Saturday, April 22, 2006

A place with a view


I probably don't realize how lucky I am to live in Paris; every morning on my way to work, I pass by the place de la Concorde (a famous place at the bottom of the Champs Elysées) and I can enjoy this view. Yesterday morning, I thought of stopping and take a picture for PDP, so here it is. Note that the weather is much nicer in Paris now.

34 comments:

  1. Oh, ben t'as fait un effort on dirait! C'est bien, continue! ;-)

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  2. Et tout au bout, l'Arc de Triomphe! Awwwww! Thank you!

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  3. "I probably don't realize how lucky I am to live in Paris"
    Sometimes I think the same thing and then I say, "Oh, yes, that's because I DON'T live in Paris." Ha Ha
    This is a great photo.

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  4. very nice photo. the gold and blue are gorgeous together. Very well constructed picture!

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  5. great shot! I love that "Aha!" moment... when the 'ordinary' suddenly looks extraordinary and inspires the click of the camera!
    I'm glad you got this shot today.

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  6. ca a de la gueule ce clichés

    pour ce qui est de tzek & pido ils ont conquérie la capital il y a longtemps et ils ont jouer dans l'enquete corse

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  7. Looks like a soldiers parade, well done!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful view!

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  9. My favourite colour combination again... gold and blue.

    Stunning image as usual- thanks Eric!

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  10. Hello Eric,

    I found your site, as I am a blogger too. It is done with alot of taste and covers different aspects from a different eyes view. I have been to Paris and it is beautiful. I wasn't there very long but long enough to see the Eiffel and the Louver Museum. I just could't believe I was standing in front of the Eiffel, so beautiful. I have marked your site as one of my favorites as I do want to see more of Paris. I would like to see more pics of the Eiffel and Arc de Truimph and to ask if I may use any pictures that you have on your site for my own personal use? I have a blog and also like to scrapbook.

    Success,

    Diana

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  11. Great photo, and a lovely clear blue sky. Don't see too many of them here in Trondheim.

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  12. Great photo!! Is that l'Arc de Triomphe I see in the background. When I visited Paris one thing I noticed was the gold on the fences and gates. Wonderful shot once again. Bravo!!!

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  13. yes...you are lucky to live in paris.....une des plus belles villes du monde a mon avis....

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  14. Wow! Very nice shot. And yes, you are very lucky to call Paris your home. I am jealous.

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  15. Instead of, "I probably don't realize how lucky I am to live in Paris", we should be saying, "How lucky WE are that YOU live in Paris!" Otherwise, we wouldn't have these great photos.

    I didn't notice l'Arc de Triomphe untol Tomate pointed it out. Excellent!

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  16. Yep, it's true luck to live in "la ville des lumieres" and Eric is such a talented photograph.

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  17. Very nice aspect Eric, and yes you are lucky to live in Paris. After ten plus years of being lucky enough to live in Paris I must admit I yearned for the counrty side - and that's exactly where I am. There is the odd occasion I think it might be nice move back, but no, I'm a counrty boy at heart. So it is nice to see the images you post each day and aslo know (sometimes) exactly where you took the shot from.

    Keep up the great work.

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  18. Grande Image toujours, Eric ! J'espère vous voir quand j'ai visité la France cette année ! :)

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  19. I agree with Michael, that we are lucky having you in Paris.
    I had the chance to stay in Paris for one month during the first semester of 2004, and this is the reason why I realized how unlucky I am, not living there permanently.
    Today I see Paris through your eyes and I see exactly what I have seen and discovered also myself.
    I definitely know now that all the reasons that I loved Paris so much are still there. The exhibits are all your photos (every single one of them)!
    Thank you!

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  20. Jolie photo ce matin qui rappelle les chauds rayons du soleil.

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  21. Just returned yesterday to USA from our first trip to Paris since 1979. This is a great shot of a somewhat over-photographed area. I should know, I was at this spot two days ago and took a bunch of snaps! Ingenious use of depth-of-field. You are wise to recognize how lucky you are to live in Paris!

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  22. We are the lucky ones to have such a generous man share his lovely city! Terrific photo. Merci!

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  23. Wilf: I know what you mean. Paris can get to you if you don't get away from it now and then. To those people who get to feel a little overwhelmed by the hussle and bustle (spell?) of Paris after a while, my recommendation would be to go online and shop for a sale at the SNCF website (they have incredibly cheap deals online during the week), purchase a cheap round-trip ticket, and hop on a TGV heading to the South of France or somewhere like that. A few days away from the big city usually does the spirit a world of good.

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  24. Boa idéia para umaq foto, não me ocorreu tirar umas fotos desse genero.

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  25. Eric
    Je ne sais pas ce que tu fais comme boulot mais tu devrais etre journaliste. Tu as l'art de saisir le moment fugitif et le petit detail, contrairement a moi (nous) qui intensifions le cote eternel de Paris. Ok, ne te prends pas encore pour Cartier Bresson mais tu es sur la bonne voie.
    Pour le pot, je suis a Paris toute la semaine.
    And in English, Congratulations and thank you for those wonderful daily photos!

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  26. This is a beautiful picture - how lucky you are!

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  27. Absolutely lovely ~ Kind of old time romance, no? One of your best yet.. :D

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  28. Incredible, I only just noticed l'arch in the distance. Great colours, and I love how the gold is scratching off in such detail.

    Eric - you spoil us!

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  29. I love this photo. The depth and repetition with the Arc de Triumph in the background make this special.

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  30. Les photos sont vraiment magnifiques! =O
    J'aime beaucoup celle-ci ...

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