Saturday, January 12, 2013

Le Marais - Rue des Rosiers




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Rue des Rosiers


There is not much change on this street from one visit to the next. 
I would dare say that except for the Lee store,
there has not been significant change in the past century.
Rue des Rosiers
75004, Paris
Metro St. Paul


21 comments:

Mary said...

No change for an entire century. That is somehow comforting. I live in a suburban town where things seem to change almost on a weekly basis. New subdivisions, etc. I know change is supposed to be good. Somehow it doesn't always feel that way though. This looks like the kind of street i'd love. Love the architecture here! :)

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aime cette ambiance...

Pierre

Vreni said...

Rue des Rosiers is one of my favourite streets. There have been some changes during the last few years (new shops), but the overall atmosphere is still the same.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
In a world of constant change, it is rather pleasing to hear of something staying pretty much the same for more than a century. The Rue des Rosiers looks absolutely delightful and, certainly, from your wonderful photograph it would appear to have retained its past century atmosphere.

Sharon de Jager said...

I have to agree with the other comment, this is also one of my my favourite places to visit in Paris, love it that it seldom changes...comforting in a world where nothing stays the same for very long. Sharon

M said...

And even the Lee store is housed within a building that hasn't changed much! I love the way the Europeans preserve and reuse buildings instead of just tearing them down!

Irredento Urbanita said...

Sometimes is better some streets never change. Nice atmosphere and greys in the air. Hugs.

Val

Barcelona Daily Photo

brattcat said...

when i look at this my feet remember walking there. thank you!

Kate said...

Part of its charm is precisely because "there has not been significant change in the past century, " except the memory of WWII brings back disturbing thoughts. PS. I have been out of town, Up North, for a week near the Canadian border without internet or cell phone capability. Very peaceful and serene and I loved it; gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. But I have not been able to visit any of my blogger friends. It'll take awhile to read all of my email messages and to visit your posts to see what I've missed, but it's good to be back!

Cezar and Léia said...

Maybe it was already there, these jeans brands have quite some history! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Gail, northern California said...

Wish they would remove the Lee sign. It's jarring.

Shell Sherree said...

Lee has a bit to answer for. ;) What an atmospheric spot, Genie. And your image of it is gorgeous ~ I love the black & white. Happy weekend, my sweet.

Jack said...

This is a fine composition, Genie. AND, it is one for which I completely support the idea of showing it in black and white.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

So glad that this street captured your attention as it did mine. I do shudder to think of the misery and sadness on this street in 1942. There are reminders everywhere with plaques and memorials to the lives lost during WWII.

Each area of Paris has it's own personality, history and culture. It is part of what attracts me to observe and learn more on every trip. I learn much from the people in Paris, particularly the ones who can remember the war. I am reminded of my dad and others of this age, and I am thankful that he survived the war.

I have been with family these past four days, with my parents and then with four of my five sisters. We have baked galette des rois and canelés de bordeaux, cooked and eaten a gallon of oysters along with a pound of crabmeat, and we have laughed until our sides hurt. It has been a great weekend.

Thank you for your comments

Bises,
Genie

Starman said...

LOVE le Marais!

Virginia said...

I love this street too Genie. I find myself drawn there trip after trip!
V

Joe said...

I like the light in this image. Dark in the foreground and light in the background at the end of the street.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love this B&W Genie, classic Paris!

SRQ said...

Wonderful slice of life. I find it very challenging to shoot streets like this (narrow with tall buildings) and give them proper perspective. You pulled it off very well!

This is Belgium said...

I am not very original because me too, I love that street!

Jeanie said...

I stay not far from this street when I am in Paris. I very much like the black and white for this photo. Apart from the Lee sign, it could be taken now or thirty years ago or more!