Monday, November 7, 2011

Façade blanche



On the deuxième étage high above the shops of Rue des Abbesses is this fashionable façade, wrought iron railings, boxes of greenery and flowers, shuttered balcony windows,
and a touch of rouge in the awnings.

Do not forget to look up!


Rue des Abbesses
et Rue Burq
Montmartre
75018 Paris

23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, that is beautiful! I love it! And what a great capture, Genie! Hope you have a great week, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Pierre BOYER said...

On imagine la vie derrière les fenêtres de ce balcon...
Bonne journée,

Pierre

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

This is SO PARIS! I love it!

Pet said...

Ja, this is so Paris!

Shell Sherree said...

Those touches of rouge are so dapper! Gorgeous, dear Genie.

brattcat said...

It's hard to imagine people don't look up, yet I know it's true. So glad you do!

biebkriebels said...

Yes always look up everywhere in every city.

Paris Paul said...

And the woman's face in the frieze isn't forgetting to look back down on us!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

That kind of sight sets me daydreaming all the time--I love those little gardens in Paris.

Virginia said...

My kind of place. Love the awnings!
V

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

Vivre en ville... mais entouré de verdure... C'est le paradis Genie! Veronique

Lori Skoog said...

Such fine architecture and a great photo!

Alexa said...

I'm inspired to go out and buy a lottery ticket, Genie—and I don't have to tell you what I'd do if I won! Great capture—comme toujours!

Louis la Vache said...

No doubt a Haussmann-era building. They have aged so well, style-wise. Haussmann used a formula for determining the heights of the buildings and the width of the streets, the result of which is the remarkable beauty we enjoy in Paris today. Haussmann had a keen sense for scale and proportion.

Starman said...

I photographed a similar balcon on rue des Archives, except I think the one I shot had even more plants.

Kris said...

I love this photo! The shuttered balcony windows, the rough in the awnings and the beautiful greenery and flowers in the boxes! Gorgeous! Isn't it amazing what you can see when you take the time to "look up".

Cheery Regards,

Kris

Loree said...

Lovely place. I adore the white shutters.

martinealison said...

Une superbe architecture... Comme beaucoup des immeubles de ce quartier...
gros bisous

Julie said...

Gorgeous find, Genie. I suspect that be a spectacular apartment behind those rouge awnings!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Today was a bit more gray in Paris, but fine. It felt like I always thought of November in Paris.

My camera just about walked my legs off today, and I am discovering new treasures around every corner.

I met a friend for dinner, a true French classic from Savoie. Certainly I am bringing home much to share with you. Thank you for your interest and your kind comments.

Bises,
Genie
Genie

Jack said...

Excellent, Genie. Quite a balcony. Is that "full" or "overgrown"?

Randy said...

That's just lovely.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Paris is living art = I love your images.
Warm regards.