Monday, October 22, 2012

Café le Depart Saint-Michel



Café le Depart Saint-Michel


The view above the awning has more of interest 
than the tourists at street level.

The red awning, neon sign, fresh flower boxes, 
and the building's architecture 
have compelled me to photograph this façade every season. 


Café le Depart Saint-Michel
1, Place Saint-Michel
75005, Paris
Métro Saint-Michel ou 
Métro Maubert-Mutualité

19 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I can see why! It's wonderful! Love the colors! Hope you have a great week ahead, Genie! Thanks for the lovely end to my day, as usual!

Hugs
Sylvia

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour Genie,
Yes, it is a magnificent sight...
Enjoy your week.
Bisous, Penny

Rob-bear said...

Delightful, Genie. Simply delightful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful yellow flowers and you got great reflections in this image!
Hugs
Léia

'Tsuki said...

Ah oui ! J'ai souvent traîné mes grôles là ! C'était mon lieu de RDV préférés avec les inconnus qu'on m'envoyait. (Toujours se mettre sous la protection de son saint dans ce genre de circonstances)

Joe said...

Neat cropping Genie. Part of the image can often be much more intriguing than the entire picture.

Shell Sherree said...

It's wonderful that they keep the facade fresh and switch things up. I remember another of your photos of this charming spot, Genie, and it's beautiful, too!

c'est Jeff ici said...

Le Départ has been my café for 20 years. I don't think there's anything special about it except that is is close to home and when I don't want my night in Paris to end I can sit in Le Départ until it's time to go home. It's also next to Gibert Jeune so that I can use Le Départ as a meeting place and when I get there early I can kill time in the bookstore.

Daryl said...

love this .. the reflected scene is very eye catching

Bibi said...

Spent many an hour here...love the photo.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I've never been in this café but it is so familiar...I will look longer next time...Lovely photo...Even full of tourists (like me!) I love this coin de Paris...PS Thank you, Genie, for your gentle note...warm wishes, Rita

Kristie Franklin said...

Very eye catching and if in Paris all you need to do is look up to get some fantastic captures. :) Pretty flowers!

Alexa said...

Love the way the flowers and the neon match.

TheChieftess said...

A good subject to photograph multiple times!!!

Malyss said...

The lightning flowers are attracting the eyes!

Peter Olson said...

Good blogger eyes! (However, there are not only tourists on Place St. Michel; it's an important meeting place also for Parisians!) :-)

Randy said...

Beautiful shot.

Jack said...

This is left bank, isn't it? I thought you were a right bank kind of girl.

AL said...

I find that most people forget to look up and around. Great capture.