As promised, Part Deux of my walk through Belleville with the smaller details I didn’t have space for in my previous post.
I’ll also take this opportunity to mention that I frequently post photos on Instagram and Facebook, many of which never make it to this blog. So if you enjoy seeing Paris through my eyes and don’t want to miss any of it, follow those photo feeds by scrolling down below the comments section.
Now to the photos. Happy browsing and let me know which one is your favorite in the comments!
My 2 faves. The undeniable connection and its mirror image
Thank you Jeanne!
Favorite? As usual, I love them all! You’re a fabulous photographer.
That’s so nice to hear, thank you.
I love where you have the bike mirroring the wall mural. Great angle!
Thanks Byddi! I did get rather giddy when I discovered that shot. 🙂
Must take me through this neighborhood on my next visit! Looks very cool and eclectic. Thanks for sharing.
Yes eclectic is the perfect word!
I like the second from top. An interesting angle and lots of shapes and colors. Also the one with the reflection in the mirror is good. How you need to do Belleville when it is bustling.
Yes Bonnie, I certainly plan to come back again and explore!
Can I make a little row of hearts here like on Facebook? I love them, Corey.
Thank you Lee. I gladly accept those virtual Facebook hearts 🙂
I liked your photos. Most people never bother with detail shots. Gives a great sense for the place.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you I appreciate that. So much of the beauty of Paris is in the details, especially in local neighborhoods like this. Glad to have you as a reader!
How can I possibly choose just one favorite, Corey?! Well, OK … if pressed I would choose the reflection of Robert Doisneau’s kiss in the scooter mirror. It’s intriguing and arresting on its own, but even more so when you add the out-of-focus couple in the background. Can’t help wondering: Is the mirror giving us some hidden insight into their relationship? Or is it a reflection of the past — or maybe their future? All of this drama and conjecture in one frame! Nicely done.
Ah I can tell you’re a fellow photography fan. 🙂 I hit the lottery with that mirror shot. It was one of those things that came together so easily but looks like I painstakingly arranged it. I still can’t believe I got so many decent shots that day from just two streets. Madness! Thank god my phone has a camera.
The circles on the box complementing the mozaic floor. And the colourful geometric creature and wallpaper hummingbird. LOVE
Thanks for your comment, glad you enjoyed the photos!
Meerkats on mustard metal! But seriously also love the mirrored Doisneau couple – artist upon artist upon artist….
Ellen I now regret not using that amazing title: “Meerkats on Mustard Metal”. Grrr, missed opportunity! 🙂
I’m rather partial to that area of Paris, stayed there for a week with the children and went for a walk in Buttes Chaumont park. I also took lots of pictures of little details, but nothing as exquisite as you…. now to find your other post about the doorways….
Thank you for that compliment Marina. To be honest not all of my photos turn out to be memorable ones! Sometimes it’s just a matter of sheer volume :-)
I was in Belleville in 2009, but wasn’t able to spend much time there. Perhaps I was just passing through and didn’t have time to look at the beauty there. Your photographs have convinced me to wander slowly through the area on my next visit this year. The doors in your photographs specifically intrigue me. The doors of Paris are especially lovely everywhere. Again, a beautiful post!!
Thank you so much Cheryl, I appreciate it. I really think what makes Paris special are the details, and they’re so easy to overlook even for those who know a neighborhood well. So part of my goal is to remind myself to keep an eye for the small stuff.
These are all gorgeo4us photos and Belleville has many hidden treasures. I remember having a fantastic dinner at a restaurant owned by carpenters. In Paris, you wear your personal history proudly. Thanks for these posts!
You’re welcome, it’s my pleasure. I’ll do my best to highlight other lesser-known areas in the future! Thanks a lot for following along and have a great day.
Yes, the mirrored kiss was exceptional, but the light fixture of wooden (?) faces gave me pause. And, I loved the shade of blue on that barred door. Thanks for sharing.
As always, I loved all your work; still, if I can only choose one, it’s the kiss. Love how you captured it in
the mirror too.
Thanks Honey B, I consider myself lucky to have found that mirror shot! Have a great day.