Thursday, September 1, 2011

Passage Jouffroy - II


In the filtered light of Passage Jouffroy, one can sit for a moment in a chair, have a sip of café, and then buy it all when one is ready to depart.


Passage Jouffroy
10-12, boulevard Montmartre
9, rue de la Grange Batelière
75009 Paris

34 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Let me understand this: an antique shop that serves coffee to potential customers? Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Shell Sherree said...

I could at least sit and sip! That's a very appealing setting, Genie.

James said...

Looks very inviting!

kathrin said...

at saturday I goes there and stay at Paris for 8 days, I m so happy, big hugh Kathrin

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely place and those chairs look so comfortable.

There was a charming restaurant in Jupiter, Florida where the food was excellent and everything in the place was for sale. It was one of the most comfortable restaurants I've ever dined in.
Sam

M said...

Decisions, decisions ... Which chair to buy??? The sleek one for D's office or the tapestry one for my boudoir? Je vais acheter l'une et l'autre!!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now that's what I call very 'civilized' Genie and if it was within my budget I would definitely take away a little something from a spot like this. Gorgeous relaxed image.

Halcyon said...

Nice find. :)

dive said...

How wonderfully civilised.

Andressa C. said...

lovely image.

Sylvia K said...

That is fabulous! And I wish I was there -- right now! Of course, as you know by now, I feel that way about all your lovely captures and they are indeed the next best thing to being there! Have a beautiful evening, Genie, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Leenamarketta said...

The chair is very chic and vase too.
Charming treasures!

Kris said...

Very ingenious idea! I imagine that customers might like that idea. Who wouldn't want to sit a spell, sip a cafe creme AND then go on a spending spree. Think of the energy you would have just after sipping on a strong cafe creme as only the French can make!

Jack said...

You have an evocative photo today. No people in the image, but we know they have recently been there. Who? What were they doing? Where are they now? Did something disrupt them?

Pet said...

The picture is so evocative of the sort of life I would like to have. Sitting and having coffee in Paris, what else can one desire?
Oh, I'm just reading what Jack has written before me. Funny, it was evocative for me too, but of myself dreaming to be there :-) It was me Jack!

Virginia said...

That just ratcheted it up a notch for café sipping! :)
LOVE the light.
V

Alexa said...

. . . and life is sweet, n'est-ce pas? :~}
I love this little coin de Paris, Genie!

Starman said...

I like the chair that can barely be seen. Can't tell if it's French or Italian.e

biebkriebels said...

This looks pretty to sit down, I like the old comfortable chairs and the light. Perfect picture!

Loree said...

My great aunt has a vase almost exactly like the one on the table. Excellent lighting.

Paris Paul said...

Wonderful shot! But tell me, who stole the legs from the chair in the foreground? Was it you, by chance? Hmmm?

Birdman said...

I'll take either chair.

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Oh the glorious passages of Paris! I can't wait to visit them all. Marvelous, happy shot.

Randy said...

I would have taken them both.

Polly said...

Oh, it looks so inviting!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Although I cannot confirm this, my thoughts are that this is furniture for sale and that it has been "enjoyed" by the shopkeeper and a companion. I do not believe that they are "open for business" dispensing coffee and tea.

Jack and others, it does prompt some questions about "who was just here" and "why did they leave." Paul, we could ask them who took the chair leg, too.

I took this shot for the great light and shadows and for the bit of life seen in the cups.

Bises,
Genie

Rob-bear said...

A quiet cup of tea. Perchance a camera, or a book to read. In the relaxing warm sun.
Looks pretty good to me.

Bibi said...

Love how they left one cup on the chair!

louciao said...

As in, "I'll have a chair and table to go"? Une chaise et la table pour emporter! I love it!

Kate said...

The vase and the chair are both quite elegant.

Fifi Flowers said...

J'adore this photo!!!! Would be FAB to paint!!!

TheChieftess said...

Love the eclectic look of the chairs and the vase on the table!!!

Stan said...

You do have a way with furniture --

The Clever Pup said...

I was there almost exactly one year ago.