Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Snow again?


Snow again?! Nooo, this one is totally fake. I found it on a graffiti near the Beaubourg area, and I thought it was perfect for the season... It was made by Némo, a French painter known for his graffiti in Paris.

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  1. Ah, but you could have fooled me, Eric. Paris is currently a skier's delight, n'est-ce pas? It's afun photo. I hope he doesn't ski off the pont!

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  2. The flower coming from his lips is a nice touch.

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  3. Where is everybody? I'm excited to win GF with no competition, my victory is somewhat deflated.

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  4. Excellent job, Petrea!! : )

    Will you have a winter queen's crown with ice and snow and maybe some winter flowers woven in between? (I didn't even see the flower until I read your post!)

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  5. Perhaps I shall bring my Paris grafitti book to dinner on Sunday - its quick and easy to look at and has a number of Nemo's in it!

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  6. I wonder what the parrot and kitties mean, if anything.....

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  7. Great graffiti. That guy will have a few bruises after he completes this fall. Ouch!

    Woo hoo Petrea great job on a quadruple GF! Sorry I'll have to miss the big SoCal gathering this weekend; I'll be on vacation at an undisclosed location. I hope everyone has a great time; and I'm sure Jeff will be happy to be away from MN for a few days.

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  8. Bring all your photos, Carrie! Did I ever tell you I copied and pasted all your Paris vacation entries into a document? I'm going to use it to plan my next trip.

    For my crown I'll wear a hat like the man in Nemo's painting and decorate it with winter flowers, as you suggested. I'd have some winter birds, too, if they weren't so messy.

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  9. Undisclosed location, Katie? That sounds sensational.

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  10. Hmm. Skiwear for moguls?

    Congratulations Petrea. Way to go.

    What? This is totally fake? Were we given a snow job? But I can feel the cold. It makes me shiver and crave a hot cuppa.

    The flower, cats, and bird add imaginative interest but I particularly like the polar bear eating vanilla ice cream way in the background. A bit hard to make out clearly in the blizzard...

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  11. Wow. All of us above, as of the 11th comment, have met each other thanks to Eric and PDP

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  12. Yeah, Katie - a little mysterious and exciting sounding!

    Petrea - I can't possibly bring them - there are hundreds and they're not in albums - I'll have them sorted by next Christmas for sure!! Actually, I think I'll be able to get them into shape this month.

    But, I can bring the photos I took in Paris of the folks from the last PDP dinner at the General Lafayette and share those with one and all. Woohoo! I can't wait!

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  13. Oh yes, bring those.

    Again, PDP pans in the Los Angeles area this coming weekend: we're meeting at Lilly's French Cafe in Santa Monica at 5:30 PM on Sunday the 15th to welcome Jeff from chilly Minneapolis. Let me know if you're coming (click on my blog, you'll find my email there) and I'll make sure you're included in the reservation!

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  14. So very funny! A yard sale in Paris!

    (Here on the slopes when you lose your skis and poles as you go down the hill it is called a yard sale.)

    I hope you enjoy your brief spot of snow! I'm totally ready for spring after not seeing the ground for 3 months!

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  15. As Curly would say TG - Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk! : )

    I think I see the round, black, little polar bear nose just above the 1.

    When I looked for that, I saw that someone scratched or actually painted in white in English, "I love you Alise"! I remember Eric saying he particularly liked these kinds of love notes. So, its an ET twofer!

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  16. Christie, that's funny!

    Tall Punster, I'm looking forward to seeing you.

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  17. I really love this graffiti and the great shot.
    Petrea, I feel comfortable asking you: what does GF mean? I was first once but no one said congratulations to me (sob).....
    Oh, you'll be in Santa Monica, my mother's girlhood home (she was a Samohi grad).

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  18. Eric, you found Nemo!!

    Your last three make a perfect trio of black, white and red. All of them equally...wait for it...chilling.

    XO

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  19. Ditto, Petrea.

    "Yard sale." Great imagery Christie.

    Carrie, that love note is quite a find, but are you sure it wasn't written by a dyslexic landlord?

