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French Connection

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 15 May 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

We have an Eiffel Tower, too. It's in the "Valley" where large replicas seem to be the way to go.

Panasonic DMC-FZ35 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 80 18 mm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

15 May 2010 5:48am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

nice. very odd. i made a piece of work incorporating the eiffel tower once. check it out if you like: http://www.pilotlondon.org/artists/image.php?img_id=2588&year=2007

15 May 2010 6:10am

@Philip: I love it. Your eiffel tower piece is brilliant.

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

heroes and heroines?

15 May 2010 6:56am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Haha that's a nice one :) Great to see that Paris crossed the ocean ;) Lovely B&W composition, the biker is just at the right place ! Well done :)

15 May 2010 7:08am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Good one. Very funny...though they are featuring French perfume and displaying the Eiffel Tower,
I notice they are still flying the American Flag--two of them. ;-)

15 May 2010 7:22am

@Dulcie: Yes, don't you love that? Went so far to get an eiffel tower, but gotta fly the flag(s)!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It is a little smaller than ours! lollll .... Many saw this image is superb. Good day.

15 May 2010 7:50am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Philip's eiffel tower is brilliant! Also i was in paris a couple of months ago and the real tower is a touch taller than that one.

15 May 2010 8:30am

@The Mouse: Not much though...

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

The tower gives added architectural interest to this picture. Very nice.

15 May 2010 8:56am

trilliana from Munich, Germany

typical american french connection. nice find. reminds me of a smaller dolly version of the artificial vegas fassades. have a nice weekend.

15 May 2010 9:06am

kiji from Valenciennes, France

Where is the french flag ? ;)
I give you the French Eiffel tower in LA instead of your californian weather!

15 May 2010 9:53am

JPS from Le Havre, France

Simple and effective street scene.. Funny ET...

15 May 2010 10:34am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, Afghanistan

I love the 'connection' between these two friends, moving in tandem...the tower is a fabulous touch...and your title is just so wonderful for this great image Bettina!

15 May 2010 12:15pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

:) joli clin d'oeil !!:):)

15 May 2010 1:01pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Beautiful B&W, :)

15 May 2010 2:15pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

All you need now is a kissing French couple!

15 May 2010 2:24pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

ah yes "The Valley." I have a friend who took her elderly mother to Switzerland and when someone asked her where she was from she said "The Valley" ;D

the bike rider is great for scale and making it look even more ridiculous than it is. good one!

15 May 2010 3:35pm

@clodagh smith: I love that story. That's very funny. That about sums it up for the valley. :)

Ally from Singapore, Singapore

i've always been a fan of the Eiffel Tower, i'd steal that one home since i cant bring the one in France back ;) great way to capture this is black&white, though.

15 May 2010 3:59pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A little one but a cute one... :-) Nice B&W.

15 May 2010 6:18pm

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Great image Bettina; I like the kids going by. I guess if your business relates strongly to Paris there is no better way to show that than a bell tower in the shape Paris' most famous landmark!

15 May 2010 6:25pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

french dreams...

15 May 2010 6:45pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

Great and beatiful shot

15 May 2010 7:06pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You also have clean air and sunshine . . it makes your shots like this so refreshing.

15 May 2010 8:12pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very cool!

15 May 2010 8:50pm

k@ from Paris, France

Good idea to put it on a roof to have it bigger, stupid French put ours on the plain ground ;))
I like the cool attitude of your new duet here.

16 May 2010 8:12am

@k@: I know. You could have saved so much steel! Thanks for pointing out the duet again. I always find these themes emerge without meaning to. Pairs are on my mind, I guess. :)

Ddo from Verdun, France

I like it :)

16 May 2010 8:34am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

very cool!

16 May 2010 6:42pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

This is wonderful... and with the eiffel tower to boot---I love your street photographs. They have so much life in them.

16 May 2010 7:38pm

@Susan: Thank you, Susan! :)

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

I like much

17 May 2010 9:05am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Just strange.....

17 May 2010 12:28pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

I need to take a snap of this miniature replica of Statue of Liberty in El Monte, here in the San Gabriel Valley. I have to agree, a lot of replicas in the LA Valleys, what's up with that?

21 May 2010 12:53am

Panasonic DMC-FZ35
1/250 second
F/5.6
ISO 80
18 mm

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