Friday, June 30, 2006

King Kong in Paris!


Remember yesterday? I told you I went to the Palais de la Découverte for the launch of a new service. Well in this Museum, they are also running an exhibit about Gorillas and to attract visitors (well, I suppose so...) they had the idea of putting a "real" one outside the Palace. It is very impressive and it's so well made that, at first, you think it's alive!

28 comments:

  1. A gorilla on the Palais de la Decouverte? Tsk, tsk... So cliché!

    (Kidding...)

    (Nasty TF)

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  2. I thought it was a real gorilla until I read your caption.

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  3. Like rickemmanuel, I thought it was real as well!

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  4. No way! "Real"? Too many movies! So, has anyone seen the movie King Kong? I'm not even sure it played in Paris, but I just may have missed it. Thanks for the perspective Eric. I had no idea there were so many things to discover at this museum.

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  5. I remember this. They also had sounds to make it seem like you were in the jungle. Nice shot!

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  6. on dirait un vrai qui surveille l'entree tel un portier de boite de nuit...

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  7. Oh la la!! I really thought that was King Kong a` Paris there for a minute!! All of the recent photos have a sort of "summer" feel to them...Le musee Branly, La Samarataine[where I once hid from an April hailstorm]the "ballon de rouge" and the Gay Pride photos[we just had our own in San Francisco..and the film festival had a tribute to the films of Francois Ozon..superbe!!]but I am enjoying the feel of the summer in Paris that your photos have taken. Has it gotten very hot yet?? Or is it still pleasant enough to enjoy the beginning of "summer in the city"??? Merci encore, your site is my private "tresor"!! kpgallant

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  8. Excellent!
    Love the photos and the site. I am making notes of places to visit thanks to your very informative blog.

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  9. very cool looking, love the contrast of the classic with the dionysian...

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  10. One thing, I don't really understand:
    Why aren't there some posts in french?
    I really like Paris an love the idea to see a photo of this beautiful city every day. But I'm missing the language, too. So let there be some French in here.

    Au revoir!

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  11. Headlines: "King Kong Invades Paris Museum"

    King Kong: ' I just wanted to take in a little culture before heading back to Skull Island. What's all the fuss about?'

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  12. Michael : to answer your question, yes we have the opportunity to enjoy some american productions !… As for KK, it was released on the 14th of december and made "Box Office France : 3 582 899 entrées" !
    ;o)

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  13. Michael: I've seen KK 1 (the original), KK 2 (in color), and now there is another one 20 y later ?!! I'll tell you, unless there is a twist at the end (like maybe KK gets elected President of the United States, or something) I think I'll pass... Who doesn't know the story by now?!! (OK, I know, I know, KK 3 has "special effects"...)

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  14. Je verrais bien ce "petit" gorille dans mon entrée...

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  15. j'aime beaucoup vos photos. merci de nous montrer une perspective unique de paris.

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  16. Ooooh, that looks so real that it reminds me of this huge gorilla at the St. Louis Zoo (#1 zoo in the USA, by the way!) that gives me evil stares every time I see it, like it's gonna jump out of it's pit and pummell me! Scarey!

    tomate, go ahead and use it! I learned how to share in kindergarten!!! :)

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  17. Nasty Tomate Farcie ...
    Regarding your comment, "... (like maybe KK gets elected President of the United States, or something..."

    I thought this was already the case!

    And Nasty GG...
    I didn't think that was very nasty. So, you're excused this time! ;-)

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  18. Tomate: I agree that this is tres passe and cliched, this ape with fluted, Ionic columns. I've seen it a million times, haven't we all? C'mon Eric, how about something unusual? As to the political comment, I think we'd be better off with your new movie suggestion...oh, sorry, did I reveal my perspective? Just because we have a baboon at the helm doesn't mean I won't enjoy my July 4th holiday (U.S. Independence Day, of course.) I also plan to celbrate on the 14th! And I hope to watch France win its remaining games in the World Cup. Bon chance!

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  19. Wow, in the other shot it really looks real.

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  20. And how sad that humankind has nearly extinguished the gorilla clan, whose numbers are dwindling down into the low thousands... and nearly extinct.

    As science has now proven with DNA... they are our close cousins in the earth's story of evolution. I think I read there are less than 1,000 mountain gorillas left... as compared to the 5,500,000,000 humans. They are amazing creatures.

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  21. Michael: Very funny! And soooooo true!

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  22. One last thing. For those who keep commentating on how cliche or whatever some of eric's shots are: This is HIS blog. He can post whatever he wants. I fyou don't like it, go somewhere else!!

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