Tuesday morning I had a "private" visit to Pierre Herme on 185, rue Vaugirard to take as many pictures as I wanted from both sides of the counter.
Later I decided on a late run to my photo shop in the 6th - camera problems. It was dusk in the Marais. Irresistable for marching around. I passed a Starbucks on rue des Archives and peeked in. It's hugely popular in Paris with the French to my surprise. They love the big loungie chairs and relaxed atmosphere. The banks of Velib bikes everywhere is a delight! These stations were empty during the strike/ greve last week. Next time I'll get a Navigo card so I can use one. I'll bone up on my biking skills too before I come again... I passed the glorious Hotel de Ville enroute to the left bank -always spectacular at night. Cross the Petit Pont... To where Notre Dame awaits... Awaits every tourist in Paris. Sometimes it's nice to be a tourist...A small art galerie on rue de Petit Pont with large, mysterious Medieval style paintings...A shop window nearby with tiny, adorable Limoge snuff boxes... At St.Michel I popped into the Metro and came out at stop Vavin facing my favorite bistro - Le Select. You can't go wrong here for tons of Parisian ambience-the food is irrelevant.
Another night I took this shot of the L'Opera Garnier. No flash required. Walking around Paris at night is one of my favorite things.
The streets are not so crowded and perfect for leche-vitrine / window shopping with no chance of maxing out your credit card.
Late shoppers can still max out their credid cards. Lines, lines, lines, plus you feel the tension and anticipation - will there be any macarons left? Enjoying their booty at nearby Cafe Le Deux Magots...
The pretty "boutique" hotel Caron de Beaumarchaise spotted another night in the Marais.
I hope you enjoyed all my Paris "bla bla bla" I shoot and run. And I forget ALL names and addresses instantly. I'm not a personal shopper nor a tourist guide. I'm just an artist who loves to look.
I couldn't leave you without some Paris macarons.Please take a bite.
I'm on AF0008 tonight coming back to you.
BONJOUR PARIS AT NIGHT!