Saturday, September 27, 2008

American Chamber in Paris


I happened to go to the Paris American Chamber of cCommerce today to attend a little graduation party organized by ETS, a company that specializes in evaluation tests for languages (mostly English). At the end of the ceremony, I noticed this wall on which the photo of several of the Chamber Board of Directors was hanging. I thought it would make a cool photo despite the reflexion of the light on the frames. Have a great great weekend everyone, mine will be as quiet as possible! On Monday, I'll provide you with the web address of the site that has kept me so busy these past months...

38 comments:

  1. These photos are so perfectly arranged. And the perspective is wonderful to see.

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  2. I had no idea there was an American Chamber of Commerce in Paris!

    New web address on Monday: can't wait.

    Sleep well.

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  3. Eric, Looking forward to seeing what's been keeping you so busy. Have a wonderful weekend. David

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  4. Last night, I attended a French American Chamber of Commerce cocktail gathering in Minneapolis. (It was at 18:00 here, so it was 1:00 the next morning for the Paris party group.) I don't know if it is the same organization. So, I received a call from Les Deux Magots, went to the FACC gathering, then ended up in a bank vault with an exotic dancer. That was not planned, but it was a strange end for the day. (She was fully clothed, alas...)

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  5. I'm very curious to see what you've been doing, Eric. Katie will give me a first hand account of the great PDP party when she returns in October.

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  6. Jeff...exotic dancer in a bank vault? Some guys have all the luck. Eric, I don't have much to ad to this photo, other than I like the way the pictures hang... of the all white male club, ahem. Wouldn't mind seeing an exotic dancer in one of the frames to spice it up. I wish you a peaceful weekend.

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  7. Interesting photo of photos! I'll be curious to see the website, And way to keep the GF crown en famille Lupine Lady! Do you still have lupines to add to the crown?

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  8. Hey Katie...you're right! Congrats Lupine Lady! You're both in the ZONE! Soosha...like the contemplative new profile photo!

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  9. Is it an American custom to hang pictures of a club's luminaries on the wall? Just wondering.
    Finally made a comment on Deux Magots photo a few minutes ago..........goodnight...

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  10. Hey PHX!!! How did your cake turn out??!

    It was SO fun to meet you!! I hope you'll be back in CDG before I leave on Oct 20. Let me know she you'll next me here.

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  11. Great visual in "leading the eye", Eric! I love black frames for pictures and the simplicity of their hanging. I just want to know....how do I get a job like this in Paris!!??? That would be totally awesome!

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  12. Eric, I'm excited to hear about the work that's been keeping you so busy. Have a great weekend, everyone!

    Katie, the photos pictured here remind me of George Washington at the Huntington, and that's all I'm going to say about that.

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  13. "I thought it would make a cool photo despite the reflexion of the light on the frames", Eric, don't say "despite" but "thanks to", because the reflexion makes a nice picture. The last ones seem to be blue, not even in B&W.

    A new website! Nice! Yes, we do know that it's not a blog about Paris, mais quand même!

    PHX "Is it an American custom to hang pictures of a club's luminaries on the wall?" Actually, it's not a French custom to hang pictures of the former managers. The funny thing is that they're all French guys (according to their names(see link)) !
    BTW, what happened to the Camembert in the plane?!(yes, PHX bought a French cheese, very French by the smell too!) I'm sure it inconvenienced all the passengers. LOL.

    Have all a nice weekend. I'll work tomorrow: After Les Deux Magots, I have to fill my purse with some cash (Thib, that one is for you :p).

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  14. Katie no lupines for the crown, just seed pods now.

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  15. Thanks, c. New hair demands new photo.

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  16. Hi Katie! Will be in touch about Paris. Talked about the cake as the last comment on yesterday's post.
    To all: When Guille came over to me to say goodbye, she looked at me and said "You stink!" It was the fault of Monoprix's Camembert d'Isigny. A Frenchman told me it was the best and he was right. Unfortunately, you can get comments like that from friends and family and looks on a metro like you wouldn't believe from strangers!

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  17. phx-cdg: I am currently orbiting PDP in my purpose-built study lab. Nice to know that I'm still a blip on your radar, though.

    Katie: Petrea is right, you must (if possible) take Marylène up on her offer! Have fun!!

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  18. I've never been here but now want to go check it out Eric. Can anybody go inside (I suppose yes?)? I'd hate to be the one to have to hang these photos evenly. I wonder what they do when they run out of wall space. Did they start with the one in the middle and work out, or start on the end? So many questions...

