Friday, March 27, 2009

Back to Paris


I had a wonderful time in New Zealand and Australia (have a look at Adelaide Daily Photo for a photo proof!) but everything comes to an end... When you read this I'll be on a plane to Paris. And as it's usually the tradition on PDP when I return to my homeland, here is a photo of the Eiffel Tower. I took it a few days before leaving and I kept it especially for the occasion! Happy to be back among you all ;)

67 comments:

  1. Wow. Another one to rival the Musée d'Orsay. Welcome back home Eric. How does it feel to be missed by so many throughout the world?

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  2. I don't know how you do it Eric, but this is simply stunning! You really are the king of being at the right place at the right time. Poor Suzy's going to have a coronary when she sees this photo though. Welcome home and I hope you get over jetlag before too long.

    Great job on the GF Tall Gary! I hope your crown is as radiant as this photo.

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  3. WOWOWOW! What a shot!

    Hope you get to Paris safe and sound.

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  4. Tres belle, Eric. What a beautiful shot of Paris. Double rainbow. Two wishes. One for you - a safe journey home.

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  5. EIFFEL TOWER!
    EIFFEL TOWER!!
    EIFFEL TOWER!!!

    WOW-O-WOW!

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  6. 'Coronary' doesn't scratch the surface of my reaction, Katie!

    Eric, you have truly outdone yourself once again. So much so that I forgive you for keeping this away from us for over a month. :)

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  7. This photo is breathtaking. I could stare at it for hours and dream of magical Paris.

    Hope your decolage horarie (you would think I would know how to spell it already) isn't too awful, but this is MAJOR timezone difference!! Welcome back home.

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  8. Oh my goodness!! What a lovely photo--a double rainbow! How do you manage it, Eric? It is just lovely by itself, and then adding in the inimitable Eiffel Tower....smashing!

    Hope your jet lag is over quickly and you get back to your lovely Paris safely.

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  9. Thank you, Eric. This photo is enchanting. I hope you have a safe trip back and get some rest.

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  10. Eric -- Let me be the first—oops, make that the fourth—to say WOW! I don't know how you do it—I'm just oh so glad you do. I trust you had a wonderful time but that you're also glad to be home.

    And woo-hoo, TG—you're GF!

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  11. "Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”.
    ~ Lyman Frank Baum

    A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere. They take the form of a multicoloured arc, with red on the outer part of the arch and violet on the inner section of the arch.

    More rarely, a secondary rainbow is seen, which is a second, fainter arc, outside the primary arc, with colours in the opposite order, that is, with violet on the outside and red on the inside.

    A rainbow spans a continuous spectrum of colours. Traditionally, however, the sequence is quantised. The most commonly cited and remembered sequence, in English, is Newton's sevenfold red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. "Roy G. Biv" and "Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain" are popular mnemonics.

    Rainbows can be caused by other forms of water than rain, including mist, spray, and dew.

    I see a rainbow everyday. ~ Z

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  12. Oh yes, I will be there looking at that delicious site in just a few months. Merci Eric!!!!
    V

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  13. Eric, this is a beautiful photo! And to think you have the second rainbow coming out of the Eiffel Tower! Paris is a magical city and you show it to us so splendidly. --- Merci, merci, merci.

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  14. PS: Welcome back home to your beautiful Paris.

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  15. OMG!
    Eric, ça n'arrive qu'à toi d'être le témoin d'une telle scène, je suis vraiment jalouse!!

    Tomate, about yesterday comments: you crack me up!! L'eau qui pète, je n'aurai JAMAIS pensé à ça! (peut être parce que je n'ai pas l'esprit mal tourné LOL).
    Alors gas water ça ne se dit pas?..Can you say sparkling water at least? Anyway, in France we don't ask for sparkling water, we ask for a Badoit (bande de snob!)

    Eric, have a nice trip!

    Sorry, just back from work where I spoke English during 8hours, I need to speak French now...

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  16. Par dieu!

    This is spectacular!

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  17. Welcome back Eric...the old "gurl"..ET that is, hasn't been the same without you!!!! Spectacular photo!!! I have never seen a rainbow like that behind the ET...one day perhaps??

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  18. Glad to hear you had a great time on your holiday Eric. I'm sorry I didn't have the chance to see you in Sydney. That's a great shot on the rock at Adelaide Daily Photo. Cheers.

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  19. Alors, ma Guille -- ou tu travailles? Chez Prune?
    En Italie, en commande de l'eau "senza gaz." Mais en Anglais, c'est vrai que ca ne se dit pas— et aussi que ca fait rire meme chez les adultes (comme moi).
    [Désolée, mais je n'ai presque pas d'accents et surtout pas de cédilles ou circomflex.]

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  20. What a gorgeous photo! And what amazing powers you have to end the 2nd rainbow at the Eiffel ;>) A true pot of gold...

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  21. welcome home to Paris Eric. as always, you have given us a beautiful view. You have the golden touch!

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  22. Umbaweevable photo!!! Definitely a pot of gold city at the end of that gorgeous 'bow! Welcome back Eric!

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  23. Tall G...Congrats GF, I think you lassoed two rainbows today!

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  24. "WOW" was my first response as well. Breathtaking. Dreamy. Get me in the vicinity of this rainbow, and I won't even need to follow it -- I'll have found marvelous riches just gazing upon (and around!) it. I can't imagine how you could have topped this, Eric.

    Bon retour!

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  25. WOOOOOW... this is just so beautiful.
    It must have been a stunning view ?

    Welcome home, Eric.
    PDP is a little more special when you're in the city.

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  26. Oooh, pretty! I'd be happy to have the Eiffel Tower at the end of my rainbow.

