Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Game of Shadows


I love it when spring comes and when people start "living outside" again. It was so today. The temperature reached a steady 20°C (68°F) and there were a lot of people at café terraces and on the river bank like these two, who apparently decided to grab a bite in the sun, just before sunset (see the big shadows on the wall). Remember, that is what we'll all do on May 13, when the PDP picnic takes place ;-)

37 comments:

  1. Oh I do hope I can make it! They look like they're having there in the lowering sun .

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  2. Oh my goodness have I mad GF on my birthday? That is TOO much fun! Yayyyyy!

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  3. made not mad. At least I think. :)

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  4. er... having fun there, not having there. Oh dear and oops. I've had champagne. Hic! Yes, Lynn had alcohol. Blush ;)

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  5. YAY BD GF Lynn! You can borrow my lampshade if you like.

    Wonderful Spring scene, Eric! I do love the quai.

    I met a couple of lovely Parisiennes on the cable car yesterday, having a little vacances in San Francisco. We had a lovely day, as well. I think the weather in Paris is matching ours at the moment.

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  6. Happy Birthday and Happy GF, Lynn!!

    Oh, and Eric, glad the weather is nice and you had great light for shadows today! Please, please, please share the nice weather..:) I'm looking forward to no snow in the forecast someday....

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  7. Thanks Christie!

    I have the lampshade attached to the back of the crown, Suzy. The rest of the crown has a stunning diamante key ring hanging from it (; yoo hoo you!), little champagne flutes (filled, naturally) and a piece of birthday cake is pushed down unceremoniously on the front point, dripping delicious icing into my mouth. There is a tiny photo of Eric at the front: he is swinging from a chandalier. Oh yes ;) Birthdays are divine, darlings ;)

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  8. We all love spring time in Paris, I bet it makes everyone sigh...

    Lynn!!!!!!!!!! You deserve a special prize for being GF on your b´day! What would you ask for Le roi if you could?!

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  9. Romantic photo. I am working on a painting of couples sitting next to the Seine. I never thought that there were enough of these pictures. I remember when I was little when I saw very briefly, a photo of couples by the Seine. And I thought, wait, that is not enough, we need much more of those pictures.

    Happy Birthday GF Lynn!

    I'm looking forward to the picnic.

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  10. Lovely. Reminds me of artwork where the shadows reflect the inner people, rather than the observed ones. In this case, the people are sitting apart, but their shadows seem to be touching.

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  11. Erm...Monica... I would ask for ...a Salsa lesson by the Seine. LOL.

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  12. You can call me weird but I simply hate it when the temperature goes to 20C and above; it's intolerable! :) I prefer the bitter cold of winter like what I experienced in Paris this January when the thermo dipped to -5C... wow!

    Now, I'm sure many Parisians would prefer Spring or Summer :)

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  13. Lynn you would ask Eric to teach you Salsa??!!! I know Eric has many talents but I did not know he can dance the Salsa!!!

    Hey it's already one day past your birthday and since we're still wishing you a happy b'day I'm guessing this celebration will last all week long....

    ;)

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  14. Suzie this photo of yours is gorgeous!!!!! Way to go girl!

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  15. Man I can't believe I'm gonna miss

    the picnic by two weeks, that was a

    close one this time...

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  16. Looking forward to it! It snowed here on Sunday.

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  17. Lynn,
    You really are quite funny! Happy Birthday & happy GF.I love your description of your crown with Eric & the chandelier, LOL!
    & this is indeed a lovely photo. USelaine described it perfectly I think.
    ; )

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  18. I can feel the late afternoon sun. Are they eating left-over birthday cake? No, they can't be. With so many guests, there would be none left over.

    Congrats, Lynn ~ on today of all days! Love your photo and as for your crown? Superb!

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  19. Lovely photo. Spring in Paris is wonderful !
    I can't wait for the picnic either - SIGH !

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  20. Phew hi everyone it's Half a Century Lynn here, feeling an ache in her bones and heavy eyelids after last night's celebration. The crown still sits upon my head proudly, with some fresh fruit added today, this being the morning after and I'm on a half-hearted detox. Champagne is a rarity for me, as is any alcohol to be honest. Fun it was nevertheless, thanks for all your wishes.
    Monica I've no idea if Eric can Salsa, but if not, then maybe he can join the lesson. I don't know who can teach us; YOU? Why, of course!
    Thanks Lily! It's great to amuse if I can and now that I'm fifty, there's lots to laugh at.
    Shell amazingly with my prolific baking habit, I didn't make a birthday cake yet. Instead we had lemon meringue.
    I'm with Photolicious. As I get older, and I do daily, I find the heat intolerable unless I'm laying languorously by the pool with a fruit cocktail in hand and a gorgeous man between my legs. Massaging my back I mean! Why, what did YOU think??

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  21. The maximum temperature was about 21 degrees celcius here in Australia today too, and to me that's quite COOL! BRRR!

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  22. I love this weather, people start gathering near the Seine, parisians are in a good mood, studies seem easier... :) I hope it will last, at least until May 13!
    I can't wait to see/meet you all!!

    Monica, don't worry about the picnic, we'll set something up for you too, n'est-ce pas Eric? ;)

    Lynn, candles to blow on your GF crown?!

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  23. Oh yes candles too Guille. I quite forgot them. I think 5 to represent 50 otherwise I might go up in flames.

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  24. Lynn, do you mean lemon meringue or merengue, to go with your cha-cha? With a yellow feather in your hair and a dress cut down to there?

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  25. Love this picture, Eric! It brings back wonderful memories too. Today's discussion is making me more and more bummed that I can't be at the picnic —especially as reigning 2009 GF :~D There will be so many of you there whom I would love to meet. Oh well.
    Lynn -- congrats to you, birthday GF. That crown was in sore need of a lopsided lampshade! (Sounds like you had a great celebration—I'm so glad but of course not at all surprised to learn that you know how to par-tay.)

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  26. he he Shell that sounds great! Though the dress cut down to there might not look so good now I'm 50. Pah, those days are over I think.
    Merengue oh yes.
    Alexa I think on here a party side of me unleashes in a most extraordinary way! I'm not in the least a party girl; quite sociable but not party at all. In blog mode though I'm sashaying with the best of them til dawn. What happens to me here? It must be Eric's fault. ;)

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  27. oooh, I want to hear more about the picnic! I can't make it, but I can send a bunch of exchange students ;-)

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  28. For what shall we exchange them?

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  29. Thanks, Monica! Just a little fun with the color settings.

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  30. ET Suzy!
    ET Suzy!
    ET...oh,...um....

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  31. Guille "Monica, don't worry about the picnic, we'll set something up for you too, n'est-ce pas Eric? ;)"

    Ben voui, of course!

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  32. Nice shot, Eric.
    Are you streaming the picnic? ;)

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