Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Theme day: Water


I know the iron lady was featured a lot on PDP this month, but, since I've been keeping this photo for quite some time now in view of our April fool's Theme Day, here you go! I'm so fed up with this winter rain now...

This month, 178 City Daily Photo bloggers participate in this theme day. Check how "water" inspired all of them on the City Daily Photo portal or visit each of them individually. Remember: due to time differences, bla bla bla...
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Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by Digger, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro by Paja, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Cypress (TX), USA by Riniroo, Dallas/Fort Worth (TX), USA by A Wandering Soul, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Evry, France by Olivier, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Haninge, Sweden by Steffe, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jakarta, Indonesia by Santy, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jogjakarta, Indonesia by Jogja Portrait, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lake Forest Park (WA), USA by Azure, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Marseille, France by Alex, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by John, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Mexico City, Mexico by Poly, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minsk, Belarus by Olga, Monrovia (CA), USA by Keith, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montego Bay, Jamaica by Ann, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by Magiceye, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Nancy, France by yoshi, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norfolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Norman (OK), USA by Chad & LaCresha, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Odense, Denmark by ania odense, Omsk, Russia by Nataly, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Oslo, Norway by Lothiane, Paderborn, Germany by Soemchen, Paris, France by Eric, Paris, France by Gordio, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Pont-à-Mousson, France by Tintin-j, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Townsend (WA), USA by raf, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Portland (OR), USA by NWgal, Portland (ME), USA by Corey, Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Eponabri, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Shanghai, China by Jing, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Nathalie, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Toruń, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Turin, Italy by Livio, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by Rachel, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn

71 comments:

  1. That is another beautiful photo ! This water reflection is amazing, so strong so powerful water, well it is what appears to me at the moment but I have to check again.

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  2. Well, of course! For a moment, I thought Eric was playing Photo Shop games with us, and showing us the Tower under the onslaught of a tidal wave! Yes, we're all ready for spring sunshine . . .

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  3. After checking again, it is quite calm water in fact... but I don't see it perfectly since I am on my laptop with low batteries! ;)

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  4. What an amazing photo! This has to be one of my favorites, it's just spectacular!

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  5. I started counting the cigarette butts but gave up - tis time I went to bed - night night.

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  6. Beautiful!!! At first, I couldn't figure out exactly what I was looking at, but then I enlarged the photo and - ahh incredible! I love the detail of the ironwork reflecting in the water. Zazzle, please.

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  7. Ooooooooooh, a reflexion shot!! I love it! Well done!!!

    Allez tous en coeur, maintenant ...

    Eiffel Tower!
    Eiffel Tower!
    Eifff..

    You know the drill.

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  8. Aww, what the heck, one more, just because ... GREAT SHOT!!!

    I mean it, i think it'd make a great B&W print. You've really been spoiling us, Eric. :)

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  9. (Remember, everyone, that this is the guy who wasn't interested in photography when somebody gave him a camera a few years ago...)

    Eric, this is an amazing photograph.

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  10. (Remember, everyone, that this is the guy who wasn't interested in photography when somebody gave him a camera a few years ago...)

    Eric, this is an amazing photograph.

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  11. It's Superb!!!!! I also posted WATER at Atlantico Azul!!!

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  12. Eric you are a top photographer for sure. At first i couldn't define it. Then i clicked on it and wow! It's just stunning and the fact you have used black & white again just enhances its beauty. At the top of the puddle, it appears like there's a diamond in the water (to me anyway, diamond crazy). I adore it. Yes: Zazzle.

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  13. Hrrrrmmmmph.

    Tomate Farcie beat me to it, and since I like to be original, I won't repeat.

    I won't.
    I won't.
    I won't.

    Just like the others, I couldn't imagine what I was looking at either! I just knew it had something to do with la tour, and that it was beautiful.

    Brilliant choice of angles!

    Vive la Tour Eiffel!

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  14. This is an eerie (but poetic) companion piece to your last photo of the the Iron Lady, which also featured a reflection. I particularly like the abstract design of your image, and the fact that you had to aim your camera down - rather than up - to see the tower, creating a wonderful visual puzzle that is a delight to solve. And, yeah, I agree with everyone else, you have absolutely no idea how to take photographs and should give up immediately - NOT! ;)

    Looking forward to your next pic of our favourite Parisian dame - and to seeing how everyone else has tackled today's theme!

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  15. So many times when Pont Girl writes, it mirrors my thoughts. And so it happened again, today.I liked the pix even better when I blew it up, and could examine every detail.

    Off to work, and will bring a brolly and no beige pants, due to your comment, Eric!
    Monica, I JUST got my reservation at Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel T. on June 12th..... Valentines Day in Brazil, right?

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  16. What can I say that hasn't already been said?! Love the shot. Certainly was a trick on the eyes the first time I viewed it. Amazing what you can achieve with a puddle of water, a great image, and a camera. Thought I was seeing part of the Titanic going down. Great photo for April 1st. Hope the weather improves for you!

