Saturday, July 9, 2011

Café Marly


Out on a night shoot with Marie and Janeen at the Louvre, we stopped by Café Marly for a peek and were able to wander through the various empty dining rooms for some photos. The few diners remaining had enjoyed the open air terrace on a warm April night.

The trio of paparazzi moved quietly through the rooms with only the clicking of shutters and an occasional giggle.


Café Marly
93, rue de Rivoli

49 comments:

classic • casual • home said...

HOW fun....wish I had been giggling with you.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Me, too! Wish I had been giggling with you, too! Enjoy your weekend, mon ami!

Sylvia

Rob-bear said...

Confound those paparazzi types. Always intruding into places where they shouldn't be. Like formal dining places under high-arched, vaulted ceilings.
And worse, giggling while they go about their work.
Besides Brigitte Bardot has already left the building.
I'm glad I don't know any of those unseemly scandal-mongers.
On the other hand, there are mild-mannered and delightful people like Genie, and Marie, and. . . .
Strange; their names are the same as some of those appalling paparazzi.
Such a sad coincidence, that.
But a lovely picture, nonetheless.

Richard said...

Pourrait-on rêver d'un plus bel endroit pour un rendez-vous galant?...

henk knibbeler said...

Hello Genie,

I hate paparazzi's, this photo remembering me on a visit to New York last year in a same kind of situation. There's an atmosphere like what Iam saw in Napels Italy, the Comorra etc.
Your picture is a beauty;)

have a nice weekend and thanks for the visits on my Blog,

Greetz,

Henk.

beau gosse said...

J'adore Cafe Marly, Genie! Marly and Me! ^_^

jb said...

Is that Bob back there? Or maybe Ziggy...?

Ann said...

Oh I'd be giggling too if I'm there with you... funny ♥

What a grand place...nice.

Have a lovely weekend!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I was there once... I wanted to have only a drink, but it was noon and as I really didn´t want to eat anything I had to leave it, they wouldn´t serve me only some mineral water.

Cezar and Léia said...

Charming place and this picture is very impressive!Wonderful perspective!
Léia

dive said...

Papping is such fun! A beautiful photo, Genie, and one that makes me ache to be back in Paris.

biebkriebels said...

Funny story to act like papparazzi's and the giggle with good friends.

Irredento Urbanita said...

Impossible to find crowds in that café, it's a long and slim way!! Warm lights up there.

Regards

Valery

Barcelona Daily Photo

brattcat said...

tres elegant.

Amanda said...

i don't know of this place, but the foto makes it look a downright spectacular venue to sip a cafe!

Virginia said...

WEll I"ll have to hand it to you three, even Peter the Intrepid and I never had the nerve. I have a similar shot taken from the doorway! Giggle.
V

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I seemed to have missed this cafe. Darn!!! Your photo makes it look spectacular!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a magnificent restaurant. Looks like a cathedral. I would want to whisper while dining there.
Sam

Birdman said...

No wonder that were clicking away. Amazing ceiling.

Pam Holnback said...

Wow! The composition of the architecture in amazing!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is a cafe Genie??! What an amazing place, that ceiling is incredible. As the picture scrolled down I thought it was going to be a cathedral for sure. Thank you for being brave and walking through snapping away with your camera....

Starman said...

It looks more like a library reading room than a café.

Shelley Smart said...

Wow! What architecture! And this is a cafe? I would so have been clicking away, too! Great shot!

martinealison said...

Cela pourrait devenir un lieu de rendez-vous pour nous l'ensemble des blogueurs... au moins une fois !!!
gros bisous.

Saeid said...

Nice arch with a good perspective makes your photo perfect as usual.

JM said...

Beautiful place and beautiful shot. The ceiling made me think of Café Florian in Venice.

Malyss said...

Ah, la rue de Rivoli.. ça , c'est Paris!:)

Harriet said...

I ate on the terrace once and did not appreciate how lovely the interior space is -- what a ceiling!

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Very nice photo with a personal touch makes a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing this. :)

suzanneberry said...

magnificent photograph and great post!

Alexa said...

Wonderful, Genie—oh la la, those arches! And you an include me in the long list of those who would have loved to be part of your photo "gang." :~}

Louise said...

