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dda1605 3:46pm, 1 January 2007
Hopes for a very goooooooooooood year


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dda1605 12 years ago
Je commence l'annee en trichant....... Je n'ai pas de photo du 1er Janvier alors je poste une photo du 29 Dec.. C'etait mon premier Opera au Palais Garnier, j'ai adore le plafond de Chagall.

1/01/2007

Chagall at the Opera
aback account [deleted] 12 years ago
beautiful. happy new year!
sunshinecity 12 years ago
that's a great pic!!
dda1605 12 years ago
Tout ce qu'il reste du reveillon en dehors des souvenirs.........
All that remains from new year eve, apart from the memories.........

IMG_5712

2/1/07
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
I love Chagall. Opera Garnier is now on my list of place to see...I live in the city, just need to get there now. ;)

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Italian Papillon Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Italian Papillon (member) 12 years ago
Elle sont magnifiques ces roses!!! WOW! ( elles ne sont pas encore fannees!!!)
dda1605 12 years ago
Merci, je te les dedicace (malgre qu'elles soient un peu fannees, cest l'intention qui compte).

Bonne nuit

(Didier 2007 )
Samrag 12 years ago
Nice shot - isn't it great taking photos of flowers - it is like so much fun because it is such a beautiful subject. Love the difference in the colours of the roses.

Verð nú samt að segja að franskan er svolítið farin að fara í taugarnar á mér!

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
aback account [deleted] 12 years ago
a bit wilted is all the more beautiful
dda1605 12 years ago
Dead See

3/1/07

One day trip to the dead sea
An ecological treasure that is dying, it is such a pitty.........

Read this article if you want some more details

abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1332897
alina_gerika 12 years ago
wow, such a great landscape
durhamyankee 12 years ago
Yes, it is a pity. Thanks for sharing your capture.
Samrag 12 years ago
Fantastic... the picture, not the treasure-death.
Funny I have no sense of size looking at this photo - ... if these are huge mountains in the foreground, or small hills.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
dda1605 12 years ago
let say small mountain. by the way, the closer side is in Israel and the mountains in the background are in Jordan.
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
Books and Books

4/1/07

I wanted to share with you two among the books I prefered during 2006 :

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (1996) : if you want to try to understand India, this is probably the best first key of the mistery. A MUST.......

La Tache (The Human Stain - 2000) by Philip Roth : In one world - live as many lives as you can........Incredible characters and a fantastic "ecriture". I love Roth inner world.

Hope to discover some great books also in 2007. Any advice ?
Samrag 12 years ago
Yes as a matter of fact I have one for you:
(Independent People) by Halldór Laxness (Noble Price winner etc. etc.)

It is a story of small farmer in Iceland around 1900 if I remember correctly. One of the best books I have ever read!!!!
dda1605 12 years ago
@samrag : thanks, i'll get it.
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
5/1/07 (Home )

This morning I was in a supermarket.
I just hate the fact they put "candies trap" for the kids close to the cashier.
This is exactly how they begin to educate kids to become consuption addicts.

Candy.....Catch 22
Jonathan Riverwalker 12 years ago
i am with you - which is why id love to see a photo of someone (it could be you - it could be a 10 yr old with long pigtails) just going beserk on this kiddie trap ....
hmmm
hmmmm?
dda1605 12 years ago
@jonathan : good idea
Samrag 12 years ago
Soooo agree. But I'm not that worried about the kids yet - I'm more just irritated that I have managed to go through the whole store without buying anything non-required for the household, nor un-healthy... and still, at the cashier... there they are my favorites chocalates. Damn

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
satrina* 12 years ago
Oh yes, one walks with shopping cart full of things you need and then... the trap with the best chocolates and snacks, it's really hard to pass by without taking any

Satrina: av meg
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
or you could do like the guy in "supersize me"
decondition them
by slapping them each time they look at the wrong rack !!!
(just joking)

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
sunshinecity 12 years ago
well, candy.... what can I say to that? Today is "La Befana", a typical holiday dedicated to kids... and it's a feast for tooth decay!!! Kids will be eating piles and piles of candy today...
It's tradition for the kids to receive their stocking today, filled with all kinds of junk...
For more on "La Befana".... read here and here
AliThinks 12 years ago
And all of those candies are tie-ins to television/movie characters...

