Thursday, October 02, 2008

Rusty Shutters and... brand new site!


In Paris a lot of shutters are made of steel and not wood. Steel is supposed to last longer, but... it can rust. Which is good for photographers, especially if someone adds some colorful graffiti to them;) On another colorful note, let me take the opportunity of today's post to finally disclose the address of the website project I've been working on for 9 months already and that I finally launched last Thursday. It's in French (although the little video at the beginning includes interviews of some Americans) so you may not be interested, but since I really worked hard to bring it to life, I thought I could afford to exceptionally share the news with you today. Please pay a visit to www.courriercadres.com ;)

67 comments:

  1. Congratulations Eric! I shall be right over to see it. Am I GF? Am I? It's been so long.... !

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  2. Oh my, not quite two lines, eek. I love the picture though I am not keen on public defacing of surfaces!

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  3. Those shutters give me the shudders! But I love the colors, nonetheless.

    Eric, you're too late! I've already seen your website. You wrote the address on Facebook! Very nice-looking indeed. Your hard work shows. I wish I could comment on the text - but it would take me all day to translate!

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  4. That's really an interesting picture... you don't know for sure what it is until you read the description.

    Are any of my fellow Americans, or anyone else for that matter, following the baseball playoffs?

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  5. One can imagine an artist spending half a lifetime developing skills enough to accomplish this artwork so naturally.

    I'm sure we are all flattered that you would wish to share with us the child of those nine-months of gestation and nurturing. Congratulations on your new arrival. Are you going to have a baby shower?

    Considering your prodigious work on PDP and this new website there is one line on that site that stands out to me: Workaholic et heureux de l'être ?

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  6. Great image. Psychedelic.

    I'll check your site.

    Justine, yes, I am following baseball, and still crying on my (now useless) Twins playoff tickets.

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  7. Well Eric no surprises here but I'm having difficulty understanding the site, not the French really, that's ok, but I was interested in the office layout question and pressed the buttons to vote but nothing happened! It's me. It must be. :(

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  8. These peeling shutters are stunningly gorgeous, the way you have captured them. Unbelievable!

    The new website looks very sharp and fluid. I appears to be about "zapping" "friendly" "transexuals". Do they like that?

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  9. I listened to the vid about the office space of the future at your site. Most interesting, Eric. I will comment there at some point but I think I have to register first, is that it? Such imaginations some of those (handsome) men have! Everyone seems to want comfort, that's for sure. lol. Moi, je travaille chez moi en ce moment la mais ce n'est pas parfait!

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  10. Yeah...what's zapping? lol...Uselaine, I'm trying not to connect it in my head with your transexual friendlies...LOL

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  11. Congratulations on your new site Eric. Babelfish did a pretty good job translating.

    As to the photo, I saw a dumpster that looked very similar! Amazing, all that texture and color.

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  12. Hooray, graffiti!!! altho it looks like pentimento graffiti. I can just make out a few letters. Nice crackle work...I paid good money to learn how to do that, and here it is appearing naturally.
    Congratulations on your new site. I was looking for the Americans but got distracted listening to some of those hunky Frenchmen talking.

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  13. This photo looks like an abstract painting. You have a good eye, but we know that already. Checked out the website. Wanted to comment on the question about having blues in autumn, but, alas, my French is not fluent. Congratulations on your hard work.

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  14. Eric, Congratulations!! Nice job on the website even though my French is sorely lacking and definitely not up to the task of deciphering it at the moment. Maybe someday....

    Interesting photo as well. I'm not a big fan of rust, because here it is usually on my car!! And means that I need to start looking for a new one. But, to each their own and may someone find beauty in my rusty car!! :)

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  15. P.S. ET suzy...I know where you got that picture! It inspired me to make what turned out to be my favorite pix of myself with a 2foot iron ET on MY head!

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  16. 9 months... it was time!! Mazeltov ;)

    It looks good! It loads fast (which is always a plus), it's clear, spacious, easy to read, and fills the monitor perfectly. No commercial pop-ups! Good job, Eric!

