Monday, August 4, 2014

PARIS OutTakes and Jessica's White Lady

OutTakes are photographs which highlight lesser known spots or viewpoints. The camera preserves the image.


Near Les Halles
The former market area

View of residences and the top of the Carousel at Les Halles, Paris. Reflections show in the glass-faced building in the center.


Les Halles area in Paris, by DG Hudson


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A Bridge over The Seine

Close-up detail of a Pont (bridge) over the Seine River, Paris. The stairs in the middle background descend from street level and are in front of the wall.



The Seine River and bridge detail, Paris, by DG Hudson


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Les Cars Rouges Hop-on Hop-off tour bus


Les Cars Rouges tour buses, Paris, by DG Hudson


The top level of Les Cars Rouges is a great vantage point to get photos you can't get from the ground. Passes are available for a variety of days and very reasonable. We didn't use the metro, on the advice of a fellow traveler from Paris.

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AND NOW, for something completely different . . .News from Jessica Bell on her upcoming WHITE LADY release in October:

Do you like to read psychological thrillers? Well, Jessica Bell's giving away her latest release, WHITE LADY, for FREE, to every single person who signs up to the "Two Lies and a Truth" Blog Tour (taking place October 1 - 31). It's hassle-free. All you have to do is post what she sends you to your blog (or Facebook page) and Bob's your uncle. She will also be giving away a copy of the book to one lucky reader of your blog. More details and sign up form here: http://goo.gl/0EsZLo
 


Here is the book trailer (music written and produced by the author herself): http://goo.gl/BeYPXV

Here is a tweet:
Join
@MsBessieBell's "Two Lies & a Truth" blog tour & get her new novel, WHITE LADY, 4 free! http://goo.gl/0EsZLo #thriller #chicknoir

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Do you like outtakes? Interested in Jessica's latest fiction novel? What are you doing with your summer?

Please leave a comment to let me know you were here, and I'll respond.  I'm slow blogging for August, due to time restraints.  Thanks to all the fellow bloggers who have shown support for my hubs. Every little bit helps. He has made several advances in the last week, but I have learned all nurses are definitely not created equal. 

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38 comments:

  1. I love the photo of the bridge over the Seine River!

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    1. It's a different angle since I wanted to focus on detail in the retaining walls and the bridge. Glad you like it, OE.

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  2. Some wild buildings in that first shot.

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    1. I thought so too, those flying wings on either side of the glass front building look spacey to me.

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  3. My photographic outtakes are ones that are too blurry or just not high quality. Summer's been going by really fast! Just trying to get out there and see stuff.

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    1. You're seeing a lot of stuff, JoJo, judging by the photos you share. I know more about the upper east coast via your photography.

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  4. Great photos, but more importantly, you were in Paris!!! How exciting!

    Jessica's new cover looks amazing. I've enjoyed all of her books so far, so I'll definitely be reading this one, too.

    Best wishes to your hubby.

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    1. Thanks for the best wishes. Hubs is improving, but I'm having to be an advocate for his care at times.
      Hubs and I can say "We'll always have Paris". I was impressed by the city and its people.

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  5. I usually delete my outtakes and just keep the best photos, depending on the subject. Some stuff I keep everything, no matter what. I do envy your time in Paris. :)

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    1. Just between us - Paris exceeded my expectations. It was hard to get a bad photo, but there were a few. We took about a thousand with two cameras and memory cards. (and a video camera too)

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  6. Ah, to be in Paris. Maybe I would be lucky enough to slip into a magical portal as in the movie, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS!

    I think I remember seeing that bridge over the Seine River in the fantasy, ANGELA -- where an angel pretends to commit suicide to keep alive the man who is planning to jump -- a rather unusual take on IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE's ending.

    I like that first photo!

    And Jessica's trailer. Excellent. I envy her the ability and talent to write, soundtrack, and produce her own book trailer.

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    1. I'd like to find that portal to 'Midnight in Paris', too, Roland! Glad you like the first photo, the architecture is unusual.
      Jessica is multi-talented and that book cover is intriguing - why do I think of Psycho. . .? Must be the knife.

