Monday, September 01, 2008

Theme Day : sister city


Our theme day for the 1st of September isSister City(ies) and I must say that I had no idea who Paris was the sister of until now. Wikipedia helped me discover that Paris has one and only sister: Rome, in Italy. The family ties must not be very strong though as I'm sure nobody knows that here and we do not hear much about exchanges or cross activities with Rome in the local news... One thing I discovered though: Parisians can visit city owned museums for free in Rome, providing they show their ID. Isn't that cool? Anyway, like always, pay a visit to all "sister city daily photo blogs", 148 are taking part in the game this month!

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Arradon, France by Alice, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Aurora, South Africa by shelagh, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Bandung, Indonesia by Eki Akhwan, Bandung, Indonesia by Bunyamin, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Busan, Korea South by iamnbinb, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cavite, Philippines by Steven Que, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Chateaubriant, France by trieulet, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Shantaram, Chennai, India by Ram N, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Darmstadt, Germany by Elsch, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Edmonton (AL), Canada by , Evry, France by Olivier, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Gothenburg, Sweden by Lo/David, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Hanoi, Vietnam by Jérôme, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Helsinki, Finland by PPusa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Honningsvag, Norway by J., Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Istanbul, Turkey by mustafa34, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jerusalem, Israel by Esther, Karwar, India by Yogesh, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lakewood (OH), USA by mouse, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Madrid, Spain by Tr3nta, Mainz, Germany by JB, Manila, Philippines by Anthony, Mashhad, Iran by Meead, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Poly, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Misawa, Japan by misawa mama, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Muizenberg, South Africa by Pentaxjunkie, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by Kitty, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •, Newport News (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Nice, France by Angelaj, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Palos Verdes (CA), USA by tash, Paris, France by Elsa, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pensacola (FL), USA by P J, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie, Philadelphia (PA), USA by Andrew Foderaro, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Sharon, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Portland (ME), USA by Corey, Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka, Rancho Palos Verdes (CA), USA by Sarah Adams, Riga, Latvia by Riga Photos, Rouen, France by Bbsato, 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, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by Burd Zel Krai, Schenectady (NY), USA by Buck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Seoul, South Korea by Phil, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Zannnie, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, South Pasadena (CA), USA by Laurie, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David, Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga, Telluride (CO), USA by mtsrool, Tempe (AZ), USA by angie, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torino, Italy by Fabrizio, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Turin, Italy by Livio, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Villigen, Switzerland by z, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by D.C. Confidential, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

59 comments:

  1. Rome and Paris! What a great combination. They're my favorite cities.

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  2. Ha! "Anonyme" is first today.

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  3. Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world... I just love it.

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  4. Yay for this photo! Would you believe this was my metro stop my first time in Paris? During a six-week university program, I stayed with a family who lived around the corner from this stop.

    And btw, I did not know Rome was the sister city of Paris. Next to returning to Paris (which I miss so much!), Rome is the place I next most long to visit.

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  5. They really are perfectly matched twins.

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  6. I wonder who thought of sister cities in the first place?

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  7. Ithought for a nanosecond that Hector Guimard did an art nouveau metro in Rome. Duh!
    I checked the sister city for PHX daily photo--nothing. Nothing for Coral Gables either. Well, at least I learned something here.

    Congrats to Parisian Heart for GF!

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  8. You really are so lucky Paris and Rome. Does it get any more romantic or better than this.

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  9. What a perfect pair. At least I'd guess so. I haven't been to Rome. It's hard to imagine any city holding its own with Paris.

    I forgot to sign up for theme day festivities. Not the first time I did that! I'm doing it anyway because Pasadena has a cool sister. But it's not September first here yet.

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  10. Rome, huh? Well, I guess that makes sense since the Romans arrived in Ol'Paree in the 1st century BC and referred to those Gallic folks living there as the "Parisii." Thank the Frank-- "Clovis that is"--for making Paris the capital of Merovingia! Hey, if you can get some discounts in Rome, I say go for it Eric. I love all those Metro signs in Parisii-land. Wish I could get some of the great sign font on my computer.

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  11. How very cool! 2 of my 3 favorite large cities are sisters!!

    I haven't visited Paris or Rome yet, but it is definitely on my life list of things to do--I just want to learn more French and Italian before I go. I'm working on that, but my brain just tries to slide those languages into its Spanish section, and it makes it interesting! I'm not giving up though!

