Looking up rue Montmartre, with the
church of Saint-Eustache on the left:
This lively neighborhood now includes the
new and improved Forum des Halles, and you can
still find everything yummy—from snails at
l'Escargot Montorgeuil (founded in 1832) to baba
au rhum at Stohrer, Paris's oldest patisserie (there since
1730)—on the market street of rue Montorgeuil.
[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Repetto—purveyor of toe shoes and tutus
to the dancers at the Opéra Garnier
since 1947. Just peering into this place
makes me want to step up to the barre and
do a plié or a rond de jambe.
[Today is Pink Saturday. To see more, go here.]
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016
The pause that refreshes in Paris:
When you ask for lemonade here, you get
freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar,
and water—c'est tout. You don't get a whole lot of
ice (which I could have used on that day last
July when the temp hit 99°F/37°C),
but I was happy with my no-chemicals-added
drink on the shady terrace of a Paris café.
[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows.]
Friday, July 1, 2016
This was Bastille Day last year, when I
was lucky enough to be right
there on the Champ de Mars—with
several hundred thousand
other lucky folks, but still . . .
It was spectacular—and as much as I don't
like crowds, I'd do it again (might get
there a bit earlier though).
[Linking back to Skywatch Friday.]
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
|Maurice Utrillo would find Paris much|
changed since he painted this
scene of the Consulat d'Auvergne
restaurant 79 years ago.
But he'll still find Le Consulat right
there at 18 rue Norvins in Montmartre
(though he might not recognize the
clientele or the prices).
[To see more ABC posts, go here.]
Saturday, April 30, 2016
There are thousands of beautiful
things in the Louvre—not
just paintings and sculpture, jewelry,
furniture, and objets d'art, but
also the building itself. This gate is one
of my all-time favorite elements.
Wishing a Happy May Day to all and to my
French friends, je vous offre un petit
brin de muguet.
[Linking back to The Weekend in Black and White
and to Shadow Shot Sunday.]
Friday, April 1, 2016
I can't imagine why none of these people
are gazing at the view right in front
of them—the pyramid all lit up here in the
courtyard of the Musée du Louvre.
How can they resist?
[To see more Weekend Reflections,
visit James's meme.]
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
These pretty red currants were for sale
last summer at the weekly bio
(organic) market—held each Sunday
on the Boulevard Raspail.
[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]