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  7. Love your out-takes D.G. Yes, lead me to the portal to Midnight in Paris--just saw it again recently--swoon!!
    I adore flitting about Paris by metro. One of my favourite things to do in Paris. Gets me from A-B in a flash. Surprisingly for someone who has the 'female map-reading gene', I am a whiz at the metro maps. ??

    Hope all is well.

    Denise

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    1. I need you for a Metro guide then, Denise, I'm missing that gene. I couldn't decipher the map. And I do like to remain above ground for the photo ops.

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  8. Hi, D. G.

    AH, PARIS.... It's been decades since I was there. I miss it so! Paris, London, Rome, Venice, and Vienna all hold very special places in my heart. Their beauty are emblazoned in my memory.

    I am SO happy you and your husband have yours.... Such beauty is unsurpassed.

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    1. I'd like to see those cities too, but when I went to Paris, I wanted to immerse my sensibilities in that city. Those memories do stay with you. Traveling broadens our knowledge and shows us how similar we all are. It's not only the beauty but how they care for the history plus everything is NOT a theme park.

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  9. Congrats to Jessica! I hope to visit Paris one day. Your photos are almost like being there.

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    1. Thanks, Mary, I enjoy showing some of the unique things about Paris. It's a city that stays with you.

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  10. I haven't done buses in Paris! Have to try that the next time... I've done a LOT of walking and metro, but not the bus! Love the photos! Glad to hear your hubby is making progress...

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    1. Thanks Lisa, and we did a lot of walking too. These red and also green buses go to all the monuments and to a few other places. We took Les Cars Rouge to Opera Garnier and walked up from there to Montmartre.

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  11. Spectactular DG.

    Good luck to you Jessica. Unfortunately, my summer is nothing but work and more work. Perhaps next year I can plan a vacation, and take Jessica's music with me.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I hope to get to read that book of Jessica's. The knife on the cover holds my interest.
      I'm not too fond of this summer either . . .

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  12. I love your pictures. That looks like a fantastic trip!!!!

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  13. All nurses are not created equal -- indeed. Hope and pray he continues to mend. Very cool photos, as always. Why were you advised not to take the metro? Lack of sites to see along the way? I was impressed by the artistic level of the Paris metro graffiti.

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  14. Thanks for the good wishes. We were warned of pickpockets, and the inability to orient ourselves to landmarks if we only travelled underground. I have heard the graffiti was impressive. Our one foray using the Metro didn't work well, so we didn't bother with it.

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    1. This is to you, MILO, which was eaten by Blogger when I first wrote it.

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  15. I wish I had something more valuable to add to the conversation, but all I can say is that I love that first picture. The contrast of the carousel's top against the gold color of the buildings... very, very cool.

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    1. Any comment is valuable, ABFTS. France seems to like a bit of whimsy to contrast the serious architecture of other buildings. . .
      Hubs would like that roaring car in your book trailer.

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  16. The book cover and trailer give me goosebumps. Excellent work, Jessica!

    Thanks for the photos of Paris. Looks lovely.

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    1. I like that cover on Jessica's book, too. Looks like that knife could do a little damage.

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  17. WOW. That was a great book trailer! And it's a great book cover! Congrats to Jessica.

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  18. I have never been outside the US. It's always nice to see far away place through someone's eyes. Double decker buses hold a certain fascination with me. There use to be a restaurant in town that had one on the inside. That was just super cool. Jessica Bell's book cover looks intriguingly dangerous. Thanks for visiting my 1st addition of <a href="http://curiousasacathy.com/2014/08/botb-last-kiss/“>Battle of the Bands</a>.

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    1. Liked your banner on your blog! Glad you enjoyed the photos. I had a great time gathering them while there.

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  19. Every time you post about Paris, it makes me want to re-visit the beautiful City! Oh la la Pari! Tres bien - I think my French needs some work though...

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    1. You're so close to Paris, too. There is so much to love in the city that it draws us back once we've been there.
      Beautiful photos on your blog this morning, Hayley-Eszti!

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  20. I've never been to Paris. The photos I've seen remind me of Montreal and Quebec City. They feel very European. BTW, the photos are stunning. PS, Jessica's cover is fabulous. I love thrillers.

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    1. Well, I've never been to Montreal or Quebec City, but they are two places I'd like to see one day. Jessica's cover does catch your eye, doesn't it?

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