    Tall Gary, woohooooo, GF! And on such a lovely day. Welcome home, Eric. Your tan is quite spectacular! {And very sensible, wearing jeans so that you don't get tide marks on your legs.}

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  27. WOW!
    Words are really weak ...
    Just to admire silently...

    Welcome back home Eric even with this terrible weather! Hope it won't last too long.

    Glad to know you're now back home, totally jetlaged I suppose but full of wonderful holidays pictures.
    Have a good rest before starting to work again!

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  28. Simply beautiful Eric. You always happen to be in the right place at the right time...and with a camera! Bravo!

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  29. "Eric IV: The return"!
    THAT is a Photo! Amazing...

    Welcome back ;-)

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  30. Welcome back Eric. Wonderful photo with you being in the right place at the right time, yet again.

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  31. So pretty! I wonder if anyone saw that rainbow and it sparked them to so something wonderful.

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  32. When I was in Paris I walked all the way up the steps of the arc de triumph to discover a rainbow over Paris. I then realized, in horror, that I left my camera at home! So, thank you for this beautiful shot, I will count it as the one I missed when I was there:)~Julie

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  33. WOW! WOW!! WOW!!!
    OMG.

    I can only add more superlatives to the descriptions of this photo. Eric, this was a once in a lifetime moment! A rainbow over downtown Paris! No, wait, two rainbows over downtown Paris! No, wait, two rainbows and one of them ends right over the Eiffel Tower! Merci, merci! I am so happy you seem to have your camera attached to at all times. Did you do a little "Haha! You got it, Eric!" jig right there on the bridge?

    Merci again - I'm forever in your debt with this image.
    I'll think of this when I think of Paris.
    Beautiful.

    (Also, I'm not sure if this is an optical effect of rainbows, but I bet it is - because the ET is so tall and is visually right at the end of the rainbow, it appears to be bending off to the right up into the rainbow. The camera lens did not cause a similar bending anywhere else. Does anyone know the optical mechanics of this? Or why there appears to be a lighter, more purply sky on the inside of a rainbow than on the outside?)

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  34. Thib - where can we get tickets?! : )

    Oh wait - we Have tickets!

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  35. Welcome back!!!!!

    Another one for my desktop.
    The Eiffel Tower and a rainbow in the same photo?!! Now this is just too much insn't it?!!

    ;-)

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  36. More laughter now that I'm reading the Adelaide DP entries. Welcome home to Eric le Redempteur, otherwise known as the grenouille volante!! Even more alliterative in English than French! May the jetlag be short and the memories long.

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  37. The large rainbow clearly ends at the Rive Gauche side of Pont Alexander III. You can seen it hitting the ground. The other covers le Tour Eiffel.

    Le Roi du Soleil rides again!

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  38. So modest a photo of the Eiffel Tower, no, It's a spectacular swweping purple haze dreamscape. A real Eyeful of the Eiffel.

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  39. Welcome home Eric !

    You sure treat us en "grand seigneur" with a royal return. What an amazing and truly gorgeous photo!

    Now let's run for that pot of gold together and we can have the biggest PDP party ever, inviting PDP friends from all over the world, including downunder. I think there are a few people la-tête-en-bas who would've gladly tucked themselves into your luggage.

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  40. What a treat to turn on the computer this morning to my spectacular new ET wallpaper. Thank you Eric!

    *MUAH*

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  41. What a glorious image! Your picture brought a tear to my eye.

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  42. This should be turned into a poster - what an absolutely gorgeous sight. The people living in Paris are lucky to be surrounded by so much beauty!

    ~ Erin in Bismarck, North Dakota, USA

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  43. Ahhhhhhhhhh! I missed you ;) I'm totally jet lagged, but happy to be back in Paris.

    PS: for those who wonder, this is a real rainbow, and no, I did not hear anybody found gold under the Eiffel Tower that day LOL.

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  44. Welcome back Eric. Bienvenu!

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  45. Is that the hint of a second rainbow coming right from the top of the tower?

    Lovely.

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  46. the "pot of gold" at the end of the rainbow is PARIS!!! - but of course! good to have you back eric.

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  47. I just discovered your blog a day or two ago, but I can't tell you how much your photos mean to me as a never-been-to-Paris [yet] dreamer.

    Thank you.

    ML
    mlanesepic.blogspot.com

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  48. Eric, I love that picture, it is AWESOME!!!! Welcome home...

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  49. M. Lane, Stick around. I have learned so much from Eric. Way more than what is put in the guidebooks.

    Hi Gramma Ann! Nice to see your smile again.

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  50. I was so busy with work yesterday (and in fact was still at the office at the time that the picture was posted) that I "gasp" forgot to check PDP until just now!

    What a marvelous picture, Eric. You are so lucky to have been witness to such a beautiful sight, and we are just as lucky that you captured it on digital media to share with us.

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  51. What a beautiful photo! Welcome home, Eric.

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  52. Beautiful. I can't wait to go back to Paris. And to think, not a pot of gold but Le Tour at the end of the rainbow.

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  53. Eric,

    I think it's great that you visit other photo bloggers on your trips as you did me when you were in Sarasota and I was doing that blog. It was great to meet you and what a great idea for meeting people while traveling!

    I've started a new blog at http://lakeland-daily-photo.blogspot.com/
    So next time your back in Florida I hope we get to meet again. And if I'm ever in Paris I hope we can meet than too.

    David

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  54. That is an awesome picture--I can't wait to hang out in Paris someday! Keep up the good work! C. Taylor Brown
    The English Experiment
    http://chriswasbrown.blogspot.com

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