Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Au Gros Caillou



Au Gros Caillou


The dark street, the hand-lettered menus, the neon sign, 
the corner-facing entrance,
and this trio under the café lights...


You know that you are in Paris, 


timeless.....





Au Gros Caillou
210, rue de Grenelle
75007, Paris


16 comments:

Jean Berryessa said...

Love the black andi white. It fits the scene perfectly.

Photoerrances said...

The night in black and white, a coffee and a side street, a very attractive image of Paris by night.

Alain said...

Et en plus il y a des "english menus" !

Joe said...

This looks like the "real" Paris to me Genie.

The Greenockian said...

Wonderful!
Liz

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:

This is truly atmospheric. For reasons not totally clear to us, we are always more drawn to images, such as this one, in black and white as opposed to colour. Perhaps they leave more to the imagination? We know not!

Stuart said...

Hey, you're in my 'hood. In fact, our apartment is just around the corner from here. Anyway, it's a wonderful shot. Love the B&W treatment.

M said...

Night sky = black. Menu board = black. Clothes = black. B&W photo = perfect!!! Paris, bien sur!

Jeanie said...

If the clothes weren't so current, I would think this was taken in the 40s or 50s. A stunner.

William Kendall said...

It's a very atmospheric shot in black and white. Beautiful!

Lucy said...

such a lovely photo, makes me want to take up smoking again!

Alexa said...

And then you walk on just a short distance and find your self face to face with the Eiffel Tower—talk about icing on the cake! This is truly timeless in b/w.

Randy said...

A shot to be proud of.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Stuart, I wish that I had known that we were in your "hood" and we would have gotten you to walk the rainy night streets with us!

Alain, you spotted a detail that I missed, and how sad that the menu is in English - tant pis!

Lance, Jane, and William - It just seemed that this photo should be in black and white although I struggled to leave behind the rich golds of the lighting and the red awning...

Alexa, that was a cold, rainy but great photography night!

Thanks to all for your comments.

Bises,
Genie

Starman said...

How did Alain know the menu was in Abglais, I can barely see it!

Virginia said...

A wonderful capture Genie!

And Starman, Alain doesn't miss a trick! :)

V