Friday, October 02, 2009

C'est la fête !


It's Friday, it's still a little bit sunny and... it's Les Trois jours du Quartier Drouot, right where I live. Drouot is a big - the biggest probably - auction house in Paris and it's surrounded by a lot of art galleries that I photographed several times here. No need to tell you that the whole neighborhood is "sur son 31" (dressed up to the nines?), with red carpeting, cocktail tables (btw, do you remember this table, that I photographed during a previous Drouot festival?) and, as you can see in this photo, flowers!

21 comments:

  1. Gosh what a beautiful display of flowers that is! I would love to have it delivered to me. My address is....

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  2. Looks like we're alone, Eric.

    Come...sit.

    ;)

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  3. Not for long Suzy. Eric, it looks like you live in party central. Have a great weekend!

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  4. ooooh J'ADORE!!!

    Lovely flowers! Auction house? Something tells me Guille will be around!

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  5. So, are you going to attend any of the parties Eric?

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  6. What fun the table looks! Flowers are gorgeous. I bet that's heavy. So - do show us pics of the actual thing when it happens!

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  7. Do the damn French have to do EVERYTHING so much better than the rest of us???? A table down the middle of the street complete with tableclothes ( of course)?? I swear Eric, this all makes me want to .......pout! HA
    Paris je t'aime!!!
    V

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  8. I can NEVER find interesting events like you show us in Periscope.

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  9. Speaking of "auction house" we discussed this today at the "Visual Arts and the Law" conference . I have been up since 5:30 am and the conference was not over until tonight. I am soooooo tired. And, tomorrow is going to be the same. This is really a marathon for people who love the arts.

    Anyway, I have been staying in a downtown hotel so that I have easy access to the conference. And, tonight I was looking around the neighborhood for flowers for my hotel room.

    I can sooooo relate to your photo. I am on a mission -- flowers for my hotel room! Love the photo -- I could give you a list of "English adjectives", but, it would sound shallow. xx

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  10. You should borrow that long table for the PDP picnic, Eric :)

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  11. I love this photo! And, I do remember the table photo from last year. That was so impressive.

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  12. Nice shot, Eric! Have always wanted to go to an auction at Drouot, even if I can't afford to take part. :~{ It's still on the To Do in Paris list. And speaking of auction houses, where IS Guille anyway?

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  13. I know it's completely off topic, but since it's a first and I'm too thrilled to hold it back, you all are invited to come to Rio see the
    OLYMPIC GAMES IN 2016!!!!!!

    ;)

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  14. Woohoo, Monica!! I'm very excited for Brazil and for Rio. I hope the world enjoys it. I've been to one Summer and one Winter Olympics and they were a blasssst!

    Lynn, I'm with you on the dinner - I'd love to see photos of it. May we, Eric? Please?!

    And, I'm told the origin of "dressed to the nines" is because in the day's of hoop skirts it took nine yards of cloth to make a fancy dress, but I wonder where "sur son 31" came from. Anyone know?

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  15. Mr PHX said " Do you think Monica is excited about the Olympics in Rio?"
    Don't forget Monica, some people work for the airlines and can swoop down on you!!!!!! Congrats!!!! What a great city with wonderful, friendly ,upbeat people.

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  16. Carrie cool isn't it!!!!!


    PHX tell Mr.Phx there were tears in my eyes when I saw the announcement on TV!!!!!
    Oh and I hope these people who work for the airlines will pop up down here before 2016!!!!!!

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  17. I love a party! That flower arrangement is gorgeous - wish I could be there.

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  18. Hallo Eric, I enjoy your Paris Daily Photo very much. The idea of the photo wish list ist very nice and kind.
    Is it possible for you to show a photo of Cafe de la Flore, St.Germain?
    About thirty years ago I visited the beautiful town of Paris and have nice memories of sitting in Cafe de la Flore.
    Greetings from Austria!

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  20. I love this one: those gorgeous flowers, the muscles on his arm and the geometry of the building in the background! It doesn't matter if we can only see his back :-)

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