Sunday, March 26, 2006

Daffodils help cancer research


Today, in front of the Pantheon (5th arrondissement) Parisians could, for 2 euros, pick up one of the 60 000 daffodils that had been "planted" in support of the Institut Curie in the fight against cancer. Alternatively, it is also possible to pick a daffodil on the web. So that no one can use the excuse of the rain!

25 comments:

  1. Could this be the start of the Wales daily photo? The daffodil is the flower of wales. I'm pleased to see flowers because today is Mother's day in the UK.

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  2. Thanks Eric!
    There is NO sign of spring in Boston right now.
    Did they have the daffodils in front of the Pantheon last year or am I mistaken?

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  3. Does this mean that Spring has arrived in Paris? Please say it's so, as I will be there next week.

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  4. Eric - Nice shot! Is this the same place where they had the Christmas trees? You always seem to get the best angle for a shot.

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  5. That's a terrific photo for a wonderful idea!

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  6. Beautiful and for a good cause too!

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  7. Eric, I just came across your blog and what a wonderful photo blog you have. I lived in Paris for ten years and now live a little further south in the Tarn. The last couple of days have been very spring like so I think spring has arrived.

    Now I know where to go to check my lovely city of Paris – a city I love but I am glad to be out in the beautiful French countryside.

    Best,

    Wilf.

    http://fotolite.blogspot.com/

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  8. je ne connaissais pas cette initiative. je la trouve vraiment magnifique. Merci Eric.

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  9. What a creative fundraising idea for such a good cause. I love the website. You're able to purchase and plant a flower in the virtual garden and attach a message. This is very lovely.

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  10. That´s such a lovely idea!! Do they ship some to argentina? :) Sunney flowers to make sunny lifes for cancer patients!

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  11. Tellement original et surtout si joli! Ça sent le printemps jusqu'ici!

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  12. Awww! What a beautiful photo of beautiful flowers for a beautiful cause! How do you do it? Pure artistic genous, I'm sure.

    Now if only we could see some spring here. This week is looking better than last week at least!

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  13. My goodness, what beautiful flowers! Beautiful flowers for a great cause. Has springtime arrived in Paris yet? It hasn't here in Toronto, although it is nice and sunny today for once. I remember the beautiful flowers and cherry blossoms in Paris last year...wish I could teletransport myself there....

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  14. The daffodil is my favorite flower, because it is a harbinger of spring, and also because it is just a very cute flower. Here in the U.S. we also have "Daffodil Days" program, which benefits the American Cancer Society.

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  15. I just got some daffodils for my Mom last week at work. It was, as Elisabeth said, daffodil days for the American Cancer Society. Great photo as usual, Eric. Thanks.

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  16. Spring: NO! No sign of spring what so cever here, believe me. Grrrrrrr.

    Daffodils. Yes A photographer they do that every year and I did not know they did that in the States too (thanks Elisabeth). So apparently daffodils will sort of haelp curing cancer throughout the planet, that is good news.

    Rodney, yes, I am impressed. You remembered that?

    > Wilf. After what I saw on your blog I demand a Roquemaure daily photo!!!


    It's late I have to go to bed, cannot write a word for everybody but thank you again for your nice comments.

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  17. After our emails I thought I should check back in and reply on your blog to your demand for a Roquemaure daily photo. As I said in my email if there was something happening down this way I would certainly do a daily photo, but when I talk of 'quiet tranquillity of rural southern France' that is exactly what we have here. Not a lot happening, and that is just the way I like it - for the moment!

    Keep up the great work.

    Wilf.

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  18. (rapport au commentaire que je viens de mettre sur le post du 27)
    oups, je découvre les désavantages de lire les flux RSS par date décroissante... ;)

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