Sunday, June 15, 2008

Outside Le Trocadéro


Yesterday (Saturday) I went to "La Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine", a museum I will tell you more about later. After my visit, I had a coffee on the little terrace they have right outside one wing of Le Trocadero (and yes, the weather was nicer than expected!). Here is the scenery I could see when looking at the sky. Pretty cool.

44 comments:

  1. Fab photo, Eric. And good for you for showing the actual Palais de Chaillot and not the thing one usually looks at from there -- ET, ET, ET! Love this.

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  2. La photo agrandie donne vraiment le vertige.
    Une perspective inhabituelle et déroutante pour un batiment tellement connu.
    Comme toujours, c'est l'oeil du photographe qui fait la différence.
    Félicitations.

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  3. Wow what a photo! A Zazzle moment...

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  4. Eric, another interesting photo - sans the ET. I found an interesting press kit that tells more about the La Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine/It's in English and has many photos. Click on "a press kit."

    http://frenchjournal.typepad.com/french_journal/2007/09/a-new-museum-in.html

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  5. Did that Alexa get GF again! Faster than a cheetah on steroids she is. Eric, I love shots looking up. Always a different perspective. Although as a kid, I got into the habit of looking downwards on sidewalks for trinkets and those occasional coins or...you know sidestepping the sidewalk cracks [okay no more crack jokes!]. Anywho, your photo is heroic! [bet you don't hear that every day...and don't ask me to explain it] BTW...gorgeous weather today, YIPPEE!!!Ciao all!

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  6. Eric, The site in my link above has a link to PDP! Check it out, you're everywhere....

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  7. I find myself agreeing with Marylène about the vertigo.

    This page is fun. It looks like it is searching for Eric but only manages to find places he has already been and left. That guy is quick on his feet.

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  8. Dizzying. It's a great shot though, and the building itself looks interesting.

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  9. Often we are so busy and in our routine and we forget the very different perspective we get looking up at buildings. Last night (Friday) I was at a rooftop nightclub downtown. The view down at the street is fun, but looking up at skyscrapers from a vantage point above the shorter buildings is quite fun. Rooftops below and at my level, then 40, 50, 70 stories towering above me in several directions. It was a nice night, but I'm paying for it today. (My hair hurts.)

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  10. Eric
    I have no idea how you manage to get stunning pictures like this. Time and time again...

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  11. Ooooh - Eric, that makes me dizzy! Wonderful photo. The pillars look like tusks coming out of a large mouth. The contrast of the puffy clouds and the hard lines of the building is fabulous.

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  12. It's absolutely grand! This is where you had your coffee? Ooh, Paris, Paris, Paris! My heart is breaking!

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  13. Great shot! -- and nice to see that you're enjoying some blue sky, albeit with clouds. . . Our weather pattern here on Canada's West Coast seems to have been mirroring yours, and we've finally got some blue skies amongst the clouds as well.

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  14. Coltrane -- yes, she did! And she was looking for kudos from you, so thanks. (BTW, one of my brothers is a professional drummer, teaches band to adorable 4th and 5th graders, and has a masters in Jazz -- I have a feeling you can relate.)

    Petrea -- me too! This blog makes me crazy with yearning on a daily basis, but I willingly torture myself with it anyway.

    All of you -- Speaking of vertigo, this post has inspired me to finally make my very first post to my own blog (woo-hoo). Hope you'll check it out.

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  15. Fantastic shot! "Louis" always enjoys these geometrical/architectural shots!

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  16. Wow - spectacular view of Paris not normally seen (did you lie on the ground to get this shot?!!). Plus I do so love the photo of the coffee and little macarons! Glad the weather improved for you.

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  17. This is an anxiety producing photo for me to look at! I'm not sure why-I'm not afraid of heights.
    I like it anyway though. Thanks dear Eric.

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  18. Really good angle on this one!
    Lily, I think it shows how small we are in the grand scheme of things...err, somehow.

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  19. Yeow!!! Love it Eric!! Were you standing backwards on the stairs...Whoahhh...Careful! A pretty Parisian sky as well...is it still cold???