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  17. I had to look at it during few minutes before I catched that it was NOT the tower under water, and neither a photo taken during the 19th century (because of the black and white). Eric, this photo is really amazing, with a style so far from the usual pictures. You were a magician sur ce coup là!!
    Who said that "too much eiffel tower kills the eiffel tower"? Not me!! :) (okay, French idiomatic expression, it doesn't really work in English).

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  18. It is so beautiful! (Repeat 3 times)
    Amazing picture! I am totally enthralled with la Tour Eiffel.

    I cannot wait until I get to meet her in person! I'm saving my pennies and studying my lessons so I'll be able to have a wonderful time while I'm there. Who knows when that will be, but I'll be ready!

    Merci, Eric, for your wonderful daily reminder why I'm working so hard!

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  19. I knew exactly what I was looking at when the photo downloaded. But at first I was a bit shocked thinking that something had happened to the Eiffel Tower, because it seemed like a broken piece of it. A few seconds later my heart was calm again, rien a passée...

    Very original shot Eric, again, only your mind could conceive this angle and - to quote you - bla bla bla...

    Phx!!!! Great news from you! Yes that's right, Valentine's Day here on June 12th. This is so romantic, I'm very happy for you!

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  20. This goes way beyond the mere visual, and beyond even words into the ineffable.

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  21. Eric, bla bla bla won't do, I have to say it: this photo is AMAZING!

    I love it! It's so simple and yet so fantastic. It's like translating what we feel by looking at the tower, even if it's just a quick glimpse. Just one second of the vision of it produces such an immense feeling inside us. La Tour Eiffel has a voodoo power over us...

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Paris!!!!!!!

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  22. born to be creative, eh eric? a genius shot indeed! love it!

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  23. Eric (wow) your photo today is so deserving of all these fabulous compliments. At first, I thought maybe a bridge, or a dam, or a spookyish phantom shot, but once opened-up, and enlarged, was a total surprise, and thought a way creative approach. It is hard to accept that you weren’t always interested in photography!

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  24. i love it! not even because it's the eiffel tower (which is lovely, of course) but because it's beautiful without people realizing it's an icon of beauty and the city of love :)

    and watch out today!!! aujourd'hui....poisson d'avril!

    http://www.culture-buzz.fr/IMG/jpg/poisson.jpg

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  25. Okay, rain sucks, but what a great perspective!

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  26. It fooled me until it was enlarged. Good one.

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  27. Like Monica, I knew what it was. This doesn't diminish its beauty one bit. It's a lovely, graceful photo of a lovely, graceful lady.

    Like lace.

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  28. That is the most interesting picture. My eyes must be tired because I could not figure out what I was seeing so I had to read some comments first, then go back to look at the picture, which now is clear as day. Very cool!

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  29. I love this abstract view! It almost looks like a piece of black lace lying in a puddle. You have a great eye Eric, and I'm so happy you're sharing it with us all!

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  30. Lovely reflection! We're tired of winter snow and rain in Seattle, too.

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  31. What a fantastic photograph, Eric. You must be so proud of it. I would be! Such detail in a reflection. Aamazing.

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  32. oo! mornin! just woke up! hehe.. time:12:35 pm..

    i like the effects of the water!! heheh.

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  33. Wow Qwaudzkhi, you just woke up at 12:35 pm? You must be careful not to look into this reflecting puddle then. You might be scared...

    Lovely photo Eric and full of good ideas for future shots! Now off to see the other water themes...but first, I think I need le petit coin.

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  34. Very impressive idea for the theme.

    Slinger - Daily Photos from the Twin Cities

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  35. Amazing shot! They say great art can come out of pain -- or in this case, too much rain. :-)
    MZM

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  36. Wow..is it really le poisson d'Avril?? I can't believe it!!

    I love this shot Eric...it is really special and rather abstract. Two things I love..the "abstract" and the Eiffel Tower.

    I was thinking how you have really created this whole little "Daily Photo" Empire here..LOL!!! How long has it been...fantastique!!

    By the way...did you know that our favorite tomate really, really, really likes the Eiffel Tower??? LOL!!! Keep those shots coming! ;-)

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  37. oo! mornin! just woke up! hehe.. time:12:35 pm..i like the effects of the water!! heheh

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  38. ce reflet en n&b de la tour Eiffel est une réussite, on pourrait l'imaginer dans un vieux film de SF, la tour eiffel engloutie par les eaux. Bravo.
    je voulais aussi te féliciter pour le succès grandissant des DP, plus de 560 adhérents et aujourd'hui plus de 170 participants au thème du mois, bravo pour ta superbe idée Eric

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  39. quite unusual point of view.
    took a moment to realise...
    as usual great shot!!!

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  40. No April Fool trick today?
    Come on Eric, you could have thought of something! I hope you made up a good one with your journo friends at work at least!

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  41. Very good one Eric; remind me of this:

    http://agenttsmith.deviantart.com/art/Parisienne-Walkways-No-5-42826962

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  42. I have to echo many of the previous comments, this is a wonderful shot. The iron lady's "bones" look great.

