Friday, November 26, 2010

La Grand Roue - Je n'ai pas le courage


As the Christmas season begins, Paris does what she does best, dresses to the hilt!  First she decks out the store windows in every imaginable delight, then she drapes herself with a zillion strings of lights .  As if that weren't enough, up goes the grand roue at Place de la Concorde.  I will share more photos in the weeks to come.  For now, try to imagine taking a ride and seeing Paris from above. Some of you might ask if I've had the pleasure. Well non, non et non.  There have been those that have tried to persuade me.  Je n'ai pas le courage!

17 comments:

Petrea said...

I'd be up there asap. J would not. He can wait with you while I take pictures from up top.

Chuck Pefley said...

That actually looks like a pretty stable shooting platform. I'll go with Petrea, and you buy the tickets, V -:)

Happy Thanksgiving!

George said...

I'd like to go up there, you always have the best view when you're high...

Tina said...

Je n'ai pas le courage aussi... J' ai le peur parce que c'est trés trés...HIGH! :D Mais mon mari, il veut aller ici en janvier donc...je ne sais pas....peut-etre

Shell Sherree said...

I'd gladly do it on your behalf, V.

Leovi said...

A wonderful composition with a large frame, I like the softness of the tones.

Virginia said...

Tina,
You can wait at the bottom with Petrea's John et moi~

Thanks Leovi, looks like I could have cropped a titch off the left but I did this late last night!

Laurent said...

Come on ! La vue est magnifique ! You have to try.

Tina said...

Yeah, Laurent is probably right. The view have to be reaaaally nice and that's the reason, why I consider to make it this winter ;) we'll see :)

Roseann said...

When I visited Paris in 2004 I found 10 euros on the ground so I ran to the Roue and paid my 8 euro fee and up I went!

It was fantastic-the buckets are like little cages and very strong so you couldn't fall out and the views are incredible!

My most favorite foto I ever took is of La Grande Roue.

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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Virginia -- I am going to consider this, but would hope that the cage would not prevent me from taking a photo. I would be tres disappointed if I paid my Euros and then could only take a photo of the grill. Hummmm..

I love this photo which you successfully captured without taking on la grande roue.

(War Eagle back at ya!)

Bises,
Genie

Nadege said...

Je n'ai pas le courage non plus!

Petrea said...

Shell, you can ride with me and Chuck. I hope there's room for the three of us and our cameras!

Daryl said...

No way I would ever ride a ferris wheel or roller coaster .. we can both stand on the ground and snap the scene

Starman said...

We rode it the only time we were there while it was in the Tuileries. Fantastic views of the city. BTW: here's something you might want to check while you're there... http://tiny.cc/l3por

Petrea said...

That's a great link, Starman, thanks.

TheChieftess said...

We are of like minds V!!! I just posted one of my versions of this...check out http://theworldinblackwhite.blogspot.com/2010/11/round-and-round-in-circle-of-life.html