Monday, August 06, 2007

Monica (and her husband) in Paris!


I don't want this blog to turn into a "family" album, but I had to show you Monica right?! So, yes, since several of you asked, we did meet Sunday around noon in the Rodin museum gardens as the thinker statue in the background proves it. The man tenderly holding her - as well as the macarons box I already mentioned here - is her husband Fabio who made me laugh a lot because you could feel he was fed up with all these museums Monica dragged him into! There was also a 4th person with us: Michael. But we'll have to wait for Monica's photos to see the other side of the camera... Anyway, I really enjoyed meeting this charming couple.

36 comments:

  1. WE really enjoyed meeting you and Michael (yes he was there to make us laugh too)!
    It was the perfect wrap to our stay in Paris which I love more and more.
    Thanks for everything Eric, it was great meeting you guys. Oh, and yes I did drag my husband to another museum today!!!

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  2. Oh this is a special photo! I am thrilled to see she made it to Paris with her lovely husband (yes he does hold her tenderly, how wonderful that is). She will devour those macarons in ten minutes, Eric, i assure you. She and i have had many conversations about confectionery. Trust me; i know! lol. Great pic! Hi Monica and Fabio! Enjoy the rest of your hols!

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  3. Lovely couple on a nice holiday. Glad you all got together. And that the weather cooperated.

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  4. Friends and I are planning a trip to Paris next January. As result, our mind set is on warm coats and steaming mugs of chocolate. To see Monica and Fabio in sunshine and shorts is, well, startling ... despite the fact that it's brilliantly warm here at my home in the Sierras of California.

    Lee

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  5. Since she's made it into a photo on the blog, can we finally be finished with Monica?

    I love Paris, but with all her comments and her birthday post it's become Monica Daily Photo. Enough, already!

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  6. Well, hello, Monica!! :D Is Paris everything you thought it was going to be? :) Glad you had a chance to meet a couple of the PDP people at last! It's always fun to meet online buddies ... especially when they bring pastries around! Enjoy your trip in Paris. By the way, greetings, Monica's husband! :)

    Eric, is that The Thinker of Rodin, in the back? You should have had them pose sitting with a hand under their chin, too. ;)

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  7. Eric,
    It's really thoughtful of you to show us this photo of Monica and Fabio in Paris.
    Through your leadership and guidance, large numbers of this happy Blogger "Family" have aspired successfully to visit Paris and to show friendship to others.
    Monica has certainly given far more than many, and now it's her turn to see the rewards of her efforts.
    We are rewarded greatly by this interaction.
    Il est l'une des "raisons d'être"
    Bravo !

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  8. So you made it Monica! Looks like you had nice weather too! Where did you finally decide to stay? Since that apartment I recommended wasn't available, I'm wondering if you found another or stayed in a hotel.

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  9. Thanks for letting me tag along guys. It was a great afternoon in the gardens, and I had never been there myself before, so nice to discover the museée Rodin.

    Tomate, there were so many people doing exactly as you say, posing like the Thinker. It was almost hard to see the sculpture itself for all of the people having their photo taken.

    The interesting thin is I discovered, is the number of other fabulous works that are displayed there both in the gardens but also in the main building itself.

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  10. Dave and I explored this museum several times. It is one of our favorites. Question: Why do his sculptures have such big ugly feet?

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  11. question existentielle s'il en est Johny... à laquelle il est bien difficile de répondre,voire impossible!

    en voici une autre:
    pourquoi Fabio cache-t-il les siens,de pieds, sous des (chouettes,certes) chaussettes ?
    ils n'ont pas l'air mal du tout,eux...

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  12. To anonymous : It's perfectly all right to be angry sometimes... but please, don't be shy, be proud of what you say and tell us who you are !

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  13. The great thing about the Daily Photo family is that, along with views of the chosen city, we sometimes get to see how members are visiting each other and pulling countries together through this medium, if only for a day or two. Can only be a good thing, n'est-ce pas?

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  14. Of course it is a good a thing, Lynn. I agree with you.
    But it seems that some people don't see it that way. It doesn't matter,they can think what they want... but at least they should be honest and not write comments with an anonymous profile ;-))))

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  15. Bonjour Monica et Fabio. I, like Johnny, think the Rodin museum is among the best. I like the plaster mold of "Cathedral" (intertwined hands)because we have a bronze of it here in Minneapolis. It's fun to see the gifts that other artists gave to Rodin: Van Gogh gave a painting as did others. Also, the garden is fabulous for picnics and relaxing. The dozen or so Rodin sculptures outside help.

    I think it's fun to see people who we've "met" through PDP. Visitors are an important element of Paris. So many of my photos are of architecture, sculptures, paintings, my friends ask where are the pictures of you? Well, it's good to see people, too, like Monica and Fabio.

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  16. Friendly exchanges, personal musings, humor, birthday wishes, kind words of sympathy for the ones whose cities grapple over terrorist attacks, floods, or a collapsed bridge...

    Thank you, Eric, for the honor to see more of Paris through your lens and a Blog that extends the opportunity to make human connections without borders. Truly, a lovely place to come spend my Java break.

