03 January 2012

Glimpses of Paris

Photoshoot in front of the Madeleine at dusk...
...and the view from the steps
In between rainy interludes, grand gilding reflected in a puddle
Chinese porcelain at the Musee Guimet
Tang dynasty dancers among other wonderful chinese ceramics
We each approached the Guimet in our own way - and spent a long time there 
Trompe l'oeil ceiling in the ornate cafe of Musee Jaqumart-Andree
Rainclouds over the Louvre
Originally published in English; this small, landscape format is congenial
Rue Rivoli from the Musee des Arts Decoratifs
Getting around the decorative arts museum is quite confusing, and we found ourselves in all sorts of strange places
Canal St Martin - further along was a bustling street market
Ile de la Cite, with the Sainte Chapelle in the background
Traditional bakery in Montparnasse
Oven for baguettes is at the back
Traditional flour and traditional baking trays
How to fit a lift into the staircase of an old apartment building. Lift holds three at a pinch.
Our rule for wine was that it had to have a 'house' on the label - one bottle slipped through the net
The local coffee shop - fresh roasted and ground beans
Les chiens sont everywhere
The view from the Pompidou
A 'cloth' by El Anatsui is the first thing you see on entering the modern art display at the Pompidou Centre
Airport-style check-in at Musee d'Orsay results in long queues outside - it took us an hour to get in, and the line was no shorter by the time we came out again
Behind the clock at Musee d'Orsay - with a view to Montmartre
Typical street corner, possibly Blvd Strasbourg, in typical rain
Patterning of Art Deco building in Montparnasse
Typical boulangerie in Montparnasse, seen from typical brasserie
A flash of sun along the Seine
And finally - an early-morning view from 'our' 4th floor flat

1 comment:

Jane Housham said...

Beautiful, evocative photos.