Thursday, December 03, 2009

I love Paris!


OK Strasbourg was nice and unusual. The architecture was beautiful and somewhat exotic, but I'm glad to be back in Paris, the home of the Alexander III bridge. Did you notice that, like every year, they installed the Ferris Wheel in Les Tuileries? Of course you did, it's right there LOL! It's currently cold here (as it was in Strasbourg BTW.) but I don't care, Paris is so beautiful in winter...

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  1. It looks like a fantasy, Eric. It is a fantasy.

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  3. Many hours of darkness and lots of rain could be depressing. But The City of Lights makes it all worthwhile. Lovely!

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  4. Paris is so beautiful all year round! And that's a lovely shot of her. She's very photogenic, no?

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  5. It's so beautiful I can hardly stand it. I've really been enjoying all your Paris at night photos lately, Eric. And it gets dark pretty early these days, right?

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  6. i love your blog, but i'm so jealous! i would love to see Paris at this time of year. one day!

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  7. OH my, that brings back many wonderful memories of my trip last novembre!! I have a zillion photos of the ferric wheel, the ferris wheel with the obelisk etc. Now the Pont Alexander III is my favorite......well one of my many favorites of course. Eric, will I hope to see in in janvier?? You are right, Paris in the winter is so nice.:)
    ( And all those pesky tourists have gone home! )

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  8. I love Paris also! Last year at this time I was heading to Paris. Even though I was stressed because I don't speak French (and didn't want to offend anyone) I loved the city. It is beautiful in winter & I think I'd like to visit again in warmer weather.

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  9. I too was heading towards Paris last year at this time (and will be again on Friday!).

    Hope it stays cold - and no awful rain like last year!

    Gorgeous photo - thank you

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  10. I love it that you love it, Eric!

    Another great photo and a lovely tribute to your city.

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  11. With the simple color palette in thiks photo, I've decide that your camera must be supplying the gold and blue hues to so many of your photos. I know the ferris wheel is white, but look at the blue hue it carries (rather than yellow or red), and, again, the ambient light and the incandescents have a gold tinge. Its lovely!! This one's going into my slide show.

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  12. Hey Eric, the spinning wheel's gotta go round. Time to ride that painted pony over that pont Alexander. Cold or not, this photo rocks baby!

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  13. I was going to ask how you do it, but how does Paris do it? All beauty, all the time. It must be magic.

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  14. Wow! I bet it's cold on that ferris wheel though.

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  15. Avez-vous déjà été sur une grande roue? Oui souvent!

    La Grande Roue du jardin des Tuileries

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  16. ...I'm just 4 days away from visiting your city for the first time...can't tell you how stoked I am!!

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  17. Anonymous, at the end of your trip your body will leave, but your heart will forever remain. I promise.

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  18. Hi Eric
    I am from Malaysia really want to visit Paris. I wish i could be there.

    Cheers,
    Setubuh Malam Pertama

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  19. Eiffel Tower Suzy that is so true.

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  20. I love it too..Its romantic place to visit.

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  21. Eric, moi aussi, moi aussi, J'adore Paris!!!

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  22. I'm quite a new reader here, but reading this blog is like a sunbeam in my day. I've visited Paris only once but I fell in love. I love Paris, I adore French (I already started studiyng it). This picture of Paris is fantastic! Thank you, Eric, for this wonderful blog! :)

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  23. Superlatives fail me. Such beauty is almost overwhelming ~ thank you, Eric.

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  24. Poor Anonymous! You are about to fall in love with a city. Just as ET Suzy said, your heart will remain there and you will always be looking for ways to go back. (And that's a good thing!) I miss it just as much today as I did when I left three and a half years ago.

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  25. Once again another amazingly beautiful photo. I think that Paris must love you also. That you love Paris comes through in every single photo without you saying a word. Lovely, thank you for sharing! Valorie

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  26. It's a cracker Eric.
    Never been to Paris in winter.
    Something that needs to be remedied - SOON!

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  27. Who could say it better then Cole Porter himself?


    Sean


    "Every time I look down on this timeless town
    whether blue or gray be her skies.
    Whether loud be her cheers or soft be her tears,
    more and more do I realize:


    I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles............

    I love Paris every moment,
    every moment of the year.
    I love Paris, why, oh why do I love Paris?
    Because my love is near."

    (edited for winter use!)

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  28. Your words are moving. Such a powerful sotfness in each one of your words...
    'I love Paris, why, oh why, do I love Paris?' Yes, I understand why this question can be asked. I wish I could share with you many of the reasons why..this is Paris in winter, between cold temperatures and warm lights.
    I do keep in mind any of these bridges that sometimes show up gracefully. How I love them. Then there is no more need to ask. Keep them in mind.

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  29. Sous cet angle, ta photo a un petit côté "2012" je trouve ! ;o)

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  30. Oh, so lovely. It's my life's ambition (well, one of them) to spend Christmas in Paris. Maybe next year...

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  31. I shot the wheel from the champs, I managed to get almost all of the 2km champs elysees.

    http://martinsoler.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/christmas-on-champs-elysees/

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