Sunday, July 08, 2012

Trocadero Esplanade

Yesterday I passed by the Trocadero Esplanade (anslo called "Le Parvis des Libertés et des Droits de l’Homme" - "the freedom and human rights esplanade") and by pure coincidence I attended a very unusual scene. Now, you cannot see what it was in this photo, you're going to have to wait until Julay 14 (Bastille day)... In the meantime I thought it was wtill worth a shot with my new fish eye camera (I have one of my own now!) even though you've seen it a million times here! At this time in the year, this esplanade is full of tourists and the only reason why it looks almost empty is that precisely the unusual scene I was talking about had just taken place... How is that for a teaser?!


  1. Nice looking lens, Eric. Makes me feel queasy just looking at all that inwards curving.

    Just that number of tourists is quite sufficient, thank you very much.

  2. Wow—you found the perfect place to use that nifty new lens (and the perfect perspective, of course)! And you've definitely piqued my curiosity.

  3. Quel suspense !
    A part les préparatifs du feu d'artifice qui sera tiré des jardins, qu'est ce qui peut être aussi attirant et intriguant ?
    Attends, le thème de cet année est le "Disco".
    Alors, peut être, une statue géante de Travolta dansant " La Fièvre du Samedi Soir" ????

  4. Wonderful! We love La Tour, as you well know. In Suzy's honor,

    Eiffel Tower!
    Eiffel Tower!!
    Eiffel Tower!!!

    Definitely worthy of such a chant. Gorgeous picture. Now I can't wait til the 14th...but does this mean we won't get our traditional fireworks shot? Ooh, the mystery!

  5. I'll be in Paris on the 14th, and am planning to really enjoy all the festivities.I will definitely walk by the Trocadero.

    Eric,as always,merci beaucoup for all that you do

  6. Humm...I'll be sure to be back on July 14 now that my interest has been piqued.

  7. I love walking to the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero side - so beautiful! Quel tease, Eric! Je ne peux pas attendre le surprise! (sorry for my bad Francais!)

  8. I have to say that I KNOW what the surprise is and you are all going to love it I'm sure. But for now, this shot keeps drawing me in.

  9. LOL. And the winner is Marylène for guessing John Travolta was going to dance on Bastille day on the Trocadero ! (What is she on ?! LOL)

    YOu'll find out soon enough. ONly 5 more days to wait, it's bearable, isn't it?!

  10. Apart from the usual what really stands out are those sumptuous, fluffy clouds! What a beautiful day this must have been in Paris.

    Can't wait for the surprise. Disappointed it's not John Travolta!!

  11. My guess: they were shooting a movie or tv show and cleared the plaza. ==Elizabeth

  12. If your comment really means what I think, I must say I was not on anything illegal, maybe under the influence of a stong need for fun, pleasant times and good weather!!