Paris…A City of Constant Change And Creativity
Sundays in Paris are my favorite as the morning quiet is unlike any other day. The traffic is minimal and many of the streets in the Marais become pedestrian only for Sunday afternoon shopping and strolling.
There is an amazing desire for all good things to stay the same, but alas, they rarely do. Paris is no exception. We notice other changes: Tumbleweed, a boutique shop in Le Marais, is gone as is the wonderful café, Le Royal Turenne where I fell in love with my first French waiter, Olivier, and had many an evening espresso. The Dalloyau of sweet and savories has closed on rue Beaumarchais. Substitutes will come along, but nothing will diminish the memories.
We struck out for the Sunday Bastille market after a cup of coffee with our friend Richard Nahem of Eye Prefer Paris. He’s doing well and it’s always great to renew a now 11-year friendship. On our way, we passed some great street scenes.
Bernie always buys a new scarf at the market so that was our mission, though one is so overcome with the sights, sounds and smells that photo opportunities are too many to resist. We have many new people on the blog this year so for both new and returning readers, here’s a look at this fantastic Sunday extravaganza. Don’t miss it if you’re in Paris on a Sunday.
We stopped for lunch at the Petite Bofinger, across from the very famous Alsatian restaurant, Bofinger and witnessed a first for us. Two guys sitting directly behind us ordered, ate, and ran away without paying. We were shocked and so was the waiter. Here’s part of our lunch:
We spent the afternoon strolling along the wonderful streets of the Marais, especially in and around the Jewish quarter on Rue des Rosiesrs. It’s Middle Eastern life full of all the vibrant sights and smells.
Our best street scene of the day is this ‘58 Cadillac waiting on a wedding party.
Finished our Sunday with friends from Australia for a glass of wine. Lovely way to spend a Sunday and glad we can share it with you.
L & B
Marlyn & Monica
June 18, 2018 @ 2:05 pm
Loving the street scenes! (Today’s chuckle was the “New Yorker” blocking the live music in his ear so he could hear on his cell phone.) Ah, the cheese, ah, the fish!
June 18, 2018 @ 2:12 pm
That guy that you picked up looks almost as good as the shirt! Thanks for the Sunday tour!
June 18, 2018 @ 3:05 pm
I think perhaps Parisian know how to relax on Sundays!
Thanks for sharing your journey!
June 18, 2018 @ 3:06 pm
Oh, the Sunday market. Such fond memories. Beautiful day!
June 18, 2018 @ 3:26 pm
Oh my gosh, so much in one post! You treated us to food, flowers, music, art, shops, restaurants, Middle East culture and the perfect ending, a 58 Cadillac wedding car. Sunday in Paris, tres bon!
Pat & Sybil O'Brien
June 18, 2018 @ 3:31 pm
You and Bernie are off to a good start – thanks. The variety of subjects that you find interesting enough to share with us makes me to think that your daily productions must truly be a cooperative effort. Do you think you could find a way to chronicle how you go through a day selecting pictures subjects and then presenting them to us? Do people every object having their picture made? Are we going to have a competition this year? Again, thanks and have a good time.
June 18, 2018 @ 7:58 pm
Pictures just happen and we scramble to get “the moment” before it evaporates. Don’t know about a competition this year. But it was great fun, wasn’t it?
June 18, 2018 @ 3:39 pm
Bernie…you are doing yourself proud with the outstanding photos of street scenes, markets, etc.! Keep up the great work!
This may be your best photo year yet!
June 18, 2018 @ 4:31 pm
Tres bon! Croissants have me salivating. Merci, L & B
June 18, 2018 @ 5:02 pm
Great pictures Linda. My wife Mary and I ate lunch at the Royal Turenne in early May, barely six weeks ago. Cannot believe it is closed!
June 18, 2018 @ 5:04 pm
Great pics Linda. My wife Mary and I had lunch at the Royal Turenne in early May, barely six weeks ago! Cannot believe it is closed.
June 18, 2018 @ 7:56 pm
Thank you Philip. I think you spelled the Royal Tureine correctly! Maybe it is just under renovation.
June 18, 2018 @ 8:51 pm
Oh no! Dalloyau gone?? Jim is devastated! I loved the Sunday stroll through the Marais. As always, the Bastille Marché is wonderful. I’ve jever seen pink champignons! Always something new. See you in about 3 weeks!
Carol Winstead Lee
June 18, 2018 @ 9:58 pm
I feel as though I was there with you. There were moments I could feel the excitement in the air, and others the silence was overwhelming.
June 18, 2018 @ 9:59 pm
Sounds and looks like a perfect Paris Sunday.
(It also seems Dalloyau by the Luxembourg is closed! eek! I swear it was open a couple weeks ago when we walked by with a friend. We will consult about this … 🙂 )
Stephen O Shipley
June 19, 2018 @ 1:03 am
I love the change in the photos!
June 19, 2018 @ 12:09 pm
Such great photos!!
June 20, 2018 @ 1:35 am
I sure am enjoying all of your photos & sharing – I don’t think I have missed any so far this new trip of yours.
Thanks for it all! Merci!