Monday, February 21, 2011

Couleurs de Paris


Intricate designed tile in a pâtisserie on Rue d'Aligre

Morning shopper, dressed to match...
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35 comments:

Dianne said...

This is what I would call ~attention to detail~ apron to match those gorgeous tiles. Good shot Genie.

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Voilà un très joli carrelage! Il est regrettable que, bien souvent, on les recouvre. Mais il y a parfois de bonnes surprises quand on achète une vieille maison de découvrir ces trésors. Il suffit d'un bon produit et d'une bonne musculature et on ravive des trésors oubliés.
Bon début de semaine, Genie!

Alexa said...

As Richard says—and I hope they never cover this one up. You have a great eye! I think you should add an accent to your name, Génie, if you know what I mean.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

The floor, the walls, the buildings - Paris is beautiful everywhere!

Suzi said...

Is it an apron or is it a cary bag? I thought an apron too at first but I now think a bag.
Still the colours are perfect and your attention to it even better.
x

biebkriebels said...

A beautiful match, the floor is wonderful.

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

What an eye! I love how the guy's apron matches the tiles! (Blue and white!)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

How clever of you to catch that? Great eye, Genie!

M said...

Wonderful floors, wonderful attention to detail! Perhaps he plans to mimetize, disappear into his surroundings, and pounce on the prey (patisseries) with no one the wiser ;-) I would certainly dress the part to go on this hunt! BTW, these tiles would look fantastic in my kitchen --- le sigh ... (50 days and counting)...

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Pretty tile! I love the way you capture art in everyday occurrences. Clever!

Kate said...

I suppose I should be more interested in the tiles (which are lovely), but I can't help but wish that his trousers were the "right" length. I think that those that are too long really detract from a man's appearance. It's one of my ... should I say pet peeves? But that's too strong; it's none of my business but I often wonder why some men don't have them shortened for a better look?

Dreamer's Click said...

Nice capture!

Starman said...

Everyone mentioned the bag (apron?) but his slacks also match the grey in the tiles.

Halcyon said...

Ah yes... the Parisian gray! Just hope for blue skies (rather than gray) when you're there. :)

Loree said...

That is just incredible how well matching the tiles and the shopper are :)

TheChieftess said...

Kate...interesting take...I've always preferred the longer length! Probably because my legs are long and my pants were always too short when growing up...then wearing jeans and cords became fashionable and I could buy guys jeans in the proper length!!!

Genie...love this pic...very simple, yet well balanced, and the detail is delightful!!! Good eye!!!

(ps...I looked up bises on the french-eng translator and couldn't find a def...what exactly does it mean??? )

Malyss said...

When people match so well with their place, that's a real harmony!

PS: the faces I showed today were on "chars", with a scenery around. The chars leave the atelier where they are made, then join a place and there's a parade, with music, people dancing on chars, throwing confettis to spectators(and receiving confettis!)A parade means at least two, sometimes three hours of parade. Then, they all go back to the atelier, except from the king and the queen, who both stay outside during two weeks. at the end of Carnival, the king is burned .

martinealison said...

J'ose espérer que jamais il sera retiré ce beau carrelage... S'il l'est un jour, il sera revendu dans une brocante...
Dans ma région, dans la campagne environnante, on trouve encore beaucoup de vieilles boutiques avec ce type de carrelage...
Bisous et merci pour cette belle photo.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Another beautiful glimpse at a fabulous city... thank you!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dianne -- It may be an apron but I think that it is his shopping bag... merci!

Richard -- Ah, ici, en Amerique c'est la même chose mais nous n'avons pas la quantité de sites anciens comme en France... Cet carrelage est un vrai trésor. Merci

Alexa -- Well, I was a half-beat slow but "got it" - hah! If I had known that growing up I would have added the accent and lorded it over my sisters! Merci

Brittany -- It is easier for me to see the beauty in an old city like Paris than in the usual new buildings I see daily... Merci, mon amie

Suzi -- I think that he was making the rounds of the market area and that this was his shopping bag... lucky for me that it all matched

biebkriebels -- I love the old tile floors seen in many cities and countries...

Samantha -- He did not know that he was making a fashion statement that day - hah! Merci

Carol -- Merci, mon artiste!

Marie -- Yes, and I think that Holly and I made a selection here as well... Never miss an opportunity to try something new!

Tammy -- Quite often, I am just lucky, my friend, but merci!

Kate -- I think that this is a gentleman from the neighborhood and he is just making his daily rounds... glad that no one captures me stopping off for milk on my way home from the gym at o-dark thirty - hah!

Dreamer -- Merci, mon ami

Starman -- Just the right shade of gray, too

Halcyon -- Paris does not have any really bad days but I am hoping for my next trip a bit more sunshine... Living in the rainiest city in the US, gray skies do not bother me... safe travels to you

Loree -- It could not have matched better if I had planned it... merci

Chieftess -- Merci, and interesting about the pant length... "bises" is a closing as we would put in an email or correspondence like "hugs" but more commonly used in France than I would use in the US. "Bisous" is more casual/familiar than "bises"... specifically, the "cheek air kiss"... here is a link http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090116091919AAS8r2S

TheChieftess said...

Ahhh, well...bises back at ya!!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Malyss -- He is definitely in harmony here and I would think that he is a regular... Thanks for all the details on Carnival. Here is similar and we throw stuffed animals, beads, little toys and MoonPies from the floats...

martine -- Oui, je suis d'accord avec toi... Je crois que ces vieilles boutiques avec ce type de carrelage devraient être préservés... Merci!

Kelley -- I am glad that you are enjoying the glimpses... Merci

Chieftess -- Bizoux! hehe

Jack said...

That is a lovely, delicate tile pattern, Genie. Don't add the accent . . . anglos like me don't know how to type them in these comment boxes. BTW, I don't dare meet Kate now . . . she was badmouthing trousers with a full break, which my tailor insists on.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jack -- Alexa was using the spelling of the word "genius = génie" so do not worry as I would not step forward to claim that... I think that the cut of trousers is a matter of personal preference so you are just fine... Merci

Sara Louise said...

Gorgeous tile! I'd love that for my kitchen backspash

Bibi said...

I was just in Paris and saw many (and photographed some) beautiful floor tiles. Was saddened to see that, unlike your photo, many are in a sad state of disrepair...

Cezar and Léia said...

Really...the tiles are wonderful!
Léia

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sara Louise -- I think that often we do not realize how beautiful the old tiles are until they are covered over and lost

Bibi -- Can't wait to hear of your visit to Paris... I do agree that there are many places where the tiles have been neglected and are in ruin

Léia -- Merci, mon amie, and have a wonderful week. Bises.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Beautiful floor! Will you show us the "rest" of the boulangerie too?

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis», who would love to open his own boulangerie-pâtisserie, would like to visit this one!

Randy said...

That really is lovely!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Vreni -- I have a photo and post ready to load, very soon... (I have to check with Holly, my research expert - hah!)

Louis -- Merci, and I have been missing you here... If you had a boulangerie/pâtisserie it would have to have floors like these

Randy -- Merci!

Louis la Vache said...

Next visit to Paris, you should visit Moulin de la Vierge on rue Vercingetorix, 14 ème near Gare Montparnasse. It has wonderful marble counters and a colorful ceiling and floor - and quite a history of how it was saved from the wrecking ball during a "redevelopment" by a music promoter-cum-boulanger, Basil Kamir.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Louis -- I have a file of "places to go" that are suggestions of friends and things that I have read... I put this one under "friends" and put a star next to it... "must-do" Merci!

cieldequimper said...

I wouldn't mind that in my bathroom!