    Happy Sister City day!!

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  12. I bet I can find it for you, Coltrane (the font, that is). It is a groovy font, isn't it!

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  13. Soosha...if you can find it, let me know. Seriously, I dig it too. BTW...How's the weekend going? Better I hope. Later gator!

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  14. Coltrane_lives

    Try this one for the font.....

    http://www.fontspace.com/david-rakowski/paris-metro

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  15. Dang, someone got to it before me! I'm so upset! Oh well, I tried and was so close.

    Weekends just fine, how's yours croc?

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  16. Eric -- what a clever way to illustrate this theme day!
    Apparently, NYC has 10 sister cities, but I doubt we get into all their museums gratis (if only).
    Was sans Internet yesterday, so would like to say today how wonderful that so many of us got to meet each other this weekend—and add my mercis to Eric.
    Also, I've been missing Tall Gary, too. He's been a faithful visitor to my blog (had me in stitches every day) and, like Petrea, I sure hope he's off somewhere exotic.
    And Rose -- good to see you again. Will you please look at my Aug. 12 blog post?

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  17. Drinking too many cheap mojitos this weekend and forgot my manners: thanks for the link to the font, anon. I'll probably be using it on lots of my graphics now!

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  18. Eric, that was a surprise, learning that Paris has only one sister! Most large cities seem to have several.

    I guess Rome and Paris are kind of trapped by the statement made when they became sister cities: "Only Paris is worthy of Rome; Only Rome is worthy of Paris"

    Great post!

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  19. Anon...BIG THANKS! That is perfect. Thank you too Soosha for looking. These PDPrs are fast, eh?

    PHX-CDG...check out Bleeding Orange's Grenoble for a sister city.

    And Rose is back, and Alexa is back...now where is the Tall G-man?

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  20. Yeah, where is TG? I may not know him too well yet but I do miss him! (*coltrane breathes a sigh of relief as he glances towards to horizon and sees soosha_q finally leaving him be*) ;oP

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  21. Soosha...what are you talking about? I love our chats! (not cats...well, you know)

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  22. Sorry, don't mean to take over PDP, I just had a comment for Eric. I'm very annoyed with you! I go to your Zazzle shop to purchase a calender for 2009 and what do I find? 2 calenders!!! How am I suppose to choose?!? And then I see about 100 other things I want including a brand new poster of yesterdays photo!!! Do you have any idea how difficult it was to not purchase today? I mean really, do I need an entire wall in my home devoted to PDP? (Yes!)

    Ok, I'm done ranting. Seriously though, thank you Eric! I can't wait to get my calender in the mail!!!

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  23. C-man (that'd be you, Coltrane): Slightly more smooth font I've just been alerted to: Metropolitain EF. Not free, however, like the other.

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  24. Thanks Soosha. I've saved it in favorites. Looks great too! LOL about a PDP wall. Actually, not a bad idea!

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  25. I know, you're getting sick of seeing me...sorry!

    I was messing around with yesterday's photo, making the orange pop more and giving it more contrast before I made it my desktop wallpaper. Not that your photo wasn't wonderful Eric, I just like my photos to be more "dynamic." SO not my point, though. My point is for poor Coltrane. His user photo is rather dark and not very contrast-ie, so I fiddled with it while I had my editing program open. If you'd like it, Coltrane, I can give it to you. If not that's quite alright, I'll just delete it and I wont be offended. I'm just really bored and not ready for bed yet!

    Wait, I just caught that. What in the world do you mean "not cats"?!? Have you been hitting the cheap mojitos too?

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  26. Sure Soosha...send me an email attachment and I'll check it out. My profile photo is actually a photo of a photo; therefore, it is a bit blurry...kind of like my eyes now. Thanks for tweaking it.

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  27. K, need your email address. If you don't wanna post it here you can email me w/it. soosha_q@yahoo.com

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  28. Right, I think I vaguely remember you saying once it's a photo of a photo. I do not have the best memory in the world!

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  29. I didn't know this little fact so can now impress my colleagues at the espresso machine this morning..."Did you know that..." Of course, they'll just think I had too much espresso!

    I like the framing you did in this photo Eric. We get "Rome" framing the Metro map and "Metropolitan" framing the buildings of Paris. Very nice!

