Thursday, January 15, 2009

It probably glows in the dark too...


Please don't go thinking this is the kind of trees that grows in Paris! Like the one I showed you a few days ago, this Christmas tree is off duty for the season and quite frankly I'm not too surprised it ended up in the trash. I can tell you I was not the only one who stared at it for a moment this morning (I think I'm the only one who took a photo of it though ;). Well, I understand it's much less attractive than yesterday's scene (thank you for all your nice comments BTW), but you've got to admit I made my best to remain in the same color scheme!

48 comments:

  1. Oh my, is it Halloween already? I do like the fact that it is in the trash and that you kept the color scheme going.

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  2. On closer inspection it looks like it's made from cheese puffs!

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  3. Those trees are absurd. They were all over the city, in every color and hue. And, I'm assuming, not exactly ecofriendly either! Still and all, nice composition...;)

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  4. WoW! This tree looks like something out of Dr.Suess. Maybe "The Grinch who stole Christmas".

    I've never seen an orange Christmas tree though.

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  5. Was this a real tree??? I've never seen one this dead or this color that was real. Maybe the cold weather turns it orange? They should haul it over to L'Orangerie - hee hee :)

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  6. P.S. You really are in the orange theme, Eric. My PDP 2009 calendar arrived today and the January photo of the orange sunset over Notre Dame is beautiful :)

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  7. OMG!! Looks straight out of Sesame Street!! I may have seen a less attractive Christmas tree, but I don't remember when.

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  8. This is one flocked up tree. Orange you glad it isn't yours?

    I'll shut up now.

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  9. Lol Suzy!! I think we're getting too much of a laugh out this whole orange errr dead ..Christmas tree.

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  10. Oh the poor, poor thing! : (

    I can just make out some of its smothered little needles under that disgusting orange whateveritis.

    (Suzy & Pont Girl I'm still ROFL though!) It does look like cheese puffs, too, from cali.

    Thanks? Eric! Actually, yes, thanks - we want to see it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly of Paris. I can just hear the other onlookers now, telling their friends over a nice aperitif - "and I guess that the guy liked it so much, he took out a really nice camera and carefully took a photo of it!"

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  11. It landed really well and actually looks really good for having been thrown out the 3rd story window, don't you think?!

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  12. It looks like it's about ready to crawl off the sidewalk!

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  13. Atypic, for sure... but still up, brave and moving.
    Clumsy, like me sometimes.
    In the dark ... leave it to my imagination..., yes it does.

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  14. Okay, this is a little odd. I really don't like the color orange, so this won't be in my house anytime soon, but I hope the person who had it loved it!

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  15. But ... you're seeing the tree out of context. Maybe with the ornaments it had and the room in which it was placed, it was the most magnificent thing ever. I'm just saying ... on the street it's a little weird, in its element, who knows?

    At the very least, it's quirky. I like it for that.

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  16. I like it. I agree that it looks like something from the world of Dr. Seuss, and isn't the world of Dr. Seuss wonderful and imaginative and creative and inspiring? I think Cottage is right, seen in the proper context it was probaby amazing. I can see it in my mind, all fluffed out and full of ornaments coordinated in the perfect color scheme. I can't see what the scheme is, that depends on the person. Personally I'd be off-setting the firey orange with "cool" colors, shades of blues and violets. Magnificent!

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  17. What a great bunch of comments about a super photo (once again, Eric, in the right place and not afraid to use that camera)!
    Christie, Carrie, Suzy, uselaine, from cali (GF!) -- you're all so funny and perceptive, and I agree 100%. Haven't seen anything like this in NYC—and may I just say how very grateful I am?
    I thought it was the French who held the monopoly on all things tasteful. Gee, Eric, I guess now you'll show me a photo that proves there's no Santa Claus!

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  18. Ange (de Montmartre), "They were all over the city, in every color and hue." Merci, for sharing that. I did not know that. What a strange Christmas interior decoration trend. But, having a "dead" tree in your home for a month or so is also strange.

    Eric, I like the angle of your shot. It looks like the tree is alive and walking? crawling? towards you.

    The tree is a little wilted and that gives it a spookey effect -- yeah, like Halloween! Maybe it was a combination holiday tree. hahahahaha

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  19. Gosh I've never seen a tree like it. I'm a traditional girl so I wouldn't choose it, though if I had a contemporary home, I can see it would look good.