    Loraine

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  17. Monica and her Hubby...so cool that you got a chance to meet Eric and Michael. I'm sure they were the best of guides. I would have commented sooner but I've been two weeks as a host here in the States to 27 Japanese high school students and teachers. Looks like the Paris sunshine smiled upon all of you. Have never been to the Rodin museum gardens but am making plans to bring my wife and daughters one day in the near future. I've always loved the Luxembourg gardens. As for anonymous...well, you can't please everybody. Safe travels on your return to Brazil. BTW...how were the macaroons? :-)

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  18. Although I have not commented for a while, I have been visiting and checking out the blog.

    Eric, you have a great photo blog that is superseded by no other one. You created an International family with which you communicate with words and through your pictures, and when they visit you or you visit them you kindly take a picture and share it with others. So what is my point?

    Monica has been a great fan of every picture and supportive of your blog in general. Never has she said anything uncomplementary about your blog (including the horendous toilet picture) or you. Her visit to Paris was something she looked forward to for a long time and meeting you and painful Michael (just kidding Michael) must have been a heiht in this trip. So what is my point again?

    I think Anonyme should let you decide whether this blog has become a Monica blog, after all it still remains yours and you can do what you like with it. We (including anonyme) remain visitors and as such have no reason to lash out at other visitors and commentors; and that is the point that I so painfully was trying to make Eric.

    No offence Anonyme.

    Graet Picture of Monica and her husband Eric. I am glad they got to meet you.

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  19. It's a great shot, Eric! From the smiles on their faces, I could tell they had a great time in Paris...I want to visit Paris one of these days :)

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  20. Hello Monica! Sorry I couldn't be there to hang out with you guys as well... I am back in the States and missing my life in Paris...

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  21. I've been away for a few days, so I was thrilled to see the lovely Monica & her husband in today's post! It sounds like you had a great time - can't wait to see Monica's pix!

    I love the Rodin Museum, inside & out! The statue of "The Kiss" (inside) is gorgeous and worth a trip there all for itself.

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  22. Pont Girl, you are right about "The Kiss". I can't remember if it is the plaster cast or a bronze.

    And, by the way, Monica, I wonder what Fabio wanted to do if not the museums? Let's hope he had at least some fun in Paris...other than that, of course!

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  23. Hi Everyone, and thank you very much for your kind words. I must say I was surprised by this anonymous comment too.

    I can understand that PDP visitors expect to see more photos of Paris than PDP fans and, like I said in my caption, I don't want to turn this blog into a family album but once in a while I think it's OK.

    Anyway, this is a free speech blog! Everyone is welcome to say what's on his/her mind.

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  24. Hi Nahal! How is life back in the States? A lot different view you must have now.

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  25. Hello Eric,
    This is a lovely photo of Monica (our treasure) and Fabio and Rodin's Thinker. I'm glad that our favourite Brazilian is enjoying her Paris trip and I think that the Musee Rodin is a superb place to meet. Hopefully when M.B and I make it to France next year, Eric we might also be able to meet you and Michael there - that is, if we don't see you in Adelaide first!

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  26. I'm with "anonyme".

    I'll sign my name Arnaud, but since you don't know me, what difference does it make?

    Jessica

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  27. Well, I think it's kind of cool that a camaraderie exists between us and that we get to meet people who live on the other side of the planet.

    Anonyme is entitled to his (her) opinion. But here is something to think about:

    Do you know what the percentage of pictures showing PDP commenters is on this blog? Well, we've seen the PDP meeting in Paris twice, we've seen one in San Francisco, we've seen Buzzgirl, Monica, and I think someone else, I can't remember who. Oh, and we've seen the Big League bloggers the other day, too. OK, so let's say to make it easy that we've seen 10 bloggers since the beginning of the blog (it's more like 4 or 5, but lets say 10 to make it easy).

    Now, the archives on this blog go back to March 2005. You have one NEW picture every day since then, and we're in August 2007. You do the math and figure out what the percentage of PDP bloggers picture really is, but let me tell you, it's really, really, really small, not even 0.01 %, I think.

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  28. Yay tomate! Once again math rules all. I for one am thrilled to know that Eric cares so much about his fans and that when I finally make it to Paris someday I too will get to hang out with Eric and Michael and anyone else to happens to be in Paris at the time and that my photo will probably end up on PDP whether I want it to or not!!! Glad you had so much fun Mon!

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  29. Although I must say Michael will probably be far less thrilled to hang out with me than I will be to hang out with him!!! Eric too, I'm sure, but they are both way too nice to say so!!! They'll probably "coincidentally" be in Prague or something when I come visit!

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  30. Tomate made anonyme's point: with so few photos of non-Parisian things, that makes Monica-centric posts' percentage even higher!

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  31. I think that the point has been laboured too much.

    Bon et joyeux vacances, Monica et Fabio.

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  32. LOL...actually, I kind of like the comments. It show that we are quite a diverse group here. Something way more interesting than many other blogs. Ok, it's Tuesday (here), I'm off to see another pic of Paris.

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  33. OK, anonyme, have it your way! I guess that logic works either way, lol

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  34. Hey anonyme don't be jaleous, next time you visit Paris, you'll have your picture in PDP too ;-)
    Cheers!

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