Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Farewell my lovely blue lady...


I happened to pass by the Eiffel Tower this evening and I could not help thinking this was probably the last time I would see it in its blue dress. If you remember, the reason why it turned blue 6 months ago, is because France took over the European Presidency. At the end of 2008 it'll be Tchequia's turn and God knows what the Eiffel Tower will end up wearing... PDP will keep you posted, needless to say!

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  1. EIFFEL TOWER!
    EIFFEL TOWER!!
    EIFFEL TOWER!!!

    And like I said “yesterday:”
    I LOVE YOU, ERIC!
    I LOVE YOU, ERIC!!
    I LOVE YOU, ERIC!!!

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  2. I hope whatever the Tower is wearing you will post many more photos for us to enjoy. Beautiful.

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  3. Suzy: I thought I could sneak in here, but no such luck!!!

    What will you add to the crown?

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  4. She's beautiful in any attire...

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  5. You have me in tears, Eric. It's simply gorgeous.

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  6. Oooh I love the blue, and Suzy loves YOU! Wow. There's a declaration for you Eric. What more can you ask for? ;) This is truly a gorgeous photo. Needless to say you will Zazzle?

    Guille, when you arrive, as you see I got my computer working - for the moment. ONly by connecting straight to the router and not using wireless ohhh how I hate it when computers get problems.... sigh...

    Oooh the Eiffel Tower looks so pretty.

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  7. Suzy, you cheated. This post was already written long minutes before I posted the photo LOOOOOL. I wonder how you guessed what the photo was going to be ;)

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  8. "Farewell my lovely blue lady... " I bet you say that to all the girls . . .

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  9. Wow, Suzy -- you are truly quick-fingered! And how fitting that you should be GF for this post.
    Eric, what a sublimely gorgeous photo of ET!, ET!, ET!
    Merci, merci, merci de l'avoir partager avec nous.
    Zazzle-worthy, for sure.

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  10. A beacon of beauty bequeathed by the best!

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  11. cali, today the crown is painted blue, and I'm wearing a blue dress* equipped with battery-operated sparkly lights and a 12-star belt. And maybe I'll get flood lights to shine out of my ears.

    *Please note that this particular 'blue dress' will be sent to the dry cleaners if soiled.

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  12. Devil in a blue dress, eh, Suzy? Superb!!!

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  13. Moi? Cheat? How dare you even suggest it. :)

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  14. OMG 13 comments in 10 minutes LOL! I wonder what it's going to be tomorrow when I get up, for I'm going to bed now...

    Wish me blue dreams (I hope this has no double meaning in English!! I'm just referring to the ET color!)

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  15. It has a double meaning, Eric and I do wish you blue dreams. ;)

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  16. Oh, she is so "bluetiful!" Can you hear "Blue Train" playing in the background? Whatever dress she's wearing, she is always a lovely dame...as is Notre Dame. I raise my glass to her and to ET Suzy.;-)

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  17. This is a really gorgeous photo.

    I'm hearing "All Blue".

    I'm emerging from the Ecole Militaire Metro as the song starts. Walking along Ave de La Motte-Picquet, then I see the Eiffel Tower and Miles' trumpet kicks in. Then the swaying rhythm up Champs de Mars. Then Coltrane and Cannonball battle back and as the lights sparkle on the Tower. Breathtaking.

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  18. Ooooooooooooooooooooohhh la belle bleue!!!

    Here is a song to go with that Eiffel Tower:

    http://tinyurl.com/89yqmu

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  19. One of the most stupendous shots ever of any subject!

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  20. Eric, this is a wonderful Xmas present ;) Thank you!

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  21. She is lovely in blue isn't she and that is a particularly nice colour blue too.
    Blue dreams? Nothing wrong with those Eric, that's where blue visuals belong, in dreams!

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  22. This has to be my favorite picture yet! It's so gorgeous. I love the Eiffel tower when it twinkles, and blue is my favorite color and stars are some of my favorite things. Therefore this picture is perfection, especially with the great angle...

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  23. The photo is magical, Eric. How did you get that angle?

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  24. She is way too pretty!!! Thank you for this Eric!!!!

    Although it is not going to be dressed in blue next year anymore, it was not the first time it wore a blue outfit. The very first time I went to Paris and the very first time I saw Eiffel Tower she was dressed in blue. (I know it was a national holiday, just don't remember which one)

    It was indeed one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

    A sight to remember...

