Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Le Raspail - un café de la nuit


Le Raspail


Many of the Paris cafés are enjoyed much later 
than the Petits-déjeuners (breakfast) sign would indicate here.  
You may notice the "Vins & Bières" on the side window. 


As I recall, it was so late when this photo was taken 
that the only people on the premises were sweeping up 
before stacking the chairs and turning out the lights.



Le Raspail
58, boulevard Raspail
75006, Paris

16 comments:

Katalin said...

these beautiful lights

martinealison said...

Des fauteuils qui vont trouver le repos !
Gros bisous ♡

Betty C. said...

I also notice the "Happy Hour" marked inside the café :)

Joe said...

The city takes on such a different charm when the sun goes down Genie.

s.c said...

Great paris reminder. I like it.

Revrunner said...

All is quiet; all is at rest. :-)

sawdustagain said...

Reminds me of the "Nighthawks" painting by Edward Hopper.

M said...

Oh, you night owl! The soft light is beautiful!

William Kendall said...

I love the mood of this shot!

Jeanie said...

The still emptiness gives it a wonderful mood, Genie!

Alexa said...

And yet you were out and about taking pictures—no surprise to me! (And I love the atmosphere in this one.)

Danar O said...

I'd like that that café was three floors under my bed, to be in there until 5 mins before get knocked out by exhaustion and spend last two hours of consciousness, writing down the just gone photographic day and planning where to go in Paris, after my alarm clock gave me cardiopulmonary resuscitation. After writing, a "pot au feu", a glass of red, and good night cruel world...

Mademoiselle Genie, please... don't you be cruel... teach me... this question is killing me... HOW do you get a perfect, sharp focus, long depth of field, and open shadows... when solving low light conditions for get the silence in the image? Do you carry a little sandbag, a micro tripod -I don't think a big one-, you use a wide angle, your camera gives ISO 10,000,000 or although less probable; do you stop your heart to avoid the body movement in hand held shoots...?
Please Miss Genie, my ignorance is encyclopedic, please be good with me... yep?
(and please... don't say "All of them", remember what happened to Pinocchio. Mmhh?) Thanks for your patience and inspiration. d(:-D)

Jack said...

Lovely image. It seems very lonely at that time of night.

Randy said...

Nice evening shot.

Debs said...

So a bit late for breakfast then? ;)
Nice shot Genie.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

sawdustagain, what a delight to have it compared to that famous painting. Thanks!

Betty C - So glad that you noticed that detail.

Jack, sometimes the only photos you can get in Paris without people are those taken in the dark of night.

Danar, no tripod but I do hold my breath and take multiple (sometimes many) shots. I shoot with a Nikon D7000 except when it is pouring rain and I use an underwater camera. Lens: 18-200mm Aperture priority f/6.3, ISO 3200, shutter speed: 1/40s

Thanks for those kind comments, but I really do have many that I "delete" - very, very many!

Bises,
Genie