May 18, 2007

Eiffel Tower

Two photos, one taken by Eva Braun in 1940, the other one by me, in 2007.

24 comments:

hpy said...

Two famous photographers! And one famous tower.

Olivier said...

d'un cote un des pires moment de la vie française....et a cote, une autre forme d'invasion : les touristes, plus sympathiques. Je sais pas ce que tu as voulu montrer avec ces deux photos à cotes...Je te souhaite un bon weekend

Drama Div@ said...

bravo... nice shot... good spot!

Seda said...

I loved loved this one. To be able to see the same place in different time is an amazing thing.

Glenn Standish said...

A fantastic comparison Peter. I prefer your shot!!! lol! Greetings from Toruń DP!

Matritensis said...

I prefer your picture too :)
Thanks a lot for link my blog, I linked your photoblog too, this is a nice blog, i like it

Regards

April said...

I wish he would have never been there :-(

lasiate said...

ca prouve les progrès de la photographie ou que Eva était vraiment nulle comme photographe!!

Chuckeroon said...

Great work on the doors!

Many personal requests followig my chocolate post. Fear I'm going to have to cough up.

Eva's Leica was obviously not in the best hand that day.

alice said...

Je préfèrerais votre compagnie à celle des autres personnages!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your photo comparisons this morning, Peter. I remember seeing movie clips during World War II of Hilter in Paris standing there. I also remember people from Paris, crying, when the German troops marched down the main street in Paris. And I saw the liberation of Paris and the partisans killing some of the fleeing German soldiers. And then the people of Paris also shaved the heads of women who consorted with Germans. It was a wild time to be living in those days and I was fortunate to be living in my country, relatively safe from Germany and Japan.

I did, however, end up going to Japan as a soldier during the Occupation of Japan. I found the Japanese people to be among the cleanest on Earth and very polite and courteous to each other and to those of us who were soldiers. I took many photos of that time and they are all in a museum in Japan.

Yes, to answer your comment on my blog, the comments on the comments are often more interesting to read than the narrative made by the blog owner. At least I find it to be true.

Thanks for your visits to my blog. I always appreciate it and I like to see your smiling face on your profile picture.

pink ginger 珂琳 said...

when you look back the picture you took after 30 years, that will be a percious moments that you will cherish.
Thanks for sharing. I love both.

Dina said...

ohlala!! nice shot

lyliane said...

Heureusement que ces horibles personnages n'existent plus. Moi je me suis retrouvée à côté de Gagarine au sommet de la tour Eiffel, malheureusement à cette époque il n'y avait pas de numérique et je n'avais pas d'appareil photos car j'étais venue en voisine et la tour je la connaissais.

MONA said...

Peter, You have a very intersting blog with exquisite photography & all.
I love the mentions of Artists like Degas [ impressionistc art is my all time favourite & Van Gogh my favourite artist] & also Picasso's Guernica is such a beautiful work of art! It is a poignant poetry on canvas.

Your pictures of growing tree are great.

It is so sad that such a beautiful little girl has been kidnapped. I pray to almighty that she would be reunited with her family soon.

black feline said...

interesting....by the way...the person in the middle (old photo)..looks like adolf hitler!...

isabella said...

It seems the Iron Lady held up well ;-)

confessing7girl said...

hey peter thank u for visiting me!! and im everything but professional!! i just started blogging in march 7th!! :D im new to this!! paris ohhh paris!!! i would love to go there!! oh the eiffel tower!!:D beautiful photo u've taken! i actually like urs better!!!

Kate said...

No contest; your photo is preferable for many different reasons!

Emily Lin said...

Wow.. this is nice! I've been wanting to go there since forever :(

Hogrelius said...

Jösses ja!! Det här foto var en smart grej att visa upp.Historiens vingslag slår ända hit så jag hör dem!

Cergie said...

C'est drôle le rapprochement des deux photos
J'aime bien ça.

Paris éternelle

Heureusement que les Allemands et SURTOUT les Américains ne l'ont pas détruite à la fin de la deuxième World War. (Je pense à Berlin et surtout à Dresde)

Nathalie said...

Interesting juxtaposition.
Maybe we'll have to tell Black Feline who Eva Braun was?

Shionge said...

What can I say Peter, just as well taken as before :D