Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Notre Dame Christmas 2009


After the modern version of the Christmas tree, here is now... the very classic one right in front of Notre Dame. I took this photo around 7:30 am in the morning that is why the esplanade is almost empty. That's all! Today is a busy day for me as I'll be attending Le Web, my yearly meeting with the world 2.0! (Or is it 3.0 now?!). Be good, while I'm learning about what the future is going to be ;-)

44 comments:

  1. I second Michael's WOW! This put a smile on my face.

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  2. The light - the golds and blues - is just beautiful, Eric. Thanks for the Christmas Joy.

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  3. Photos are not loading.
    It's a conspiracy.
    Oh well.

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  5. everyone took my "wow"....a real stunner

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  6. Wow! again. this photo is lovely in every detail, down to the wonderful stones of the plaza. I love their aged lumpiness.

    Tomate, you probably tried this, but if not: try right-clicking on the icon in the upper left to see if there's a command to open the photo.

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  7. I'm dazzled by this photo Eric. The pavement looks like a river leading to the tree. Shimmers with magic in the night. Under a foot of snow here in the Midwest...as I'm sure Jeff could attest. Yes, my snowblower is humming and ready to get out again. Peace all.

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  8. Eric,
    TRÉS, TRÉS BONNE!!! What a wonderful photograph for us to relish for this Christmas season. Gorgeous reflection!
    V

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  9. Fantastic, beautiful, blue and gold! Merci, merci!!

    Eric -- re: Weegee -- he was a photojournalist famous for getting to the scenes of fires, shootings, and other calamities before the fire or police got there. He also took photos of high society folks. Voila - he is reborn!!

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  10. Stunner of a photo! I like how the bluish reflection of the tree lights on the gray stone has the same coloring as the sky. Amazing to see an empty plaza too.

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  11. It wouldn't be Christmas without your photo of the tree in front of Notre Dame!! ;-) Merci Eric!!

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  12. An early contender for December in PDP's 2011 Calendar :)

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  13. oooh! This is absolutely lovely. The warm colors against the bright blue-perfect!

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  14. Et voila! There it is again, the famous Tenin perspective! And now we all know what it takes (besides talent) to get a great shot of Notre Dame that includes neither people nor pigeons: a good alarm clock! Seriously, this is definitely calendar-worthy.
    (And you will be telling us what the future holds, I hope.)

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  15. It's easy to see why the huge, Gothic cathedrals were such an important piece of the Church's power. I try to imagine the uneducated, illiterate people of, say, 1400 approaching Notre Dame as the sun is setting and lighting up the facade.

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  16. LOL Anonymous!

    And Tomate, are you still using a Mac?

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  17. What a beautiful sight! And the pavement does look like a river! But I'm glad it's a mirage and you didn't get wet while taking up your Tenin Perspective, Eric.

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  18. !em morf WOW rehtona dnA

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  19. Along with your incredible cafes and food, THIS shot captures what is so magnificent about your city. Wow!!

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  20. I love this angle and the reflection on the pavement! Very nice.

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  21. Aaaahhhh Drummond... :)
    Délicieux!
    Well, I prefer last year "almost same" shot but this is only because I'm not in a very good mood today... and because a little dissonance may be good for Eric's performance.
    Enfin, je dis ça mais je ne le pense pas vraiment ;)

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  22. Oh, Eric! Oh, how beautiful! Speechless!

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  23. PERFECT for next year's calendar!

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  24. I love all your beautiful photos, but your Christmas photos are so artistic and wonderful. They have really put me in the mood for Christmas and shown me how amazingly beautiful Paris is at Christmas! You are a fantastically gifted photographer.

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  25. Petrea: Tomate, you probably tried this, but if not: try right-clicking on the icon in the upper left to see if there's a command to open the photo.

    No, it's not that. I can't load the blog. It only loads parts of it, and it stops. Sometimes I get the words, sometimes the template, sometimes nothing, not even the commenting box. Oh, well.

    Yeah, it's definitely time for a new computer :/

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  26. ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

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  27. A bit late but another wow from me. Am so lucky as coming to Paris tomorrow for the weekend so will hopefully get to see it.

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  28. top edhardy swweater www.lookedhardy.com

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  29. Love this photo. Wish I was there in Paris to see this in person.

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