Thursday, March 12, 2009

Partying in the street


You're all wonderful. Thank you so much for your nice anniversary messages. Like I said several times, you are my fuel! I thought I could celebrate with a joyful photo, taken after someone obviously had a little party in the street! I like the confettis, but I like even more the movement brought by the two legs over them. Champagne! [Note to the people in Sydney who want to join a little PDP gathering while I'm there.]

34 comments:

  1. Great photo, Eric -- and you planned ahead so well!
    Wish I was in Sydney right now . . .

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  2. Is this the aftermath of some Parisian Carnevale celebration? Reminds me of Venice a few days after Mardi Gras.

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  3. Even the trash is pretty in Paris! lol

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  4. Eric is too humble: this is the result of a huge PDP birthday party in Paris. Sarkozy and all the important people were there. Carla was very disappointed to learn that Eric was not!

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  5. Party's over, everything is back to normal, Eric is on the ground again, taking pictures ...

    Just kidding ;) Great shot, actually!!

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  6. Hi Eric. I used to live in the Marais and this picture looks so familiar to me. What street is it exactly?

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  7. Nothing says celebration better than a bunch of confetti lying on the floor!!!

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  8. Down on your knees, back to normal, you're right Tomate!!
    Ah these shoes...these silver stan smith...I used to wear them. I miss them so much!

    You're welcome for the nice wishes, don't you think that you deserve them?! Fishing for compliments...tss :)

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  9. Great photo... Can't help wondering if it was taken whilst lying in the gutter after said celebrations ;) Seriously though, I love the movement you seem to capture in all of your photos. Nice work

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  10. Eric on the ground amongst the confetti. I love that you just get down there, no matter what. lol.
    The couple approaching are thinking "Hey it's that famous guy, you know, with the camera. Let's smile, we might get on there."

    Alexa do you have confetti peppering your crown today?

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  11. Perhaps you could phone us on Sunday the 15th, around 6.30 pm and we could sing Happy Birthday to you. :))

    Love this photo - a true Tenin ground-level classic!

    PS
    (Confetti is singular or plural, no need to add an "s") :)

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  12. And is your crown on straight, or a little askew, Alexa? Congrats!

    LOL, Jeff!

    What a lovely happy photo, Eric. It's so festive, I can just about overcome my urge to get out the dustpan and brush. Wish I was in Sydney, too. I'd do a 'phx' but I spent all my money on a cute flying piggy bank, zut alors.

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  13. Very festive! Looks like the remains of a St. Patrick's Day parade, which is next week!! I wonder what green foods we'll have for dinner.....

    I'm glad we can celebrate!

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  14. Lynn & Shell -- yes, there is confetti all over that crown. And it is definitely askew—must have been all that Champagne!

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  15. Well whatever, but we'll celebrate in June when I"m there as well right??? Champagne might be in order!!!!
    Why of course!
    V

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  16. Isn't it wonderful, Eric, how you can travel just about anywhere in the world and set up a meeting with friends you've met online? Many of us can do that now, thanks to you.

    Guille, did you really have a pair of these shoes? I thought these were the type that only American tourists wear!

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  17. Ooh. Fun photo, Eric. 'Can't help but wish I were in it ... you know, just my feet on Paris pavement.

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  18. Petrea, it's true! I bought them when I was in highschool. Twas so fashionable. American influence, without any doubt!

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  19. Confetti on the streets of Paris? Ah, but of course, another wild and crazy PDP celebration with champagne flowing like this, and strangely enough, no sight of any of this (much to the joy of PHX-CDG).

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  20. Talking of shoes, I see the Iraqi shoe-thrower has got 3 years inside. I only mention because we discussed it here at the time.

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  21. Your perspective is an "eye opener"! Everyone might try to look at scenes much like you, with a different vantage point :)

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  22. Eric, when I saw your photos, I almost can smell the cold air of the streets of Paris!!! Thanks!

    BTW, congratulations for the 4 years of your (our!!) blog!

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  23. A party on PDP! I guess I can use that as the reason I just finished a pint of Hagan Das Ginger ice cream.
    Tall G: My French teacher said that in France, stepping in dog poop means good luck. Tell that to my shoe.

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  24. Congrats on your four-year anniversary and enjoy your vacation!

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  25. THREE YEARS for throwing a shoe? This is democracy? Pity Tony Blair wasn't standing behind Bush when he ducked. If Bush has anything about him he will ask for the sentence to be revoked.

    Lynn - thanks for mentioning it.

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  26. Drummond: I think the 3 years is due to his missing said target!

    Virginia: when in June will you be in Paris? Other PDPers might be there also.

    I am not a fan of confetti and pity the people who have to clean up the mess.

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  27. I'm thinking Alexa has a lampshade on her head today, rather than a crown.

    Fun photo! I love the couple to the left, and the lady in the middle with the awesome head of hair.

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  28. Cali: good point. I will be there only a short time in May (arrive 12th depart 15th). To do list: the picnic (I hope) to reflect today's photo. Musee de Montmarte this time because I must once again view Adolph Willette's "Parc Domine". To be continued...

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  29. happy anniversary! i absolutely love the photo you chose. i also really love reading your blog.

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