Bonne fête des Rois! (Et la fève, ce sera quel personnage?)

Alison
Innamorata Crush 12 years ago
so much colour! yay
dda1605 12 years ago
One of my best Friend

6/01/07 (home )

One long home week-end with a begining of a flu. Wanted to introduce one of my best friend.........Qosmio
dda1605 12 years ago
Morning Nightmare

7/01/07 (Home )

The regular morning nighmare, "Me and the traffic jam". At least the sky was great and the Music in the car also....

I am leaving for a trip tonight and will be back next friday with 5 pictures from abroad. See you.
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
traffic jam with palm trees can't be that bad
nor can be a person who lokes Ph Roth
all the best for yor trip !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
dda1605 12 years ago
@ladybadtiming : Thanks.

(Didier 2007 )
Samrag 12 years ago
Thinking the same as Ladybadtiming - Traffic jam with Palm trees.... try it with snow/rain/Sunshine/fog... all in the same 10minutes...that is your traffic jam in Iceland -.... oh yeah and with supersized jeeps like this one all around you!

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 12 years ago
You don't have any snow either?

hehehe

*marvels at the warm winter
francophony 12 years ago
A bit late, but I recommend reading "The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint" by Brady Udall. I bought the book completely randomly, and it turned out to be the best book I've ever read. Passed it to the husband, who has far different tastes than yours truly, but he adored it as well. Bought it in French for a friend for Xmas, so you can pick your language preference! ;)
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
At least it was a traffic jam with palm trees. I hate being stuck in traffic in the tunnels of the périph in Paris! Ugh.

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satrina* 12 years ago
Good luck on your trip! I haven't been in a big traffic jam in a while, I almost miss it...

Satrina: av meg
AliThinks 12 years ago
Safe travels!

Alison
sunshinecity 12 years ago
... lol I agree... didn't even seem like a traffic jam at all!

... hope your flu clears. I didn't pas it on to you did i??
; )


~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
08/01/07

Mumbai Taxi (Cool Cab)
Just arrived in Mumbai and no complaint, you have the choice..... regular taxi or AC taxi or as they call it : cool cab.

Isn't it cool ?

Regards from India.......

(Home)
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
09/01/07

My driver

Second day : Delhi. The pollution is incredible Winter is cold and people leaving in the streets or in poor areas (which means millions) burn anything they can find to warm themseves. The air is full of smoke and CO2 but the city is great as usual......

(Home)
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
10/01/07

Tibetan Market

Delhi Connaught Place and Tibetan Market : Shoping everywhere, shops, kiosk, seller on the floor..... The gaps are huge, Brand names and local "art and craft", 300 $ for a shirt or 3 $ for a local tablecloth, fancy restaurant or kiosk in the street. In a word : "India".


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dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
11/01/07

street cricket
200 m from the very exclusive American Embassy School and the British School, in the Diplomatic area there is a very big slums village.
I believe that with the tuition fees for one kid in one of these school, the all village can survive for a year.
But the funny thing is that the kids from the slums, playing in the street, are always very happy.


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dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
12/01/07

Back home. I hope you enjoyed the trip.
Recycling...... I think it is a great idea and essential for our future. But why the recycling stand has to be so ugly and just in my street ? Nice weekend to you all.

Recycling


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sarahwoo 12 years ago
I kinda like the recycling container...at least it is putting recycling in people's faces and reminding them. And much better than the big green glass recycling pods around here. They are really ugly...

(Loved all the photos from your trip.)

Sarah
dda1605 12 years ago
@sarah - for sure, it is active ecology and you cannot miss it. Thanks for the comment on the other pic.
leroyer 12 years ago
Dude, dude, dude...
What do the rules say ?
...
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1 photo/day.
Yep, that what they say.
And I'm here to make sure, even on your really interesting topic, those rules get applied.
So please, chose one photo for the 8th, 10th, and 11th of January.
Thanks for fixing that.
:)

[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
sunshinecity 12 years ago
.. LOL, there goes the Boss on your back!!!

