Wednesday, April 25, 2012

La Maison du Cerf-Volant




A colorful shop on Rue de Prague, full of kites of all shapes and hues.

It's the weather for flying kites, n'est-ce pas?
May the spring winds lift your kite high into the blue sky! 



La Maison du Cerf-Volant
7, rue de Prague
75012, Paris

28 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful, colorful shop! And where else could you find an entire shop devoted to kites! I love it! Hope your week is going well, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Randy said...

I love the dog kite! Great colors too.

French Girl in Seattle said...

Hey, I want the dog kite, too! Hands off, Randy! ;-) Grea shot, M'dame Genie. I might stop by the shop in a few weeks and see if they are still selling the kite! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Melissa said...

What a cheery little place!

Malyss said...

Only in Paris such shops can be found!

Joe said...

Would love to fly a kite but the heavens have opened up down here in Melbourne.

Shell Sherree said...

The vibrant colours are beautifully suited to a kite shop. A lovely find, Genie.

Halcyon said...

Love the bright colors!

Cezar and Léia said...

Such a gorgeous decoration! :)
Léia

Harriet said...

I would never have dreamed that one could maintain a business selling only kites. Love all the colors.

Kate said...

A bird on a kite is an apt and appropriate symbol. What could be more fun than flying a kite on a day with soft breezes?

M said...

What's not to love in this photo? The blue door and colorful kites put a smile on your face. I especially like the spotted dog n the right!

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

Bonjour Genie, thank you so much for visiting my blog! I'm so glad you did - I love your blog! I lived in Paris for a few years and like you fell in love with the place! It's such a beautiful city, so much to capture - I wish I'd had a blog and a digital camera when I lived there!! Love seeing your photos of all my old haunt, it's fascinating to see Paris through someone elses eyes - brings back soooo many memories!!

A Bientot,

Sharon
xxxx

Janey and Co. said...

I keep thinking about the price of real estate in Paris...and wonder how many kites you would have to sell to pay the rent?

Oh and I do love the colorful picture.

Pet said...

Oh, and flying kites has always been such a romantic undertaking! There had to be an old kite store in Paris, certainly!

Kris said...

This shop is painted the most vibrant colors. I love to fly kites. I had a beautiful kite once that was made from parachute material. How I loved to fly it in the open field giving it just the right amount of slack to make it go higher and reeling it in when it went out and up to far.

Rob and Mandy said...

Always wondered why we call them flying deers in french. Might be an interesting story behind this name.

Riet said...

That is a beautiful find. Love all the colors

Rob and Mandy said...

Genie, the easiest way to do collages is on Picasa

Virginia said...

I'm with Janey, how can you pay the Paris rent selling only kites. Love their clever signage aussi!
V

Alexa said...

Fabulous colors, Genie! Perhaps the owner of this shop is an independently wealthy kite-loving man-child who doesn't have to worry about how many kites he needs to sell to make the rent. :~}

Mary said...

What a beautiful shop. That hue of blue is magical and makes me think of the coming summer. :) Hope you're having a fabulous week, Genie!

Mary

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You see many blue doors in Paris, but rarely an all-blue building... I would love to find some kite-flyers and imagine that the two big parks (Bois de Vincennes and Bois de Boulogne) are good spots for kite-flying? Perhaps Buttes Chaumont?

The website even shows what I assume are "kite cars"-- what do you think? I am now wondering if there are any old-fashioned kite vendors in Paris.

Loved reading the comments.

Bises,
Genie

Vreni said...

I LOVE the blue! I don´t think there is a similar shop in Vienna...

martinealison said...

Entre hier et aujourd'hui, je crois que cette belle boutique du cerf-volant aurait perdu tout son stock à cause des grosses rafales qui soufflent!...
J'aime beaucoup ces anciennes devantures repeintes... Une belle photo.
gros bisous

Starman said...

Love the colors.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Genie, I LOVE the blue... Wish I was there... Thank you so much for your visit... Your encouraging words mean so much.. Enjoy your weekend.
Bises,
Penny

BriGt said...

Great striking colours here :)