    I presume, Eric, you found this after it had been hurled from the top floor there onto the street once the owners had had their fill of it?

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  20. Sue..."Sesame Street"--I thought the same thing. lol This would be the kind of tree Elmo would certainly appreciate...and perhaps did. lol Eric, you do bring it. I love the way you described this "off duty for the season" tree, too. ;-)

    Miguel...left you a reply to yesterday's great tune for the sunrise. Merci.

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  21. What the FLOCK? Hehehe
    I'm with soosha, I like it! Makes one wonder...like did someone drop it from Mars or did it come from the sea ie,a sea creature(coral reef). Would have loved to have seen the way it was decorated!

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  22. Almost as orange as the two rabbits in front of the Valentino building on Avenue Montaigne!

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  23. Awww that poor thing! I really feel sorry for the tree that's under there. There is a tree in there, isn't there?

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  24. It looks like it might be prone to spontaneous combustion! :>)

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  25. Poor tree. I saw many of them heavily flocked in all colors while I was in Paris.

    I think I'll post a photo of a whole row of them used to frame a bus that was advocating for Asperger's Syndrome in front of the Comedie Francais.

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  26. Btw, that has got to be the biggest garbage can I've ever seen or is the tree not that tall?

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  27. Eric, for me the best part of this post is your description of the scene "...I was not the only one who stared at it for a moment this morning (I think I'm the only one who took a photo of it though)..." You really had me laughing as I pictured a group of people standing there scratching their heads while you pulled out your trusty camera.

    Karen, how was your trip?

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  28. The holiday season just sort of deflates slowly, doesn't it? Trees by the garbage, all those inflatable snowmen and reindeer and other stuff disappear from front yards little by little. You don't see such oddities in Paris, I'm sure.

    It will be -20 F by the morning again here. Nobody will be outside taking photos of trees, I'll bet.

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  29. Ohhh...that tree wasn't slaughtered soon enough!! Sad though...a noble tree that grew to be a ball of orange gunk, sort of like taking an elephant and putting it in a ballet tutu and making it perform in the circus. You can probably tell that I am not a fan of the circus or of zoos.

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  30. I wonder what they did to this tree ??? I don't think it's healty.
    But again ; WHY are we wondering at all, this is afterall PARIS !!!!

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  31. Cali and Lois you are right, it looks like a tree in some sort of a Christmas themes Halloween Party and I bet they had black decorations!

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  32. Good God--Ghastly! Why do I have an urge to touch it?

    Suzy's comment is best of the day. :)

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  33. What a horrid thing to do to a tree!

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  34. Is this what radioactive waste looks like?

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  35. Awwww, Lydia, you made me blush, which is good because I forgot my rouge today. Merci!

    Excuse me for a minute. I'm going to see if Karen posted that photo she mentioned...

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  36. Ok, I know I'm strange, but I like it.

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  37. Starman, I'm sure "fun-loving" is a better way to describe you!

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  38. Mmmmmm I feel sorry for all chrismass trees, any way... I like the pict. What is the coverage of the tree??? Rubber??? artificial snow?

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  39. It does look like that artificial snow stuff. I've never seen it sold in any color but white before, but then St. Louis isn't exactly a very fashion-forward place!!!

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  40. I see there has been an awful air crash in the Hudson river in NY. Thankfully everyone reported as survived.

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  41. Yes, a USAir jet went down in the river. First report is that a flock of geese flew up into the engines. Absolutely amazing that nobody died. The films of the plane literally floating in the river with passengers standing out on the wings is one of the amazing sights you'll remember your entire life. We can all be thankful for the miracle of survival on this one. Wow. Sick at home all week and -20 F outside is not bad compared to standing on the wing of a floating airliner in a frigid river in the winter.

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  42. Absolutely Jeff. I remember the Potomac crash in 82 I think? Another thing to be thankful for is that the river Hudson was not iced over like the Potomac. I believe, even so, the temperature in NY is -6 C at the moment so these people must have been freezing. Some being treated for hypothermia. Pilot being hailed as a hero for bringing it down so (relatively) safely.

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  43. It looks like it was attacked by some parasitic form of Muppet.

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