Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Farewell Ferris wheel!


Do you remember the couple of photos I took in the small amusement park in Les Tuileries gardens this summer? Well it's all gone now. And here is the proof! But what's left is not bad either... First a beautiful perspective, then two interesting monuments; the white one is dedicated to Jules Ferry, a French politician who passed a law which made primary education in France free, non-clerical (secular) and mandatory and a sculpture by Antonin Carlès called Retour de chasse (back from the hunt).

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  1. Ah. The true end of summer. If I didn't know you better, I might think you "doctored" the photograph. What an eye! I'm particularly susceptible to photographs with great skies.

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  2. What a lovely sky! It does look empty without the Ferris wheel, but it's time for the seasons to turn, and it will eventually circle back to summer. :-)

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    1. And we will have put one extra year to our meter...

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  3. you've captured a gorgeous view Eric. I have a weak spot for Ferris wheels but I think I like this scene too.

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    1. And the Ferris wheel will come back in December (but not on this side though).

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  4. Awesome photo, Eric—love the emptiness and the few chairs scattered about (and that sky!).

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    1. I agree Alexa. And it just looks so "early morning" .

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  5. I love the lines and curves made by the greenery. Great shot.

    (I could have sworn I had already posted this!)

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    1. I believe I did, but the earlier one is not there now. This is not the first time this has happened (with other posts). Did you add me to the PDP spam filter ?!

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  6. I don't understand why cities of beauty encourage a trashy fairground installation in an elegant area which is already heavily visited. This sort of area needs its park space to give calm and quiet, and to give visitors the chance to enjoy these qualities. You certainly need areas like this in Paris! There is no need to draw in even more tourists here - they will come anyway. Surely a different but equally interesting interesting area with a different character and local small businesses would benefit financially, while the Tuileries would regain their stylish character, and everyone would be better off!

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