Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Homage to Paris

Remember back in March I showed you this arresting poster for the
Paris in Color exhibit at the Hotel de Ville (city hall)? Exhibits are FREE at the Hotel de Ville by the way.
Well I did get to attend the show and it was well worth it!
A photo exhibit celebrating the 100-year anniversary of color photography... Since it was invented by the Lumière.
But even more so a visual history of Paris and how it used to look...
The pictures speak for themselves...
Old Paris...
With it's low roof tops and narrow streets...
Hasn't change that much where Rick lives, in the 13th arrondissement - La Butte Aux Cailles
But the dogs have definitely gotten smaller! Watch the video for more Paris!


BONNE JOURNEE

16 comments:

  1. Carol, I love these photos--they are absolutely amazing! Some so touching, some so elegant, all so interesting. Thanks for posting them--I really enjoyed these. Each one is a painting.

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  2. Oh I love these too. Sue is right Each one IS a painting. I especially love the flower Girl.

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  3. I feel like I'm there!

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  4. Anonymous12:00 PM

    amazing!

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  5. Love the photos - especially those with the black Poodle and the woman. The woman's suit is so chic and if her hem were a bit shorter her suit would be au courant.
    MAB

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  6. How fabulous! What a wonderufl unexpected treat. Always something to be agog about. :) What an exquisite opportunity to glimpse back a bit. Love the photos. Merci.
    All best, Jan

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  7. Now, there is a Grace Kelly exhibit at the same place; I hope I can see it!

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  8. Oh, Carol - I just stumbled into your blog and you're killing me! We returned from our third trip to Paris a few days ago, and I'm still munching on my sea salt caramels right now. I photograph all my Paris breakfasts, and my pastel Laduree macarons, too Keep up your lovely blog!

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  9. wonderful photos! I often look at Atget's photos of Paris and looooong to go there even though he often shows back streets etc...

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  10. Love the fashion photo avec chien. Tres jolie!!

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  11. jeanette mistress of longears9:55 PM

    Amazing how little the look of the city has changed! Why do we Americans build throw-away buildings like strip malls, whose faces are torn off and re-done every 10 or 15 years? Why do we build "value-engineered" (read: use cheaper materials to reduce the bottom line) buildings instead of quality buildings? Is it a means of achieving the promise of the American Dream....by doing it cheaply, everyone can aspire to ownership...or have we traditionally had so many resources that we felt no need to conserve them?

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  12. jeanette mistress of longears9:55 PM

    Amazing how little the look of the city has changed! Why do we Americans build throw-away buildings like strip malls, whose faces are torn off and re-done every 10 or 15 years? Why do we build "value-engineered" (read: use cheaper materials to reduce the bottom line) buildings instead of quality buildings? Is it a means of achieving the promise of the American Dream....by doing it cheaply, everyone can aspire to ownership...or have we traditionally had so many resources that we felt no need to conserve them?

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  13. love, love, LOVE your site! so much fun ... your energy is fantastic! thank you!

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  14. stjulienlepauvre2:14 AM

    Love, love, love these old photos! I don't know how Paris was there so many years before I meandered down the rues et boulevards. Thanks for another story about a major love of mine, Carol.

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