It's gorgeous isn't it? I was lucky enough to enjoy luncheon on the terrace there a year ago. My uncle picked it as the spot he wanted to meet for lunch. It was wonderful. But then when you start lunch by picking the bottle of bubbly you're going to have, it's likely to be wonderful. Such a gorgeous setting. The wait staff were interesting too. The boys wore traditional French waiter uniforms, the girls were allowed to wear whatever they liked- and they were all gorgeous, with what appeared to be large clothing budgets. I managed to take a surreptitious photo of one of them as she glided past. Such a wonderful memory. Thanks for reminding me.

Randy said...

What a beautiful place. My food would get cold from looking around at everything.

Jack said...

This is quite a place, Genie. Tres elegant.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Mary Ann -- I wish that you had been there too!

Sylvia -- The more the better (as long as we don't get thrown out!)

Bear -- You would love Janeen also, so full of laughter!

Richard -- Certainement pas

Henk -- We were very discrete and it was deserted in the interior rooms... Merci!

beau gosse -- Glad to see you again! Merci for saying "hi" over at Eric's!

jb -- It could be!

Ann -- It is over-the-top divine but not overly fussy. The prices? Well, that is another story

Vreni -- Yes, I imagine that they are not too keen on mineral water but you can stand right here at the entrance for a photo

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Léia -- It is a very photogenic spot for sure. Merci mes amis!

dive -- "Papping" -- You are a man of interesting words and I like this one! It makes me ache to return also, mon ami.

biebkriebels -- Oh, there was no "acting" involved. We were living the life!

Valery -- The lighting is soft and dreamy for such high ceilings. Merci!

brattcat -- Merci... elegant in a comfortable way

Amanda -- As Vreni noted, they are not too keen on "low cost" service but perhaps un café and dessert would work

Virginia -- We were empowered with wine and chocolate. We did ask permission

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Carol -- It is facing the Pyramid at the Louvre.

Sam -- I think "palace" would be appropriate... Merci!

Birdman -- Yes, and hurrying to get the full moon too!

Pam -- The architecture of Paris is varied and stunning and this is a prime example

Grace -- Oh, we did have permission, though we went all the way down this hall to the doorway beyond to ask permission.

Starman -- I was thinking "castle" myself, but reading room would be appropriate also

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

Oh what a gorgeous little place! Très chic! I love the shape of that arched hallway.

Joe said...

The light in this photo provides the breath and those magnificent repetitive arches provide the beat to this wonderful image. Congratulating Genie.

cieldequimper said...

J'adore cet endroit, il faut que j'y retourne...

Aesthetic Alterations said...

I want to be there/here almost more than any other place in the world.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Shelley -- I think that "café" is a loose term for this restaurant

martine -- C'est parfait! Nous devrions y aller.

Saeid -- Many thanks for the comment and your visit

JM -- I can see the similarities in these two elegant places. I have only been on the terrace at Caffé Florian... I have photos but none of the interior.

Malyss -- Oui, but I do not even think of this place as being on Rivoli as it appears in a world of its own in the Louvre.

Harriet -- The interior rooms are spectacular and one has a view through windows onto the Cour Marly in the Louvre.

Montreal -- Merci!

Suz - Merci, mon amie!

Alexa -- You are definitely included!

Louise -- What a wonderful memory with your uncle.

Randy -- It is stunning!

Jack -- From what I have read the food gets mixed (at best) reviews but you are going there for the view and atmosphere.

Joe -- Merci... I do love the cascading arches here too.

ciel -- Bien sûr!

Brittany -- Merci, and I think that it is particularly beautiful at night

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

CMA -- Moi aussi! You mean it would be better than OK and AL? Uh, yes, and not as hot!

James said...

That's great place to relax and refresh after walking the Louvre. This is an excellent photo!

Ninny said...

It looks special and expensive. Beautiful photo!

Leenamarketta said...

How lovely photo!

Pierre BOYER said...

Superbe !
Belle journée...

Pierre

Andrew Etchen said...

Hello,
Sorry I have been absent for a while, I drove across Canada.

I can't believe this is a restaurant/cafe. It's so beautiful.

All of your pictures make me jealous! I so wish I was there.

Alan said...

The Melbourne GPO has a similar architecture and is very popular with amateur photographers like me. Lovely shot, Genie.