Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Theme day : lines


Time flies... It's already the first of the month! And what happens every first of the month within the City daily Photo community? It's a theme day! This month's theme is "Lines" and since I kinda lacked imagination this time I thought of the closest lines I could photograph; the ones of... my parquet! For yes, ladies and gentlemen, you are currently looking at a bit of this typical "Point de Hongrie" parquet (Hungarian point, as we call it here) that can be found in many Parisian apartments.

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63 comments:

  1. LOL I love the idea, at least you didn't went too far!!

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  2. didn't GO* Arggg. My English is disappearing! Dans ma précipitation pour être GF, mon esprit a failli. :p

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  3. Eric, these are fine lines, as lines go.

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  4. And I remember the herringbone/chevron patterns of the wood floors in Hungary! I didn't realize they originated them. Nice to be invited to your home. Got any fancy doorknobs?

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  5. Got any great pick-up lines, Eric?

    Great photo for theme day!

    XOXO

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  6. Hmmmm!!!A walk around Eric's home...Where will you take us tomorrow, I wonder...?

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  7. Congratulations, Guilledon Finger. It's a Hungarian fine line that separates good and bad English when you're on PDP! Tu parles l'Anglais mieux que je parle le Francais.

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  8. Guille~~~GF, how great~~~what goes on the crown?

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  9. Very stylish and perfect for the Theme! Today is my 300th post and I just wanted to thank you for starting this wonderful community :)

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  10. ah parquet - we use it for flooring.

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  11. Guille, encore la plus rapide ;-)
    Welldone GF.

    I'm just back from a dinner outside, and I enjoy reading thé 40ish last comments on yesterday's post. The "Pilote's Dubonnet joke" and Eric, Guille and Jeff "translations" are hilarious!

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  12. trés jolie! If you have time check out this blog: http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2008/09/framed.html

    The theme here is angles but it seems to work out well with your theme.

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  13. Oh, Eric, BTW, is your website properly launched? Or are you still spending 20 hours a day fixing it?

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  14. Congratulations on a great theme day photo! What a great floor. I miss the laminate floor we had in our old house, but I do like the warmth of carpet. Maybe someday we'll have a small cottage on a lake with beautiful floors such as this...

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  15. A Gerald says we uses for flooring, especially in older schools. Very nostalgic lines for me.

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  16. I love having a peek into your place, Eric! Show us more!

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  17. Eric, you certainly "floor" me! "It's not butter, it's parquet!" Okay, okay...that was for Carrie and Cali. I was still in yesterday's post mindset...going back in time to some of those horrid ads about pseudo-butter and such.

    The irony is that I'm sure my folks had a tub of Parquet around the house...(For the French, I'll translate: Parquet was a butter substitute!) "Mon Dieu!" you say, no doubt. Hey, welcome to the America I grew up in...the land of processed everything, substitutes, FDA culinary assaults, and plastic cheese. So, Eric, your flooring probably tastes a lot better than some of the stuff I had to eat growing up. No wonder French cuisine sounds so wonderful to my palate! What was the line in "The Graduate" about investing in "plastic"? ;-)

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  18. Well I was feeling a little nosy but guess I will add that we really need to see the king's flat!

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  19. Coltrane~~~I remember "Parquet" and it didn't taste like real butter.

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  20. I envy your lovely floor. The way you photographed it makes it look three dimensional.

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  21. I'm with Petra,I would love to see more of your place.
    The way it is photographed reminds me of Escher.

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  22. I like your inclusion of something common to Paris ... Hardwood floors in long slats is common in the US. It amazes me that we paid a premium for 100 year old hardwood to use for the floor. The call it the distressed look (smile).

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  23. the pattern is herring bones in english. one of my favorite pattern

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  24. Oh Eric, even when you're lacking in inspiration you come up with amazing photos! This is now one of my new favorites. I don't think anything will compare to the ladder to nowhere one I love so much.

    C-man, Gramma Ann: Yeah, Parkay...not one of my faves!!!

    Perhaps instead of doing any more work in class I will go through all the other theme day submissions. *sigh* I so do not want to be here tonight.

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  25. Ce n'est pas le revêtement stratifié "easy-click" que l'on trouve partout aujourd'hui.
    Prends bien soin de ton parquet !

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  26. Ordinarily a photo of this type would not go down in history; however, taken as a whole with the rest of Eric's photos, it is more intimate. Since he has become a celebrity, this photo is truly loved for its intimacy. BTW, Eric is this your "bedroom" floor? mmmmmmmm

    Coltrane, Do you just write this stuff "off the cuff"? You are truly amazing. I remember the "Parquet" TV commercials. I never tasted it though. My mom brought us up on French home cooking to the smallest detail. We never had soda pop in the house nor any American cereals. We had traditional French breakfasts and dinners. So I don't know much about "American" food and how it tastes since I never developed a taste for it. Is that as clear as mud? Anyway, I just adore the way you write.