    Now PHX, if you had stuck to the regular processed cheese approach you wouldn't have had the smelly experience I assure you!

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  19. Interesting photo Eric. I will also be awaiting your Monday website announcement!

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  20. Ok, bear with me if my typing is horrid guys:

    Coltrane, went out with a friend tonight and had a couple mojitos, one of which was for you! My friend attempted to take a picture, but the place was rather dark so it didn't turn out. May post it anyway. May not, I've still got a fair buzz around me.

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  21. Petrea I just about choked on my morning glass of raisin cassis cranberry juice when I saw your George Washington comment. I think everyone else would die laughing if you told the story, but it's yours to tell.

    Lucio were your ears were burning Thursday night? At Deud Magots we were all saying how much we missed you on PDP. Hope your studies are going well! I'll definitely call Marylene, don't worry.

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  22. Katie: I recommend that you visit Vaux le Vicomte during one of its magical candlelight evenings - which, at the moment, are being held on Saturday evenings from 8 to 10pm (except September 13th). You should get there earlier, of course, to experience the château and its gardens during daylight.

    http://www.vaux-le-vicomte.com/en/accueil.php

    And yes, my ears were a little singed when I woke up on Friday morning!

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  23. Katie - LOL! "Deud Magots"!! Were you spying the waiter?

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  24. Having been somewhat of a schoolaholic, I know ETS well. However, I did not know there was a Paris American Chamber of Commerce. Like Christie, I'm interested in a job there! 'Looking forward to seeing the website that has kept you so occupied, Eric. Until then, rest well!

    By the way, the guys on this board may have thought it was really something to have their photos on this esteemed wall, but NOW, their faces have appeared on PDP! Do they know they have "arrived"?!?

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  25. parisian heart: Do they know they have "arrived"?!?

    LOL! Bet that when Eric started PDP he never thought people would become famous just by being posted on his blog!! Like if I were to ever see that guy from the techno parade on the street I'd be like "Didn't I see you on PDP?!?"

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  26. Guille, "I have to fill my purse with some cash (Thib, that one is for you :p)"
    LOL. I take it! but you're not fair. You know that was your choice ;o))
    And now you'll have to wake up early tomorrow morning. I feel so sorry for you ;-) Bon courage !

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  27. Ah, the 'rogues gallery' - an essential for every office.

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  28. PHX you're so funny, I can imagine the look on your face when Guille said you stink!!!

    I've been away for too long because I did not know Eric's about to introduce us to a new web site. What is it about??

    Oh and let me tell you who I met yesterday at work: the Directrice of the very famous Moulin Rouge!!!
    She's here in Rio cause next year during carnival a Samba school will pay a tribute to Moulin Rouge. How cool is that!
    Ok actually it was a very brief encounter, and I practically just stood and stare, but I met her!

    BWT, next year it will be France's year in Brasil. yeah, as if I need any more reasons to be crazy about France..

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  29. Washington at the Huntington: I'm trying to remember and make a mental link, but it's not clicking. My favorites at the Huntington, other than the Constable exhibit last year, are the Sargents and, of course, the gorgeous Mary Cassatt painting. But I'm not connecting these to Eric's photo here. Oh, well. I give up, Petrea.

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  30. For the 2 Magots PDPers, (because we talked about that blog), and all the others, here is the link to "The Big Picture", the newsphotoblog of Alan Taylor:
    http://boston.com/bigpicture/
    3 times a week, amazing news pictures. And I must admit that the last post is highly emotional!

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  31. I'm so glad its the weekend so I'm getting a minute to get a PDP fix! :) I have to work, unfortunately, but - you know - the phone's not ringing, etc.

    I so wish I could have been in that group in front of Les Dudes Magots. (Do I have that right? -- aren't they the group of surfing monks that were famous since medieval times and had a famous play called Holy Water: The Fast Break Boys Hit Hawaii written about them?) 8~0)

    And Petrea -- what's this George Washington teaser about -- it sounds like a story Katie thinks you could tell on PDP, but you know...if you want to be mysterious, that' ok, too! ;}

    PS -- hoping to see you this weekend. Also, Pont Girl will be in Paris soon, I think, and I'll be hard on her heels, hopefully to meet up with her there, too, if time permits.

    Until later, all, have a greeaaat weekend!

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  32. Hmm, looks like le Roi Eric is tearing up the town again tonite!! I await his latest with happy anticipation!

    Thib I tried the link and couldn't get it to work.

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