes! Ohhh.... shame i just didn't get time, huh? ...

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  14. oh Erich, what a charming red day shot!
    happy red sunday to you!

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  15. Apart of the theme day thing, I just love this particular photograph. It is very unusual to see red sign for metro, May be just me who never been in France.

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  16. Ton choix peut paraître simple au premier abord, mais cela fait longtemps que je n'avais plus remarqué ces panneaux...Bon dimanche.

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  17. i love this metro sign! (although i do love all of them, too. ) :-)

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  18. Tres bonne idee, c'est tres graphique. je me demande si il en reste encore beaucoup de ce style dans Paris. Bravo

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  19. Merci Eric pour ton passage et HONTE à moi d'avoir confondu Dante et Goethe...Je sais plus où me mettre ;o)

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  20. Perfect illustration of "red" and "Paris". I actually took a photo of the same sign recently, when I visited the famous public toilets at the Madeleine.

    You can still find a few of these signs around, fortunately. I understand that this type was made for some specific "north-south" metro lines (including the number 13, which I use). The different metro lines merged later, but fortunately a number of the specific designs have remained.

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  21. I actually found the theme hard ... I saw the perfect shot of a boy petting a red haired dog. However, I was not quick enough to catch the shot. So I settled for a red bistro table ... Your choice is good in that the theme is followed and you once again share something which defines Paris.

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  22. Well...I've always been fond of the classics, and this fills the bill! Merci!!

    FYI...I know it has been discussed here before, but I finally got to see "La MOME" [La Vie en Rose in the US]the Piaf story with Marion Cotillard[she deserves the Oscar]and it was AMAZING!!! Don't wait to see it, and if you can see it on a big screen...do it!! I was so busy with the film festival here I didn't have time, but I "braved" the Saturday night crowds[Mon Dieu!!]and I loved it! Don't forget the tissues! ;-) If you love Piaf and Paris you will be in heaven!

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  23. What a great looking sigh. Great capture.

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  24. Beautiful - I love it! I have a classic Wisconsin rural scene for Theme Day today.

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  25. Nice picture...for something difficult to find in this old style.

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  26. Eric - thank you for your kind note today. Your country has the most beautiful, passionate - and bloody! - national anthem of any I know. I worked hard on that picture. It was hell to light on the kitchen counter, using one hand-held strobe with the bottles placed on a red sweatshirt.

    Your photo today is the essence of Paris - Art Deco sign for the Metro, golden light from the windows of the grand buildings behind. It is the warmth and romance of a Paris summer night.

    Bob

    St. Louis Missouri Daily Photo Blog

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  27. Hi everyone,I did not have the time to visit everyone today but I will tomorrow when I'm back home.

    Right now I'm in the middle of packing...

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  28. Very Parisian indeed!! Perfect for Paris DP.

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  29. Very decorative sign. Lets have more.

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