2.1.12

"Clouds"



One morning last week, the only clouds over Paris seemed to have been created by airplanes.
Seeing this, I guess we must admit that air traffic controllers are useful.


Addendum, Jan. 3: It seems that I was not the only one watching the sky that morning. Nathalie, a wonderful blogger friend (Avignon in photos), visiting her mother’s country house some 40 km (25 miles) outside Paris made simultaneously the same observations. She posted about it today. Here you can compare our photos!
What I didn’t tell in my post was that an hour later, there was a heavy fog coming in. Nathalie took photos also of that!

If you want to follow what is worth seeing around Avignon and in Provence, Nathalie’s blog is certainly the one to follow… and if you go there, she's a marvelous person to meet!  

















34 comments:

Olivier said...

belles traînés d'avion dans le ciel, on se demande comment ils peuvent s'eviter

Nathalie said...

C'est drôle, je me demande si c'était le 27 décembre. Ce matin-là j'ai fait une photo très similaire depuis le jardin de chez ma maman à 40 km de Paris !

French Girl in Seattle said...

Beautiful... and a little bit scary too ;-) Bonne année, Peter! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Bagman and Butler said...

I always knew that your incredible coverage of Paris could not be restrained to terra firma.

e said...

Contrails are beautiful reminders that we can fly... The best to you in 2012.

Maria O. Russell said...

So beautiful!!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Absolutely WOW!

Redefining Oblivion wishes you a Very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Purposeful 2012, and beyond.

Studio at the Farm said...

That is one very busy airspace!!

Nikon said...

It's amazing what a photographer can discover by just looking up! Nice job!

Synne said...

How fun! Your eye for detail is as sharp as ever. All the best for the New Year!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Went to Town. Nostalgic?
I hope so, Peter. The present isn't worth remembering. The future has us either in Heaven or Hell. LOL

Your tracks in the sky
looking around up on high
makes me want to fly.

Haiku.

La Petite Gallery said...

God Bless those Traffic controller's.
Seeing the pathways is pretty scary, pretty close.
I always what the sky,and some air streams are very beautiful.
Happy New Year, glad I found you last year.

yvonne

hpy said...

En tout cas ces traînées prouvent que le ciel était bleu...

Starman said...

I read a conspiracy theory once that speculated that those planes were dropping mind-altering chemicals.

ParisBreakfasts said...

WOW!!
amazing
I wonder why?

Bettina said...

Happy New Year, Peter.

What a beautiful winter sky with no real clouds.
It's amazing with all these air planes.

Paris Paul said...

Very cool!

Happy New Year, my friend.

Simony said...

Dear Peter, 2012 will be third year I am following you around Paris. Good to know we can count on you to bring us some very unique thoughts, some beautiful pictures, some very smart information. You have made my past 2 years more fun and I am looking forward to follow you in 2012!
Wishing a wonderful Happy Year!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Link from Nathalie's blog, very interesting series!

Kate said...

I came over here from Natalie's blog. A great coincidence indeed.

Virginia said...

Peter, as for me, I wouldn't miss your blog or Nathalie's. You both do a wonderful job. I think it's great fun that your two posts came together at the same time! I say that when there are blue skies in Paris, it's a reason to celebrate!!!
V

Jilly said...

Just love that you and Nathalie looked up at the sky at the same time. As I said on Nathalie's blog - there is no such thing as a coincidence. Loving the photos.

Catherine said...

they do make lovely patterns....Happy New Year and hope we meet up in 2012..

JM said...

Fantastic! Feliz Ano Novo to you too, Peter.

Nadege said...

Amazing shot Peter. Happy new year!

Shammickite said...

How funny that you were both looking skyward at the same time and your cameras were clicking simultaneously! You both were in the right place at the right time! How often does that happen????

Cergie said...

Et pourtant j'ai vu une émission expliquant que les avions pourront un jour se diriger seuls les uns / aux autres....
Je n'ai pas regardé bcp le ciel de Paris depuis 2 semaines mais pour la lessive à sécher dehors en tous les cas ce n'est pas extra.
Une heureuse année à toi, Peter, pleine de joies et de rencontres !

claude said...

Bonjour Peter.
Je disais à Nathalie que le ciel appartient à tout le monde et même à deux cents kilomètres de distance, je peux voir aussi, d'ici, le trafic aérien.
D'autant qu'au dessus d'ici nous sommes sur le trajet des avions qui vont et reviennent des Caraïbes ou des States.

arabesque said...

i know this kind of sky peter, can't help looking at it either.
and yes, it can be pretty unpredictable, one minute you're enjoying the heat, the next, it's all foggy. ^0^

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I do hope that you are ordering some of these gorgeous skies for next week, mon ami. However, I will take Paris in clear skies or not, rain, snow (yes!), windy, cold, hot... ah, certainly!

See you soon!

Bises,
Genie

Cezar and Léia said...

Interesting topic... Amazing how the skies around big cities are busy, isn't it?
God bless you!
Cezar

JoeinVegas said...

With all of the beautiful things on the ground in Paris it is amazing that you take the time to look up! Lovely

Muriel said...

to Starman:
yes: the conspiracy calls those tracks "chemtrails". They are meant to protect the planet from overheating due to pollution, but they cause even more pollution in the air.


Muriel (sister of Nathalie d'Avignon)

Trotter said...

Definitely usful, the air controllers... ;)

It was truly a long time ago that I was on your blog... ;)