Friday, September 07, 2007

Paris ~ on the street...


I love the contrasts that Paris has to offer....the history, the contemporary street art, collective culture, nationalism...but most of all I just walk around the city thinking ' Damn, Baron Haussman, you did one hell of a job here'....le sigh.
From top:: Avenue of trees Jardin de Tuilleries / great shop display in the Marais / view of rooftops on Rue de Rivoli / BHV Home dept store / commemorate / part of the Louvre [I think..] / anonymous street / group rollerblading on Sunday at Bastille [seriously, THOUSANDS of them!!] / Sacré-Cœur / Cafe that the lovely Janette and I had lunch in * /numbered edition papering in Marais / The Seine in a downpour....
{{* more on our fab day together soon, but a quick note to say I was utterly amazed and thrilled that this Cafe was actually the one featured in Before Sunset which was a complete trip as I had always fancied finding it [how!??] and we just happened to walk by it....I was, incidentally so thrilled that I forgot to shoot the exterior or indeed note their name or location. doh. I am relying on you now Janette ;))}}
happy weekend all.
thank goodness it's here huh.
xox

7 comments:

Janette said...

OK - I'm off with my camera...I'll get a shot and send it to you.And a lovely lunch it was too!
So enjoying looking at your pictures - it's reminded me what a lovely city I live in. I am a lucky girl!

Thanks again for a great day!
Jx

hannah said...

i was just thinking there couldnt be a more perfect place for you to stop and sit than that cafe window. so pretty.

Marieke said...

Ooh, I am going next weekend and your pictures are so perfect to get in the mood!

lisa s said...

beautiful!

love love love [esp. the cashmere]

xo

mueja said...

Paris, paris, paris...

lalala said...

it's here: http://www.yazmaziar.com/lepurecafe.html

I've never been there but I remember looking it up before...

louise said...

Gorgeous photos. What a layered and beautiful city.