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  20. I like this photo very much! Very well done! Bravo!

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  21. Great photo,Eric.And a good idea to leave out the good old ET,we can imagine though, and my first thought was ET. I can only say as the others;I get dizzy and I envy you that you can have your coffee in such beautiful surroundings.
    I'm glad to see the weather is better.
    Have a nice sunday all of you.

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  22. Yes, this is what you get from Eric, a unique perspective on Paris! From graffiti to these perspectives, I see Paris in a different way, thank you.
    Thx for your good wishes and interest. Went to the medieval festival in Provins yesterday. If you dressed in costume, you got in for free.I loved how they keep their history alive.The town is a must.

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  23. Magnificent photo! It looks as though the building is reaching for the heavens.

    Alexa a dit... Petrea -- me too! This blog makes me crazy with yearning on a daily basis, but I willingly torture myself with it anyway. <<---- Ditto, ditto, ditto!!! I am absolutely CRAVING an in-person Paris fix! PDP draws me into the craving even more, but/and I love it!

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  24. Extraordinary and impressive photo... Two parts in opposition: the lightness of the air (graceful blue sky) versus such an imposing building, seen from the ground or almost...
    A feeling of vertigo, I totally agree but there is something more than that for me. Something like blue sky vs a fortress... Is that an illustration of the nice temptation from blue sky vs bad weather these days?

    And Eric, I've never realized before today (reading Bettina's message in particular) that the initials of your name are E.T. like Eiffel Tower!!
    Such a symbol!!! You were really predestined for PDP!

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  25. he he Jeff - your hair hurts - i love that expression!

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  26. What an interesting perspective. I really like this photo Eric and I love Trocadero.

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  27. Lynn is right! That is so a zazzle moment!

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  28. AWESOME PIC, Eric!!!!!:)

    I love the sky...awesome!!:)
    The sky looks pretty similar in todayz pic from Bombay too!!!:) Check it out - www.bombaytalking.blogspot.com

    Hope you liked the small surprise from B'bay btw!!:)

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  29. Thanks for the beautiful blue sky photo - a contrast to the rainy day here in Massachusetts

    I'll take any kind of day in Paris -- save a bit of sunshine for my visit in August, s'il vous plait!

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  30. Alexa! You now officially exist on the interweb! Congrats!

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  31. A coffee (with a few extras). I think that is so nice when they do that. It's those little unexpected extras that can turn something ordinary into something special.

    About Eric's photo: I love the Paris sky. With all the violence on earth, when you look up to the sky, the sky looks like a really beautiful Spring day and peaceful. Such a contrast with what is on the ground. As you can probably tell, I was reading the news ;-)

    BTW It's Father's Day today in the US. Happy Father's Day Coltrane! Are there any more pères out there?

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  32. Lois...thank you. I just stopped by PDP from lunch. One of our little ones is napping, so I have a spare moment. The family took Daddy out on the town to celebrate. Nice sunny day too!

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  33. Corinne "And Eric, I've never realized before today (reading Bettina's message in particular) that the initials of your name are E.T. like Eiffel Tower!!"

    You're right Tomate - Thanks Tall Gary, this is AWESOME! Did you see where I took the photo? It's actually tight behind this statue.

    This museum is a great experience. But I'll show you more when I have a little more time to sort my photos...

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  34. Oh, I just noticed that we can see the back of the Apollo statue through the far window at the end that panning animation. I think I could see the tips of fingers holding a camera up. Was that you Eric?

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  35. Very cool photo indeed.

    Isn't it Father's Day in France also? Happy Father's Day to all Dads.

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  36. Thanks Eric for the link to the statue (beautiful). Paul Valéry wrote it so well (clever).

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  37. Oh Eric, I LOVE this photo! It's really beautiful. Well done!

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  38. Eric, This is a spectacular photo, it is a simple but stunningly unexpected angle. I noticed you had joined animoto addicts so I wanted to take a look at your website. If you have done any animoto.com work, I will look forward to seeing it too.

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  39. That is dizzy looking up that high for me.

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