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  17. About the baseball question, I went to a game in San Francisco on Saturday, saw the local team lose to LA. I think I'm all done with baseball for another few months.

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  18. 9 months! Wahou Eric, that's a good work. I liked the website, even if I'm not concerned at all. And you made a nice video (Loic Le Meur...that's SEXY! Yes, I find him sexy... :p).

    J'aime bien ces volets, tous craquelés. Le tag transforme l'image et j'ai eu du mal à comprendre au premier coup d'oeil.
    Too late to speak English...
    Nite nite!

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  19. The more I study this one, Eric, the more I question if it really is grafitti. It may not be. If one looks closely at the red, it would appear that there is old green paint covering it. Of course, I can get only so close to tell for sure, but I think we may be looking at peeling and weathered green paint over even older red and gold layers. It certainly is eye catching.

    Speaking of eye catching, your nine month project is indeed that. I applaud your efforts and imagine there was a lot of "pleasing others" that went into it. You are a man of many talents, and I thank you for sharing. I hope you can finally get some rest after this one.

    Justine...did I hear you mention baseball playoffs? Can you say out loud "Chicago Cubs"? No worry if you can't, I CAN, and I AM! :-)

    Lynn...it has been forever. Congrats to you GF Lady!

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  20. Love those rusting painted shutters. Many congrats on the new site! I particularly like the Zapping Actus tab, mostly because it's fun to say, even if I have no idea what that means. So, I wanted to be GF for my first PDP comment but the jet lag has been zapping my actus all day, and I couldn't wait any longer to thank the Deux Magots gang for such a great night last week. Great to meet you all. So much fun!

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  21. Heather,you are here! Congratulations for finally joining us in print. I wish everyone could have met you in person. I feel very lucky to have been one of 6 who have.
    Now you have officially joined the gang as of today!

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  22. what a beautiful photograph Eric.

    Your new site looks so modern. I can't wait to have my son translate it for me!

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  23. Hi Heather! Welcome! Glad you are getting over your blogger shyness!

    I really like the abstract of this image Eric. Totally reverse of yesterday's shot. Whether it's graffiti or rust, it makes for a great daily photo.

    The Courrier Cadres site is great too Eric and knowing how detailed you are about these things, I imagine it was harder than we know. Will you get some rest now? Maybe a holiday?

    P.S. Yes Lynn, you have to register to comment (I'll help you if you want!). I left 1 comment in the article about "Is your boss hyperactive?". My reply... "I have to admit, it's me!"

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  24. Eric, I just turned this into my wallpaper and it's perfect! Can see the programme icons and it's quite bright to look at! Merci!

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  25. Love the photo!! The colors are wonderful. No time to check out your new site Eric as I'm off to CDG in 15 minutes to head to Pisa. Congratulations on a successful launch! Hope you can take some time off soon! Sounds like a very interesting site from the comments.

    Yay Lynn you got GF!! Do put some lonely baubles on the crown. And welcome Heather!! So glad you've finally commented! Sorry to hear you still have jetlag, and I'm really sorry that you're back at work. Great fun to see you in Paris! We'll have to put together another SF PDP party soon!

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  26. Eiffel Tower Suzy, UK Lynn, and Thib, I left you a comment on yesterday's photo -- it did not really fit in here.

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  27. Tomate Farcie, I echo you, you are too funny! "9 months... it was time!! Mazeltov ;)"

    Plus, so true, "It looks good! It loads fast (which is always a plus), it's clear, spacious, easy to read, and fills the monitor perfectly. No commercial pop-ups! Good job, Eric!"

    Eric has definitely made the leap to the Internet from paper. He is a Extrodanaire de journaliste.

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  28. Guille, You are toooo cute! "Too late to speak English..." We speak "broken English late at night -- we are tired "Can we speak French now?". That means, mostly French with a few "American" English words here and there -- mostly there!

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  29. Heather, what a good surprise to "see" you here; Congratulations for your 1st comment. I hope it's the first of a long series ;-)

    Lois, thanks of your post yesterday.

