Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Paris Walk

Paris is a visual feast.....Bon Appetit! Bonne Nuit!

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35 comments:

linda said...

diane,

this is such a wonderful, celebration of paris!

several photos bring back great memories for me...

c'est maqnifique!!

Kathy said...

I felt like I just spent the day walking through Paris!

Thank You My friend...
Fabulous...
Some day I should love to go.
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

La Table De Nana said...

Des photos superbes!! No wonder you love all things French~ They love you.
What great shots..unique.. I mean..look at the lady and the dog! That's a hallmark card..for some reason ..more than one..

I see a few my daughter took..differently:)

Oh these are wonderful..I hope you print many up?

Just great ..Thanks so much for sharing.You must know your way around perfectly.

Patty said...

Paris is such a beautiful work of art, I can't wait to go there!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

PAREEEEEE!!! Oh Diane, gorgeous! *wistful sigh* No one can look at these photos and not e bowled over.

Melanie said...

So beautiful. You know, I don't think I know why you go to Paris so often (not that anyone needs an excuse!)? Thank you for sharing a bit of the beautiful sights with those of us a bit more grounded in life. :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

All shots are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

These shots make me want to immediately drive to O'Hare and take a flight to Paris! They are just beautiful!

Meighan said...

What an amazing post. You did an absolutely amazing job, capturing the romance and beauty of Paris. Going to Paris is absolutely on my Bucket List.

lostpastremembered said...

Diane, I felt like I just had a mini-break to Paris. The photos are perfect and so evocative!!! I can't wait to go again... I got engaged in Paris at the Crillon... it was really something.

Karen @ Mignardise said...

Ooh la la - your photos are magnifique! You have such a wonderful eye.
When your flying days are over, you should take up photography full time, for love and money.

Kate said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! I loved the tour. You have such a great eye!

Thibeault's Table said...

Thank you for taking us with you. Wonderful photos.

2 Stews said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

Melanie....I am a flight an international attendant so the airplane is my office. I am out of the country at least once a week. It's fun to bring back visual souvenirs :-) I'm glad you enjoy them.

Diane

The Cooking Photographer said...

Diane I love this post! The pictures are so interesting and beautiful I was draw inside Paris, but once I saw that lab at the restaurant door my heart melted. How neat.

Laura

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh.

Thunk.

I feel like I was there!

Barbara said...

Such lovely photos! And I remember it all so well from when my daughter lived there! Nothing like Paris, especially this time of year!

Cindy said...

Lovely photos. Brings back memories.

Valen said...

What awesome photos!

Camille said...

I love your travel photos...I can visit vicariously through your gorgeous shots! Could you please tell me the name of the restaurant where you took the shots of the white wine & champagne? I am a rep for a foodservice supply company in Canada. We are the exclusive distributors of ARC glassware & dinnerware, which is manufactured in France & these glasses are part of Arc's "Open Up" series. I would love to share your photos with my team, with your permission, of course.

2 Stews said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments!

Laura...that lab at the restaurant door stole my heart, too. What loyalty. Dogs in Paris are so much a part of the scene.

Camille....The first photo of the white wine was in a cafe/bistro that is connected to a small right bank boutique hotel...very chic and modern. My friends and I ducked in there to avoid a sudden rain....and it was cocktail time! I went back to my photos to see if the name of the hotel was in any of them. Of course, I have wonderful pics of the olive dish and the umbrella stand and the crazy modern chairs, but not the name of the hotel. My friend who is behind the wine glass may remember. I am always emailing and asking if she remembers the name of a boutique or cafe and she often does! I'll let you know if she can remember. We will be back in Paris all next month, so I should be able to come up with it. The Champagne glass is from a wonderful restaurant I go to often. It is "Au Petit Marguery".

http://www.petitmarguery.com

It is wonderful gem, but I have to say their website just doesn't do it justice. The pic near the end of my post with the waiter buttoning his top button to start his evening shift, is from there.

