Tuesday, May 27, 2014



When you rent an apartment on the 5th floor (6th from the street level), 
count on getting your exercise  unless there is a petite elevator.  
Assuredly, you only forget an item once on your way out 
as it is a breathless return to the apartment!

This eighteenth century apartment was definitely worth the climb
 and made it possible to eat baguettes and macarons with reckless abandon.

Rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine
75011, Paris


Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

So this is the secrete for being able to indulge in French pastries and breads without putting on weight!

Warm regards

Alain said...

Cela donne envie de descendre à califourchon sur la rampe.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie,

What a wonderful staircase. It looks like a snail's shell as it curls its way downwards.

There are many fabulous staircases in Budapest and we often peek inside buildings to catch a glimpse of them. As you say, however, one rarely forgets anything if one has to climb so many steps......we give thanks daily for our lift!

Joe said...

Goodness. I can well understand why you would think twice to ensure you had all your necessities before leaving the apartment Genie. Wonderful composition. Bring on the reckless abandon I say.

Revrunner said...

You could definitely get your cardio workout on those stairs!

M said...

And think of all the calories you burn just getting the groceries back home! Fantastic photo!!!

William Kendall said...

You'd definitely get more than enough exercise!

RedPat said...

It must have kept everyone fit!

Alexa said...

Worth it for this photo too!

Randy said...

I would not have made it that far. Great shot.

Jack said...

Genie, this photo is such a beautiful one! Bravo! I never mind walking down from a distance like that, and I even search out opportunities, but going up? That is a bit more of a challenge.