Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Dawn in Paris


One of the big advantages of going to the gym early in the morning is that you get to see things you would never see during the day. Hence, this spectacular view that I photographed this morning at rue Doudeauville in the 18th arrondissement. I don't know what the cloud stripes are exactly (real clouds or plane fumes)... I'm really happy the sun returned today, it had been a really long time!

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  1. I have read this column daily for years and am often in Paris. Well I am here now and I woke up to the same sky!! They are jet contrails and it was amazing how many were across
    the sky.

    I thought it would be just my scene this a.m. and wow, now everyone on this site gets to see what we saw this a.m.

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  2. The stripes look cool. Wow indeed!

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  3. After the Darth Vader commercial yesterday in the US, all I can see are rays from fantastical weapons, including from the car. Too much TV on my part.
    What a magical sight you captured, though.

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  4. Contrails can make wonderful images for photos when the sun hits them just right. This is beautiful!

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  5. i agree with phx...the contrails look like light sabers. great shot, eric.

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  6. Hard to do, but almost always worth being up at the crack of dawn. This is definitely worth it—for us and I sure hope for you too! Glad to see the sun is back.

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  7. I think this is an enchanting image, Eric. I am so glad you are an Early Bird!

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  8. Wow this is beautiful. I love the headlights headed your way as well. One day you need to get a photograph of you at the gym. I'm sure that would make an interesting photo!

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  9. In the gym at daybreak ??? You must be hooked on it Eric.
    I agree with Michael, that's one part of Paris we would like to see next, lol.

    The photo BTW is wonderful.

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  10. Oh, this is gorgeous, Eric! And I feel so excited from the first commenter who is visiting there and saw that same sky. It is like getting a double-whammy of joy from this one particular daybreak on Earth.

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  11. Welcome to the world of Magritte!

    Thank you for this great shot, Eric!

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  12. Beautiful! I'm not a morning person. At all. So getting up and going to the gym is quite admirable in my book, Eric! Yay for you!

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  13. The sun changes the view of the city, for better.

    Regards

    Valery

    [Barcelona Daily Photo]

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  14. That is simply stunning, thank you for this beautiful start to my day. Good for you getting to the gym early, it's not easy to do! February 8th is always a special day for me, not for reasons one might think. Thank you for making it even more beautiful for me! Valorie

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  15. I don't see sunrise in Paris except going and coming from CDG. When I'm going, I always have tears in my eyes! WAAAAAAAA

    Lovely photo here Eric.
    V

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  16. Really beautiful. Paris early in the morning is beautiful. Even if I don't often see it by myself, I really enjoy looking at dawn, at this period of the year, from the window of my kitchen, between 7.30 am and 8 am while I usually have breakfast.
    Now, when I read Eric 'One of the big advantages of going to the gym early in the morning', I really wonder what I'm waiting for doing the same ! ;-)
    -- Bettina: you made me laughing out loud (today again)! -- :))

    Flore

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  17. Magnificent, sunsets in Paris are splendid,and you have captured the magic. Compliments

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  18. Heartbreakingly beautiful photo. Early Bird catchs the worm. I paticularly love the bird silouette in the background. Thankyou eric

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  19. Eric, that is wonderful that you go to the gym early in the morning. Is that before or after you eat your oatmeal? :)

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  20. Nice shot!

    Tomate Farcie

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  21. Fantastic shot!
    Beautiful, poetic and artistic.
    Best regards

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