New iPhone, Soap Bubbles, Eiffel Redo, Nude Chocolatier & Dog Ads

One week after covering the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs, I was back at the Apple Store for a much less important reason … the release of the new iPhone 4S. Crazy people lined up overnight here in Paris, as they did in many cities around the world, just to get the phone on day 1. Hard to understand the insanity.
 

iPhone 4G launch in Paris


 

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Saw a street performer with two wooden sticks tied together and some liquid soap making huge soap bubbles just behind Notre Dame. Stood and observed for a while and watched people react to them. Was really entertaining watching how kids of various ages as well as adults reacted to the bubbles. I shot a series of images to capture a bit of what I enjoyed watching.
 

Bubble Boy


 
To see a few soap bubble images, CLICK HERE.
 

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A solid glass floor will be the main feature of a €25 million facelift of the Eiffel Tower. 

Visitors will be able to walk on the glass up to the barriers and look down on the square 57m below. For those who don’t like the idea of walking on “nothing” the floor has been shaped to allow them to look down without walking on the glass. 



It is only the third facelift for the 324m tour Eiffel since it was built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition and the work will be done without closing the tower.
 

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A French chocolatier who recently suffered through some bad luck, including a fire in the building where his shop was, has found an interesting way to ask the authorities for some help. CLICK HERE to watch the short video (it’s in French but you’ll get the point; you may have to watch a short commercial before the video starts)
 

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Nestlé has launched a pet food commercial that contains high-frequency sounds aimed at canine ears. The 23-second ad for the dog food brand Beneful emits audible squeaks and pings, along with a high-pitched whine that humans can just barely hear. “We wanted to create a TV commercial that our four-legged friends can enjoy and listen to, but also allow the owner and dog to experience it together,” said Nestlé Purina’s Anna Rabanus in a press release. The ad comes after a similarly themed effort to appeal to dogs’ olfactory sense. In Germany, the company placed on advertising kiosks posters that released the scent of Beneful dog food, in the hopes that dogs would lead their owners to the posters.
 

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Some photos of the week:
 

Happy iPhone 4G Customer


 

Bike Parking


 

Playing the blues - Pont au Double


 

Dog Dreaming


 

New bike parking; electric charging (via solar panels) and locking front door included

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