Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rainy Paris


I went to the Galeries Lafayette Maison (the part of the Galeries that is dedicated to house stuff) and, like you can see, it was raining. On the way I passed by a hotel (I think the Hotel Ambassador) and I took this photo. Nothing extraordinary, just a casual Paris scene...

29 comments:

  1. Love the splash of red in the rain... takes the dreary right out of it!

    Happy Birthday wishes continue, Eric!

    Mammie

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  2. The sign on the awning says Millenium Hotel Paris-Opéra. There's nothing casual about any Paris scene when you don't know when you'll manage to be there again, Eric. I'll even take the rain.

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  3. Last time I went to Galeries Lafayette Maison was last December. I bought my brother Christmas present there. And so he did BTW which was funny.
    Was it your birthday present? Hmm sure it was. Wonder what you chose :)
    Hotel Ambassador. I think I already went inside once and enjoyed a somptuous room. But I did not enjoy it as much as I would do now. I know that.

    Alexa, I'll leave you the rain ;)

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  4. @Alexa "The sign on the awning says Millenium Hotel Paris-Opéra." It sure does -- I noticed that too, and went to their website. http://www.millenniumhotels.com/fr/millenniumparis/index.html

    It looks like a nice place to stay at a reasonable price. They also seem to have a lot of perks.

    About the photo, you caught the door man in a candid pose. He looks very sweet and charming standing there in the rain to great the guests.

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  5. The red is wonderful in this photo :)

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  6. One of the things I love about PDP is I never know what I'm going to see! I like the mix of tourist photos (which after all I am) with the everyday, historic, business, fashion, etc. Never boring, Eric!And as already pointed out above, even your "nothing extraordinary" pics have a little something extra!
    Thanks again!

    California Nancee

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  7. i have never been to paris and its my dream to be there so your photos are something i look forward to everyday, thankyou, merci, grazie mille, and i would swap the heat here in australia for the rain in paris anyday! salut! and bon anniversaire,

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  8. oh that last comment was mine, dont know why it was listed as anon!

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  9. Now the rain I do NOT miss in Paris. We were lucky, just bitter cold and la neige!!!:) A perfect Paris scene.
    V

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  10. Ditto Alexa. If it's Paris, it's extraordinary.

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  11. He must be cold. That coat looks awful thin!

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  12. I went to their website and think I am still dreaming of a little stay there.
    'In the heart of Paris, the Millennium Paris Opera fits in with the business, culture, art and fashion of Paris. Its location in all that Paris has to offer couldn't be more perfect'. And they go on with fine illustrations like in every good ad which makes you salivate.
    How attractive!
    And what about the perfect weather to fit in all this, heavenly? Sure it is essential, isn't it?

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  13. The last time I visited Paris was in December 2006 and you displayed a photograph of the Christmas Shop Window at Printemps. A wonderfully seasonal pageant of moving pots and pans in the middle of a warmly lit shop window. Your photograph today,re-ignites that moment, the bustle of a busy parisian street, the polite scramble to get beneath the awning to stave off the rain for another minute, the magnetic attraction of this 'free' performance and the numbing satisfaction that you are in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Achetez un parapluie! Dermo

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  15. This casual Paris scene brings up a lot of memories but also raises new have-to-do ideas.
    Thanks Eric for making it always so special and bright.

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  17. Casual yeah. But casual Paris is so chic!!

    Oh how I miss Paris......

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  18. The topiary and the door man are equally elegant! Stunning shot on the CDP portal!!!

    Jan
    GDP

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  19. I love it when you manage to put people in them, Eric.

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  20. Oh how I wish I was there. Rain and all.

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  21. Quite extraordinary in my humble opinion! Just seeing rain and an umbrella makes it feel like spring after looking at snow the past two months! Merci!

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  22. I see he's wearing rubber boots to keep his feet dry, too. I like rainy photos.

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  23. It looks far from ordinary to me ~ you've captured a beautiful photo, Eric. Looks like he's sizing up the lovely topiary work ~ if I was a tree in his garden, I'd be very afraid.

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  24. Love it!! I love your "slice of life" photos the best! ;-)

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  25. Just casual? Wearing a cool uniform like that? That would be considered the height of society in the Midwest! lol Gorgeous shot, as always, Eric. And the red really makes his uniform fun, doesn't it?

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  26. it is a clever photograph because there are three splashes of green and then my eye goes to the three splashes of red. The direction of the red on his coat echoes the three green "stripes" of hedge. it almost turns the topiary into a person.

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  27. Bonjour Eric~ I've not dropped by your blog before, so I do hope you don't mind me having a little stroll around your patch.
    Love red and love splashing in the rain!!
    ~Dianne~

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