Aha.... I see Ivrit!! Can't read it... only recognise it!

cool pics! interesting contrast with my everyday reality

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
dda1605 12 years ago
sunshine : Indeed Ivrit. It says : "Recycling is easy"

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Samrag 12 years ago
YEHHHH... you're back... and already pissing of the admin... ;)

7.jan: Took this one just for you - seeing as you were complaining about traffic in this nice weather!
8.jan: That is a cool cab - what model is that anyway????
9.jan: Is that in the cool cab??? Such personality... our taxis have like zero personality - they all look the same on the inside, and on the outside they are just regular cars with yellow sign on the top. And they cost a fortune to take.
10.jan: Would love to visit India... that is just fantastic. And to look at all those blankets... on the floor, an the wall, on the women
11.jan: Fantastic photo ... gets you my Star
12.jan: Good idea actually - I will post a recycling bin photo at some point as well... They are not this ugly... but not that pretty either.

Ok... great photos, and good to have you back. But... but... but... there is lacking in some back story (not that is in the rules or requirements or anything... that is just SamRag Big Brother, as Karinga calls it) - why did you go to India.. what where you doing there!!! etc etc etc

;)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
dda1605 12 years ago
@samrag :8 Jan. - I don't really know the model of the car, it is a copy (local production) of an english car from the 50's. They stopped the production some years ago and nevertheless, there are thousands of them on the streets, working, with acceptable AC. It is a miracle.
9 Jan. : No I moved from Mumbai to Delhi. This is an Ambassador model which is also a local famous brand. Till 2 years ago it was the car of the prime minister and of all the government members. They are very proud of it.
Ambassadors - Delhi
10 Jan. : You should visit India, this is an incredible country or more than that, continent.
Regarding the background stories - you are 100% right. It is a mix of lazyness and feeling uncomfortable writing in English. But I will try to improve.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
cute little white cars!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Samrag 12 years ago
GOSH.... like the thing at the beginning.... and I just put a similar one at the beginning of my page... and now I want yours... buuuhuuuuuu

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
dda1605 12 years ago
13/01/07

Peppers

One long saturday at home. Nothing special, just some games with my camera. By the way, we are very found of peppers in Israel, it will come in almost every salad or cooked in a lot of ways, filled with meat and rice......
dda1605 12 years ago
14/01/07

Aroma Cafe

On my way to work, a small halt in Aroma for my first Latte.
Israeli cafe chain Aroma is a very successfull local brand which opens the doors to its first international branch in July 2006, on Wooster Street in New York's trendy Soho district.
After years of invasion ,Mac Donalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken, TGIF and others, it is a small but sweet revenge.
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
I was shocked to see two Starbucks on the same street (Blvd St Michel) today while riding the bus. The big chains are everywhere! yay for the small guys!

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karinga 12 years ago
A nice splash of red you caught in this shot!

(Inga in Finland All Year Round)
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
Personnaly I think Starbucks is bad coffee and bad taste. The fact they opened branches in Paris, the city of the "Cafe a chaque coin de rue" is really surprising.

Thanks
sarahwoo 12 years ago
I love the red!

Starbucks not only opened up in Paris, they have 24 of them. Incredible...the power. But, I have to say, until Paris is non-smoking it is one of the only places my knitting group can meet in the evening...

Sarah
sunshinecity 12 years ago
starbucks would never sell here in Italy... people would just laugh!

I love the red!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
satrina* 12 years ago
Love your pictures from India, specially the one with the kids, they do look happy. I'm glad to hear you had a great trip.

Satrina: av meg
eelend PRO 12 years ago
those revenges are always beautiful, aren't they?
dda1605 12 years ago
indeed they are....
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 12 years ago
@sunshinecity -- I used to think the same thing about France, but Starbuck's is doing *very* well here... :-/

@didier -- keep up the excellent photos!!!
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Cool photos... both of them. Nice you how you put these peppers together,... and the red one is just beautiful (I mean and how strange is that... these are red plastic chairs)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
luckywhitegirl 12 years ago
um, didier, that pepper there? it's silver? it's metal? or is my computer funny? what's it for?
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
It is silver covered, and it is just for decoration. Your computer is OK.