    Virginia, "the king's flat" -- good one! You were inspirational.

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  27. Lacked imagination? This is unique actually. A lot of your photos currently on your front page have many lines in them, September 27 stands out to me. But Theme Day can be creative, least that's make take on it. You were creative no doubt.

    Slinger - Daily Photos from the Twin Cities

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  28. Great way to show lines Eric! However it doesn't appear that you were lying on the floor to get this photo. You have such gorgeous floors. If I had floors this nice I'd be tempted to use the line "Would you like to come up and see my parquet?" One question though, do your wooden floors squeak? The apartment where I'm staying has amazingly squeaky floors. Hard to sneak in late!

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  29. Ah Eric, I am so glad you are not the only one who forgets the theme day...:)
    You had a lucky escape there though because evryone wants to see the inside of the Master's home... door knobs, floors, walls.
    Did you notice, everyone, how clean that floor is?

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  30. Well Eric, since many of us happily worship the ground you walk on (or photograph from!), it's fun to get a peek at some of it. Great idea for theme day. The warm tone of the oak brings back a feeling of your popular coffee viewed from above shot.

    Guille, please, please never apologize for a little language glitch. Your fluency in both is remarkable and the envy of many here. And congrats on another GF. I'm thinking the crown may be reaching "Beach Blanket Babylon" proportions by now.

    Petrea, if you look back far enough in Eric's archives you will find a photo of a very nice bathroom, I think. . .I'm remembering some room I got the impression was in Eric's flat, gray, tastefully decorated. My brain is mush right now, and I can't quite recall which room exactly, but I remember loving the design elements.

    Coltrane, I was listening to "Giant Steps yesterday and thought of you. Speaking of tangential connections, your comments about the processed foods of your American youth cracked me up. Can you say "Velveeta" boys and girls? Sure you can! We've come a long way from those days. Now all I hear are choruses of, "Mom, you're just too organic! Can't we get some real snacks?!" :-) Do you rmember Yul Gibbons? "Did you ever eat a wood floor, many parts are edible. . ." Okay, better bring in Michael now. The groans are getting loud.
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  31. Beautiful. I love parquet flooring. I've had it in a couple of houses. Yours is a gorgeous, rich colour, Eric. I'm surprised you weren't flat on the floor to take the shot!

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  32. I haven't participated today in the theme, but here is my contribution, I hope you enjoy it, I think it's just charming, capturing also Parisian culture as I like to imagine it, and could watch it again and again.


    Dancing in line

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  33. Ah ah ah! Imagination is something we have a lot at CDPB!!!! Happy Theme Day, Paris!!!

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  34. Lynn~~~"Dance With Me" was fun and cute to watch. Reminded me of a time when my friends and I decided to take line dancing lessons, I never could get the hang of it, but love to watch the others do it.

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  35. I love these! parquets are very close to my heart because my rooms flooring is made of these. And I really think its very cozy yet elegant and classy in its manner.

    Our Semestral Breaks in a week! But the requirements, never lesser! Please pray for me for the coming hectic days! mabuhay and God Bless!

    And please do come visit Cavite Daily Photo at http;//cavitedailyphoto.blogspot.com

    Steven^^

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  36. Lynn,
    I love, "dancing in line"! I'm quite sure the 2 actors are Claude Brasseur and Sami Frey, wellknown French actors. But I'm not sur who the actress is...

    My friends and I used to dance a lot of Madison, like this one. 10, 20, 30 people dancing all together in line... That was great ;-)

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  37. Since I visited Florence, every time I see a herringbone pattern I remember Brunelleschi's design for the Duomo. As well as a double dome, he designed a herringbone pattern of bricks for strength. Though covered with plaster, there are areas where the plaster has fallen off and the herringbone brick can be seen. (You can see this if you take the tour to the top, you ascend in a spiral between the domes.)

    Now that the U.S. economy is about to crash, I may not see my friends in Europe for a while. This makes me very sad. I am glad I met you when I did.

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  38. Lynn's link is very appropriate for the photo of Eric's parquet floors. The dancers were a bit "wooden". That's for you Coltrane.

    Ladies (and gentlemen) check out the post for 9/4/05 for a peek at Eric's apartment. Notice the books, the cozy club chair and the lampshade. I remember this post as I was very impressed by the warmth of the room. I do love to decorate.

