Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Crying Euro...


The Euro is not doing too well these days (that is one of the reasons why tourists have returned to Europe - and France in particular, as I already mentioned it here). I thought this sign was very appropriate. I'd like to think that the paint drippings was all natural, but I think it was made on purpose... We'll probably never know.

23 comments:

  1. Pauvre Euro! I think I would feel more sorry for him if he had not taken so many of my dollars when he was feeling better.

    Very cool photo. Where did you find it? is it grafitti?

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  2. Oops. I see you answered my question in your caption. And that unlike me, you know how to spell graffiti.

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  3. Eric, it may mean more of "us" coming over to spend time (and money) in Paris! I'm only crying because I am not there right now!

    À bientôt!

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  4. hopefully things will at least stabilize and not get worse!

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  5. I agree with mon amie Genie, we are tickled to death. It made it a lot easier when we visited in juin. I"m trying to figure out how to get there again so I hope it holds or goes lower!!!
    V

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  6. Dollar is 1.26 to the Euro today which still makes a strong Euro. It has come down from an all time high of 1.5990 in July 2008. The Euro is predicted to fall sharply after la rentree if gloomy forecasts and problems with Greece, Ireland, and Portugal continue. A strong dollar and a softer euro will cement my plans for a Parisian excursion later this year, so yes...a weak Euro is good news for me! ;-)

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  7. Crying Euro? I don't know, Eric. Love the shot, but I keep waiting for the Euro to drop down to 85 or 90 c on the dollar... As long as the Euro is worth more than a dollar, then it's not exactly weak . My 2c
    :)

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  8. I would cry for you if the dollar wasn't weeping, too!

    Seriously, maybe this means I can come back to Paris. For so long I haven't even allowed myself to dream of it.

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  9. Did you expect a different response from your friends over here on this side of the ocean? Sorry, but like the rest of the U.S. crew, I'm just trying to figure a way to take advantage and come see you!

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  10. Now THIS is what you call Expressionism! ;)

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  11. Very interesting find...
    I was not aware of that level and this is a sharp interpretation.
    Not really pretty but effective.
    Thanks again for sharing.

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  12. That's not a graffiti, that's a painted truth. That photo should be in a newspaper.

    Regards

    Valery

    [Barcelona Daily Photo]

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  13. I hope it does allow people to come back to Paris anyway - we had a bit of a sad year tourist-wise last year. But for one person's benefit another person cries, as you suggest here. It all evens out in the end anyway!

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  14. I live in a tourist area as well, and this year has been much better in that respect. I do wish that I could make it to Paris now that it is a little more affordable! Oh well, I will just continue to enjoy your blog, Eric. Thank you!

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  15. Are Foreign Exchange Dealers doing graffiti now?

    Could just as easliy have been the UK pound, so excuse me if I don't shed a tear. It's had a good run for its money.

    I just remembered, I've got some euros in the bottom of a drawer at home. Sell! Sell! Sell!

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  16. When we bought our 'baraque' a good two years ago, the € was horrendously strong against the Swiss Franc. It went down from that all-time high of 1€ = nearly CHF1.80 to CHF1.34 or thereabouts....
    So it HAS softened considerably but it's really your photo of this graffiti that makes us think....
    cool - and I am crying too - because France IS very expensive!!!

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  17. The dollar was much stronger compared to the euro earlier this summer. It was at about 0.82 euro to the dollar when I was there in May/June. It made my trip much more affordable than I'd planned, so I loved it. Right now, it's about normal: approx. 0.78 euro to the dollar.

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  18. That's what I love about graffiti in Paris - there is often a thought provoking statement behind it.

    Although I'd rather not have that statement painted all over a historical landmark...

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