Both the decoration and the logo of the place are in black and red. I think that the morning light (it was almost 08:00) made it so "red".
AliThinks 12 years ago
Love the red, just like every one else! I also enjoyed looking at the photos from India.
dda1605 12 years ago
Thank you
dda1605 12 years ago
15/01/07

Indian Lamp

Made in India. I love the light it gives (not sure the picture gives all the atmosphere).
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 11 years ago
16/01/07

Allo Moto

The woman of my life, a pink phone and a very important call (as always)
sunshinecity 12 years ago
i want her phone.... it's soooo... pink lol

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
dda1605 12 years ago
She will kill me if I try anything.....
satrina* 12 years ago
Like this different perspective in a portrait, must try this with the camera-shy love of my life

Satrina: av meg
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
17/1/07

A very long and busy day, which ended late at night. This is the only picture I could think of, a few minutes before midnight (I am the Cinderella of 2007 Daily photo diary)

It is a Hard Day's Night
dda1605 12 years ago
18/1/07

Humus only Humus

Hummus (Arabic: حُمُّص‎; Hebrew: חוּמוּס or חִמצָה; Armenian համոս translit: hamos; also spelled houmous, hommus, hummous or humus) is a dip made of chickpea paste and tahini (sesame seed paste), with flavorings such as olive oil, garlic, paprika, and lemon juice.

In Arabic and Hebrew, the word hummus is used to describe the dish, the paste and the chickpea itself. However, in Arabic the term hummus bi tahina (Arabic: حُمُّص بطحينة‎) refers specifically to hummus with tahini, not just the chickpea.

Hummus is popular in various local forms throughout the Middle Eastern world. It is said that its origins trace back to the Sultan Saladin, a veteran of the Crusades, who enjoyed cooking as a pastime. [citation needed] His experiments with hummus purportedly resulted in the creation of the Sultan's Forty Spice variety, which spawned many imitations and has been a Middle Eastern favorite for centuries.

Some claim that in the Middle East, the age and quality of a family's hummus recipe is a sign of social status. Connoisseurs can allegedly identify a family's lineage simply based on the household's daily hummus. For example, traditionally religious families are renowned for the high garlic content of their hummus, which, according to folklore, originated as a way to keep young men and women separated.

Hummus is often garnished with mushrooms, parsley, paprika, pine nuts, tomatoes, cucumber, thinly-sliced onions, or more chickpeas, and then drizzled with olive oil before serving. Hummus is traditionally scooped up with flatbread, but is increasingly popular as a dip for tortilla chips in non-Middle Eastern countries. Popular variations of Hummus include hummus ful (pronounced /fuːl/) - which is hummus topped with a paste made from fava beans boiled to softness and then crushed into a mush, hummus masubha/mashawsha - which is a mixture of hummus paste, warm chickpeas and tehina, hummus mahluta - which is a hummus paste covered with a combination of ful paste and warm chick peas. Hummus is also used as an appetizer dish to accompany main courses, as part of a meze, and as a dressing for falafel, Israeli salad, grilled chicken, and eggplant. The dish is extremely popular throughout the Middle East among all population groups.

Hummus is relatively cheap to make with either dried or canned chickpeas. Dried chickpeas are usually soaked in water overnight then simmered for an hour or more. It is also possible to cook chickpeas in a pressure cooker without the pre-soaking. The cooked or canned chickpeas are ground, using a food processor or hand blender, with olive oil, lemon juice, and tahini. A bit of the water in which the chickpeas were boiled may be added to reach the desired consistency. Garlic, salt, parsley, onions, cumin, and/or chili powder may be added. For a softer texture, the skins can be removed from the chickpeas by using a strainer.

