Friday, November 19, 2010

First snow!


What? This is only mid November and it already snowed?! And no, I did not take this photo in Canada, but yesterday in Paris ;-) Explanation: for a conference, I had to go to Heavent, a trade show that is currently taking place at Porte de Versailles in the 15th arrondissement. This show is dedicated to events planning and all that revolves around this industry. There were lots of service providers that operate in this field, including a fake snow maker. Here you go LOL!

25 comments:

  1. Snow in mid-November. That's scary, but not unlikely in NH, though so far we've been spared.
    Great photo, Eric. I like the brave pink in the flower pot.

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  2. Ha ha, You had me fooled for a few seconds.

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  3. Yeah, yeah, we had our first snow already: real snow. But seriously, folks, ski resorts have been making snow for decades. Why not special effects firms?

    This photo fooled me, also. I got a shiver when it opened. It reminded me of the fifteen-foot branch lying in my front yard that broke off a tree in the snow storm. I still have to chop it up and drag it to the back alley. It might just lie there where it is until April...

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  4. I love it and when I vist in janvier, you must promise the real thing again Eric! :)
    V

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  5. Beautiful! Very Christmas Carol style! and hey - it's only 36 days to Xmas, or something like that...

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  6. The picture looks sooooo romantic:)
    Snow + Canada?!....NOT here...www.katkam.ca
    Most people don't even own snow tyres!

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  7. A little bit over the top if you ask me but it serves its purpose - great product advertising :-)

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  8. Ahhh, you had me kicking myself for being out of Paris and missing this until... my brain kicked in and realised you were probably kidding us! Lovely shot neverthe less.

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  9. Christmas soul came to me when I saw that photo.

    Regards

    Valery

    [Barcelona Daily Photo]

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  10. My comment just got completely stuck - and now - much later - I see that Anonymous b-s comment that went 'through'.... How's that for a Christmas feeling?!
    Eric, I thought - seeing that - what a great Christmas card that would make.... lovely try! You DO live a life of surprises and nice stuff, don't you?!
    Thank you for this un-Novembery surprise today. Like it very much.

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  11. My first thought: Paris had snow before us?? LOL It actually did snow here yesterday, but it was just a dusting and didn't stay around.

    Now, how does one clean up this fake snow?

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  12. Beautiful shot Eric!! I too thought it was the real thing. This would make a nice Christmas card! Valorie

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  13. well, I AM in Canada and we've had several days of snow...very early if you ask me! But, the pic is wonderful regardless!!

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  14. Le romantisme en moins, ça m'a fait penser à de la neige d'extincteur ou bien aussi à ce qui sert à nettoyer les fours... Ouh la la... ça va mal... LOL

    Et sinon, grâce à toi (ou plutôt à cause de toi), je viens de comprendre pourquoi il y avait autant d'embouteillages mercredi matin en direction de la Porte de Versailles, sur les coups de 11 heures un peu passées!!! Tu fais déplacer les foules, Eric. J'ai mis 1/2 h pour faire 1 km!
    Si j'avais su... ;-)

    Flore

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  15. What a "Winter Wonderland" photo -- very beautiful.

    I saw on the weather report that it is going to snow in Paris on Thanksgiving. It's predicted that it is going to be "bright and sunny" on Thanksgiving in the Bay Area.

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  16. Ha! You fooled me! Here I thought that we the West Coast of Canada (Vancouver/Vancouver Island) were going to share our first snow of the year with Paris, my favourite city, so I was going to find some small joy in the early appearance of the white stuff. Luckily, ours will probably be very wet snow, and I suspect it will melt away soon. Crossing my fingers, anyway . . . Personally, I prefer the fake version you've pictured!

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  17. The photo is breathtaking. Picture perfect. I give the fake snowmakers an A+ (and that goes for the photographer, too).

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  18. Absolutely breathtaking. I can feel the ice.

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  19. Beauuuuuuutifull!

    Like a fairy-tale.

    Love this picture

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  20. love this capture. despite the warm fire, I experienced a moment of "frigid!"

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  21. The snow is really a wonderful creation of God. I love snow!

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