Thursday, December 30, 2021

La tour

Eiffel, of course. Here's another one from the archives, taken in Spring 2018. I spent a weekend in Paris with some friends from New York. The weather was great, except for my last day when it got cold and windy and rainy. I spent most of that day eating lunch and drinking in a café waiting for my train back home. I'll always have Paris.

I've posted this shot before with a slightly different crop. Eiffel Tower from the Palais de Chaillot, April 2018.

In the here and now, our very mild December weather persists. Daily highs are in the 50sF. I hope we don't pay for this in the spring. The French have a saying: Noël au balcon, pâques au tison. That means if you can be comfortably outside at Christmas, you'll spend the following Easter in front of the fire.

8 comments:

  1. Superbe photo de la Grande Dame de Paris!

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  2. Brilliant photo! I’d never heard that French expression. I like it. Not necessarily the idea of it.

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  3. Gorgeous point of view, Walt! Golden Ratio!

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  4. Perhaps anyone who has been there will always have Paris - and isn't that wonderful.

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  5. Great composition on the photo - I like how the paving stones anchor la tour to the earth as it yearns for blue sky.

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  6. It is Mr. Eiffel himself who called his tower la Grande Dame.

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  7. chm, merci !

    mitch, me neither. Maybe we'll get lucky this spring.

    jan, thanks!

    sillygirl, I'm certain of it.

    judy, it was a nice day for outdoor photos.

    wilma, :)

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