Saturday, June 1, 2013

Rue des Thermopyles - un rue qui se délabre


a decaying street


This small street outside the normal haunts of tourists 
has fallen into ruin but the quiet beauty captured me still



Rue des Thermopyles
75014, Paris

The City Daily Photo members are featuring "the beauty of decay" 
for theme day this month.  See the other entries here.

27 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening Genie,
What first caught my eye was the beautiful brick street. Very haunting photo, but I love it.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
fondly,
Penny

VenetiaMicio said...

Je suis toujours étonnée que vous connaissiez cette petite rue de mon ancien quartier où je suis née, le 14e arrondissement où j'ai vécu très longtemps.
Je suis triste de voir que l'on ne restaure pas une si jolie impasse, alors que beaucoup d'entre elles, quartier plaisance ont été détruites depuis très longtemps.
Bravo Genie d'avoir été faire un petit tour par là.
À bientôt.
Danielle

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

So sad, but a wonderful image in black & white. (Just thought I would check in after my long absence from the blog-sphere. It has been wonderful today catching up with some of my favourite blogs - still a few to read tomorrow. Bisous.)

M said...

Your image is hauntingly beautiful ... Are the buildings abandoned? Even decay in Paris has a certain charm!

Daryl said...

love the b/w and how it adds to both the photo and theme

Jeanie said...

How is it that decaying streets in France still look more charming than those here?

Jim said...

Looks good to me.

Paulita said...

Thanks for teaching me a new word -- I had to look up delabre (sorry can't do accents on comments with my American keyboard). Do you think neighborhoods are like marriages, they go through up and down periods? Maybe this one will revive.

Kris said...

same here, I don't like things to pristine :)

Alexa said...

You had to get off the beaten track for this one—and so worth it. The b/w definitely adds to the ambience. Bon weekend!

LONDONLULU said...

There is nothing like this kind of quiet beauty. Perfect monochrome and take on the theme.

LOLfromPasa said...

I recognised your profile photo immediately from Daryl's Paris trip photos. Made me laugh. Sort of a bonus to visiting your blog today. As to your decaying street, it still has a nice feeling about it. Lovely.

VP said...

I know my Paris, but I have never heard of this street! Thanks for showing it to us in this beautiful photo...

Lynette said...

You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked this to share with us.

RedPat said...

This captures the theme perfectly!

Starman said...

It just looks like a street with a lot of plants.

Alain said...

Pourtant c'est une rue idéale pour ouvrir un magasin "Léonidas".

Clueless in Boston said...

Happy Theme Day. Interesting choice and interpretation of decay.

Rob-bear said...

Quelle domage, le maisons.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting, Life in the Urban Forest (poetry).



Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Danielle, I will post again from this charming street. The darkness of the black/white photo does not show all the charm (and kitties) that I found on this street. I love this area and walked the streets with friend Isabelle.

Alain, the Spartan King?

I will post another photo from this street and you will think that I have overplayed the decay today... They were filming a scene the day I visited.

Bises,
Genie

Suzanne said...

Thanks for stopping by An Itinerant Preacher. This is a wonderful black and white photo for CDP theme day. Great photos of Paris, I've never been so I'm looking forward to seeing it through your eyes.

Lisa Graham said...

I love this picture. It is definitely quiet and beautiful as you stated.

My son has two very close friends who are on a 5 week tour of Europe. Lucky lads. They just arrived in Paris yesterday. Lucky lads. Wait. I already said that.

Mary said...

It IS lovely. :)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Except for a little trash in the gutter, it still looks pretty good to me.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Except for a little trash in the gutter, it still looks pretty good to me.

JM said...

So appealing! I would definitely enjoy walking there. Lovely take, Genie.

Alain said...

Oui ! C'est un Tableau de David