Sunday, January 29, 2006

Chinese New Year Parade in Paris


Unless you live under a rock you surely know that today is the Chinese New Year. Paris, like all big cities in the world has a pretty large Chinese community (between 250 000 and 400 000 depending on the sources), which is more and more visible. Every year they organize a New Year parade where I went to and brought back many pictures. May I take advantage of this occasion to wish a happy new year to all my Chinese readers (well, not that many actually for Blogger is blocked by the "Great Firewall!") and especially to Harry who fell in love with ParisDailyPhoto and decided to make a Chinese version.

23 comments:

  1. It's really amazing that Blogger is blocked by The Great Firewall. Pure insanity, really.

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  2. i tried to send some comments to our chinise friend but not quite sure that i did suceed
    tpp bad

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  3. sorry, i mistyped my text
    corrected version:
    i tried to send some comments to our chinese friend but not quite sure that i did suceed
    too bad

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  4. Elisabeth. Yes it's pretty amazing. And why blogger and not other platforms? Now that China is entering a new economical age shouldn't it also enter the information age?

    Claude. I dont' know, let me know if he does not reply to you. For the same reasons he can only access ParisDailyPhoto from his office where they have a non filtered connexion (he works for a French company...)

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  5. thx you!! happy chinese new year to you too!

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  6. I can't see much of anything he writes, probably because I didn't download the right fonts for this browser...

    The pictures and the color are very sharp! Well done again!

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  7. Happy Chinese New Year!

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  8. Beautiful photos Eric. The colours mixed with Paris are really great. I also checked out Harry's Chinese version. What a shame we can't see what people are writing there. The world gets smaller every day. Maybe the year of the Dog will send a few bones your way!

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  9. Les photos sont très bonnes Eric. Très professionnelles.

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  10. Shame on me... I din't know and I tell You this right from "under the rock" ;))

    Beautiful colourful picture ;)
    Previous one looks like a shot from "Matrix IV - The Blog" ;))

    BMR

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  11. Eric - Big Chinese community in Melbourne too - unfortunately I couldn't get to the celebrations but love the colour of your shot

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  12. Eric,
    Gung hey fat choi! (loose American phonetic rendering of Cantonese friends saying "happy new year." All these shots are wonderful! The costumes and facial paint are so very different than I've seen in San Francisco's Chinese American's lunar new year parades. Perhaps that's because the Parisian French Chinese population's families came mainly from different Chinese provinces than those I'm familiar with from the SF Bay Area? Lovely, lovely colors in these shots. Thank you.
    -Kim

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  13. Hi Eric, I put a link from my blog to your photo (it's so beautiful !!) and your blog, if you're not ok with that. Let me a comment :-),i will erase my post.

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  14. Another great photo - and yes I missed out completely on the Chinese New year.

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  15. This shot's really good! happy new year again, my friend... :)

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  16. Hello Eric, I come a little late, but here's one of your Chinese reader, a blogger too! I can access because I am from Hong Kong. Thanks for your greeting and wish you all the best in the year of the Dog, as to us Chinese it is. And above all, I love your pics so madly!

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  17. hey eric,

    i just discovered your blog yesterday by accident and what a happy accident it is. i've been reading and enjoying all of your posts.

    i was in paris late may 2006 and didn't get a chance to see chinatown--shame on me a chinese person!

    thanks to you i can see how the parisian and chinese cultures blend!

    from:
    un petit chinoise femme in New York City

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