Friday, October 22, 2010

Another party at La Bourse


It is extremely rare when I don't carry my camera with me... And though, last evening, as I was passing by La Bourse (the stock market) I realized I had left it at home. Shame, because they were having another of these company parties there and the whole building was beautifully decorated and lit. So I had to use my camera phone...  As I already mentioned here, this building - often called Le Palais Brongniart, after the name of its architect: Alexandre Brongniart who built it in 1813 - is no longer used to trade stocks (since 1986), but to host company parties or conferences.

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  1. Where are stocks being traded now days?

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  2. Camera phone or no, this is stunning.

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  3. Beautiful picture. They repurposed the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange Building in San Francisco. It's now an Equinox gym. Like the party place better. Eric, I hope you are not too inconvenienced by the strikes.

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  4. Oops. It's "Eric," not "Erik." Sorry, it's been a long day. Time to go home.

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  5. So, a nice photo is still a nice photo.

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  6. I think you heighten the excitement of this building and its colors with your technique. And to think it was taken from a cell phone. I should be so talented!!!!!

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  7. La Bourse is great building, and your photo is exciting. I could use a good party right now.

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  8. Bahhh Ouaisss!! Of course they are having parties at La Bourse..they know you will be working until you are 67!! They know they will have more of your cash and productivity to invest with!!! ;-)

    Oh...by the way...J'adore!! Awesome photo and I bet the party was sooper!!!

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  9. Eric--I wonder if any of us would have guessed that the photo was taken using an Iphone. I certainly wouldn't have. It's a great shot! I see the Bourse just about every day, but I've never seen it like that.

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  10. Superbe! Androïd picture ?!
    Another angle, in comparison with your last shot of a party at la Bourse (February 7. 2009).

    In the name of God, that's a heaven perspective, isn't it?! At least, I should not say it in other words than Michael's.

    Have a nice full day.

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  11. I like the statue, she seems to be sitting comfortably. Even though statues are not real, they often evoke feelings of "it can't be comfortable to stand like that forever" in me, I have no idea why, lol!

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  12. Great phone shot !
    I would like to go to a party here, it's absolutely stunning.

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  13. I remember your last photo of La Bourse with the party lights on, Eric. So lovely ~ I hope there was pink champagne to match.

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  14. Was this photo taken before of after Barbie and Ken arrived?

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  15. Excellent Drummond,LOOOOOOOOOOOOL
    You are so funny !!! Only you could think of that but this is so well seen now that you've said it!

    Actually this pic IS realistic, although it seems unreal and that's what I like a lot in it.

    Jennifer : that's a good refection, you know ;-)

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  16. Oooh, I love pink! This is just beautiful. Wouldn't you love to float up those stairs in a lovely ball gown and into a superb party? I would! But what color to wear so as not to clash with the lights...:)

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  17. How very Macgyver of you to figure a way to capture this lovely image for us to enjoy !!

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  18. La vie en ROSE? I don't write in french language, sorry. Amazing atmosphere.

    Regards

    Valery

    [Barcelona Daily Photo]

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  19. Wear soft, flowing white, Christie, with a few subtle sparkles in it. You'll reflect all the lights and they'll reflect you.

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  20. Apparently not everything's on strike—and the party wasn't cancelled. Great job with the camera phone, Eric!

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  21. That's a so so so sweet and warm picture. Could be the PDP house, where all photos and webpages could be seen again and lived. Hmm like in a dream. It is pretty cold outside now. That makes a warm contrast.

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