Sunday, November 01, 2009

November 1st Theme day


Today is November 1st and I'm facing a dilemma... Do I post a photo that is theme day compliant (see here what the other city daily photo bloggers have done for today's theme: "doorways") or do I celebrate All Saints day (that is the day of the dead)? I chose not to choose and to, like you say in English "kill two birds with one stone..." (faire d'une pierre deux coups, in French). I took a photo of two doorways at Le Père Lachaise Cemetery!

30 comments:

  1. I think this is a clever way of meeting both "requirements." Black and white is ideal for this photo. I like being able to see the sunlight and shadows in it.

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  2. Beautiful, peaceful, clever. I'm walking back home and i'm passing by a little cemetery just near my home.
    The moon is full tonight... C'est Beau.

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  3. Great choice and image Eric! Congratulations!

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  4. Great solution! It looks nice and sunny - no rain! Today here in the US we change our clocks and "fall back". I have still never ventured inside this cemetary. Next time....

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  5. Nicely done, and perfect image for this day, Eric! Love it in b&w.
    Carrie -- you absolutely must go to Pere Lachaise the next time you're in Paris.

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  6. These are great photos for the All Hallows Eve (yesterdays and todays photos -- what a line in front of that store!). You definitely have the spirit Eric.

    Halloween (also written Hallowe'en, literally "holy evening"), also known as All Hallows' Eve or All Saints' Eve, is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain.

    Wishing Eric and the PDP gang a light-hearted and playful HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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  7. I guess you could say it's a doorway to eternity.

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  8. A perfect choice, Eric. I love that eerie face peering out of the crypt on the right side of the photo.

    Carrie, you'll be astounded by Pere Lachaise. It's one of the most wonderful things we found in Paris. Besides all the famous graves, I was moved by the peace and beauty of it.

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  9. Love that photo Eric, for all the same reasons as the others have posted. And the black/white effect is perfect.

    I can't get your theme day link to the other daily photo blogs to work.

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  10. Good choice, Eric! Also for the b&w.

    Bonne fête de la Toussaint à tous !

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  11. This was indeed combining the Doors Theme Day with Day of the Dead. My wife, Julie of Scottsdale (Arizona) Daily Photo, could not resolve the dilemma that you faced. She interrupted a series of photos of Dia de los Muertos artwork and Halloween photos with a modern resort doorway, returning to Day of the Dead photos tomorrow.

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  12. About:""kill two birds with one stone..." (faire d'une pierre deux coups, in French)"
    In Italian, we say: "Prendere due piccioni con una fava".
    My best regards,

    p.s. how beautiful Paris...

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  13. Very clever, Eric. Oops I forgot the date. I might put a late entry in. Just need to nip back over to my blog... ;)

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  14. Done! All welcome to visit and please do! Bring your own paper... ;)

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  15. Eric, you must be a mindreader...

    http://mainzdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2009/11/monthly-theme-day-doors-780.html

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  16. Eric,
    Glad you are in compliance with "the rules"! WHew

    I'm just wondering if the CDP gurus could work out some kind of Theme Day email reminders for the geriatric crowd. We all seem to be bumbling around trying to scrounge up something at the last minute. A little reminder the day or two before would be so helpful! Merci! :)
    V

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  17. Great idea. Two birds with one stone in terms of doorways and Toussaint and then 'two for the price of one' in terms of showing two sets of doors! A beautiful choice. Clicking to enlarge show so much beauty here. I never tire of cemeteries. Perhaps I'm getting ready - hope not...

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  18. Two stone doorways with one bird? Great solution to the Halloween/theme day dilemma. Well composed, love the B&W.
    - Mitch in Minneapolis

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  19. Reminder: I do it for myself by putting a post-it on my calendar that says "theme day," with the theme written under it, so I can be on the look-out for doorways or shadows or whatever the theme is that month. Theme day is always on the first, so it's easy to remember if I've had the post-it on my calendar all month.

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  20. I just started laughing to myself as I read that this was a great way to combine the "Doors" theme with Day of the Dead - Pere Lachaise is the only place in the world where you could have walked on to Jim Morrison's grave and gotten the same result! This idea was much, much better, though, in a host of different ways!

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  21. Petrea - isn't that face amazing - its not a very unique face, but its an incredibly specific and realistic rendering. I feel as though I'm looking at a photo of him - perhaps its the black background that helps - you don't often a sculpture in that format.

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  22. captured

    I enjoy your photos - thank you

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  23. Ohh! Great take on the theme - and a nice photo, too. Happy All Saints Day!

    Three Rivers Daily Photo

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  24. Great pick for theme day, and All Saints.

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  25. Makes perfect sense to combine the two!

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  26. OK,
    So Petrea is my go to gal for the reminder. Now what the heck is December's theme Petrea???
    V

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  27. Oh Virg, you're worse than I am. The only thing I check the forum for is the theme. You don't check it at all, do you?

    The December theme is "waiting."

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  28. I'm a little late, but I love this photo you chose! and I love the fact that you combined All Saints Day and "Door" Day. When my sister and I were in Italy last year, she took lots of photos of doors, they're so amazing!! Thanks for the link also to the other daily photo sites... a wonderful discovery and made my day!! I also read that you started this entire daily photo thing and i think it's brilliant... bravo to you!! I wish I could buy you an espresso or something, I just think it's fabulous! Valorie

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