Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SALON DU LIVRE 2009 Paris

   
Enfin, Porte de Versailles and the SALON DU LIVRE 2009!
So many books and so many people looking at books.
Books on every possible subject including where to "bruncher" in Paris. We need this word in NYC.
Philosophie books for kiddies - what is life, what is happiness?
And so many children. All students get in free.
I wish I knew where he got his great 'Ben' scarf. Anything with French writing on it is the best.
I look up and there it is -Paris is my oyster where ever I go.
Voila! I have to have this. It's karmic destiny.
The "line"...
My huitres...
 I got the "Neptune" special. I need fuel to keep going.
Tiny little books for tiny readers. After 4 hours of browsing I'm ready a gouter...
I head for Angelina.
And a transfusion.
My first Mont Blanc. Two bites is enough. Too much schlag/whipped cream.

Bonsoir Eiffel Tower...
BONJOUR PB READERS!

37 comments:

  1. That Mont Blanc, as we say, is good enough to sit in. Oh yum! Enjoy.

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  2. I would like to have one of these tiny books:)

    Brilliant set of paintings below<3

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  3. Obviously your love story with Paris continues in the best possible way! ... and the blue sky is still there!

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  4. le mont blanc chez angélina!!!
    jamais mieux ailleurs!

    manon

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  5. What a day! I'm loving it:) Those Mont Blancs are really something! I don't know if I could eat a whole one these days but I'd like to give it a try:)

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  6. The scarf if by Ben Vautier (aka "Ben"), a french artist (don't know if it's him on the pic). He makes paintings and drawings and things with words or sentences. The online shop is closed for now but you can find merchandising in a lot of decoration/souvenirs shops here.

    Try the Religieuse à la rose chez Ladurée :)
    Enjoy your stay :)

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  7. Charming, Carol--taking us along on your exploits. I see many paintings in the works here, and fodder for additional posts. Amazing to see you making up for lost time with these Tour Eiffel pics! Cracks me up. Bonne Mercredi!

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  8. Looks like a lot of fun- AND loads of fodder for future pictures!!!

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  9. What is in that Mont Blanc??!!! Looks amazingly delicious!

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  10. Anonymous10:57 AM

    You must paint Jeff de Bruges store front, beautiful color combination and adorable little fellow!

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  11. hmmm. oysters. What a combination: L'amour + Paris + des huîtres, if they live up to their reputation as aphrodisiacs ;-)
    C'est très dangereux!

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  12. Salut!

    I know where the guy got the scarf from, but I am afraid the online shop has closed down. Bloody crisis. It's a site called ben-vend-tout by an artist called ben vautier. He had all sorts of marvellous objects, some of which were to be found it shops.
    A bientot!
    Adine

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  13. Nancy in Savannah12:46 PM

    Carol, that guy with the scarf would have been thrilled if you had asked him where he found it! The ultimate compliment.

    Great day among the shellfish...I'm so envious.

    Nancy

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  14. Charles12:50 PM

    Thank you so much for getting your splendid watercolour to me so quickly! I thought perhaps that you would not have time to send it until you got back from Paris and that would have been fine, so I was happily surprised to find it in my mail on Monday. It is now framed and hanging with your Chateau Vaux le Vicomte; a lovely pairing.
    Thanks again,
    Charles

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  15. Sophia12:51 PM

    OMG!
    I am so homesick.
    If I lose my job next month I am for sure just moving to Paris for good.

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  16. I love today's pictures!
    Merci
    Pat

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  17. oh what a wonderful post. So much for you to paint here. I love the flower shop and the candy shop. The view of the Eiffel tower..I could go on. Won't tell you to have a good time as I see you already are. How long will you get to be there this trip? oh heck.. have fun. :))

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  18. Beautiful!
    "A Moveable Feast" has many references to the popularity of oysters - I wish I was there!

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  19. Asuncion aranda1:07 PM

    Dear Carol...You don´t fool me at all...I know you don´t take a break in the Bar á Huîtres for that marvellous fruits de mer dish...
    You were there for the "biére á pression"(!)
    ;D;D;D;D
    Just kidding,it´s pure envy ;D
    BJ
    XOXO

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  20. I'm so glad I checked in today. This was a lovely montage. Thanks for making my coffee break!

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  21. Robin3:08 PM

    Fabulous post.
    I feel like I am there too.
    Esp. Rue Cler!
    Have you been to Sainte Chapelle?
    Definitely worth a visit.
    BonJour!
    Robin

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  22. Annie3:13 PM

    are you using one of your new cameras?
    the definition is fabulous.
    Send the rest of that mont blanc over here. Jamais too much cream!!!
    xxxx

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  23. Ohhh, I think it might just be you in the window. ;-)
    btw, I love the philosophy books for kids at the book show........
    le bonheur, c'est quoi?
    That's just perfect!

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  24. Oh my goodness!
    I wish I was there!

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  25. I love Angelina's mont blanc!
    :9

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  26. Cindy3:42 PM

    I love les mecs relaxing and slouching in the caf...
    Only in Paris...
    Must be artistes!

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  27. TWO BITES? Is Paris wasted on you???? Please come to your senses and indulge!
    As for the doggies and the windows...the only thing they're doing is putting their slobbery nose prints on the windows! Take it from one who knows....

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  28. The scarf with french on it is probably an "oeuvre" from Ben, a french artist who uses words hand writen in white on black:

    http://www.ben-vautier.com/

    You can find some objects with Ben writing on it in many shops.

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  29. Oh la la! C'est delicieux!

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  30. Wow - totally craving oysters now!

    Keep up the posts, this is bliss for me.

    *Lusty*

    PS - what is life? What is happiness? Even French children are such existentialists!

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  31. Glad you are having a wonderful time in my city...
    where are you staying on rue Cler...address...?
    It was my home for many years when I studied there in art and architecture school...
    Have a great time chêre Carol...

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  33. this RED message is crazy...sorry my message is not half what I intended to write...
    bonne journee.........

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  34. oh

    i so love rue Cler ...

    :-)

    thanks for taking me along--
    to remember the past
    to plan for the future.

    {{ you do such good things
    for the economy of paris, you know }}

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  35. I can picture your Jeff de Bruges painting now

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  36. Love those tiny books! And the philosophy books for children... marvelous.

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  37. Anonymous7:58 AM

    thanks for sharing.

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