Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Clos Montmartre

Clos Montmartre is located in the area of Montmartre and the only remaining vineyard within the city limits of Paris. Vineyards once covered the Monmartre hill, but in the early 20th century a phylloxera epidemic wiped out all the wines. A group of artists managed to stop a real estate development in the 1920s that would have paved over a plot of land, instead presenting a counter-proposal that the land be turned into a vineyard. In 1933 finally the first grapes were planted, and today the vineyard has more than 1.500 square meters.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Green shutters

I love the colour green, and I love these shutters on a building in Montmartre.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Coucou

I love how the Eiffel Tower consistently emerges from the buildings. I will never get sick of her view.

Arty Dandy

"Dandyism is the last spark of heroism amid decadence" - Charles Baudelaire
That´s the  motto  of "Arty Dandy", according to its homepage a crossroad between design, contemporary art and fashion. I didn´t enter, I just loved the name of the store.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Flower Power

This car promotes the flower shop "L´artisan fleuriste". Maybe they should maintain it a little more...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Le Nemours

The outdoor area of Café Le Nemours on a summer evening... It´s located right next to the Comédie Francaise and the Palais Royal.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Watering Cans

Old-fashioned watering cans at the Marché aux Fleurs. I would pick the green one!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Facade Detail

Beautiful ornaments on a building in Rue de l´Anonciation.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Dots & Stripes

A beautiful arrangement of dots and stripes in the window of the Moschino shop in Rue de Grenelle.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Blue Door #9

The Colombian Embassy has a blue door which matches very well with the blue of the Colombian flag. They could have painted the door also in red or yellow, but being in Paris, this wasn´t really an option ;-)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In lockstep

Two young men marching lock-step in Rue Montorgueil...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Oh happy days

After a visit to yesterday´s vintage shop, you could continue your journey through time at "Happy Days Diner" and enjoy the ambiance of the American 1950´s. Maybe it´s a little weird to go to an American diner in Paris, but I think I will give it a try someday.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Retro Chic

This nice and inviting shop of vintage garments and accessoires is located on Place du Marché Sainte-Catherine.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

So true!

That´s how I´m feeling at the moment...

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Monument to Charles Perrault

This monument to Charles Perrault (1628-1703) is located in the Jardin des Tuileries, right next to a children´s playground. Perrault established a new literary genre, the fairy tale, and wrote amongst others "Little Red Riding Hood" or "Bluebeard".

Friday, August 5, 2011

"Ma" Boulangerie

This boulangerie was just around the corner from "my" apartment, I bought there fresh baguettes and pains au chocolat.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Yellow Men

I discovered these two yellow guys in the Passage du Grand Cerf, located in the Montorgueil area.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Outdoor Gymnastics

Strolling through the streets of Paris during my last stay, I suddenly heard loud music and was curious about what was going on. I thought there might be a concert, but then I saw all those girls doing gymnastics ("La Gym Suédoise/Swedish fit" to be precise) in front of the Église Notre Dame des Victoires. I don´t think that open air gymnastics would be a big success in Vienna, but obviously in Paris it is rather popular.