Thursday, December 27, 2007

Caps exhibit


Remember the train photo I took last week? I told you it was for an exhibit in Le Grand Palais (the 70 year anniversary of the National French Train Company). Well I went to see this exhibit and it was fun - I even got to see the inside of the locomotive I shot the other day. They also display things that are train related, like station furniture or even ticket controllers' uniforms and caps, as you can see on this photo! A nice change from Christmas scenes... If you want to see more photos, here is a little animated diaporama made with a little help from the guys from Animoto!

16 comments:

  1. Man, the French do these kinds of things so well. I love the hats, but especially the way they have them displayed.

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  2. I was just digging through the past year's posts and then Voila...you posted tomorrow's (for me here in the states anyway)! Thanks for all the great photos you post.

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  3. Your video is spectacular! Love the green and the orange engines. The hat display is simple and as a result very effective!

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  4. Yes, the locomotives are great. I tip my hat to this exhibit, your photo, and your video. You're really on track with them.

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  5. The hat display is very clever! And the video ain't half-bad, either ;) Seriously, you feel disappointed when it ends! Looks like they really did a great job with that expo and the video makes me want to see more! Well done and thanks for keeping up with something new and interesting *every* day of the year, Eric.

    Happy holidays everybody! Peace.

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  6. (I said "you feel disappointed when the video ends" because you don't want it to end so soon!! In other words, I really enjoyed it. Maybe that's a little clearer. ahem. Too much egg nog? 8-)

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  7. Yes Tomate, the eggnog shows. I understood the first time, but maybe others didn't. Eggnog you know. lol

    Happy holidays Tomate and everyone. Now, what to do with all of this leftover wrapping paper? Hmmmmm

    Jeff, that was cornier than usual. Have you been dipping into the eggnog too?

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  8. Tchin! Tchin! Bonne Année. Bisous Bisous, Eric. Keep up the photography magnifique. You are an inspiration to everyone. 50 days until I arrive in la Ville Lumière. Youpi! Youpla!

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  9. Thanks for the birthday wishes Eric. We had breakfast at a French restaurant this morning and we were again reminded of our trip to your beautiful city.

    Best wishes for 2008 - with any luck we should be visiting Paris next year. :)

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  10. Michael, no eggnog, I guess I'm just a corn dog!

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  11. I wonder if they will do that with all my hats one day?? Nahhhh...probably not!

    The video was great..was that a sculpture of the couple in an embrace? Interesting!

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  12. I agree with everyone who has commented how well displayed these caps are. I love the sticks and shadows, too!

    Their colors remind me a bit of a classic children's picture book where a peddler with a pile of caps on his head takes a rest by a tree and wakes up later to find monkeys in the tree are wearing his caps. Now they've made off with them on the railroad and ended up in a museum. . .nice twist to the old story!
    -Kim
    PS, I loved my Paris Daily Photo calendar, photo mug, and note cards!!!! There is a photo of them under my tree at Seattle Daily Photo. -K.

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  13. Thank you everyone, your comments are so nice. I have very little time at the moment, so I cannot reply to every single comment (nor to every single mail, I received over the last 10 days but I will!)

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