Saturday, January 19, 2008

Iced Eiffel Tower


Isn't it odd to see a mini Eiffel Tower on the first floor of the big one?! And though that is where I took this shot 2 days ago, as I was attending the pre-launch of a new website (Radionomy, a service that will allow anybody to create his own radio). The funny thing is that this Eiffel Tower is actually made of - real - ice for it is part of an exhibition dedicated to both poles. Click here to see more photos on the actual Eiffel Tower site.

24 comments:

  1. Gosh how clever! It looks quite beautiful Eric. Am i first again? Oh joy i think i'm going to be teacher's pet. :)

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  2. I'll bring you an apple tomorrow, Teach'. lol. Come over to see me at Cheltenham, Eric? I could do with a Royal visit...

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  3. The colors just add to the joy I get at looking at the Eiffel tower in every way shape and form. To add to my ever expanding collection(soap dispenser ET, ET holding my jewelry, ET keychain etc.ET cookie jar, I now can be found on the plane wearing my nametag with an ET glued onto it,ET earrings and necklace. I believe too much is not enough. To those of you who had the "privilege" of viewing my photo of the ET on my head, well, I do stop there.

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  4. OK, that's cool!!! I love the shot of the kids walking in the snow.

    (yeah, when I try to enter a comment, as of 2 days ago, the entire menu is all in French "choisir und identité, nom d'utilisateur, mot de passe" etc. Weird.)

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  5. it's a beautiful photo - and having the real eiffel tower in the background is very cool too...

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  6. oh I've seen PHX-CDG with her ET ensemble... priceless!

    Tomate, for me too blogger is all in french ("enregistrer un commnetaire" etc).

    Eric, what you said about Emile Zola's words makes perfect sense, in fact it reminds me of one of my favourites quotations ever, by Jacques Cousteau. He used to say
    "il faut aller voir avec nous propres yeux" meaning that a man must see the world with his own eyes and not only through photos in history books.
    Traveling and knowing other places and cultures are my biggest passions, so I totally agree with you and Cousteau.

    (nonetheless, last year in Paris I took about 700 photos of the city!!)

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  7. Now, about this photo, I love the colors and the idea. Thanks for showing us this. If it wasn't for you we wouldn't be able to see such things.

    That was a great choice of photo to greet the weekend.
    Come monday we're going to need a big cake and a candle or two...!

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  8. Another great photo (along with the gorgeous sunrise shot the previous day)! The info about the polar exhibition is fascinating, as is Radionomy. Do you think Radionomy will be successful? It seems like a cool concept.

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  9. You know, once they're done with the "ice" version, they could just ship it here to me in Minnesota. The high temperature this weekend is supposed to be -2 below zero (fahrenheit). With wind factored in it will feel like -30!

    That ice sculpture would last a long time with these temps. And I think it would look cool in my front yard ;)

    Fun picture!!!

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  10. I wonder how long it will last? Can we have a pic of the melting tower just for art's sake, Eric?

    If anyone's up for a caption contest, pop over to me at Cheltenham. Sorry to advertise on your site Eric, i'm sure you won't mind a bit of fun.

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  11. Cool concept. Sorry Tomate, I used the "c" word again.

    Katie, why don't you just build your own ice Eiffel Tower, take a photo and let us see. Maybe you can get Jeff to help you out!

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  12. Hi! another day,another beautiful photo!
    have a nice day Eric!

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  13. I never tire of seeing photos of the Eiffel Tower, although I prefer seeing it while I'm standing either beneath it or on it. Kate from St. Paul, Mn now in Mazatlan, Mexico for winter break to get away from the ice and snow.

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  14. Michael and Katie, I would love to help with creating le Tour Eiffel de Minneapolis. Thursday afternoon it was +2 Farenheit--when I was driving to the airport to fly to Los Angeles. Where I am right now. People here are cold: it's only 60 F. Boo hoo. Had dinner in Malibu listening to the waves break on the shore. Had to settle for California Chardonnay, with apologies to mes amis des Francais.

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  15. Oh Jeff, we are crying for you now. "Waves breaking on the shore..." - sounds terrible. Enjoy!

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  16. Jeff it's just not fair. We're flooded. lol!

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  17. Well Lynn, you have waves, just not where they're supposed to be!

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  18. True oh so true. I do like to make waves.

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  19. This is a really special capture. The colors and texture are wonderful, and that little shot of blue in the corner sets it all off just so!
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  20. wow...good replica! when I went to see eiffel tower, it was raining! I didnt see it lighted! =( Well, I guess you have some photos here so let me look! Thanks for Sharing!

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