    Guille, back to yesterday comment: Dance has nothing to do with age ;-)
    Even the young Guille can have fun dancing Madison or, why not, une Valse or a Tango...

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  30. Lynn, Congrats to you GF Lady, I echo Coltraine.

    Eric, Awwwwww "turquoise" ma couleur préférée -- that was my 1st pensée when I saw your photo.

    Guille, You were in Eric's apartment?

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  32. Chapeau pour le site !

    Clarté, simplicité d'utilisation, bien que n'étant pas (ou plus) cadre, cel me donne envie pourtant de se plonger dans les articles et même de faire des commentaires !

    Un peu dangereux, vous allez être submergés de visites...... Il ve falloir gérer ensuite. Le repos, pourtant bien mérité, ne va peut être pas être pour demain !

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  33. he he I am walking around with a wobbly crown on my head, delighted with my new GF status. Thanks! Yes Guille you have tempted us with the info that you were in Eric's apartment....come on, we want details! Personally I want to know about his books. Is he a reader of classics, contemporary, history, what? Ooooh this is sooooo cheeky but I can't help myself...!

    Thanks Michael, my knight in shining armour, to help me to get into Eric's new world, I would love to be able to comment. It will be very good for my rusty French, if he will excuse les erreurs...

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  34. I forgot to say that, for me, that brilliant orange and red looks just like the color of the special anti-rust painting I just bought !

    According to the long tem apparent efficiency, I might as well go get another one !!!!

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  35. Well Lynn... You must have been away the time when phx-cdg changed the constituition. I think the new clause said 1 line of relevant comment.

    Phx-cdg
    Correct me if I am wrong.

    Heather
    Hey! :)

    Coltrane
    The way I found to judge some workds are grafitti or not is by asking myself: "Would I pay money for that?" and if the answer is yes then it is not grafitti!

    Katie
    Who else are you meeting in London? We could have a mini UK CDP Bloggers party in London too!

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  36. This photo reminds me of old rusted out toys I've seen in museums. They always seem beautiful to me.
    Your new website looks great. I tried running some of the text through iGoogle translator, but it was a mess.
    So, Jill, how did you manage to work Babelfish on Eric's site? I have it on my blog but...

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  37. Heather! Nice to see that you keep your promise! :) I hope you had a good time in Paris. Come back soon (to PDP and to Paris).

    Thib, actually I used to dance Madison, sometimes...hum hum. But you're right about dances, I was just teasing you.

    Lynn, I can't say about the books because we had a conversation with Les Benauts and I didn't take a look (Now you know why I was there). :) Hey, GF!

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  38. Ah yes I recall now, Guille, though you really owed it to us to also be spying out of one eye whilst talking! lol.

    Rose thank you for the Constitutional update. Perhaps I should be sent the latest documents - are there any other new clauses, amendments, omissions I should be aware of, in these shark-infested GF waters?

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  39. what an awesome piece of modern art! well done. sj

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  40. Nice work on the new site Eric. I couldn't find the video however.

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  41. Lynn
    I can't help you there because as you know I wasn't involved in drafting the constitution. But I think it is a jolly good idea if we had it formalized ;)

    Phx-cdg... Where are you?

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  42. I'm here,I'm here. It's 7:02 am in PHX right now, and am I reading the paper? No, I'm on PDP.
    Lynn won as she commented on the photo on her second comment. Didn't quite fill the second line but let's take the 2 comments and put it together since no one else was around.

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  43. 7:02 and you are already reading PDP? Are you not ashamed? You should have been here by 7 am ;)

    New rule! So you can put a half comment and then followit by another? What happen if someone places half a comment, then someone else places a comment before the first person places the second half of her comment?

    Personally, I think Lynn should win today because she is Lynn. Also because the rules were slightly relaxed.

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  44. Eric, your site looks great. Literally, "looks", because I have not the slightest idea what any of it says. That's not a negative comment on your site, simply that I don't read French well enought to get it. Turquoise offices for transexuals? What the hell are these people commenting about!! At any rate, it is very professional in appearance. Best of luck with whatever it is you're trying to do!

