Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Terrace Madeleine


In Paris, the weather is not always hot enough to enjoy a nice lunch outside, but still, Parisians would kill to own an apartment with a terrace! They would even kill more to own one in a nice location, like this one that I photographed on Place de la Madeleine on a sunny day. Needless to say that the price must be pretty high! If you want to dream, have a look at this site; some of the apartments are stunning!

42 comments:

  1. I would give my eye teeth for an apartment like this in Paris! You really must have used a strong zoom to catch these people eating. Pretty colored building too.

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  2. they make it work beautifully. i would give up my house in so. cal. in a heartbeat one of these.

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  3. Let's see what we've got here:

    [x] young
    [x] beautiful
    [x] rich
    [x] a fine red wine
    [x] view

    Nice. I wonder if they spit on the peasants.

    YAY Queen Katie!

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  4. After spending part of today on the internet looking for an apt. to rent in Paris in June, I am really impressed at what some people can afford to live in permanently when I looked at your link.

    A terrace would be nice to add to my wish list, too!

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  5. It's a glamorous shot of a glamorous life, isn't it? And they're a glamorous couple. I hope the fur on her collar is faux.

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  6. I think I know them . . . or at least the fur.

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  7. Nice Parisian moment, Eric. And - wow - that's quite a nice site. First I looked at the Paris apts. Then, I totally enjoyed taking a tour around France!

    I'm still not sure which one I'll be buying. ;) (The little house on the lake looked very tranquil, but, I have to wonder why there were no interior shots!!)

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  8. Perhaps on another day you can photograph their view! The lines and repeating squares (as opposed to rectangles) are stunning!!!!

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  9. Didn't spot the fur till Petrea tipped me off. I don't have to have a balcony. Just give me an apartment in Paris. I"ll make do!
    V

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  10. ahh the good life...

    And just imagine the view these people have!

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  11. What a fun day dream to visit when I need a break at work...

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  12. Eric, Eric, Eric -- are you doing this to torture me? Like Virginia, I don't require the balcony, but believe it or not I have already visited your link—because I also like to torture myself by looking at Paris real estate. Though I dream about buying, my current favorite website features apts. for rent on the Palais Royale. Sigh.
    And congrats to you, GF Katie!

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  13. Who's looking for Paris (temporary) rentals?
    try these:
    http://www.parisaddress.com/
    http://www.welcome2france.com/

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  14. We used the first one for our 2006 trip and were happy with the service.

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  15. Another photo calling my heart ...

    While I absolutely would appreciate an apartment, you can count me among those willing to get by without one. Perhaps we all just need to buy a PDP apartment!

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  16. oops ... 'Meant to say "would appreciate an apartment with a terrace." Paris Withdrawal Syndrome appears to be causing short circuits in my brain.

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  17. What a lovely photo of a lovely couple.
    This would be a dream though, a little out of my league...
    But I can make do with a cupboard, if only it would be my own place in Paris...

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  18. Some people say that purchases of lottery tickets are essentially a tax on people who can't do mathematics. ("You have a million to one chance of winning? Then what are your chances?"). I thought of lottery tickets as a way of buying a dream. ("What would I do with all that money? Whoopie!") Today Eric is a dream merchant. We can click on his link for free and dream away. Thanks Eric; and Paris here I come! (Just as soon as I win the lottery).

    Also, my compliments on a most impressive comment to the 12:29 AM Anonymous Eiffel Tower Suzy. In fact, I expect flatterers, courtiers, and sycophants to begin lining up any minute now and create a veritable Suzy queu.

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  19. And for a terrace with a fantastic view? One would kill even more! ;)

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  20. I will look when I am home again - I'm in E. England visiting my Mummy and Daddy. Not much computer access. lots of love dear Eric, just popped in to say "Coucou" and to Michael my usual "Coucou" too - wherever you are xxxx kisses and ooooooo cuddles.

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  21. Love that washed out pink and charcoal colour combination!

    You have keen eyes, Petrea, fur sure. That jacket is a faux pas.

    Congrats, Katie GF!

    {Hope your mum's well, Lynn.}

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  22. Petrea and Carrie: to know other people have used the companies you recommended is a relief while trolling the internet. Thanks for your suggestions. Much appreciated.

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  23. Yesterday, I was so thoroughly disgusted by the scene on the picture that I couldn't even leave a comment.

    Good for them if they're catching a ray of sunshine in one of the most exclusive neighborhood of Paris while the rest of us are slaving away in less than ideal conditions ;)

    I guess this was "Tomate Farcie Lutte Finale" speaking up, lol.

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  24. And Katie, you better keep your eyes, otherwise you won't enjoy the view!

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  25. HA! Thanks Tall Gary. I'll reserve the first spot for you in the Suzy queu. (and I love CCR)

    Eric's coming home soon! He may be on his way right now!!! Wooo!

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  26. Oh this is a loverly way to usher in warm spring weather. It's tough though to look at this when even the pigeons are probably gloating. LOL

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  27. They are probably enjoying their fresh organic precooked gourmet meal they bought at Monop'. Bâtards!

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  28. And I thought we were the only ones to use our "terrace"...So small we each have to go out a different door but hey, dining outside in Paris.

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  29. I think I recognize this guy...yeah...one of the AIG managers who got a bonus: dining on our tax money.

    If I win the lottery first, Gary, I'll send you an invitation!

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  30. Oh, what a gorgeous place! Cafe and a croissant, anyone? (Ooh, ooh, pick me! pick me!!)

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  31. I totally agree, The last time I was in Paris we stayed at a friends apartment and they had a little tiny terrace. It was in the winter and not freezing cold, but cold nonetheless, There really wasn't any sun to be seen. We were still determined to sit outside in the morning and have our breakfast.
    It was Paris, so we just had to do it.

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