Friday, January 02, 2009

From the stage of Le Châtelet theater


I'm just back from Le Châtelet, a theater located in the very heart of Paris and pretty well known for its wide range of shows and concerts. It opened in 1862, and you can really tell people were shorter at that time, because there is not much room for your legs LOL. Anyway, a friend of mine had a spare ticket so I went to see On the town, a musical by Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins. Perfect for the first day of the year ;) Now you may wonder how I got to take a photo of the whole theater, from the stage... Well I did not! This is just a mock-up located in the entrance to help you choose your seat. Cool eh?!

28 comments:

  1. You can't fool me, Eric. You are the star of the show wherever you go! A great start to the year.

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  2. Yes indeed. Glad you had a good time Eric - the photo has an air of excited anticipation about it.

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  3. Eric, it's taken me a day to get to Paris after wandering around this CDP monster you've created, which means I'm still only half way to the Americas!

    I hope you have a fantastic 2009 and I look forward to another 365 days of your fabulous commentary!

    Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

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  4. Great Photo Eric to start the new year :D Even though this is a mock-up version,it's still gorgeous<3

    Look forward to many more great photos for the year 2009!
    oh did you have a good NYE?

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  5. ". . . all the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players" or audience members!

    UsE is right, baby, you're a star!!(with apologies to Prince)

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  6. What a wonderful way to spend the first day of the year! I am truly jealous! ( and still in p.j.'s)
    Have a wonderful 2009!
    Lauren

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  7. Very clever :-)
    Sounds like a great way to start the new year.

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  8. Really a great way to start the year. The mock-up fooled me. Well done.

    All these seats represent all of us out here watching (in anticipation, Lynn) to see what photo will play next on the PDP stage. Oops, don't get stage fright, Eric!

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  9. What a lovely place to enjoy a good show.We have a similar situation with the lack of leg room in most every New York theatre as well.
    & Happy New Year Eric. Thanks for making all of our days a little brighter with your lovely inspiring photos!

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  10. Help ME choose MY seat, dear Eric? Blush...I always knew you wanted to take me to the theatre...;)

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  11. Eric, if you do not get to tell us how you'd taken the photo, everyone would have thought that you were part of the musical and you were on stage rehearsing for action. ;)
    Happy 2009.

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  12. I really couldn't tell that this wasn't the real thing until I got to the end of your caption. Fantastic! And the show? Was it good? Did you sleep?

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  13. Very cool. Et je vous souhaite le meilleur pour 2009!

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  14. Very well done!

    Tell us how you were feeling when you heard thunders of applauses coming towards you from all of the PDPers making you a standing ovation?!? ;)

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  15. It's a convincing model, and your photo convinces too, until it's enlarged. Very entertaining, as the theatre should be!

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  16. I'm watching the Sex & The City where Carrie goes to Paris for the last time. She arrives at the hotel, goes onto the balcony and gets a view of the Eiffel Tower. She jumps up and down with excitement. What's the name of that hotel, Eric? Does it exist? Don't say you haven't seen it, I won't believe you. ;)

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  17. Lynn:

    http://www.plaza-athenee-paris.com/exclusive_offers/sexandcity.html

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  18. Thank you! Anonyme that's helpful. Also - do you know who the French actresses are in that scene i.e. Delicious Barishnikov's ex wife and daughter? Thanks. x Happy New Year Anonyme.

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  19. Goodness Anonyme, that's wow isn't it.

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  20. Cécile Cassel played his daughter.

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  21. I started this year already learning something new, I didn't know about this theater in Paris. Looks fantastic and now I'm curious to see what the building looks like outside.

    BTW, what a great selection of your best photos Eric. It's a real gift for us!

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  22. How tricky, Eric! Glad you had a good time!

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