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  45. I waited until now to comment on this photo in hopes that something appropriate would come to mind. Unfortunately this photo is just too good for words, at least for me. It's becoming my wallpaper as well.

    As for your website, EXCELLANT! You've obviously done a great job!

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  46. ... because she is Lynn... ahhh Rose I'm so touched by that!

    Thanks Phx, so I won! Yay. We should draw up the Constitution, with all the 'i' s dotted and have the whole thing sworn by a Notary Public. LOL !!! My ex husband is a Notary Public lawyer, but I'm not going near him if I can help it, not even for PDP! There are some things I wouldn't do for PDP. he he... I have some training in law, maybe we'll just wing it huh? Ok I hereby swear...in the name of PDP ....blah blah... constitution... to the best of my knowledge and belief...blah blah....ok done! Ok everyone? he he. Oh you may want to note that there's a last minute amendment to Act Iv Clause iii section (a) - first person to publish on their blog a pic of themselves kissing Eric - just a friendly peck you understand, nothing filthy - becomes an Honorary Lifetime GF. Agreed? All say aye?.... LOL !

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  47. Steel shutters, I never heard of them before. I love the look of these though. I just found some great old shutters in the barn that go to my house!

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  48. Is designing websites how you support your photography hobby? I don't know much about you except that I love your photos and they have made mine better!
    Jkg in Paris

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  49. One more comment - I'm not so sure that is graffiti - could it just be the paint underneath that is coming through the natural occuring cracks in the top paint?
    Just a thought
    jkg in paris

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  50. A very nice color for shutters.

    Congratulations on the new site! As mentioned above, the gentlemen on the video are very charming. :-)

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  51. Dear Eric,
    I'm having a busy week with not enough time to read all the comments. But I couldn't run out without saying congratulations on the new site! I hope to spend time perusing it later (avec dictionnaire). It looks great.
    And I love today's photo. There's something about ancient, rusty things in Paris that makes them prettier than ancient, rusty things anywhere else.

    Hello everyone!

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  52. Absolutely beautiful photograph, Eric. Love the old shutters, the rust, the graffiti. Life to me. And congratulations and lots of luck with your new website.

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  53. Remember theme day when UK Lynn sent a link, Dancing in line and Thib said that "the 2 actors are Claude Brasseur and Sami Frey, wellknown French actors. But I'm not sur who the actress is..."

    Well, I asked JB Petitpas (French filmmaker) and he said, "She is Anna Karina and used to be the wife of the director of this movie "Bande a Part" (Jean-Luc Godard a famous and very productive french new wave director.) He directed among others a movie with Brigitte Bardot called "Contempt." Anna Karina has the most expressive eyes and always seem very comfortable in front of the camera. See below..."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlBS3PmPfaI

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  54. Wonderful texture in this photo, we have a lot like that in Belgrade! :)

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  55. Thanks Lois, that was really interesting! I want to see the whole film now...

    By the way Eric didn't comment on the little dance and the fact that I think the one on the left is him a few years ago! lol

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  56. And, yes, Heather, it is good to 'hear' from you. You entered this circus in a different manner: you met the ring master and some of the performers in person before joining the troupe! Well, welcome, from one of the goofiest clowns!

    And speaking of absurd performers, I will be watching the U.S. vice-presidential debate tonight...

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  57. Jeff...I'll be watching the debates with much interest tonight. BTW...can you see Russia from the Twin Cities? ;-)

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  58. Hah! If I could, I would have vast foreign policy experience. Remember, not only Russia, but Canada as well. Now that is experience. Of course, I've been to Paris a few times...Hey! That means I have even more international experience! Hooowee, I'm looking forward to 2012! Vote for me and I'll set you free!

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  59. I prefer the first one i posted though...

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  60. adds some colorful graffiti to them;) On another colorful note, let me take the sbo
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    opportunity of today's post to finally disclose the address of the website project I've been working on

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