Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dock


Technically this photo should not appear on PDP as I did not take it inside Paris, but in a very close suburb called Aubervilliers... At the turn of the 20th century, this small city became a heaven for industries and workers from all over the country. The plants are now long time gone, but the big industrial buildings still remain. A lot of them have been redone and turned into cinema studios, convention centers, concert halls... Some of them have a real cool shape, like this one I photographed today, while the sun was shining over Paris.

37 comments:

  1. Happy Christmas Eric!!!! It's us, in duplicate. Can you cope? We're better than industrial buildings any day! :)

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  2. Very graphic shot, Eric -- nice!
    What were you doing in Aubervilliers, I wonder?

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  3. Eek I'm here on my own. This wasn't meant to happen. LOL. We like to see outside Paris too though Eric.

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  4. Aaaah, and it's Lynn, by a nanosecond!

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  5. And as you see, you are not on your own -- Eric's OTHER biggest fan is here with you.

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  6. But now you are, Lynn, as I am off to see the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular (complete with high-kicking Rockettes) with some relatives who are here from (way) out of town. I'm guessing I'll be the only native New Yorker in the place. Sorry, shouldn't be such a snob -- it'll probably be a lot of fun, actually.
    Eric, you can find a great photo to take anywhere!

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  7. Wow! Thanks for bringing something new into PDP Eric!

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  8. he he HI Twinnie! See Eric? There's two of us wishing you Happy Christmas.

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  9. Is this an up and coming area, then, Eric, are these buildings being turned into apartments too?

    Ohhh Twin Suzy, I reckon he's gone to bed and missed his double visit.

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  10. That's all right, Lynn, I'm starting to think we are Fruit Loops and don't need him to agree!

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  11. I'm sure he will agree! Monica will think it's a giggle. She wants to do it too, so that's three fruit loops ...er...whatever they are. lol.

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  12. Two things I like: nice neon and a nice wall!

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  13. Wow, I thought I'd clicked on Pasadena Daily Photo -- this looks like one of the amazing photos Petrea takes in Southern California! I SO love this photo; the colors, the fonts, the brick, the blue sky. I don't care if it's in a Paris suburb -- works for me!

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  14. How delightful to find your lovely blog... . I shall return!
    Judith de Santa Fe

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  15. Katie, you beat me to it. I thought it looked very California, too!!!

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  16. Dearest Michael,
    I just went over to yesterday's comments and you were the last one.....and it was a PDP poem. You are the best!!

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  17. yes katie and phx-cdg, i had the same thought exactly...is this california? and i was also referring to the blue sky.

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  18. Without reading the little intro, I would have thought this building was 40 to 50'ish rather than turn of the century, but of course, it's really hard to tell ;)

    Glad you decided to break the rule a little. Change is good.

    You know, if it gets really cold in Paris, maybe you could take the subway? (We haven't had a subway pic in a long, long time ;)

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  19. It's a very graphic solid image. I see the St Trinians twins are mis behaving yet again.

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  20. The colours are punchy. I agree with Tomate, a subway photo would be an excellent idea. I can't remember the last one...hmmm? Glad to see the sun has come out to play a while. Have a great weekend! Lynn congrats on GF! It was about time. Nice Christmasy profile photo too. What's in that eggnog? lol

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  21. I like the strong colours and lines as well Eric. So Aubervilliers, eh? Must have been another web convention to bring you there!

    Tomate, I think Eric was referring to the industrial area versus the building when he said, "...turn of the century." I agree, the building looks more 30's-40's-50's. Where's our architectural expert?

    Glad you saw the poem PHX. Wouldn't want to think that all that creativity was lost on you. ;-)

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  22. Sun shining in Paris??? What?? You have got to be kidding us!! I never heard of such a thing, at least when I have been there. Maybe I'll get lucky next visit!
    Nice "non Paris" looking photo but it's a fun change of pace.
    V

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  23. lol Coltrane - the eggnog is a secret recipe - and for good reason as you see!

    Yes we're scooting around in St. Trinian's style again Babooshka. Will we be sent to the Head I wonder? Oooh.

    Michael I saw your poem too and was tempted to continue, but it was the end of the day. Are you up for it today? What do you say? Nay or yay?

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  24. My crown by the way has St. Trinian's gymslips hanging from it and a rather stylish industrial building hanging down the back. lol.

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  25. How wonderful that these art deco places are being preserved and recycled in their use rather than just pulled down!

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  26. Suburbs is welcome! In French we call the cities around Paris "la petite ceinture" and the cities a little bit more far "la grande ceinture". They're actually almost part of Paris.

    It's a third neon light photo in one week Eric, I don't know if you noticed it.
    Very pop art, totally 50's!! Very James Rosenquist.
    I agree with Katie and PHX, we're more in the States than in France.

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  27. Il y a un belle photo! www.electionweb.blogspot.com

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  28. Yes, I too thought it looked Californian, could have been the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk...

    Have been viewing your photos daily ((imagine that!)) as a link on my blog roll, but never realized the community surrounding the site, just uncovered the entire daily photo phenomenon and it’s very exciting. I plan on joining from the San Francisco Bay Area..... until I make it back to Paris bien sur. I normally write what I call snapshots of life, but I’m up for the challenge of doing daily snapshots the old-fashioned way, with a camera.

    Brilliant idea you had with the site!!
    chantal

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  29. Hmm, I wonder if GoogleMaps has street view photos of these buildings. This does appear very mid-20th century. I'll use the tried (trite ?) and true academic conclusion: more research is necessary.

    Bonjour tout le monde, et bienvenue Mlle. photo booth. We're all bozos on this bus, but you are responsible for buying your own red nose.

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  30. Enchanté.. thx for the tip i’ll try to dress accordingly

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  31. Jeff - try Mappy, too, it has photos from the front - though it might just be residential, I don't know.

    Froot Loop Lynn - congratulations on the GF. Oh,....now I get what's in your profile pic - its a gymslip - and a very festive one, if I may say so!!

    Guille - thanks for the ceinture infobits - I never knew that.

    Michael - love the doggerel - you and Lynn can continue any time you like!!

    Welcome from me, too, photo booth!

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