Monday, December 19, 2011

Paris: Day 6

Day 6 in Paris started with a walk through my favorite neighborhood in the city, St. Germain.No trip to St. Germain is complete without shopping. The neighborhood is full of the most unique and fascinating shops in Paris. The most famous of these is Deyrolle of course.The taxidermy shop takes merchandising to a higher level with their clever displays. I loved this tableau of animals eating a meal together at a table mad-hatter style.
As throughout the city, the buildings are gorgeous. As space is at a premium I noticed many double and triple dormers like the one here: no attic space goes to waste!
After a morning of shopping it was across the river, past the Tuileries to the very British and charming old world Hotel Regina to meet friends for drinks.Along the way, I passed these faux-bois doors painted by Jacques Garcia himself on an elegant apartment building facing the Louvre.
The evening ended fireside at the apartment of friends before dinner at a cafe in the Marais.What else could one ask from a day spent in Paris?

5 comments:

David said...

From the looks of it Monsieur Pug couldn't ask for more either.

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

Could that color exist anywhere else so well except Paris-One of my favorite colors amidst the grey. pgt

Jennings and Gates said...

Thank you for the wonderful pictures! Little A- I'm with you, especially love that French Blue door. I keep seeing snippets of that color, so I guess it's a sign- I have to paint something that color now.

Style Court said...

Stefan, love your image of the iconic blue door.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Stefan, I'm enjoying Paris through your eyes, enjoying your attention to detail, and enjoying your superb photos, as always. Thanks for taking us along! Marry Christmas from Mark.