Monday, April 24, 2006

Bush in Paris


OK, maybe this is not the bush you were thinking of, this one is the kind that stays green regardless of the polls... Anyway, I like the way shops, restaurants and cafés manage to turn sidewalks into wild forests (OK, little green oases...). This is exactly what the Hotel Ambassador on Boulevard Haussmann has done by simply installing several tall pots on the sidewalk in which they planted luxurious bushes. I thought it was a good, relaxing way to start the week. Have a great Monday people!

22 comments:

  1. en ouverture des commentaire ce soir je me permet de te dire que c'est toi le véritable ambassadeur en te souhaitant un agréable lundi...
    une approche sportive a bastia t'attend si ca te tente...

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  2. I L-O-V-E this shot, Eric. The crisp focus of the lovely bush leaves in various greens in the foreground, juxtapposed with the blur of grays, backs, and reds of the figures in the background. A very wonderful effect. You paint for us with your lens!
    Still a very sunny and pleasant Sunday evening (6:13 PM) here in Seattle. Spring has sprung!
    -Kim

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  3. So lovey - I was doing much the same thing this weekend - lots of "green" shots for spring. But I love the way the crisp green contrasts with the red clothing blurred in the background - just a hint of things to come!

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  5. Pfffewwwww, what a relief!!! For a minute there, until the blog properly loaded, I thought you were actually going to post a picture of the President. Imagine the shock that would be for most of the people commenting here. ;-)

    Actually, he was in the Bay Area a couple of days ago, but as usual, stayed clear away from San Francisco.

    Nice to see something green before getting back to work, thanks Eric!

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  6. What a coincidence, I stayed there last September.

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  7. That was a tricky post Eric. I couldn't imagine that George would be here and not have heard it on the news (or in the streets). Beautiful shot.

    I also liked the link to the Hotel Ambassador. Pretty sleek! I walk by there all the time and never have seen the inside.

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  8. Hi Eric...very smart title, you got me too!

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  9. thank you eric for not showing the REAL thing...i need to keep my breakfast down.

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  10. BUSH IN THE COUNTRY!

    Now you have me nice and relaxed, you have also reminded me I have a number of Bush-es to be trimbed in the garden. Now I know what to think about as I am cutting away.

    As always nice image and great title.

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  11. Merci! Lovely start to day.

    I wish that we made better use of greenery around buildings and on the streets in Canada. I'm always impressed at the urban 'green oases' in Europe.

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  12. I also am a big fan of nice greenery. Life is so much more pleasant when you have bushes and plants and trees around you so that you are not suffocated by urban life.

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  13. Nice shot Eric.However I loved the photo of the gold railings--wonderful!

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  14. Oh my Eric! You are too funny. I'll refrain from saying the rest of what I was thinking because I'm sure you ignored the couple or comments like it early on for a reason! Anyways that first sentence of your blurb made me giggle madly.

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  15. Eric, I just saw this link you added

    http://www.bonjour-america.com/

    It seemed appropriate to make the comment about it here on this post!

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  16. funny post, great shot! The bush you caught is far more dependable, and easier on the eye, than the Bush who resides in my city.

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  17. Can you do me a favor? If G. W. Bush ever comes to Paris, can you keep him there? Just throw him in a closet somewhere. I don't care where.

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