Please feel free to share my photos with your colleagues. I LOVE Arc glassware and dinnerware. I have bought it for years. I'll have to start looking at my wine glasses in Paris to check ;-) Bottoms up!

Cheers....Diane

Camille said...

Diane....thank you for permission to share your gorgeous photos. I know my team will be as thrilled to see our product as I was...so beautifully photographed, I might add!! It's great to know that you're the proud owner of Arc glassware & dinnerware. I assume you've purchased it in France & have brought it back home with you? If there is something you have your eye on, please let me know. I'd be very happy to order it & send it as a gift for letting me borrow your photos! I look forward to hearing if your companion can recall the name of the bistro where you took the pic of the white wine glass! What a small world we live in! Have a wonderful time in Paris, next visit...I look forward to both your stories & photos, as always!

tasteofbeirut said...

Thanks for these wonderful photos and for me remembrances of Paris! My family lived in France near Paris for 20 years and I lived there 3 years and go back every year or so; my brother has a place near la porte Maillot; I remember the first time my mom took me to La brasserie Lipp and I ordered a coffeee ice-cream it came wrapped in a towel and it was pyramid-shaped. Oh I miss Paris!

2 Stews said...

Camille...my friend and I decided we'll just have to take a walk by that little place again and come up with the name. You are so kind with your offer, and yes I did buy many in Paris. Several posts show some of my own:

http://www.2stews.com/2009/12/crab-cakes-with-piment-despelette-alioi.html

http://www.2stews.com/2010/01/supreme-of-old-hen-or-how-i-fricasseed.html

Please feel free to email me at 2stewsfood@gmail.com

tasteofbeirut...how lucky you are to have roots in Paris. I love your story about La Brasserie Lipp. The French and food are a magical combo!

Thanks for all of the kind comments!

Diane

once in a blue moon... said...

oh this is heaven heaven heaven! i love long glorious photo sessions, we are right on your heels, face pressed to the glass enjoying it all!

i am so rarely online, living outdoors now, rain is due today and i thought i would try and catch up a wee bit here, but frankly, i think i will just garden in the rain today! i am so obsessed outside these days, BUT seeing this post has made my toes tingle almost as much as the garden! fabulous fun you shared, i will get caught up eventually, i love pretty things to stay away forever!

Sarah said...

Oh, what a delightful walk. We were set to be in Paris next week, but an unexpected health issue for my husband had him in surgery today. No trip this spring! So this is just what I longed for today. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos of my favorite city.

2 Stews said...

Jain...your garden is paradise on earth. I'm glad you could take a break and come along on my virtual visit.

Sarah...I hope your husband's surgery went well. xo. You both must've been so disappointed to postpone your trip. I'll be posting a lot more Paris pics now. So come along until you can get there.

Diane

Eileen @ Passions to Pastry said...

What gorgeous photos of Paris! But like I always say, it's impossible to take a bad picture anywhere in that city. First time to your website. I like it!

Lynnylu said...

Oh, such lovely photos. My daughter and family, a 4 year old. a 4 month old are arriving in Paris today via the Eurostar. I've sent the link of your post to them. Splendid!

Amy said...

Thats why I'm staying here in Paris :) I've enjoyed it everyday when I walked alone the sideways.

Heather said...

I always say, it's impossible to take a bad picture anywhere in that city. First time to your website. I like it!

Carrie said...

I just say that What an amazing post. You did an absolutely amazing job, capturing the romance and beauty of Paris.thanx for sharing information.

Becky said...

Thank you for sharing a bit of the beautiful sights with those of us a bit more grounded in life, thanx for posting.

debbie L said...

Diane, In the middle of this winter wonderland we're experiencing here in New England, you have transported me back to Paris and brought warmth just thinking about my favorite city..thanks for the memories.
Debbie L..your flying buddy

Allison Clark said...

These shots make me want to immediately drive to O'Hare and take a flight to Paris! They are just beautiful!