19.7.09

On top of the roofs

I will be away for a bit more than a week - back to Sweden. To give you some distraction, I will for once make a quizz.


I was up on a rather high point the other day and zoomed a little. I will kindly ask you, if you wish, to indicate which of the Paris landmarks you recognise on the pictures you can see in large below the "circled" patchworks. The zooming makes it sometimes not so easy; some are probably very easy but a few may be more difficult. I will leave the comments open, so you can help each other.

There is no prize, but be sure that I will offer some champagne to whoever shows up in Paris and wishes to join me.
I wish you two nice weekends - and the week in between!

66 comments:

krystyna said...

My best wishes to you, Peter!
Let your journey time will be nice and happy!


For the quiz I'll be back.

Ruth said...

I have some guesses on a few, some I'm sure of. It's fun, but I will perhaps email my answers.

Bon vacances, Peter!

Owen said...

Hey Peter, a very fine week in Sweden to you ! and two weekends !

I recognize almost all of them, just a couple I'm not sure about... will wait to see the answers...

sonia a. mascaro said...

I hope you have a nice week in Sweden with your family!

Love these photos, principally the top of the roofs, it's stunning, just amazing! But the quizz... I guess it's difficult...but I will try...

I remember well when you told me about tried to find my place on Google. I agree with you, by airplane is much better.

La Belette Rouge said...

These pictures are absolutely gorgeous. I hope you are on top of the world this weekend.

Ming the Merciless said...

The first photo is breath taking!!!

Excellent collection of rooftop photos.

Thérèse said...

Have a nice prolonged week in Sweeden Peter.

richard said...

Best wishes Peter.

I recognise the Eiffel Tower - do I get a prize for that one?

SusuPetal said...

Hoppas allt är bra i Sverige. Vi ses, Peter.

France said...

Moi qui ne connait pas bien Paris, et bien merci, pour ce voyage si beau Les photos sont tres belles bravo

Abe Lincoln said...

See you then when you get back.

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Baglady said...

Have a lovely break...

I can name very few of your circles highlights but I recognise quite a few. I have some fab pictures of no 13 myself after coming upon it by accident when we were in Paris last year. Beautiful!

alice said...

Bon, je reconnais les plus faciles, sans mérite aucun... Pour les autres...aïe, aïe, aïe!
Je continue de chercher et te souhaite un bon voyage. A bientôt!

ALAIN said...

Je propose :
1-Le grand Palais
2-Le petit Palais
3-Le Pantheon
4-La Sorbonne
5-L'opéra Garnier
6-Le centre Pompidou
7-La tour St Jacques
8-La colonne Vendome
9-Le Louvre
10-La basilique de Montmartre
11-L'église de la trinité
12-L'église St Augustin
13-La Madeleine
14-Les Invalides
15-L'assemblée Nationale
16-L'obélisque de la concorde.

Par contre, je voudrais bien savoir sur quoi tu étais monté pour voir tout ça.

Faça a Diferença !!! said...

Peter,

The photos were beautiful, beautiful city I loved.

Ricardo Sérgio

JM said...

I spent quite a while staring at the clay cylinders after having enlarged the 1st photo! Amazing!!!

Thank you anyway, Peter, for trying the google search on Lisbon churches! :-)

Claudia said...

I think I know most of the landmarks but I'm not going to spoil the fun for everyone else :-)

You're flying North, I'm flying South!

Have a great time, Peter!

Starman said...

I know all of them, but I'm not that certain about #9, I think I know what it is, but....

Virginia said...

Champagne? Did someone mention champagne? Well I was there so I can't play but may I have the champagne anyway????
V

Denise said...

safe journey! Beautiful photos!

Per Stromsjo said...

I like IMG_9701. There's an interesting tension between backdrop and foreground.

from cali said...

I am not sure about all of them. I will need to study this closer! I think Alain has guessed them all though.
Enjoy your time in Sweden!
I hope Virginia gets that champagne and has a glass for me!!!

hpy said...

Tu as un zoom puissant! Ha det sa gott i Sverige.

lasiate said...

Un petit bonjour de Prague

Carole said...

je ne joue pas. je les connais tous...je crois.
Bonne journée.

claude said...

Je trouve la première photo très belle, Les toits de Paris sont magnifiques.
Et ensuite, tous ces domes, ces flèches, ces tours sont splendides.
Ai un bon séjour là-bas. A bientôt !

Olivier said...

il va falloir que je revise mes monuments de Paris. Bonne vacances

Kate said...

Spectacular photos! Good trip, I hope!!

JPD said...

Can I play ? lol
Have a nice vacances!
JPD

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear friend!
wow for me it's a little bit difficult! I think I need to wait for Cezar to help me with this quiz!
Wonderful pictures as usually !
God bless you
Greetings from Luxembourg
Léia :)

Cergie said...

De passage à Cergy, je jette une oeil sur les blogs amis. Est ce que si on trouve où tu étais on gagne qchose à boire aussi ?
Tu étais sur la terrasse du Printemps, au 9ème.
A plus tard Peter, je serai maybe repartie à ton retour.

lyliane said...

Tu nous fait monter au septième ciel avec toutes tes photos magnifiques!

Bettina said...

I'll look at the quiz tomorrow and be back then.
I would love to join you for the champagne though.
Have a nice time in Sweden.