    Lydia, it isn't just a matter of being first sometimes. You see, "There are rules." One must write two complete sentences about the daily photo to qualify for the "Golden Finger" award, coined by Lynn, I believe, and rules decided on by another Lynn, phx-cdg.

    Hey, but your mother was a Samohi graduate! That certainly warrants a, "Congratulations Lydia!" It's good to see you here, wherever in the comment order you may be.

    Eiffel Tower Suzy: "Chilling." Ha ha. Did I mention that I love good puns? The word makes me think of champagne, a flute of which we could be looking at this photo, embellished not with snowflakes but bubbles. Cheers!

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  20. Yay well done Petrea GF!

    What a great image Eric for today's weather. I have it falling right now again!

    he he Tall Gary oh yes, the LynnLynn Rules must be obeyed! Any disputes as to the Constitution are usually settled by Phx Lynn. LOL.

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  21. That's it, Lydia: Golden Finger (as in quick typing). Gary's right, though, it's more than being first. Two coherent sentences about the photo are required before one may wear the crown of GF for the day.

    Oh, I'm so proud. I don't think I've ever gotten it before. I lost a local blog contest this week and I'm discovering I'm fiercely competitive...

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  22. he he Petrea, it's great news! What's on your crown? Snow?

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  23. Oh,no -- Petrea!!! Don't do it!

    You've inadvertently (or not, Ms. Fiercely Competetive!?) added a new and dreaded requirement: coherence. I fear that's way too subjective a term for this group. : )

    Let me know if I'm wrong, but, I think the rules as they stand require only complete sentences, tho they be wackadoodle in extremis!!

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  24. PS: I didn't know this was your first! Isn't it great. As Lynn has said, you never forget your first. ; }

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  25. he he Carrie! Coherent. Hmm. We'll run it by Phx when she pops in.

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  26. No, no, I'm sorry. I think I meant "complete." Though PHX will have to define that.

    A fedora with winter flowers, Lynn. No snow, it melts. Wet jacket then. No good.

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  27. Good one, Gary, - the air is rent with laughter and that is the lessor of two evils. (Which you can get for the price of one Good these days.)

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  28. Carrie, apparently that polar bear eating vanilla ice cream in a blizzard is as difficult to see as those black cats were just minutes ago when they were eating licorice in a coal mine.

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  29. Ooooh a fedora. Lovely. Yes, wet jacket; no good indeed. Quite. Quite. Good decision. Good decision.
    Complete, yes that's as it stands. As we were then. ;)

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  30. Silly me, I thought the snow was real until I looked at the large view. I love it. And the cats may be a nonsensical addition but I love them most of all.

    TG, I actually went and looked for the polar bear with his ice-cream. Then I laughed. Thank you! {I am slow today.}

    Petrea, GF, Yay! Your crown is very hip and cool. And thank you for clarifying that Golden Finger refers to quick typing. I wondered about that...

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  31. "Hang on Slopey, Slopey hang on!" I think this Slopey has about exhausted his nine lives, with one scampering and two considering their next move. Perhaps, Slopey really is a depiction of Wall Street...now that is a scary thought. If that's the case, well then this is definitely a "polar bear" market cuz the bull has done run off to Texas...but I digress as I'm oft know to do. ;-)

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  32. I always thought it was Sloopy! But I trust your musical background over my ears. Does Slopey refer to something or mean something?

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  33. Yikes - talk about slow - that was a joke wasn't it!!!! Slopey! I get it, I get it!

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  34. Carrie, you made me laugh. Yes, it's Sloopy. I used to have the 45. Maybe I still do. Nothing to play it on, though.

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  35. Way to go, Petrea (and I can't play my vinyl either).
    Love the touches of red in this, Eric, especially the untied shoelaces.
    I would try to keep up with Tall Gary and Coltrane, but for me, I fear, that would be a slippery slope.

    PHX -- just saw your note from yesterday about Le Procope. Looking forward to my 15 . . . seconds . . . of fame!

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  36. Katie, sounds positively Vice-Presidential, the "undisclosed location". If you need deep cover, you take it, girl!

    I love this artwork.

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  37. This is a great find! I wonder if it will still be around when I'm there in June . . . do you think the graffiti artists try to keep their work seasonal?

