Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hôtel du Nord - V



Hôtel du Nord


You can tell by the atmosphere why I am drawn back time and again.
I said a year ago that I could be a regular here, and now it appears to be true.

 
The ambiance and mood speak of Paris in times past
and absolutely begged for black and white.



Hôtel du Nord
102, quai de Jemmapes
75010, Paris
Métros Gare de l'Est, Colonel Fabien, et
Jacues Bensergent
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24 comments:

Sketchbook Wandering said...

The light outdoors contrasting to the indoor scene, the engaged young people visiting outdoors in contrast to the waiting tables indoors, it is just lovely. And How wonderful that you have such a place to come back to! Warm wishes, Rita

Sylvia K said...

The B&W is perfect and what a wonderful looking place! Yep, I want to go there! Your photos are always the next best thing to being there, Genie! Thank you for sharing! Hope you're enjoying a great week!

Hugs
Sylvia

Rob and Mandy said...

Fantastic photo!
Your friend's link does not work...

Riet said...

What a great place and super in black and white

Vreni said...

I´ve never been there, but it looks very nice - I vélibed by last Saturday on my way to my meeting with Paris Paul...

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Seldom can we resist black and white photographs for, or so it seems to us, they are so very atmospheric and convey so much in the way of mood and feeling. This is no exception.

Peter Olson said...

Shame on me; I never went inside. I promise to try it one day, maybe together with you (?)!

Joe said...

I could be a regular here too if the airfare wasn't so costly.

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed, B&W is perfect for this shot!

brattcat said...

i'm going, i'm finally going. yeah! i'll see paris for the first time in september.

Janey and Co. said...

I am adding it to my list..

Virginia said...

Mary, Janeen and I sat at the very table by the window! I love this place too!
V

Kris said...

Great photo and I love it in black and white!

Birdman said...

Inside or out: lots of intrigue.

Loree said...

Yes I completely agree that B&W is perfect for this photo.

This is Belgium said...

I see what you mean
but, is it a hotel
it looks like a café
thanks for introducing us to a new blog, if the blog is as good as its name....

Alexa said...

Thanks to you, Genie, I'm now convinced that when I go to the Hotel du Nord, it will actually (and appropriately) be in black-and-white!

Randy said...

Wonderful b&w.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Vreni, I only wish that I had been there to "Velib" also!

Joe, save your coins and let me know when you plan a trip

Alexa, although the trees were quite green just outside the door, I really do imagine this restaurant in black and white. From time to time, I can see a chilled glass of French rosé and the photo of a handsome man on the wall (in color). It is odd what the brain remembers.

brattcat, that is just fabulous!! Perhaps Oskar can join you

Peter, we will definitely plan just that!

Jane and Lance, this restaurant has historical significance and must be seen in b/w

Happy weekend to all!

Bises,
Genie

JM said...

The b&w couldn't work better here, I really like the composition, Genie.

P.S. I have no idea where the elephant went to. :-)

Pet said...

Thanks for the tip. You being as much as a regular, I have to promise to visit at least once, hoping to get hooked too :-)

Mary said...

Is it possible to homesick for a place one has never visited? I think it is now. :) Thanks for this wonderful photograph, Genie. And you're right; it's perfect in black and white!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE this photo... looks like it NEEDS to be painted... YOU always have photos for moi to paint... merci for always allowing moi to paint them... KEEP snapping away!!!
ENJOY!
Fifi

TheChieftess said...

Now THIS is what I'm talkin' about!!!