Saturday, September 22, 2007

We won!


Phew! We made it... Well, when I say "we", I mean the French rugby team - won over Ireland 25 to 3. Right after the match I went down the street to feel the atmosphere, like during the soccer world cup (remember?) and started shooting. I came across this guy who was really happy - and really drunk too (but that is not the reason why he is blurry though!) Next step, Sept 30 against Georgia, but I won't bore you with Rugby too much, don't worry!

31 comments:

  1. 25 to 3? I'd say you kicked ass! Interesting, fun night shot, today!

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  2. Congratulations!
    I love your blog. Could you put up a pic(have you already?) of The Louvre? One day I'll get to come to Paris...I have ALWAYS wanted to...Thanks for this fun blog! My mother-in-law is a French Teacher for middle-school here, 11-14yr. olds...and they visit your blog in their classes! I thought you'd like to know...

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  3. Damn, France sure did kick some Irish ass! Much as I love Ireland and the Irish, I'm glad you guys won!

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  4. What a trouncing you gave them. A well-worth-celebrating victory.

    The photo kind of reminds me of celebratory times ("Is that another tequila shot in front of me? Here's to that!") when I could just about get my eyes to focus equally well. Amazing to see such a mental condition actually in a photo.

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  5. This shot, with its wide blvd and colorful lights could also be Anywhere, USA. We even have those same drunk Bozo clowns...everywhere! Does that mean Bozo has been propagating with women around the WORLD?
    Now that I think of it, Mr. Clean has "been around" propagating, too. There is Mr. Propre, I saw him at Monoprix, and he has tons of other brothers in in other countries. Just can't remember the names.

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  6. Monica, what is Mr. Clean called in Brazil?

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  7. I think our camera man had a good evening too! :-)

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  8. Congratulations! You guys kicked some serious Irish boo-tay!

    Great photo - love all the colors!

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  9. LOL phx-cdg! I'll look out for Bozo and Mr. Clean when I'm in Beijing this time around. Of course, I probably won't be able to write, let alone pronounce, their names in Chinese.

    Congrats to the French team. I'm just wondering if the guy taking the photo was drunk? Eric? Nah, we know you don't drink.

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  10. I didn't know that France played rugby. What other countries play? I'm not too familiar with it and thought of it mainly as a British sport.

    Interesting article in the NYT on Sarkozy: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/20/opinion/20cohen.html?em&ex=1190606400&en=8d0524cea3bed518&ei=5070

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  11. Well anonymous, I wonder if you knew that Rugby, Warwickshire, in England is credited with being the birthplace of rugby football?

    Ahh, the things we learn here at PDP!

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  12. what a great photo!:) Congratulations!

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  13. What a match! I was in a pub ( the Celtic Corner), there was 6 screens and maybe around 200 people! The atmosphere was amazing.
    Great picture.
    Did you notice that French people say "we won" but "they lost" about the French Teams of rugby or soccer?...

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  14. Congratulations on the win.

    Is this rue Reamur? Or Sebastapol?

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  15. A good spur of the moment photo! I watched the match in a bar in Paris and was pleased France won, because it means that the atmosphere will continue to mount.

    It's great when the host country do well, because there is something special about the feeling and even old grannies get into the spirit.

    Allez les Bleus! (is that good French or not?!)

    Sab

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  16. More rugby, please. Glad France came out of its funk (Argentina game)and started playing with spirit (avec l'esprit?)

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