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  38. Eric, I love Nemo, thanks for posting this.
    Congrats to you Petrea, your crown sounds lovely!

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  39. I think I'll cry when I finally get to go to Paris...it's so amazing!

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  40. this is graffiti? Wonderful photo and I wish I saw graffiti like this one. It is truly art. I also liked Keith Haring's graffiti art. I was in Paris in December 2002 when it snowed and it was surreal. I have a wonderful photo of me standing in front of the Pantheon under an umbrella with snow gently falling all around. Your photo today brings back a good memory.

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  41. Nemo is sure having a hard time skiing:D

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  42. I love this guys graffiti. I have a number of photos of his work from all over the city.

    Queen Petrea congratulations on GF ! Enjoy your day with the crown.

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  43. Very funny photo Eric! I feel just like this today with the big wind storms we had last night and the snow showers the last couple of weeks. More is planned for the end of the week, so I better get out my skis.

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  44. Again I cite my favorite financial columnist, but this time he's describing his proclivity for his chateau in Normandy at
    http://kysor.blogspot.com/2009/02/chateau-means-money-pit-in-french.html

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  45. We had a mini blizzard last night Michael - you should have been here; it was FUN! he he....it's melting today though and, with the snow coming off the Welsh hills, I dread to think of the flooding...

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  46. Moi qui vis au fond d'une grotte sans lumière et entouré d'hommes préhistoriques (au point d'en être devenu un moi-même maintenant avec le temps), je suis bluffé -et oui, au moins- par la finesse, l'ingéniosité et l'intelligence de ce monde qui m'inspire des sentiments arrachés, extirpés. C quand même très fort.
    Oui se battre pour ce monde avant d'être définitivement réduit à de la bouillie - molle, triste et sans intérêt. Ce monde est tellement puissant qu'il me fait presque mal. Quand tu ne l'as pas, tu le veux et ne laisserais personne t'en déposséder. Pour la multiplication des plus, pas des moins.

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  47. I hear on the news this morning that you got some more of the real thing today. I heard there were some serious storms over northern France!

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  48. Am enjoying this snow series, Eric. The Eiffel Town and yesterday's lady were marvellous and I love today's image so much. So amusing.

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  49. Yes, there are rules for GF, but this is a Paris blog and lots of Yanks comment so revolution is always a possibility!

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  50. Graffiti or cartoon? lol.... at lease is not an offensive graffiti... hold on.... Petrea.. Carrie... lots of post hum? lol...
    what is GF anyway?

    I like to know... Will Erick is going to catch Nemo infraganti doing his graffiti??? lol....

    Erick is there a picture that you want to have and you didnt have the opportunity to take... ???

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  51. Laury Paris - GF means Golden Finger and for the explanation, you can just look at Tall Gary's post above.

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  52. Wow - here's a "that's too bad" news bulletin. I just read that the Velib program in Paris (not in other cities, which appear to have more passive citizenry) may be dead due to at least half of the bikes being trashed. The article said at least one bike was returned in better condition - with fake fur applied to the rims!!

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  53. Don't forget your bluebird, Michael.

    I think a Némo inspired mural might be just what I need in my house, say falling down my staircase. What do you think?

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  54. Got here late today--very busy day at work.

    Yes, it has been chilly here, but now it's been raining while it snows in Paris...?

    Cute photo. Hmm, has anyone ever seen "Parc Domine", a painting by Adolph Léon Willete? Degenerate partyers cascade down from Montmarte to respectable paris amid chaos, mystery and accompanied by Steinlein's black cats.

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  55. Jeff, Better late than ...

    I hadn't seen that painting before but now I have, thank you! Makes me feel exhilarated and confused all at once!

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  56. Carrie! I so wanted the Velib idea to succeed! I hope they solve the problem somehow.

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  57. Tall Gary, Petrea, Lynn, and Anonyme--
    GF means Golden Finger! I wouldn't have guessed that ever; very clever like most everything Lynn thinks, it seems. Nice to have the rules explained. As my mother, the Samohi grad, used to say "Who'da thunk it?" :)

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