Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Le café - Place de la Bastille



Café chairs on the many terraces of Paris sidewalks have long been a subject of photos.  This one caught my eye for the vivid purple webbing, perhaps to distinguish this particular café from the other ten or so around Place de la Bastille.  
I was so taken with the color that I failed to note the name of the café.   
Now, that is unusual.


Do you think that she selected this spot for the warmth of the sun 
or because she was color-coordinated with the chairs?

(and the menu!)



unnamed café
Place de la Bastille
75004, Paris


30 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Well, it's certainly a great match!! I love it and what a fun capture for the day, Genie!!

Hugs
Sylvia

Ann said...

Lovely chairs...
Love her hat, it looks fab in there.

Voyages et Abstraits said...

J'aime beaucoup la place de la Bastille, l'ambiance y est bien agréable!
Photo très ensoleillée!
Bonne journée Genie.
Cath.

ALAIN said...

C'est peut-être une consommatrice caméléon dont le pelage prend la couleur de la chaise.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

I don't know, but it certainly works out well! Nice photo Genie..
Duncan In Kuantan

Pierre BOYER said...

Belle journée,

Pierre

Joe said...

Hi Genie ... I think she is a chameleon. She was wearing red when sat down! Chameleon or not this is a wonderful photograph of the Parisienne cafe society. Congrats.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I like it!

Wishing you a happy and fulfilling year Genie!
Ruby

Paulita said...

What a mix of people in this photo.

M said...

What??? You didn't get the name??? Shocking! The photo is vibrant and colorful. One would think you staged it with the color-coordinated model!

Cezar and Léia said...

I would order a glass of white wine!It's such a beautiful sunny day there! Enjoy!
Léia

LaPouyette said...

Well spotted, Genie!
Chair-choice? Maybe both... but she certainly melts in quite nicely :)

Amicalement,
karin

Daryl E said...

i bet she's a regular and that's the team colors

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! Cool image, I'd have to see what's on the menu before I can make that call Genie!!

SRQ said...

Always good to be color coordinated. Now, here's the question: was her lunch date wearing a purple shirt or scarf?

TheChieftess said...

I always try to color coordinate with the chair I'm going to sit in...don't you???

Sim said...

They can't be regulars...she's perusing the menu like she's never seen one before! Since she clearly loves purple, I bet she was drawn to the cafe's purple flavor even if unconsciously.
A couple of questions:
Do French women really wear berets or is she a tourist? (I see a World Soccer cup bag on the empty chair ... another clue?
What's the temp? I see leather jackets but I also see a woman in a green tshirt. Isn't it too chilly for tshirts this time of year? BTW, thanks for the great comment on the Les Miz/Russell Crowe post! I left a reply with a question for you about your reading of Hugo's book.
Bises back,
Sim

SFlaGuy said...

I was fortunate to spend a few days in your beautiful city a few years ago and I still vividly remember dining at an outdoor cafe. Looking back through your photos has brought back wonderful memories.

JoeinVegas said...

I loved the outside cafes in Paris, where you could have an espress and croissant and watch the world go by . . .

Starman said...

I thought it was blue.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Genie
Now that is funny... Now I am wondering if she picked that spot for the color... Great photo!

Randy said...

She dressed to match the decor.

Jack said...

May I humbly suggest that they fire their designer and hire one who will give them more traditional cafe chairs?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

So many café shots I have taken, and Peter made me laugh about "another blog post" when I saw him in October. I am glad that the sight of people enjoying the terrace cafés in Paris are as interesting to you as they are to me. (still)

Welcome, Joe in Vegas. I will be in your city in a few weeks.

This photo was taken in October, and it was chilly and most people were dressed in layers. In Paris, it does not matter how warm it might be, you will see almost everyone with a scarf and a wrap.

This café was in the sun and the t-shirt person (probably American) was soaking up the rays.

I love your comments, and will identify this café on my next trip. I am just a little bit type-A.

Bises,
Genie

Mary said...

What a perfect match! It's as if she knew she'd have her photo taken here. :) Quite serendipitous.

Vreni said...

Great capture! That´s a new thought: only sit on chairs that are matching the colours of your outfit.

Nicola said...

I'll make it my mission to go there for coffee and find out the name for you. I'll have to get myself a purple beret first though!

Virginia said...

At first I thought it was a cafe near Place des Vosges that had purple chairs that matched a lady's purple sandals. After I photographer her feet, we struck up a conversation!
V

This is Belgium said...

great shot, think I have been there but the name...;?

Michel Montbazet said...

J'ai essayé d'identifier le café avec Street-view, mais ce n'est pas possible. C'est vrai que c'est un très beau cliché, bravo Genie!