Monday, October 09, 2006

Nuit Blanche


In French Nuit Blanche (white night) means that you stay awake the whole night (either to party, or to work, to prepare your exams...). Since 2002, it's also the name of a special night in October organised by the city of Paris where all artists can express themselves. You can then enjoy hundreds of artistic events throughout the city, most often in the most prestigious areas of Paris (here, it's a photography exhibit projected on a large wall near the Beaubourg Center in the shadow of Eglise Saint Merri).

39 comments:

  1. une bien belle nuit pour un oiseau de nuit...

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  2. I wanted to thank you for joining Fanpop and adding your amazing photo blog to the site! It's a really nice addition and I hope that more people will find your photos through it. I wanted to personally welcome you, but also encourage you to make sure that on top of adding your photo blogs to the Daily Photo Spot, to make sure you add them to their relevant country or city spots as well. Michael has already set a great example!

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  3. Nuit Blanche is being picked up around the world, following in Paris' footsteps. We just celebrated ours in Toronto. It was rainy and cold but that didn't stop the crowds from having a wonderful time.

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  4. We will have to tell Mayor Daley here in Chicago about this. He loves Paris. He loves festivals. Ho would love this one.

    Thanks for the idea.

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  5. It's a wonderful idea. And an old church as the scene for the Nuit Blance is a great choice!
    Beautiful night picture.

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  6. Eric, I like the way there's a mix of the old and the new in the photo. I especially like that you caught in the foreground the treble clef by Niki de Saint Phalle in the fountain.

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  7. A celebration of art...what a wonderful concept. I hope it catches on everywhere.

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  8. You mean people stay awake all night for something other than sitting in front aof a computer and blogging? What a strange idea.

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  10. Sounds like a great time to be around Paris. Must remember that, thanks for the info.

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  11. We experienced a Nuit Blanche except I couldn't stay awake for the whole night. I'm not twenty anymore. LOL I love this photo with the contrast of time and the fabulous colors.

    A special thanks to Michael and Ham for their kind words on my blog. I am very impressed by the intelligence of both of you, Eric, and Eric's sidekick, Tomate. You are the quartet that have opened a whole new world of entertainment for me. Merci, mes amis.

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  12. What a great shot. That looks like so much fun. I miss the days when I could pull an all-nighter without worries. Perhaps by the end of the year, then I could do cool stuff like going to that photography exhibit...if I can find anything cool like that around here!

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  13. :)
    Um..white night, thats a funny word.
    And I like festivals.And I like your photos too~~~ :P
    Um..recently I am always thinking of the light when taking photos...So nice light in this photo!! .... :D
    ...Jing

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  14. Nice photo! I was just wondering how come there was no photo delicated to Nuit Blanche yesterday... :)

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  15. I agree with V.Hugo they should bring it to Chicago too!!

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  16. Nice church. This is a "Beau bourg" indeed.

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  17. i wish DC did this....we work too hard hahaha

    i read about this in Le Monde...looks like so much fun..i hope there's just as many festivals in the spring when i'm there!!!

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  19. Hey, where's gg, or even nasty gg?

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  20. Michael : You mean this dog training thing wasn't post specifically to Eric ?!!!

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  22. The Place Igor Stravinsky fascinates for its multi-era architecture and, of course, the fountain. Michael is right: the treble clef is a fun element to this photo. The fountain itself, with all the sculptural elements, captures your attention. The big blank wall by the church, and forming an extension of the 18th century (??) lodge hall or whatever it is now really confirms how long Paris has been here, and how it evolves.
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  23. By the way, Eric, maybe that Mason's Hall or old town building immediately north of this blank wall could make a photo. It's a classic piece of architecture, and unique in that location. You're around the Beaubourg lately, so maybe...?

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  24. Eric, I just spent the last two hours perusing your achives. Your photos are so very impressive. Now that I have an overview, I can do a little more indepth study. I have two burning desires. One is to see Juliette Greco perform and the other is to attend your next pinic celebration of PDP. I'm glad tomate changed his profile photo. The old stuffed tomato didn't do him justice.

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  25. Eric, Michael : don't you think it's time somebody tells the truth about Tomato to Johnnyparsons ?

    ;o)

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  26. nasty gg ... nah...johnnyparsons should discover for himself. That's the fun of blogging. "Who's behind that masked tomato?"

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  27. nasty fred nasty's gg's fanOctober 9, 2006 at 9:34:00 PM GMT+2

    I am happy Eric to see that you consider "La goutte d'or" quarter as a prestigious area ! A big part of Nuit blanche was set there this year. Maybe one day we will even have photos of it, even though it is an arrondisement with 2 digits, and more cops than tourists ;) !

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  28. I thought Tomato is a woman.....

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  29. Hello everybody!

    I just discovered that blog about a week ago and now i am a big fan of you all:)
    Really great blog!!! I love Eric`s pictures and everybody´s comments. I start my morning with checking the new picture and i take some time every day to watch and read as much as i can from that blog`s archives. Since now i am done with september and i am starting from the beginning now, from March 2005:)

    Greetings from Estonia and keep up what you do!!

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  30. Eric, you know I adore your blog and photos... and this one with the music sculpture in the foreground is really great. Thanks for thinking of your musician fans too!

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  31. Hmmm... gg, maybe I think it's time somebody told YOU the truth about the Tomato! Ha! ;)

    And by the way, thank you for the compliment, johnnyparsons. I agree with you, the old tomato definitely needed to get in shape and get somewhat of an overhaul.

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  32. equivalent anglais de nuit blanche :
    To burn the midnight oil

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  33. How fabulous! And to think the idea has already been adopted in other cities. Super night photo of this, Eric. It looks like you enjoyed the events surrounding this.
    -Kim

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  34. I knew you had to be an aquarian.
    So creative. This looks like a fantastic way to spend a nite.
    I've not been to Paris - it's on my list of things to do in this lifetime. Thanks for exposing us to your world thru your eyes.
    It looks really good out there!

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  35. Does anyone have any clue where Eric has disappeared? I am starting to get a bit worried here...

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