31 October 2021

Five guys


 Or five gals. Or? We'll never know.

- Happy Halloween 2021 - 

🎃

 

28 October 2021

Table talk

 

Evening get-together in a Montmartre artist's atelier presided over by kitty.

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"The artist atelier was a space for meeting, discussion, putting pictorial activity into perspective" - Claire Maingon, L'Histoire par l'image

 

19 October 2021

Go figure

  

Seasonal figs at a Paris street market.

Below: cut in half and grilled w/goat cheese, cashews, drizzled w/honey

 


 

16 October 2021

Montmartre en fĂȘte


 
Into the weekend with images from Montmartre's annual grape harvest street festival last week.
 
It's autumn in Paris.

Below: street food stalls; streaming toward the Basilica; parade







14 October 2021

Action...!

 
  
Tucked into a corner this café with its portraits and patrons could be mistaken for a film set.

11 October 2021

Moules Monday

 

Moules on the menu:
 
Moules frites on a sunny terrace preceded by refreshing starters, below.

 
 
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Lunch in Paris is a pleasurable and often spontaneous experience when cafĂ© terraces packed with happy diners lure: it’s just a question of finding a table and making your presence known. It's a welcome daily respite that means sitting down to enjoy - no rushing, no seatings with time limits and rarely are reservations necessary, unless one's heart is set on finding a place out of the sun or *that table* in a private corner. The daily formule consists of a starter, main dish and dessert, or combo of just two (entrĂ©e + plat or plat + dessert) and is great value: look for it on the ardoise chalkboard or last page of the menu. All over France lunchtime starts around 12:30 with last orders taken between 2 and 3 p.m. when most kitchens close, but sometimes, lingering is encouraged. Waiters don't usually dote or hover, considered intrusive, but will quickly come to your aid if but signaled by holding up a forefinger. - BPJ

7 October 2021

Café colors

A Montmartre café in the late afternoon.

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 LA VILLAGE EN FÊTE 

Montmartre's annual FĂȘte des Vendanges

October 6 - 10

2 October 2021

Merry men

 

Whimsical men's boots and shoes decorate a Marais shop window.