paris

Oh, Paris!

Oh Paris, I like to see you in the rain, pretty girls in black berets, reading books in in sad cafes… - Dent May

what! did we just go back in time to nine months ago? no, i’m just reminiscing about paris … as per usual. i think i still have about 1000+ unedited photos from my trip. it’s almost too sad to look at them now.

all photos by me.

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ballerinas in paris

ballerinas during a rehearsal for swan lake at the grand opera de paris in 1930

photos by alfred eisenstaedt, courtesy of life magazine.

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rose bakery

i would have liked to pop into rose bakery when i was in paris recently, which is a popular eatery for lunch & brunch on the weekends (the concept of which is apparently a newish institution amongst parisians.) i’ve read mixed reviews about it online, but i suppose with any really popular place you’re going to have your fair share of lovers and haters.

since i can’t actually go to rose bakery, i might buy their book – the food looks rustic & scrumptious. though i have to admit i’d buy the book based on the cover alone, which is probably not a surprise.

photos: Rose Bakery

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art.

as you’re not allowed to take photos in the museé d’orsay anymore, i decided to write down every painting i liked. notice some of the silly lists i scribbled… (far more difficult to do when you’re copying the titles from french, i felt like a kid learning the alphabet for the first time)

these are just a few that made me stop in my tracks….

cuno amiet – snowy landscape (1904)this is AWESOME to see in person.  i wrote in brackets “HUGE!”

winslow homer – summer night (1890) – one of my favourite paintings of all time.

auguste renoir – fernand halphen as a boy (1880) - the red practically shines from across the room.

odilon redon – eve (1904)sheesh, his paintings are beautiful. difficult to pick a favourite.

louis anquetin – henri samary (1880) – wicked. possibly a new addition as i don’t recall seeing it before.

joseph granié – marguerite moreno (1899) – luminous would be the right word here.

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