Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rue de Lappe



This quiet street in the Bastille area is a mixture of shops and restaurants, all with apartments above. The flower-boxes give a gentle nature to this narrow Rue de Lappe.

26 comments:

M said...

Bonjour, I know you did not take this delightful photo during our recent trip since our Paris skies were blue,blu,bloo (to quote our dear friend Janeen)! What an amazing time we had! Merci ma cher amie ... Bises, M

Cezar and Léia said...

Those little flowers are so gorgeous, beautiful street!
Leia

Richard said...

Cette rue a été l'objet de nombreuses chansons sur Paris. Elle a connu ses heures de gloire dans les années 50.
Une atmosphère à redécouvrir.

Malyss said...

Do you know the famous old french song "rue de Lappe" by Francis Lemarque?..

Andy said...

Narrow streets. I'm not used to seeing them. I'ts not common here.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The flowers and other red accents really brighten the scene......and the red truck arrived at just the right time!

Enjoy your day! xx

Ann said...

What a lovely street...
love the flowers there ♥

Dianne said...

Interestingly Genie looking down this street there are little splashes of red all along the way.xx

Picturit said...

Love the narrow streets would make a good B+W methinks.

This is Belgium said...

love rue de lappe and the chansons a son sujet, I was there yesterday...and was looking out for you!

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful contrast between the red and pink flowers on one side of the building and the red and orange door frames across the street. Will be looking forward to visiting Paris through your new pictures. Welcome back and hoping you had a wonderful time!

Virginia said...

Love the pop of red of course. This is one narrow street!!
V

Aesthetic Alterations said...

I adore the Bastille area. I once lived in the Republique area, and going to the Sunday Bastille market was a joy. The next time I got to Paris (this winter we're thinking!), I hope to stay in Bastille or just east. It's got a lovely workers-village feel.

Rob and Mandy said...

What could me more french than geranium...

kathrin said...

oh mon amie j,aime Paris!!!!
have a nice time !!!
big hugh Kathrin

Helen said...

Such a lovely perspective. The red draws you right into the image.

Kate said...

European cities do so much more with flower boxes. I think I'll add lots of red geraniums to my back yard this year. What brighteners to the street in your photo!

Loree said...

It's a pretty street. Love the flowers.

Halcyon said...

The flowers give it such a nice touch!

Alexa said...

Sweet street! I hope it's a one-way thoroughfare. :~}

Jack said...

I like this, Genie. It is pretty quiet and bland except for the occasional shots of red in the flowers and signs.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
«Louis» knows zackly where this charming street is!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

To all -- It is a "day later" and I am responding in my woozy, tired state. I cannot believe that I missed you, Miss Belgium! Malyss, I do not know that song but am going to find it on the internet. Marie is correct! There was not a single cloud or rainy day in Paris this trip. I am marking April/avril as a fabulous month for Paris... Well, if you were to look at my calendar you would see that all the months are marked that way (except August)!

Jeanne, thank you for your comments and I hope that you will find some inspiration here for your next Paris trip!

Starman said...

I passed it a couple times walking up rue de la Roquette from the Bastille.

Randy said...

That is just so beautiful. Perfect for a stroll.

Anonymous said...

I was sooo excited to see our friend Janeen in your Paris photos. Janeen was the officiant at our daughter's wedding, and aunt of the maid of honor. My husband and I rented a flat in Paris a few years ago, and I was delighted to see some of the street scences near and dear to our hearts. I'm putting your blog on my "favorites" list. Merci!

Joan