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  39. Ah, Jeff. I find a connection now at Grand Central's (NYC) herringbone pattern of bricks at the archway in front of the Oyster Bar restaurant. They even brought in Italian bricklayers to do the construction. As a sidelight, if you huddle in one corner, and a person huddles caddycorner in the other, your whisper travels over the archway to the other person's ear.

    BTW if you are not at next year's picnic ,that you created, I will personally wear black, in mourning.

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  40. From Cali is it April Fool's Day? I rushed over to the archives to get a shifty at ERic's apartment and there's just the outside of a building. Grande disappointment!?

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  41. Sorry Lynn, that would be 4/9/05 for most of you! Sept. 9, 2005. :-)

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  42. Ah, i see.... :l You wrote it backwards. LOL. Giggle. I agree his apartment looks lovely. I just wanted to get in closer to read his book titles though. Gosh From Cali, aren't we nosey? That lampshade is fab. I want to make one immediately with my own photos. Perhaps Eric will tell us how his friend made it exactly. Decoupage isn't really enough information. LOL.

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  43. Lois...you are too sweet with your words. Truth be told, I ALWAYS love reading your comments. I guess I am an "off the cuff" sort of fellow and a "get off the duff" fellow, too.

    Kim...Every one should take a Giant Step or two and listen to John Coltrane. And yes, we had Velveeta too!

    Cali..."wooden" and "dancers" actually describe by dancing abilities. LOL!

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  44. So, that is Parquay? One can find a butter called like this only in the US. Coltrane, could you mail me some Parquay boxes? ;)

    Katie, how are you? I'm sorry for the weather (even if I can't do anything about it...) I love squeaky floors, it reminds me of my holidays to my grandmother's... Unfortunatelly in my new flat, I have an awful wall-to-wall.

    Kim, thank you. But it's always frustrating to make mistakes...Even more when there are silly mistakes!

    Thib, "My friends and I used to dance a lot of Madison"...don't give too many clues about your age! :p

    Jeff, if you don't come to your friends, they'll come to you!!

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  45. Lynn: LOL. We do some things assbackwards here, as we sometimes say. I too am curious about the book titles.

    Rose: I thought the lampshade was a creative and original idea for a gift. I only rememberd the lampshade, not the day. A quick search brought it right up.

    Coltrane: some of us make music and some of us move to and are moved by it. :-)

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  46. BTW Lynn, far from me the wish to make you jealous, but once, I sat in this lovely living room (Sept.4. 2005). Yep. :p

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  47. I just watch the dance scene again. I reckon it could be Eric, just a little younger, on the left. What a mover! He could play Eric in a film of his life couldn't he. Oh the fame you now enjoy, Eric...the fame...sigh... x

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  48. Oh Guille nooooo! I AM so jealous, as you knew I would be... ;) ohhh I'm not sure I can eat dinner now... I am cut to the quick. There's an English phrase for you Guille. It means to be hurt and is purposely overdramatic. One would say it breathlessly with back of hand on forehead, sighing ...he he... (who me?) It refers to the delicate line of skin which rests from the finger to the nail. Ouch.

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  49. Guille I'm bummed you aren't doing better with the weather. However it's great movie weather! This morning I saw " Cliente" with one of my favorite actresses Nathalie Baye, and I just got back from Hitchcock's "Notorious". Send me an SMS so I have your number. I would very much enjoy getting together again. Hmm, maybe my Eric will let me have a few people over for drinks and such.

    Lynn thank you so much for that little video! So wonderful, and so French! Oh to be as smooth on the dancefloor as that!

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  50. Ahhh, so there's more than PDP in the Guille/Eric relationship, n'est-ce pas? Well, both genders should be jealous!

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  51. And also, thank you Lynn for your comment. That's very nice. You look good in navy blue, so black would look good, too.

    Guille, so you are going to come visit?

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  52. A very European post, Eric. I am glad that Paris still them. As a kid, I thought that's what all new houses have as floors - until I came to LA in the 70's and it was the SHAG carpet craze. They had rakes to "comb" the carpet. An interesting period in interior decorating.

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  53. Eiffel Tower Suzy, I just love this photo (your profile photo) -- this ad (which is all over Paris) is so creative. I am so pleased that we were able to incorporate it into our artwork. I was thinking, now how can I show the world this great ad. And you did it. Merci! a gazillion times!

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  54. UK Lynn and Thib, Merci for the "Dance With Me". Je l'adore.

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  55. My pleasure, Lois.

    Tash what a scream! Shag carpets and rakes ... he he what a memory yes! How ridiculous they were, now we look back. I merely had a shag rug in my room - it was a gift and I felt so grown up and trendy. The only way to clean it was to shake it outside. I didn't have a rake. lol.

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  56. Merci to you, too, lois simon! I've always liked the ad as well.

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