A picture of the tourists on a sight seeing bus in Paris. I took it from the sidewalk of Champs Elyssées at about 11 o´clock on a monday morning. The weather was not very warm and quite windy.
I like how these guys really seem to enjoy the ride and with all their interest follow the information in the headsets. I have never taken a tour like that as I am to fond of doing things in my own pace. I think this proves me right.
The background is a house size suitcase that is a commercial for a suitcase company that is restoring their shop behind those covers.
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Gatis (925) 2004-04-12 5:00
Contrary to you I have used these services some times. But it is something almost unusable always :)
What attracted me to this picture? The strange olive green colour - I just clicked to look what is it...
clodreno (0) 2004-04-12 5:09
This is a very funny shot Ebbe.
I do like it.. The colors, the position of the people.. Nice.
eleparc (24063) 2004-04-12 5:58
great photo Ebbe, but being parisian I think it is rather the facade put in place during the works at the new Vuitton store...am I right? great shot, conveying very effectively the bore that these tourists seem to endure;-))congrats!
jhm (137610) 2004-04-12 7:21
This is a very funny shot Ebbe. Nice sharp and excellent of colours too. Bravo
avigur_11 (22077) 2004-04-12 16:18
I never took a ride like this, Ebbe, but I always enjoy to see the touristd aboard. Sometimes they ae bored, somtimes taking photos (usually with a flash !!), sometimes they fall asleep, just like the guy you captured here. In Londodn, I tried to catch some sight seeing bus tourists, but I couldn't get a good photo like this one. Well done.
kajenn (2424) 2004-04-12 20:46
Nice humorous photo, Ebbe. I like the color combination - olive green and lilac - and the house looking like a suitcase (YSL or LV - we don't mind, but the ladies know!). The non-expressive guys are hilarious and the red spots add to the composition. Nicely done!
jrj (34841) 2004-04-13 5:31
Very good scene captured here Ebbe. Makes you wonder where did the pleasure of travel go for these tourists..
sunny (3068) 2004-04-17 16:13
Wonderful composition of people and colours, Ebbe. Their expressions are really funny! :-) I like how the colour of the commercial in background is not disturbing. Very good capture!
SylFondacci (4087) 2004-09-04 16:49
I see this bus everyday on a main boulevard in Paris. You took the photo when the bus was at the corner of Champs Elysées and avenue George V in front of the famous luxury shop of Louis Vuitton. The faces of people on it are very funny. They don't seem very interested in visiting Paris. Maybe it was cold. Anyway, your shot is great !