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  25. BTW, Sarkozy is here in Rio right now.

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  26. Doesn't she look so glamourous in that dress?
    I agree with Justine, it is my fave picture of ET...

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  27. Well, I hope her new dress will be as gorgeous as this one! It's wonderful!

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  28. Oh Eric! Its beautiful!! And I'm so glad Suzy got to be GF. That's really nice.

    I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to post at all. : ( Real life is just no fun.

    So, in case I don't get the chance in the next day or two, an early happiest of holidays to everyone out there. May you all have a peaceful day and a happy and fruitful year ahead.

    I also wanted to say that I bought a new 2008 book called Paris Graffiti yesterday and it has all kinds of cool stuff in it -- including some folks like Mesnager who we've seen on PDP. Check your local Barnes and Noble in the States; I'm not sure what stores have it elsewhere but I'm sure you can find it online.

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  29. I showed this one to my husband. We agree: it makes us both want to be in Paris right now.

    Of course walking around and being human beings makes us want to be in Paris, but we love the photo.

    Thank you, Eric.

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  30. La tour is lovely no matter what she puts on. Can't wait to see what she's all decked out in next.
    V

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  31. Simply wonderful photo of the lovely lady. And Miles D, Coltrane, perfect music for the soundtrack of this movie...

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  32. Beautiful.
    Happy Holidays PDP!

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  33. oh what a gorgeous fun photo. thank you eric. every day has a moment that feels like this photo because of PDP. i'm mostly a quiet, invisible participant, but wish thank eric and all of you for such fun.

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  34. thanks for sharing your special gift of "sight" it is truly a gift to the world

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  35. Oh so beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Tamera

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  36. Ahhhhh! Magnifique...
    En fait, j'ai beau habiter Paris, je ne la vois jamais cette Tour Eiffel!
    Eric, tu savais que tu déchaînerais les foules avec cette photo. C'est un beau cadeau de Noël que tu nous fais !

    La flemme d'écrire en anglais, so sorry.

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  37. Can only be one place in the universe....I love that electric blue...actually as colour I associate with Fabrizio in Torino.
    A very Happy Christmas Eric if I don't get a chance to say it again....nearly 3 years of Sydney DP (well, April) - thanks for gettign me started all that time ago!

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  38. She is a beauty in anything she wears!

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  39. Guille is right this is a wonderful gift you gave us, Eric.

    Blue dreams? Hmm. Well. They could either be sad dreams or very naughty dreams, or perhaps all bathed in colour. Which were they, dear Eric, do tell.

    Hey Twinnie GF!

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  40. That is a fantastic photo - wonderful stuff :)

    Happy Christmas to you and yours.

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  41. I'm glad the Eiffel Tower take off its blue dress... I don't like it even if this picture is great ;-))))

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  42. I would like to wish a very Happy Christmas and a Joyous New Year to Eric and all the members of the worldwide PDP family. I check in every day and, although I have never met any of you, I feel that I know you...for you at this time of year and always I wish all good things, good health, lots of love, peace and contentment. (I was going to add "lots of chocolate", which always makes me happy, but it didn't seem to fit with all the other lofty wishes.) Joyeux Noel a tout!

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  43. We had the good fortune to see the Bleu Eiffel this Fall. I love it dressed in bleu and look forward to seeing what Paris can come up with to top this!

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  44. I'd like that more and more often, Eric, please... Will never be tired of it and do hope that will never bother you... ;)
    This shot makes dream and reality become one wonderful thing.
    I love the E. T. whatever the color or the lights on it. It is part of me...

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  45. Arnaud! Our picnic Arnaud? Good to hear from you, even if you are blue about the color. Joyeux Noel.

    Guille: You have not seen la Tour Eiffel in blue? Hm. Well, many people in New York never the Statue of Liberty. But don't forget the wonders of your city, even though you live there. The rest of us are jealous.

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  46. I said earlier today that I didn't see her like that. But today, I did!! It's a real coincidence. My father took me by car to come back home in the suburbs and we passed by it! And I was lucky enough to see it flashing since it was exactly 7.00!
    Et dire que j'ai failli la louper...

