dimanche 14 décembre 2008


What is that?
We need desperately sun at this specific time.

Will this be enough to satisfy us?

Behind the Big Wheel, les Jardins du Luxembourg.

At the right of the Big Wheel, l'Obélisque de Louxor made in pink granite. It is one of the 2 Obélisques which was in front of the Louxor temple .

It has been transported in France from Egypt by boat and assembled again in this place around 1830.
It was at this place that Louis XVI has ben executed, as well as Robespierre a few years after. The wheel has turned also for revolutionaries. That's History.

In my back, avenue des Champs Elysées.
Here, our shining sun in the evening

Don't pay attention to the traffic, it's Paris! And some of us haven't understood yet that we have public transport! They keep using their own car.
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16 commentaires:

  1. Wow! You have a great eye, Catherine. Very beautiful.

  2. Hi Catherine, I'm sorry things are not going well for your family. I have been praying for you. Your comment on my blog touched my heart.

    I love these photos!

  3. Your photos of this are amazing ~ I love it! (And I'm hoping you'll get some real sun soon.) :)

  4. Catherine, c'est fantastique ce post avec le soleil artificiel, les images sont très belles.
    Je peux imaginer les Champs Élysées pendant les Fêtes: ils doivent être jolis, vifs et bien décorés.

  5. Catherine, I like your take and the composition of these photos. The wheel is nicely placed in the frame and make an eye-catching composition.


  6. That is impressive!
    Enjoy the ride too, as am sure the view over Paris will me amazing.

    I loved the lights down the Champs Elysees.

  7. Hi!
    Great Shots!!! I like that big wheel or sun. I looks like a giant Farris Wheel. Thanks for sharing and coming by my place.


  8. I love the virtual Monochrome of the Wheel at night.
    The other obelisque is on the Thames Embankment rather crassly called Cleopatra's Needle.

  9. When I saw your "sun" I had to laugh because I almost have the same picture on my photo post today as "creative photography"
    I went yesterday to the Christmas market in Brussels and was more than surprised how big it is ! I live almost 50 years here now and didn't know that ! It probably only exists since a few years. You can see some pictures tomorrow in "my world". And tourists tourists tourists ! I didn't hear any french, only english, german and dutch, lol !

  10. Wow!! Catherine, these are so awesome and how creative you are!!! Love your post!

  11. THanks for sharing these pictures. I love them all.

  12. That last shot is awesome (traffic and all). Makes me wonder what that wheel would look like in full night.

  13. Contente de voir que tu es revenue.
    Heureusement que vous avez cette roue pour imiter le soleil!!!

  14. That night time image is really lovely. Have you been on the big wheel yet?

  15. I love your tours of Paris. Especially since I know that I will never actually get over there. But you make me feel like I've already been. xoxo