Hummus is a nutritious food, containing a large amount of protein, dietary fiber, iron, and (depending on the recipe) varying amounts of mono-unsaturated fat; it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

(c) Wikipedia
Loca.... Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 12 years ago
wow, humous, I love it, haven't had it for quite a bit now. I lost the recipe a friend gave me once, and here we don't have nice humous :(

Loved your trip to India. The kids playing look so happy.
:))

Loca
dda1605 12 years ago
Thanks, I am sure you can find a good Lebanese restaurant, at least in Lisbon.
Loca.... 12 years ago
Yes, in Lisbon on restaurants, that's the only place to find humous. I don't go there often, though.
satrina* 12 years ago
I like your late night shot, is that the view from your balcony? If it is, you have a great view

Satrina: av meg
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
yes it is but it looks better in the pic. than in reality.
eelend PRO 12 years ago
yumyum I love hummus, but I don't know how to cook it :S
and couscous, and yesssss, I ate it yesterday, mmmm
dda1605 12 years ago
You have a great taste.....
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 11 years ago
19/1/07

Ups and Downs

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down - Wilson Mizner

Siate gentili con la gente mentre salite, perché la incontrerete di nuovo mentre scendete

Soyez aimable avec ceux que vous rencontrez pendant votre ascension, vous les retrouverez en descendant

Ole ystävällinen ihmisille ylöspäin mennessäsi, tapaat heidät uudelleen kun palaat alas

Sýndu fólki vinsemd á meðan þú ert á uppleið, því þú munt mæta því aftur á leiðinni niður

Wees aardig tegen mensen op je weg omhoog want je komt ze weer tegen op weg omlaag

Sei nett zu den Leuten auf deinem Weg nach oben, weil du sie auf deinem Weg nach unten treffen wirst

Sé amable con la gente cuando asciendes porque los verás mientras desciendes
Sandra.Pi 12 years ago
loved the picture of the candy, might as well go and eat some right now and blame it on you!!! loved your trip to india as well, the pic of the ladies with all the fabric was so colorfull!! me want more!!

Sandrapi
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
Thanks.
AliThinks 12 years ago
Yum. Hummus. Your photo of the elevator is cool. I love the quote you chose, too!

Alison
satrina* 11 years ago
Love the brushed metal. Oh, and you miss the quote in spanish:

Sé amable con la gente cuando asciendes porque los verás mientras desciendes

or something like that :)

Satrina: av meg
dda1605 11 years ago
Thank you. Spanish quote has been added.
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 11 years ago
Mmmmm...Hummus...Hmmm...it *is* lunchtime... :)
MarySesami 11 years ago
Great quote for this picture.
Lots of interesting pictures.I really enjoyed the photos of your trip.

MarySesami's 2007
sunshinecity 11 years ago
YUM hummous!!!
we like it a lot here too!!!

love your elevator shot and the thought to go with it!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
dda1605 11 years ago
The nice thing with Hummus is that you can eat it at any time of the day

Thanks
satrina* 11 years ago
I have to try hummus seeing that so many people likes it
Samrag 11 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

The 17th gets my star Star but as you know I love these kind a evening shots.

The Hummus...lol - there is just a whole article there. Told Heiða about it so she can read it and learn from it (...and I'll benefit). We have Hummus here regularly, and buy it in a bakery few stores away - that makes it themselves.

The elevator photo-text is good, and special of you to have one line in Icelandic cool stuff

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
dda1605 11 years ago
Thank you. The translation is OK ?
Samrag 11 years ago
Yes...it is correct.
dda1605 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 11 years ago
20/1/07

Sad Sky

After some unusual "spring days", fortunately the winter came back and it is good because we have some water issues in the region.......
dda1605 11 years ago
21/01/07

Where ????

On my way back home, I found the city signs "hot & happy", although it was cold and rainy outside of the car......
eelend PRO 11 years ago
I love your sky
dda1605 11 years ago
thanks
dda1605 11 years ago
22/1/07

Two bad days in an hospital, child department. Fortunately everything went good and we are back home.
I just took one minute for a picture of two little Hasidic kids in the playground of the hospital.

I like to be under the Sea.......
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