    Monica, we know that Sarko is in Brazil (actually, we know every single movement he does LOL). Is it a big stuff there? I heard he met Lula da Silva (and sold him helicopters and submarines) and then that a gig was planned.
    Since our Prime Minister is in Egypt, well, that's the perfect time for Prince Jean d'Orléans to steal the throne!!

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  47. Zut, link doesn't work. But it is worth it, trust me!!

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122964949361320505.html

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  48. Jeff (and coltrane) -- thanks for the perfect audio to go along with this jazzy image!

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  49. Je suis d'accord...Magnifique!!

    When they started to light La Tour d'Eiffel many people protested but there is something so magic about turning the corner as the hour hits and the lights begin their dance. This lovely blue is spectacular..too bad I can't see it in person.

    Guille...Merci for the link!! Henri, the father of Jean was a notorious eccentric and supposedly spent his children's inheritance and left them very little as he felt they "disappointed" him!! The "Battle Royale" between the Bourbon and d'Orleans families is almost comical, especially after 200 years, but I know there are many people in France that would love to restore the monarchy.

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  50. Glad you saw the Blue Tower Guille! Now I know you have asked me to correct your English and only because your English is superb already, that I want to help you perfect it, here goes:

    "I said earlier today that I didn't see her like that. But today, I did!"

    Ok so here you have used the Past Simple tense and really you should have said - I said earlier that I have never seen her like that OR I haven't seen her like that before. To say I didn't see her like that implies on one particular occasion or on some sort of date, like today or yesterday, but you mean ever before so to use the past tense of the verb To have, is more correct. Hope you want me to continue to help, dear Guille. Your English is truly excellent, it's only occasionally it needs tweaking and it's only beCAUSE of its excellence that I want so badly to help. x

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  51. Or, you could use hindsight with "I hadn't ever seen her like that before today."

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  52. Merci pour les nouvelles du Prince Jean: it is good you are keeping track of the royalty, Queen Guille. I am glad also that Prince Jean loves the peasants! Great story.

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  53. Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!!!!

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  54. I can't see any evidence of Zazzle yet, Eric, yet this one is a MUST!

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  55. I can't stop looking at this photo!

    Eric, this photo makes you a bona fide rock star. Allow me to be the first fangirl to throw her panties at your feet.

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  56. ...something wrong with my refresh button...*tap*tap*tap

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  57. I can only apologise for cutting and pasting this comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise. I have only one pair of hands and the magical elves that I have working for me are a bunch of lazy good-for-nothings. All they do is sit around smoking, playing cards and throwing rocks at the reindeer!

    Anyway, from myself, Henry and Ezra, have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus and a happy New Year!

    I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, and may your stocking be stuffed full of lots of tasty treats and not coal!

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  58. Bella Gorgeous shot Eric:) I never get tired of looking at photos of the magnificant Eiffel Tower.

    I wish everyone on PDP Joyeux Noel!! and a Happy New Year!!

    What's everyone doing for the holidasy?

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  59. OK, in case I doubted it, you LOVE the Eiffel Tower, don't you?!

    Guille, LOL on Jean d'Orléans. I'm not sure France is ready for putting a king back on the throne...

    And I would recommend Jean to take a few English lessons first, just in case one day he has to deal with foreign affairs...

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  60. I was sure to find such a picture here... :o)

    I'm happy to notice I'm not the only one who take pictures with strange angles... ;o)

    If you want to see mine, they are here :
    http://ceciledequoide9.blogspot.com/2008/12/elle-ne-penche-pas-mes-cadrages-si.html

    There are a few more pulished the same day...

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  61. SuZY! Throwing your panties at Eric's feet? Good grief whatever next? Ok then, I too throw mine. Eric you're a star. LOL

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  62. LOOOL Lynn. Watch out, it cold these days...

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  63. Oh, Eric. This is absolutely lovely. Thank you SO much for sharing with us. *sigh* and *double sigh* So gorgeous!

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  64. What a fantastic photo! A friend just returned from Paris and had the most beautiful photos to share. They reminded me of our images above and I realized it had been AGES since I'd popped over here! Hope you are doing well and had a wonderful holiday. I just had a lot of fun catching up on some old posts, including that cute one of Paris's most recent population count. What a fun idea if we really all could join hands to count, huh?!

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  65. Sigh, I am severely homesick! I love the Eiffel Tower and of course, you too, Eric! ;)

    XOXO

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  66. Paris is so beautifull with the snow actually !

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