Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas is coming, Eric is getting fat...


The holiday season is approaching... You can tell because it's getting cold and the Christmas decorations are out. In Le village Royal - off La rue Royale, that takes you to La Place de la Concorde - red pine trees have suddenly grown! Probably a genetic modification ;-) BTW, here are the final results for the PDP calendar. Now I need to make it!

32 comments:

  1. Already? I was under the assumption that decorations didn't appear in Paris until December 1st. Though where I got that from I don't know......

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  2. A very pretty photo, and I love the blurry chairs.

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  3. Eric, I tried the link, but, it seems to go to your email!

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  4. Christmas is coming, Eric is getting fat...

    Aren't we all?

    Ahh, The Holidays are here… Gathering with family and friends, we can’t help but indulge in the food and drink. Then in January, you have the 'fresh start' phenomenon. ... Lol

    Joyeuses Fêtes!

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  5. I know I am! This is marginally less disturbing than last year's orange Christmas tree. This one was inspired by Stendhal, no doubt. Very cool photo! (And they're starting with the Christmas decorations here in NYC too.)

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  6. The calendar link wants a signin and password for Tenin.com. Hmm. Christmas is streaming into San Francisco. On November 1st one of our radio stations started playing all Christmas music on their HD channel (KOIT). And yes, most of us will be getting fat. With me, it starts with the leftover Halloween candy. Sigh.

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  7. LOL to both Eric and Alexa. Eric for the heading that had me laughing before the picture even loaded, and Alexa for the Red and the Black comment. I think these trees are kind of cool, although at first glance I thought they were decorated with plump black cherries.

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  8. I like the red trees and black ornaments but I admit this reminded me of last year's orange flocking.

    I just clicked on the "Christmas" label below the post and gave myself a treat. Eric's Christmas photos of the past include many delights!

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  9. I thought it was the "Goose" that was getting fat?? If you really are getting fat you have a lot of company! LOL!!!

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  10. Let me see, early Christmas decorations and people gaining weight- sounds very American! Oh, wait, the tree is RED and the bulbs BLACK so the food must be better than typical American food- must be PARIS!!

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  11. Christmas already? Egads!!! I'm still ridding my porch and windows of Halloween regalia. I'm aiming for Thanksgiving (our tailgating prelude to Christmas I suppose ;-) But as you say, the holidays are approaching...time to stock up on the grapejuice. Ahem. BTW, I love the crimsons in this photo, Eric.

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  12. It is WAY too early for that! We haven't even had the Beaujolais Nouveau celebration yet. I'll celebrate that November 20 on the 50th floor overlooking the city. Then, I suppose I'm starting the Christmas season on November 22nd with Brian Setzer's Orchestra Christmas Extravaganza. A full big band (with stand up bass) and led by Setzer on his Gretsch guitar, playing the hottest versions of Christmas carols you will ever hear. And don't forget his backup singers: the Vixens.

    But that's still a few weeks away, so don't push Christmas too soon.

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  13. I always say that one of these days I'll do my Christmas shopping in Paris!

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  14. Great photo Eric. I love the red trees and blurry background. Christmas decorations have gone up all around Sydney too but I think I'll leave it a little longer before I put mine up lol.

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  15. This period of the year reminds me of so many beautiful pictures from last year. I'm often said that I have a good memory. When I love, my memory is even bigger. So the orange tree yes of course. A Calendar is already a little selection of souvenirs. But what I'd like the most would be a real book with Eric's pictures and his comments or feelings about each picture. There is so much to say from his point of view (his angle, his capture, his perspective) in each one. There is so much from himself in each one. As I know he would never do that himself, either because he has not enough time, either because he would restrain himself in confidences, I think the best way would be to interview him and make the work. Without too much emphasize, something sober and light like him. That would be great.
    Not to speak about the delight there would be touching the pages and having the book between our hands with the photos printed.
    At least, that is what I'd like : printed photos. I know for the geek he might be, that would not sound so interesting, maybe. I'm old-fashioned, lol!
    Is that only me? Sure it would be very hard to build up but the result would be so joyful, I guess.
    Eric, sorry for this "aparté". You definitely have your word to say, needless to say.
    Let's say a Christmas wish (with no precision of the year!), and I still believe to Santa Claus ;)

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  16. If it helps - but my guess is it doesn't - Andreea's getting fat too with the approaching of the Christmas. Nice angle, great photo.

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  17. bonjour,
    agréable de flâner dans votre blog mais pourquoi n'attendons nous pas début décembre pour les décorations de Noël, quelle impatience!!

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  18. I agree with Modessentielle and a few others: If we keep going this way, in a few years, Xmas decorations will start early September... It's stupid!

    Once again, too much marketing ;-((

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  19. I don't believe that title for a second ;)

    Lovely pic, though I don't like decorations so early.

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  20. I have Christmas-themed magazines (baking, crafts, decorating) all over my family room table. Christmas is coming for sure. I look forward to seeing many photos of the decorations. And maybe some sweets too?

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  21. I can't wait to sit in an outdoor cafe,with people sipping let's say, kir royales, and stare at Christmas ornaments that are red and black. It certainly isn't going to happen where I live!

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  22. darn, i was just in paris and missed all of the decorations. hopefully, i'll get to see them one year!!

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  23. Really beautiful!! Thank you! Valorie

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  24. Flore, so who would interview Eric?
    Sounds like you're up for the job, but I fear you may have quite a bit of competition.

    Thib, we might as well leave the Christmas decorations up all year. This would have the advantage of only having to put them up once, or at least until the weight of the cobwebs made them fall down of their own accord.

    Lynn, not even for a second?
    -Perhaps Eric's been having a few 'seconds' too many recently!

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  25. lol Drummond. So have I. Eek.

    I finished my calendar today too Eric. Around September though, big drama; my pc crashed. Luckily I hit the save button moments earlier. Eek. Again.

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  26. A red Xmas tree with black decoration balls?! That's something I've never seen before.

    Very cool!

    Eric we support you. We are on the way og getting fat too, aren't we all?

    ;)

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  27. Last November I was right there! The Christmas decorations all over Paris were just magnificent, magical...........so FRENCH!!! I regret I can't see them in person this year Eric. YOU are in charge of showing us each and every ONE!
    V

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  28. How wonderful is Christmas in Paris ?

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  29. Wow! Black Christmas tree bulbs on a red Christmas tree. How Gothic!

    France, "How wonderful is Christmas in Paris?" It's very wonderful, romantic, and the city glows with Christmas spirit.

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  30. Lois: A magic Christmas, in a magic City like Paris (making a christmas tree with black christmas tree bulbs)Yes, it's in my wishlist! :p Wonderful Paris.
    Merçi Eric, pour m'enchanter avec tes photos.

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