“…At least once a month, I want to photograph this little dome in color, but I’ve been working all month photographing romanesque chapels, day and night.
New Year’s Eve was my first day off. I ran straight to the terraces on the 7th floor of the Printemps located on boulevard Haussmann. From there, one can contemplate Paris and its magnificent 19th century domes; far from the crowded streets, we dream in a celestial field of buildings and monuments sculpted by light … Just before the new year !
“I took this photo at 9 o’clock this morning from the Cité de l’Architecture, located on the hill of Chaillot. This landscape is so unusual for Parisians; it looks like the Eiffel Tower has moved to the mountains…”
In photos taken mere hours ago, our resident Parisienne Bérangère Lomont celebrates the season.
BB writes: “Just two photos of Paris under the snow, it is so rare !!! and just marvelous… The first photo is in the Luxembourg garden where you can see the Panthéon, at 12 noon for lunch time with kids; and the second photo at the end of the afternoon from the bus at saint Michel.”
Stay tuned. Tomorrow BB will attempt a snowy Eiffel Tower!
In populist – perhaps – sympathy with the Dog House and Igloo here from Berangere in Paris is a contemporary cafe interior and the menu too from . . . she explains.
Here is a menu from one of my favourite restaurants : “Le bouillon Chartier ” 7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre Paris 9th, it is an institution for every good Parisian, the restaurant has been opened since 1896 , served 50 millions meals, and was classified a Historical Monument in 1989. It is very cheap, simple food , ” bouillon” was meaning in the 19th century a mix of meat and vegetables for workers. I like the ambiance where everyone feels comfortable.
Let’s go !!! Big bisous et bon appétit. BB
[Now Berangere has added the wine list, shown below the menu proper, and notes . . . “The wine list presents simple traditional wines, and modest prices compared to any other restaurant, just to see kir royal at 4,90 euros seems a miracle… Appellation d’Origine Controlée is a french label , which means the geographic origin of food and/or wine is garenteed.]
Bérangère sent us these remarkable photos of a renowned Paris festival last week. She writes:
Since its creation in 1982, “Fête de la Musique” is an event we wait for, the most popular: everywhere in France, amateurs or professional musicians can play in the street, courtyards, parcs, gardens, hospitals, museums, castles….
We may discover many different kinds of music. In Paris there are big concerts organized: Place de La Bastille, République, classsical concerts in the old district “Marais “, and Rock and Roll in quartier Latin.
There are many people in the street coming from far, visiting Paris, walking from band to band, with a large thirst although it was quite chilly yesterday. Here are a few snapshots: