29.12.08

... and one extra post more.



I felt pushed by myself and some blogger friends to make another extra post today.

We have had some cold days and nights (and a blue sky). Yesterday, I – and some others – saw some nice images on TV of the ice-covered fountains on Place de la Concorde. When I went today, the ice was unfortunately gone (the water had been cut off), but I took some other “frozen pictures” from the nearby Tuileries Gardens.
We had -6°C (21°F) this night. Now in the afternoon, it has gone up to +2°C (36°F).


... and after the first seven comments, I added also: Probably due to the chilly weather, there was a nice queue to get into Ladurée for a hot chocolate, a tea or a coffee, of course accompanied by their famous macaroons.

Unless something special happens, I plan to be back with a new post on Friday.


For the third time, I wish you all a Happy New Year!

26 comments:

SusuPetal said...

For the third time, thank you:)

The temperature is the same here, although we've had some frost also.

alice said...

Le prochain évènement, ce sera de te voir sur les patins! Un Suédois comme toi doit connaître le sujet!
Ici aussi, nous avons eu un froid très vif mais aujourd'hui, on sent le soleil! Bises (de l'ouest!).

nathalie said...

Wonderful, Peter, thanks for that!
I heard on the radio that the cold spate is likely to last for about ten days so your next post when you return might well be of more frozen fountains !!! LOL

Happy new year to you!

Tanya said...

Beautiful images! Happy New Year :)

david santos said...

Brilliant posting, Peter, brilliant!!!!


Happy New Year....

JM said...

The 'frozen' pics looks awesome! Really cold out there...
Glad you made an extra post as the bird is beautiful!
Happy New Year to you too, Peter!

HZDP said...

haha,
happy new year, Peter

GMG said...

Hi Peter! Hope you had a great holiday season and wish you a 2009 much better than we can anticipate... ;)
It's alwaays great to enjoy your posts; and an extra post means extra delight!
As for Blogtrotter, it’s visiting the Red Fort in Delhi. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

GMG said...

Minus 6º? Brrr...

Virginia said...

Well you gave it your best shot, and of course I love seeing the fountains at Tuileries any time.

Please tell me you had a caramel macaron, or maybe two or three!
Stay warm,
V

babooshka said...

Frozen images are just right. That after all is what photography is all about capturing that moment in time that moving image just does not convey.

mkhansen said...

Thank you for the extra posts -- all wonderful (I do like those shots of Venus). And thank you for all of your photos throughout the year, and for your visits and kind comments. Looking forward to what you will offer us in 2009! A belated Merry Christmas, and more timely wishes for a very Happy New Year!

Matritensis said...

Happy New Year Peter!!

Best best wishes to you and your family.

claude said...

J'aime bien tes extra posts. Venus, la Tour Eiffel scintillant de blanc et de bleu, une mouette (c'est bien une mouette)à Paris, une feuille prise dans la glace.
Ici aussi il fait froid, le bassin aux poissons est complètement gelé sur 3 cm.

hpy said...

Seeing the people lining up for a hot chocolate I think it must be really cold in Paris, much colder than here by the sea. But it's cold here too, and the water is frozen in the ponds. All is still, and white, except for the sky. Happy 2009 to you and your family.

april said...

*lol* Three times is good :-)

Michelle said...

You are so funny! Great photos. I like the bird on the water.
Happy New Year. :)

Marie-Noyale said...

Je suis comme Claude j'aime bien ces petits "extra"!!
C'est le monde a l'envers! Paris plus froid que NY...
J'ai vu en effet les fontaines gelees hier soir aux info et j'aurais fait comme toi je serai resortie avec mon appareil bravant le froid!!!

Une tres bonne annee a toi aussi . Qu'elle soit riche en voyage ou que le vent te porte!!!

Shammickite said...

Oh, that looks very cold! I hope the hot chocolate was really HOT!
I wish you and your family joy, health and happiness throughout 2009, Peter. And I shall look forward to your Paris blog posts in the coming year. I am getting to know Paris really well, without having to leave home!

Olivier said...

superbe serie de photos, surtout la feuille dans la glace. de retour de NYC (S U B L I M E ) j'en profite pour te souhaiter une bonne et heureuse année 2009.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful images, Peter!

I wish to you and yours a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am glad you pushed yourself to make the extra post. I like the bird and the rest of the post. It is nice as always.

I don't have a lot to say about last year or this new year. Some thoughts...

I hope 2009 will be better than 2008, 2007, and 2006. I do think our government will be inspired by our new President Obama -- at least I hope so.

I would like to see the War in Irag end and I would like to see the killing stop everywhere.

It is my hope that Japan will stop slaughtering whales and raping virgin forests.

And I hope the people will lose their clubs and no longer club baby seals to death.

What a world we have and live in. 2009 could be so much better than it will be.

Mia said...

Jag önskar dig ett Gott Nytt År,Peter!

Have a wonderful,fantastic New Year!
Everyone!Wherever you are!

Mia in Sweden...

Mona said...

Wow! It DOES look chilly out there!

Wishing you a Happy New Year Peter ... to you & your family! :)

Sharm said...

Happy New Year

Peter said...

Once more, thanks for you nice words and thoughts!

I did not go into Ladurée - the queue was too long. I went home instead, for a a warm cup of coffee.

It's still cold, right now (Jan 1 at 8.40 pm); - 2° and again -6° expected during the night.

No, Alice, I will not go skating... lost the habit since some 40 years! :-))