Saturday, 4 April 2009

La brasserie de l'hôtel de France

This is the brasserie-restaurant of the Hôtel de France, which is a stone's throw from the palace. The picture is a bit wobbly, I was er... at the wheel... stopped but had to start again as people were honking... Have a great weekend!
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La brasserie de l'hôtel de France, à deux pas du château. La photo est un peu floue, j'étais... euh... au volant... arrêtée mais obligée de repartir trop vite pour cause de concert de klaxons derrière.... Bon weekend !

23 comments:

Jacob said...

That's really quite beautiful, CQ...another place I'm going to have to check out.

But, now I'm going to also to worry about you...I know you don't text message at the wheel...or yak on the phone, right.

Sheesh!

Vogon Poet said...

There is a Pulitzer for achievements "under deadline pressure", so it has to be another for taking pics "against honking (french) motorists".

cieldequimper said...

@Vogon Poet: in the Northern hemisphere, only Italian honkers beat French honkers!!
@Jacob: no worries. I don't phone & drive. I stop!

Hilda said...

Such a wonderful blue light! Thanks for braving the honkers to give us this lovely photo! :)

bfarr said...

Don't you hate that when your in your car and trying to take a snap at the same time? People wanting you to drive...: )

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very good eye and capture while you were driving. I like the angle and the blue lighting. I am glad you enjoyed the Chihuly Saffron Tower in the desert setting. A very unique installation.

Frankie / Nick said...

LOL - very good, been there - done that, driving and trying to catch a shot I mean, lol. Interesting colors.

Fio said...

What an amazing blue light!

Cezar and Léia said...

Litte smart you!Well done!
Great picture!
I agree with Fio, beautiful blue light!
Kind regards
Léia

JM said...

Glad you did it, it's gorgeous!

B Squared said...

I did the same thing this morning. Lots of honking but I got the shot. Will be on the site soon.

Karen said...

Oh, we are so bad.. I've done it, too. Having the Daily Photo Blogs just puts pressure on us to get those pictures and sometimes they appear when we are behind the wheel..
Would be nice to have a chauffeur to drive for us.

susieofarabia said...

Please be careful! Most of my photos are taken from a moving car too, but women cannot drive here in Saudi Arabia, so I'm not behind the wheel at the same time. That blue neon is beautiful!

Juergen Kuehn said...

I am with Hilda and know that some wobbly moments create bright prospects.
Take care of you and have a great weekend.
Juergen

Catherine said...

Bleu Royal : Parfait.

Prends en photo les conducteurs pressés la prochaine fois. Qu'on rigole à leur dépens.

m_m said...

Unique photo! I like the composition of blue and yellow light!

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

Dear Cieldequimper:

Just when we think nobody is looking at the blog, in pops a comment from you! Our mannequin would look right at home wandering around in this hotel!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! Funny! So the drivers of Versailles are just as impatient as the ones here? '-)

Tanya said...

It's beautiful and I have to lol because that's usually how I take picture too :)

Virginia said...

Don't you just hate it when other drivers don't recognize the need to get a good photo on the spot???? Glad you got this one1
V

Clueless in Boston said...

I liked your post, it made me chuckle to think of you taking a picture and other drivers honking their horns at you. Your motto should be, "Have camera, will travel."

Cergie said...

Cela m'a fait cela hier (les klaxons) car j'ai voulu prendre une photo du marathon de Paris qui nous ralentissait sérieusement. Mon mari conduisait et on avançait "au pas", on n'était pas à trois secondes pourtant.
(Pour ta maison du guet : j'adore les petites maisons en angle, celle là a sûrement eu un destin historique. Disons que c'est une guérite royale)

Carraol said...

Ah! C'est Magnifique, the shots on wheels are the better! Spontaneous!