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  43. Lynn: have you seen or heard of the British "reality entertainment" series 'Lady to Ladette'? I have, and I must admit that I wasn't sure whether to laugh, cry, or throw up. One has to laugh, but the urge to cry and throw up doesn't subside easily. Not recommended - unless, that is, you have a healthy sense of humour or are an out-and-out masochist.

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  44. Eric
    Cette photo est étonnante. Bravo pour ton talent et pour avoir initié cette merveilleuse aventure des CDP à laquelle je participe depuis peu. J'y prends beaucoup de plaisir. C'est mon premier "theme day" et trouve cette idée extraordinaire...

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  45. Bonjour, Eric! Wonderful photo, and it works so nicely in B&W. (I did B&W, too, now that I think of it.)
    Happy Theme Day!

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  46. Eric, you've made puddles into smiles with this one. I'm with Pont Girl and Lynn--this one is going to be big on Zazzle. It made me regret having already posted my Space Needle in a puddle photo back in November http://seattle-daily-photo.blogspot.com/2007/11/1-am-reflection.html. We could have had companion pieces for theme day. . .sigh.
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  47. J'adoooorreee.

    What an amazing photo, as usual!

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  48. Formidable!!! Beautiful, stunning and so perfect in black & white.

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  49. Hello Eric,

    Your Theme day photo looks like a beautiful black lace dress -- it brought to mind another beautiful woman in a black lace dress, Marilyn Monroe! You can view these famous photos of Marilyn in her black lace dress -- then you will see what I mean.
    http://www.desertcanyongifts.com/ebay/moviestarphotos/Movie-TV/MM12.jpg

    http://images.goantiques.com/dbimages/XTS1397071540.jpg

    Nice work,I'm hanging it on the wall in my office cube. It would even be better if it were signed. Do you ever sell signed 8X10 prints?

    Lois

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  50. Oooh, I love Lois' idea of signed prints!! Yes, please!

    Phx - I am so thrilled that you got your reservations at Le Jules Verne. My dinner experience there in 2005 was one of the culinary highlights of my life!! From the initial ride up la Tour Eiffel on the private elevator, to the incomparable views of the Trocadero, to the multiple course menu (with tons of extra yummy delights added in by the chef) - I could just go on and on!

    Someone posted here a while back that the restaurant has a new name now. Is that true?

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  51. there is a reason this blog is so popular. great photo once again!

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  52. Great photo for the theme. I like it in B&W :)

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  53. Pont Girl, Le Jules Verne is still Le Jules Verne! But it's brand new!
    Recently rebuilt, redesigned, it is now owned and managed by the great French chef Alain Ducasse:
    http://www.lejulesverne-paris.com

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  54. Crazy day today, I hardly had the time to look at everybody's photo today.

    Now it's time for me to go to bed...

    Thank you for all your nice comments - I saw them briefly - I will read them more in depth tomorrow morning.

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  55. This has to be the most unique, of all the water photos!

    Mari-Nanci

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  56. Great, great, great picture!

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  57. This is probably one of the most artistic photos I've seen yet! :D

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  58. BRILLIANT!!!

    It took me a while to work this out.

    First I thought it was a bridge under water.

    Then I thought it was viewed from behind a partially steamed-up window.

    Now I realise it's refelcted in a puddle.

    It's great! :-D

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  59. Lucio yes! Ladette to Lady (you got it round the wrong way lol) is fascinating i think. The programme invites very uncouth badly behaved girls to a finishing school in England with top and professional teachers of etiquette and the ways of being a lady. It's right up my street, Lucio, already being, naturally, a lady myself! he he. I am appalled by the behaviour of these girls and take delight in watching them blossom. Or not, as the case may be. It's one of my favourite programmes!

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  60. Lynn: Oops! Maybe I was subconsciously thinking that the show might be better if the premise were reversed!

    Well, we may have to agree to disagree on this one, Lynn. Some things are so bad they're good, I know, but some things are so bad they are beyond redemption. I found 'L to L' irritatingly disingenuous, and couldn't bare to stick around until the end of the first episode.

    On the other hand, perhaps I didn't give it sufficient time to "breathe", as it were. Perhaps if I were more of a Lord and less of a lad...

    In any case - enjoy! :)

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  61. lol ah well the world would be a boring place if we were all the same! I thought the contrary, that the staff was sincerely trying to improve these girls and not sounding snobbish i hope. lol. I personally don't like to see girls drunk out of their minds swearing their heads off, though it is funny to watch. I also feel sort of sorry for them because people are laughing AT them not WITH them. Worse, they don't know that. They think they're hilarious and i'm not sure that's right. I don't think or i hope not many would aspire to be like them. They're all or mostly all lovely girls under all that showing off and gradually you see, in the programmes (yes give it longer than that for goodness' sake Lucio he he!)their true personalities coming through. Nearly all at the end say how they've started drinking less, swearing less and realising they can enjoy life without all that. I'm sounding pious now, don't mean to but i think these girls get caught in an image trap and don't know how to get out. Give it another go! lol.

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  62. Our French teacher took her french students to Paris the last week of March and her comment was she thought she was still in Chicago weather wise. I like your choice for theme day. I am ready for spring here.

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