Monday, August 27, 2012

Pont Levant (part deux !)


Do you remember the photo of Le Pont Levant de la rue de Crimée, that I posted before my vacation? Well, here is another - and much broader - view of it. I actually experimented it for real! How? By taking part in the cruise that Canauxrama (no, that is not paid advertising!) offers on the Canal Saint Martin. For once I posted two photos, so that you can see how it works: on this one it's up, on the one below, taken a few seconds before, it's still down. Very impressive and very beautiful (thanks to the lighting of the buildings I must say). I loved every minute of this cruise, even if there are a little too many locks for me!



PS : on a different note, Jeff (a real true visitor to PDP!) is trying to organize a little PDP gathering for Labor Day in Chicago, if you're around and would like to join him, do let me know and I'll put you in contact.

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful lighting! I have never been in this part of
    Paris.

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  2. Wonderful! I haven't seen this part of Paris, either. Next trip!

    I couldn't comment yesterday, so I'm glad this comment box is working for me again today.

    Have fun in Chicago, you guys!

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  3. Wow, what a treat to have two photos today! I don't think I would have understood what you were describing without the two photos (there are not many bridges where I live). They are beautiful shots. I agree with Nadege that the lighting is gorgeous.

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  4. Eric, thank you for the beautiful photos. I did this cruise in the daytime several years ago and really enjoyed it. Didn't know a night cruise was available. When I visit in October, I'll be sure to take advantage of it.

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  5. @Marene Chiesa Bowman. I'm afraid that won't be possible... As these cruises only take place in July and August apparently...

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  6. Beautiful shots.
    I have also taken this cruise and it's really worth the time. And I didn't mind the locks :-)

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  7. Well this is a rare event for you to publish TWO photos on the same day. And so glad you did so we can see the difference. Love the colours in this as we both know it looks a little less inviting in the day time :-)

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  8. Eric and Monnica, regarding yesterday's post, here you can now sing along to How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down On The Farm as sung by Eddie Cantor (lucky for you it's not me). Pay special attention to the awesome tenor banjo in the background!!

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  9. Can't wait to walk and take the cruise at Canal Saint Martin. The photos are fantastic.I live in Chicago and would like to get in touch with Jeff. Your photos are always interesting and provide great places to visit in Paris.

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  10. Very impressive—both the photos and the bridge! Next time I'm going to visit the canal at night.

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  11. @Nadege and @Petrea " I haven't seen this part of Paris, either. Next trip!"
    " I have never been in this part of Paris."

    I'm not surprised, it's not the first part people visit, but it's worth it, especially in summer.

    @Jeff "THESE PHOTOS ARE FABULOUS!"
    MERCI !

    @Monnica "! I don't think I would have understood what you were describing without the two photos" That's what I thought and why I posted the two.

    @Bettina "And I didn't mind the locks :-)" LOL. Even after the 6th one?!

    @Michael " Pay special attention to the awesome tenor banjo in the background!!" Why??

    @Lynne ".I live in Chicago and would like to get in touch with Jeff." I made a little "ad" for you to get more info. See upper right column and click in the photo.

    @Alexa " Next time I'm going to visit the canal at night." You certainly should!

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  12. That song is too funny, Michael - I've never heard it before. My favorite part is where he says, "Ooooh la la"!

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  13. What a great photo...absolutely love it!! ;)

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  14. That is awesome. I kept looking back and forth to see where it went up!! The nearby bridge that raises splits in the middle and stops traffic for a time on both sides, since it takes several minutes to get the bridge up, let the boats through, and then lower the pieces together again. I must admit, I like the Parisian idea so much better! :)

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