Saturday, July 11, 2009

The big ferris wheel is back


Between the end of June and August, there is usually a small - very small - amusement park in the Jardin des Tuileries (on the Louvre side). Its main attraction is a huge Ferris Wheel, located on the Louvre side of the gardens. Last evening, on the way back from a house warming party of a friend I photographed it just at dusk. The sky was cloudy but still a little blue, it was really stunning. I'm not sure I managed to catch this scene exactly as I experienced it though.

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  1. AAaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! When we spent 9 days in Paris, we walked through the Tuileries every night - and I can happily say that this was the first Ferris Wheel that I ever rode! The view was amazing... thank you, Eric, for the memories!

    Mammie

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  2. Beautiful! This one needs to be Zazzled.

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  3. Eric, you certainly have a way with skies. This is gorgeous, gold against a blue background. Have you ever been on the ferris wheel?

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  4. A beautiful capture nonetheless! I was looking for the big wheel in May. Didn't realize it was a Summer thing.

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  5. Soooo beautiful! I officially miss Paris now....

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  6. Always beautiful sky's shots! I love the blue...

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  7. Wow! Eric has a twitter account ~ @etenin.

    Warm summer nights, holding hands and... kisses.

    I love the image, it reminds me of my first kiss... yep on a ferris wheel.

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  8. This is really beautiful, Eric.

    Rimabirdgirl: see post for Sept. 11, 2007.

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  9. Beautiful photo, its as if the wheel is peeking from behind the trees and provides this sudden burst of light.

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  10. Ooooh, Eric! Its beautiful!! Beautiful!!!

    I didn't know that there were two ferris wheels so close together during the summer. So, now I have another photo request, Eric - maybe you can find some upper floor location where you can capture both in one shot. That would be a both a beautiful and very unusual shot of Paris.

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  11. I'm assuming the other ferris wheel is still up in the Place de la Concorde - do they have that one running, too?

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  12. On another topic, I just want to say that I've been checking in on Amir's site and there has been no further word. Of course, he may need to stay silent. I just hope that he won't be forgotten.

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  13. Not that anyone will care about the truth, but here's a link about that photo someone so *helpfully* lined to yesterday.

    http://jezebel.com/5311670/world-leaders-supposedly-oogle-young-woman-draw-criticism-stupid-puns

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  14. Aahh! Lovely. I'd like to be right at the very top on the Ferris wheel, looking down on the Jardin.

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  15. Now, see, Eric—this would make a fantastic Skywatch Friday shot. Truly beautiful! My kids rode this ferris wheel and got the amazing view. I love roller coasters and other crazy rides, but seem to have a problem with ferris wheels—so I definitely prefer your "Tenin angle." Thanks!

    Mammie -- congrats, GF.

    Monica -- I'm ALWAYS missing Paris. Are you sharing pix of your trip?

    Eric -- was the housewarming party for your friend who lived in the 17th and had to move from his 7th-floor apartment?

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  16. Magical photo! Makes me nostalgic for summer nights long ago...

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  17. what a gorgeous shot Eric, I love the color of the Ferris wheel against the evening sky.
    Ferris wheels are about the only "ride" I don't get sick on. I always love the view at the top and I bet the view from this one is exquisite.

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  18. It may not be what you saw, but it's gorgeous nonetheless.

    By the way, Carrie, Amir is on Facebook. He's been posting and adding friends. I think he's doing okay.

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  19. Great shot!!! I can't say I'm a big fan of that thing, but you sure got a really, really nice shot! Well done!

    Zazzle?

    Tomate Farcie

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  20. mmmmm...dusk is my favorite part of the day. the ferris wheel looks like a beautiful jewel. merci et bon weekend.

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  21. Beautiful and tense, both.
    Mahalo
    E mâlama pono

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  22. J'adore! Can almost feel and smell the summer night!! Perfect!

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  23. Hi Velia ;)

    This is a fab photo Eric. I recently posted a ferris wheel and I must say I'm too scared to go on it lol. Love the night shot. Beautiful.

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  24. Petrea - thanks very much - as you may recall, I'd wondered in my post several weeks ago whether anyone had any news from him.

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  25. This one has my attention. Wonderful light against that textured sky.

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  26. Very beautiful...I love riding on Ferris Wheels and looking out over the crowds of people below.

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  27. Sweet picture! I got to see it on one of my times in Paris. But that was before I knew my way around so I didn't actually remember where it was located. Thanks for reminding me for next time! :-)

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  29. Great and well caught. I do appreciate :)
    @ Eric : encorse des vacances?
    After NZ and Australia, where are you planning to go this time ?

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  30. absolutely gorgeous! I love that ferris wheel in the summer

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  31. Beautiful. I love the composition.

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  32. The wheel in the sky keeps on turning...

    What a JOURNEY it has been. ;-)

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  33. That is one breathtaking shot! One of my favorites of yours, ever.

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