A Paris Postcard memory: When I first met French Husband he lived in a studio nearby the Eiffel Tower. Often when he went to work I would go to the Champs de Mars, the park in front of Eiffel Tower, to read. What I remember most about the Champs de Mars was the nannies dressed in dark blue with white aprons pushing enormous, dark blue, baby carriages. White lace coverlets would peek over the top, and often little arms and legs too.
God how I wish I took photos back then, how I had hoped to see a nanny pushing a carriage in the park.... but is seems those days are gone.
Victoria, thank you for asking to see a Pram or doll in the park, it brought back such good memories.
Eileen asked to see a bulldog too, Does this count for a Paris Postcard of a Bulldog too?
The French poster for a magazine says,
"Paris like you have never seen."
I found that fitting, if not bold, for today's Paris Postcards...
Why didn't anyone mention that they wanted to see a broken chair on the streets of Paris?
A Paris Postcard for Sue in Seattle.
A grey "deux chevaux" citroen parked on the cobblestone street.
Waverly wrote in the comment section about how the Lapin Agile was a must see. She is right! It is one of the few houses in Paris located in the Montmarte. Across the street is the only vineyard in Paris as well.
I tried in vain to take a photo of the rabbit in the frying pan... the light casted too many shadow reflections making it impossible for me to do a justified photo.
Lapin Agile is a cabaret open every night except Monday.
This is a wonderful corner in Paris. Thank you Waverly for leading me.
By the way you mentioned you painted this corner for a client, do you have a link to the painting?
Madeline two straight lines... an ivy covered house in Paris.
Let me tell you, Naomi, my cousin Gene found this too! And he has never been to Paris! Again he poked me, "Hey Corey look, isn't that what your reader wanted??"
"Pictures of Paris _____ fashion but the ____ , _____, shot through with _____ and style ... looks for women "of a certain age".
Liz does this cut the mustard.... I omitted some words so it would!
Star, "An armful of flowers" for you. I wish I had my wide angle lens, because she was standing in front of the carousal by the Hotel de Ville.
A Paris Postcard of the Moulin Rouge for my niece Juliette.
I begged my cousins and French Husband to do the Can Can in front of the poster. They looked at me like I was asking them to strip or something.
Shelley my dear friend in Willows:
"Thinking of you, wish you were here!"
"A cafe table with a coffee cup and perhaps books or a notebook, like a
setting for a picture about writers in Paris Cafes."
Alexis this is for you because you asked if I could find a Paris Postcard of:
"A cafe table with a coffee cup and perhaps books or a notebook, like a setting for a picture about writers in Paris Cafes."
"An artist at work in the Montmarte."
Jane, hope you like the Paris Postcard, sorry but we could not find the bar with the money hanging on the ceiling, do you know the name of the place?
Kimberly C. A Pink Paris Postcard of the Eiffel Tower.
An artist in the Montmarte paints these.
Rhonda and Georgie asked to see a poodle. If it weren't for my cousin Gene I would have missed this. He poked me and pointed, "Poodle!"
I gave my cousins a list of "Paris Postcards" to look for, my cousin Gene was the champion!
SUE K. Here is your Paris Postcard of a gargoyle on the Sacre Coeur.
Laurie, We did not see "...the man with the flying bird/kite on the Champs Elysees" but we did see this couple and... well... loved the look,loved the Paris Postcard Look of their faces, the pink bike, the green skirt... the lover's quarrel? Or the "Would you go out with me..."
The man on the pink scooter really got me.
Another glimpse at the wedding we saw in Paris.
Instead of tossing rice the wedding party tosses pastel tissue paper hearts on the newly married couple.
This was one of the many little flower girls. I wanted to take a million photos, they were that adorable!
Thank you Louise Dancause for asking to see a Paris Postcard of "French Children".
French Husband takes Clown Classes... for this reason he could not resist to meet your request:
"As a schoolgirl I fell in love with the men the first time I went to Paris. Please post a postcard of the typically handsome french man, casual and oh-so- romanesque... "
I wish he had his "red nose"!
P.S. There are many stairs to the Montmarte Sacre Coeur, these are the hidden ones, the older ones, the steep ones... as my cousin Kathy said, "Corey we don't have to do "cute" do we?" She is a great tease.
G. wanted to see an older couple holding hands.... and Jeanette Mc. from Everton Terrace, "I like seeing the older couples out together - for a walk ..."
When my cousins and I saw this we knew it spoke companionship in a deeper way.
Cindy I know you asked to see the delicacies inside a French pastry shop, but this exterior is sweet enough to eat isn't it? Unfortunately many of these beauties have been gutted and turned into chic boutique shops....
That is why I always go into these old places and buy something. At least that is what I tell myself... I am helping business at the expensive on my waistline.
Viva la France!
Missy's Paris Postcard:
French brocante, though a million of them going on, I only went to one the first morning. I ran into two bloggers Susan Cramer and Tara Bradford. I did not have my camera like a goofus!
Erin asked for a Paris Postcard of the Brocante.
Kate of the North, I saw these clips and asked the dealer, "How much...?" The dealer said, "They say "Personal Collection," that means, I am not selling them."
I mumbled under my breath, "Bummer."
Inge Lex Paris, my cousin Franca Bolla asked to see her new creations... Lucky me Inge was in her shop working on just that. If you enlarge this photo you can see an example of her work on her wrist.
Inge Lex Paris
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Paris Postcard for Karen:
Who wanted to see a pretty French woman.
I asked French Husband if this was a "Pretty French Woman"? He said, "Duh."
His creative English skill he gets from me.
Julie W.wanted to see French Perfume.... Sorry but the perfume ads got my attention. I hope this counts for French perfume Paris Postcard Julie W..
Nancy from Mass. can you believe this is a "normal rue" in Paris! Doesn't it look like a Paris Postcard!
Pam's Paris Postcard: "I also would love to see a large blackboard with that unique graceful French script written on it."
More Paris Postcards to come.... is there anything you would like to see, address you want to know about... let me know in the comment section, and I (or my cousin Gene) will try to find it for you.