    Hello Rose! Welcome back!

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  30. What an interesting tidbit. I never would have guessed! I love both cities, but have to admit a fondness for anything Italy since visiting France and Italy at 18 years old. Italy has really stayed in my heart.

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  31. Hi Michael! I'd tweak your photo too but it's just too darned cute to mess with.

    And I'm sure you probably get the "he's had too much espresso this morning" look from your colleagues a lot.

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  32. PHX-CDG - it looks like Grenoble, France is your sister city!

    Soosha - LOL. You're probably right!

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  33. Just when I had decided yesterday's picture was my favorite this year, you come up with an even better one! ;) I'm sure people would argue that point with me, but I'm a huge fan of these old Metro stations.

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  34. Hey Michael, hey Coltrane, hey everyone...

    Michael
    Too much expresso or not I am going to charge royalties for your use of MY picture!

    Tomate
    Why not have two favourite pictures? Or countless in my case?

    PHX
    I thought you had relaxed the rules a little... I guess I could have won the GF today!!! Oh no :(

    Parisian Heart
    Congrats on being the GF last night but don't hold your hopes too high for a next GF too soon. I m going to bed really late the next few days and I am starving for a GF title. I guess I will have Alexa to fight with now that Cali is away in SF.. hehe

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  35. Hey Sis' Roma!
    I like this picture, the buildings seem to be framed by the métro steel structure. But the sky looks fake, it's not the real sky that we had in August! ;)
    I didn't know about Rome (and the free museums!! Thanks for the tip Eric). I've been several times to Italy, but never visited this city. I know, it's a shame...

    Welcome home Rose!!

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  36. Astucieuse, cette photo! Je n'en reviens pas que Paris ne soit jumelée qu'avec une unique ville...mais quelle ville!

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  37. I just noticed that there's no Rome Daily Photo blog! How can that be?

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  38. Rose - sorry for using your photo. The check is in the mail. ;-)

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  39. Un jumelage unique, c'est vrai que c'est rare...
    Discours de 1956: "« Seule Paris est digne de Rome ; seule Rome est digne de Paris »/« Solo Parigi è degna di Roma; solo Roma è degna di Parigi ». Un rien mégalo. LOL

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  40. Yes it's very cool. Does Paris extend the same courtesy to Italians at their own museums?

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  41. Good selection of a photo for the theme day!

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  42. Beautiful match !!! Nice post ;o) Thanks ...

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  43. Yes Eric, you thought of just the right illustration with this shot! This is out near St. Lazare and Rue du Rome. We spent a couple days exploring instrument and sheet music shops in that area, and I remember using the Europe Metro station not far from this. I could not believe how many luthiers per square foot that area of Paris has!
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  44. Love this Metro Stop! I have a Paris Metro shot today too, although not so clear, and a little bit of a stretch for the theme day! I agree that there are few cities that could hold their own with Paris, and Rome is certainly one of them!

    Have missed you all lately! Wish you were all my sister cities!

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  45. There's no Rome DP? For shame! That's another one I'd annoy, er... visit constantly!

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  46. I guess only Paris could be so choosy! Being able to visit all the museums for free, that's like money in the bank.

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  47. So funny, phx ... I didn't even think about being GF yesterday! I knew I had not been the first to comment; I just logged on and commented when I could. Thanks for the congratulations. :) Rose ... You should have room to reach for the crown -- at least without my being too much of a threat. Hmmm ... Or am I just lulling you into a false sense of security? ;)

    Sometimes I don't ... I love your quote about only Paris and Rome being worthy of each other!

    Eric, I do love these art deco metro station signs!

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  48. WHAT???? Your sister city isn't Paris, Texas???? That's crazy.

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  49. It would be interesting to have Paris, texas as your sister city, but I think that Rome is a much better choice!

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  50. We have a Paris in England,Eric! I forget where it is... but it's here somewhere. I personally believe it behoves you to come and look for it! :)

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  51. This is an amazing list. Who compiled it?

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  52. Merci pour l'information sur la gratuité des musées pour les Parisiens. J'espère qu'elle s'applique aux "natifs" même s'ils ont émigré vers d'autres cieux.

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  53. Merci pour l'information sur la gratuité des musées pour les Parisiens. J'espère qu'elle s'applique aux "natifs" même s'ils ont émigré vers d'autres cieux.

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