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! :)
J'aime cette ambiance...Pierre
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.
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.
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
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!
Sometimes is better some streets never change. Nice atmosphere and greys in the air. Hugs.ValBarcelona Daily Photo
when i look at this my feet remember walking there. thank you!
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!
Maybe it was already there, these jeans brands have quite some history! :)God bless you!Cezar
Wish they would remove the Lee sign. It's jarring.
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.
This is a fine composition, Genie. AND, it is one for which I completely support the idea of showing it in black and white.
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 commentsBises,Genie
LOVE le Marais!
I love this street too Genie. I find myself drawn there trip after trip!V
I like the light in this image. Dark in the foreground and light in the background at the end of the street.
Love this B&W Genie, classic Paris!
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!
I am not very original because me too, I love that street!
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!
Merci for your comments!