Babli said...

I liked your blog very much.I appreciate for your beautiful photos.
You are welcome in my blog.

arabesque said...

whoa! i love paris and all its beauty but for a non-parisian like me... i think the test is a nightmare! :) horrifying! :)
mais, j'aime tout les photos!
et aussi, bon voyage a toi et a plus! :)

krystyna said...

Hi Peter!
Hope you have a good time in Sweden!


Sorry, I'm to lazy with quiz,
I have vacation.

Mona said...

I might have to go down your archives for that one. But I am still sure that you will offer me Champagne if we meet even if I do not!

Cuckoo said...

I came here 3-4 times to see what people are guessing but nobody wanted to take that risk except Alain !! I guess he is correct then.

And when you have champagne with so many, don't forget this little birdie ! :-)

GMG said...

I think Alain made it!! Great work; so the Dom Perigon is already in the freeze... ;)
Enjoy your vacation!!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hi !! This is so a beautiful location !! I loved the amazing places..THanks for sharing the beauty..Unseen Rajasthan

alice said...

Bon retour chez toi!

sTaR's ZoNe said...

very amazing!

I love your photos

Makes me really wanna go to Paris ^^

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Have a safe and fun trip to Sweden and back.

Love the pics! Paris looks just like I remember.:)

Shionge said...

Hope you are doing fine now in Sweden Peter....lovely photos and I know I'll do badly in quiz so I shall enjoy them instead :D

Peter said...

Krystyna:
Thanks ... and now you can be back for the answers! :-)

Ruth:
Merci! Well, I can see below that someone alse already made an almost correct answer! :-)

Owen:
You will see! :-)

Peter said...

Sonia:
Google Earth is wonderful, but sometimes photos from planes or from a terrace are better! :-)

La Belette Rouge:
.. at least a bit north! :-)

Ming:
Thanks! No guessing? :-)

Peter said...

Thérèse:
Sincere thanks! :-)

Richard:
I know you know better, but there will be a prize anyhow! :-)

SusuPetal:
Vi ses! :-)

Peter said...

France:
Avec un nom comme ça, il faudrait mieux connaitre Paris! :-)

Abe:
Here I am ... and I will visit you soonest! :-)

Baglady:
So, you must come back to learn to recognise also the other ones! :-)

Peter said...

Alice:
Après ta prochaine visite, tu arriveras mieux! :-)

Alain:
Bravo!! Pourtant une ou deux erreurs!
4 = Le Louvre, 7 = St. Sulpice. :-) Double dose de champagne pour toi! :-)

Faça:
Thanks ... and thanks for visiting! :-)

Peter said...

JM:
Well, I tried! :-)

Claudia:
Enjoy the south! :-)

Starman:
No. 9 was not easy, but the answer is above! :-)

Peter said...

Virginia:
No problem for the champagne! :-)

Denise:
Thanks! :-)

Per:
Thanks! :-)

Peter said...

From Cali:
Yes, Alain was almost all correct and yes, Virginia will get her champagne... and so will you when we hopefully meet one day! :-)

hpy:
Tack sà mycket! :-)

lasiate:
... et Paris? :-)

Peter said...

Carole:
La vraie parisienne! :-)

Claude:
A bientôt! :-)

Olivier:
Il faut quitter la banlieu un peu plus souvent! :-)

Peter said...

Kate:
Thanks! :-)

JPD:
Of course you can ... or could! Too late! :-)

Léia:
Happy to see that you have landed in Luxembourg again! :-)

Peter said...

Cergie:
Bien vu! Oui on était sur la terrasse du Printemps! :-)

Lyliane:
7ème ciel, pas mal! :-)

Bettina:
Tomorrow or not, the champagne will be there anyhow! :-)

Peter said...

Babli:
Thanks, I will visit yours soonest! :-)

Arabesque:
Merci! Ce n'est plus la peine de chercher; les réponses sont données ci-dessus! :-)

Krystyna:
Relax! The guessing is over! :-)

Peter said...

Mona:
Champagne, yes of course... and a lot if you wish! :-)

Cuckoo:
Alain was almost right! No risk that I forget the little birdie! :-)

GMG:
Yes, it's in the freeze (but it's another brand)! :-)

Peter said...

Unseen R:
A pleasure! :-)

Alice:
Merci!! :-)

sTaR's:
So when do you come? :-)

Peter said...

Sixpence...:
Paris doesn't change so much! :-)

Shionge:
Just enjoy then; the answers are given! :-)

feasting-on-pixels (terrie) said...

Wonderful rooftop images...
it wouldn't have been fair for me to compete as these views are imprinted in my soul...too, too easy for me.

Beautiful work as usual, Peter...

Hey what happen to the images you promised of Square Cardinal Wyszynski...???

Peter said...

Feasting...:
They will come! I have a few, but they are not good enough for publishing. :-)

ParisBreakfasts said...

:O
Gorgeous view of the roof tops!!!

Peter said...

... and you din't even have to take part of the identification of the buildings! :-)

Emm said...

Have a nice trip!

I don't know any of the Psris landmarks except for the Eiffel but I LOVE that first photo of the roof tops.

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Peter said...

Emm:
Thanks! So, still a lot to learn by visiting! :-)

Samantha:
I try to enjoy, thanks!