Monday, December 21, 2009

Sooooo Paris!


How about a classic view to start this Christmas week? I took it last evening (Sunday) around 6 pm while I was going back home after having brunch at a dear friend's. It shows two typical things in Paris: the Eiffel Tower and Les Bateaux Mouches entrance - Les Bateaux Mouches are boats that carry passengers on the Seine and that are named after old boats that used to carry goods. As you can see the snow is gone now and the sky is clear. Perfect for some last minute shopping!

45 comments:

  1. I can't believe I'm the first one to write a comment for the first time. I love this picture! One of my favourite views in one of my beloved cities!

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  2. Do you know how lucky you are that this is what you get to see on your daily commute?? Of course, I know you do! And thank you so much for sharing it with us!

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  3. Exquisite view of "the basics". All the colours match and yes, perfect for last minute shopping!

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  4. Your classic views get me every time, but there always is a nice little "Eric" twist to the picture.
    I had to be dragged, kicking and screaming the first time I took the ride, and afterwords, I was the one that loved the Bateaux mouches the most.

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  5. Such a lovely picture! A definite entry to the 2010 calendar.

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  6. Oops! I mean for the 2011 calendar. Time just flies a bit to fast.

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  7. @Eric, "I took it last evening (Sunday) around 6 pm while I was going back home after having brunch at a dear friend's." I was just telling everyone at PDP that I made crepes (today, Sunday in San Francisco) with nutella and tangerine slices for brunch.

    I got the tangerine idea from one of Eric's photos that he took when he was at a restaurant, and then posted on PDP. It looked so yummy. It tastes really good this time of year. Tangerines are in season in California that's why we have tons of them at the market.

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  8. It is a lovely photo -- quite, serene, nostalgic. I love these boats, they are so relaxing (I fall asleep sometimes). I ride them just about every day when I am in Paris. You can get some really great photos while riding them. I also like to read their names. I'm weird :-s

    I'll be back later to play some more reindeer games.

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  9. Eric, I really like this shot. Your photos give me the urge to visit Paris after our cruise next year.

    Any tips on Paris in mid October?

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  10. I love riding the boats, too. It feels like drifting through two thousand years of history on the main artery of the city. Timeless and modern all at once. And, this is a winner of a classic shot. Beatiful!

    Follow up from yesterday - when I rode the canal boat last fall up into the Parc de la Villete, I got a photo of some kids on these things passing over me on a pedestrian walkway near the geodesic dome. I'd never seen anything like it and it was definitely sci-fi-fun-looking! I think you have to be really agile not to break something using them, though!

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  11. This is a lovely photo. I wish I could see it in person :)

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  12. Eric, you post a picture like this without warning us first.... my heart skiped a beat when I opened PDP's page and the photo appeared.

    Soooo breathtaking! Perfect in every sense.

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  13. My thought, too, Monica!

    Suzy?
    Suzy??
    Suzy???

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  14. Eric,
    The sky is gorgeous, the whole photo is just Paris at its best. J'adore!
    V

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  15. I'm here!
    I'm here!!
    I'm here!!!

    Just rendered a bit speechless at the moment. *sigh*

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  17. Wow, that is some crisp and clear sky!! Great shot! That is one of the sharpest night shot of the ET, ever. Rock on!

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  18. A great picture, Eric. Seasons greetings to you and all of the other contributors on PDP.

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  19. Wonderful! And very interesting factoid about the boats.

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  20. It is on my computer desktop already :) Beautiful picture...

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  21. I dream of the day I will return to Paris! Thanks for brining a little Paris into my day!

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  22. Wow...what perfect light when you took this...


    We ended up with 22 inches (about 56 centermeters?) of snow yesterday, so I can always Fed Ex you a foot or so!!


    Sean

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  23. Eric - you take my breath away with this photo. What a perfect postcard! Definitely a candidate for 2011 calendar.

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  24. Great photo. The lighting is parfait. I stole it for my desktop. I mean I borrowed it.

    Can anyone identify the white, rounded structure on the left?

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  25. I think the "white rounded structure" you're referring to is simply the roof to the building you go into to get your bateaux mouches tickets.

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  26. By the way, is there still snow in Paris?

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  27. What a lovely sky behind the golden tour and Bateaux Mouches sign. Nicely done and super to see.

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  28. Knockout shot, Eric. A post card for sure.

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  29. Great lighting and composition on this shot.

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