Thursday, October 08, 2009

The year of Turkey in France


Those who have been following this blog for some time now, know that I spend a lot of vacation time in Turkey. I love Istanbul, the center (called Cappadocia), the coasts (even if they are a bit too touristy!) and the people. So I'm particularly happy that 2009 is the year of Turkey in France - and in Paris in particular. A lot of events have been planned of course, but one of the most visible ones is undoubtedly the "new dress" that they put on the Eiffel Tower. I took this photo last night, while a huge storm was bursting over Paris...

28 comments:

  1. I'm so happy to see the famous Tenin perspective.

    The way you have it shot (with the street lights and what I'm assuming is a car in the center) it looks like a spaceship has just landed underneath.

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  2. Nice shot. So, maybe I'll see you in Istanbul some time. A friend of mine goes there annually, and always asks if I want to join him.

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  3. She looks marvellous in her new dress, with shiny shoes and sparkly jewellery!

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  4. Great photo!! I haven't yet seen her all lit up with the colors of Turkey, but I'll be sure to check it out. I like the rain on the nicely-patterned cobblestone.

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  5. Wow, what a great shot! I so terribly miss Paris...

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  6. Gorgeous! Wonderful shot, Eric. Of course I can't see La Tour Eiffel without thinking of Suzy, so I'm glad she got here first today.

    We have some marvelous CDP blogs in Turkey, too.

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  7. Great shot! So the colors of Turkey are red and white?

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  8. Beautiful shot. Normally the duration of these new colors was 3 weeks, end date being October 29th the republic day of Turkey. But for some reasons that I don't know, it'll only last 4 days now, until sunday...

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  9. I was going to say exactly what Petrea said, but she got here first. (Hasn't that happened before?) It IS always fitting when Suzy shows up first for one of your spectacular ET shots. And it was brave of you to stop in the middle of the street with a car headed straight for you, so—thanks!

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  10. Yay, Suzy!

    How beautiful this is! Of course I love la Tour Eiffel, but I also appreciate the way the light plays on the cobblestones in this photo.

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  11. Now I understand why ET had a few red spots on her golden robe last week... That was certainly the preparation of this Turkish new dress ;-)

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  12. ET Suzy, hooraaaaaayyyyy!!!

    She's breathtaking, Eric. And the Eiffel Tower looks pretty damn good as well. :) All sparkles and twinkles ~ and is that a carousel worshiping at her feet? What more could a girl want!

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  13. I was in that storm last night. Waiting at a bus stop near La Tour I could see the colors through the trees and the rain.

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  14. Great new look!
    I love your blog, Eric, and I am happy to add that we recently visited Paris and found Parisians in general friendly and helpful.
    Looking forward to tomorrow's pic!

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  15. Nothing, absolutely nothing beats the ET!

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  16. Burrrr! It looks cold in Paris.

    If Alexandre Gustave Eiffel could see what the City of Light has done in the way of light decoration, I am sure he would greatly approve. It is a stunning photo!

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  17. What can I add but that this is a spectacular photo Eric. Bien joué!
    V

    PS Oh, and I'm pouting cause I can't see it in person.:(

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  18. I'm glad the 10/9 photo is a little late...I'm not over this one yet!

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  19. Stunning with the street lamps coming at me. You take the best tilted photos ever ... mine just look crooked, and your's look like art. xoxo.

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  20. Yes Shell that is a carousel. I went to a web cam to check it out.
    :)

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  21. Oh my gosh this photo is gorgeous! Fabulous shot!!

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  22. http://www.parisdailyphoto.com/

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