Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hail to the Chief!


The procession begins with President Sarkozy who stands tall (?) as he rides down the Champs-Élysées, la plus belle avenue du monde. Obviously, this year's weather does not match the blue skies of 2008 -- I stood alone making friends at the barricades for 4 hours to see the parade from Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde. Quelle bonne fête nationale!

28 comments:

Keith Eckstein said...

You know, he looks just like a man who is thinking.... "I hope I don't fall off this box I am standing on!"

All the best with the new blog

Keith

jb said...

Don't apply for a job as a bodyguard if you're taller than 5' 5"...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/7808661/Nicolas-Sarkozy-bans-tall-bodyguards.html

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I don't think he looks all that happy. It is almost as if he is thinking of the places he would rather be. It is a good photography though and I especially like the one of the two sailors on the previous post.

I am trying to get some favorite family recipes from my favorite bloggers. I even started a new blog—Fat Lady Recipes—to hold them. I have received some submissions with more promised. A photo of your dish is nice but not required. A photo of yourself is required as well as your real name. Sometimes I can use your profile photo if it is not an icon.

The Fat Lady Recipes blog should be getting some magazine coverage soon but I am not at liberty to talk about just yet.

You don't have to be fat to share recipes.

Fat Lady Recipes

holly said...

Great photo mom - looks like he was looking directly at your camera!

Hope you are enjoying being part of the blog-world...you already have followers! Yea!! (I will be one too, but it was giving me an error this morning and I need to spend a little time figuring out why)

Alexa said...

Your 4-hour wait certainly paid off!

M said...

Tres bien mon amie!! Congratulations on getting your blog started. I am looking forward to many more fantastic photos of Paris, etc.

Virginia said...

I'm LOL at Keith's comment, since you said you thought he was standing on a box. JB, he might not like tall bodyguards, but I'm guessing M. Sarkozy is a good bit taller. Well I guess that's different! :)

And those little hats below. Is that their names across the front? That's just a terrific shot Genie.

jb said...

Mme Sarkozy weighs in at 5'10", has to wear flats and carry the beer-crate on which he stands.....

Virginia said...

That's hilarious JB. I hope she wears Repetto ballet flats. Surely the Big Cheese gets to stand on a French Wine crate! And I'm sure I can speak for Genie in thanking your for ALLLL your help and encouragement in figuring out the template insanity. What on earth would these two southern belles evah have done without ya????

( And I meant Mme. Sarkozy! Good grief I need more coffee!)

Nadege said...

How nice of Virginia to help you for our enjoyment. You are both very talented and will visit everyday, not always writting comments tough, just enjoying the beautiful photos.

Nadege said...

I meant to write though, not tough.

Genie said...

Keith, thanks for visiting and for your comments. I love your blog and have found many great sites through your great reviews. Come back soon!

Abraham, I surely am glad to hear that you don't have to be fat

M, it was une bonne fete to be in Paris with wonderful friends. You will probably see some places/people you recognize in future posts (wink)

Alexa, I left you a comment about your cafe shot today. Maybe the chill will filter to south Alabama!

JB, as we would say, "you are just such a mess!" Bless your little heart.

V, I agree -- It must be a wine crate and I would imagine that there are many Repettos chez eux.

Genie said...

Nadege, thank you for your kind words. I may stumble along a bit but with the help of Virginia (and JB - hah!) I should get back on the path.

There is such an awesome community of readers and bloggers. It is nice to know that you will be visiting -- merci!

Petrea said...

Genie, I think he's looking directly at you. He's got your number!

JM said...

Yes, he's definitely looking at you! :-)
LOL at Keith's comment!

I'm sure you will enjoy your blog, although someone told me yesterday blogging can be addictive! :-)))
Cheers

jeff said...

Bang bang...:)
It's a joke...(:[

♥ E.T. Suzy ♥ said...

BLOG!
BLOG!!
BLOG!!!

YAY! Congrats on your beautiful new blog! I've bookmarked you right underneath my queen (Virginia) and look forward to your photos and commentary.

Starman said...

Great picture of Sarkozy. I, too, was wondering what he was standing on to make him look as tall as the general next to him.

Genie said...

Starman, look at how he has a death grip on the handlebar -- there is definitely a box under those little feet!

ET Suzy -- and I have le Tour Eiffel in my collection as well. Too bad that many of them from the night shoot a few weeks ago had the bright large screen la Coupe du monde de football obstructing the perfect view. Tant pis pour mois!

Genie said...

JM and Petrea -- Ah yes, perhaps he saw the wilted American with the large camera pointed his way!

Thank you both for your comments and welcome! Visit often, s'il vous plaît!

Genie said...

Ah, Jeff, vous êtes très drôle! J'adore votre blog. Ayez patience avec mon français, s'il vous plaît.

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Harriet said...

How wonderful that you have started a Paris blog! And to have President Sarkozy looking right at your camera for this photo...beginning blogger's luck? Count me in as a regular.

And thanks to Virginia for helping you get everything set up.

Michael Dulin said...

J'adore the new header photo. Looks superb with the rouge! :)
V

Genie said...

Thanks, Harriet! We'll talk soon about les macarons! Miam Miam

Michael, merci beaucoup and j'adore your music!

Thanks for the warm welcome!

Vagabonde said...

You watched the défilé ? how exciting ! I wish I had been there. Did you see the African armies marching ? I hear they were invited to celebrate their 50 years independance from France. Do you have any pictures of them ? I’d love to see them.

Genie said...

Vagabonde -- Thank you for posting and for the kind welcome. I was not in Paris for 14 juillet this year although I would have loved it. Tant pis pour mois. I understand that it only rained during the parade and only on Champs Élysées. Please visit again.

jeff said...

Mais votre français est excellent Genie...
Avec l'aide du traducteur, je n'arrive même pas à dire le fond de ma pensée...:)... C'est pour dire...
A bientôt...:)