Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Eiffel Tower: Outsized Nut

Outsized Nut

A very large nut holding down the lid of a pressure vessel half way up the Eiffel Tower.

It would have been rude not to take this photograph!

Well I am now here in the South of France - it is fabulous. We had, a superb meal in the local town yesterday evening and then listened to street musicians at the summer solstice festival.

As you see there is a wireless LAN at the hotel which means I have fast internet access to get my work email and streaming UK Radio 4 (though I have fluent German, my French is somewhat shaky so the TV is a non starter) - the plus side is that I can post and visit your blogs.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I missed some pretty good shots. Looks like Paris was beautiful. I intend to visit (or live there) one day!

22/6/05 08:26  
Blogger jane said...

Striking red!

22/6/05 13:32  
Blogger F. Vissault said...

Ah, I love this minimalist shot. I think I have already take this one in my fav on flickr!

22/6/05 14:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess you know enough french to order a good bottle of wine :-)
More and more amazed by your pictures !

22/6/05 14:25  
Blogger Rock Kauser said...

Red to pink to orange - quite nice, and a very different view of the tower. One that those of us who have yet to visit Paris can only view here.

22/6/05 15:02  
Blogger Potpourri said...

We are getting a detailed view of the tower ,through your eyes..

Have a nice time.

22/6/05 15:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting red nut... they really call it nut?.....kinda funny. btw thanks to take time visit my two blogs...your comment always make me laugh good sense of humor.

22/6/05 15:15  
Blogger Kamakshi said...

im surely going to be looking out for pressure vessels and oversized nuts when im touring the eiffel tower :) good one!

22/6/05 15:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's the nut but where's the fruitcake? ;-)

Oh, and yippie for fast connections, where would we be without Radio 4? Something I miss over here.

22/6/05 16:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool pic...I like the vivid red and that it looks like a giant Lego piece!

22/6/05 16:49  
Blogger pk said...

Nice vibrant red, looks like a tin jar.

22/6/05 17:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great find. How big was it in person? It's hard to tell from the pic, but it looks huge.

Glad to hear you have wifi. That was always a big plus for me in my travels. Have a great trip & stay safe.

22/6/05 21:35  
Blogger Adventuring through Florida's WILD life! said...

A slightly embarrassed eccentric.

22/6/05 23:20  
Blogger Toron said...

thats one great colourful nut!

23/6/05 00:37  
Blogger Jennifer Swanepoel said...

I would love to listen to street musicians at a summer solstice festival. silly me, I didn't even realize that it WAS the summer solstice. Been far too busy packing boxes to notice the length of the day, I suppose! :) (we're moving next weekend. See my other blog for details...)

23/6/05 03:48  
Blogger Ezequiel Mesquita said...

Great reds! This is really a overgrown nut!

23/6/05 17:19  
Blogger cube said...

ha interesting choic. i like the fact that u just go with the flow.

24/6/05 03:59  
Blogger red said...

you got eyes for details...away from the normal post card shots...

beautiful...

27/6/05 05:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what I love about photography. I've never been to Paris, but I've seen the Tower countless times in print and video. I've never seen it like this. Your shots convey the wonderful details that make up the whole amazing thing. You've got a great eye.

28/6/05 04:38  

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