Hello lovely Paris people! It’s time already for another installment of what I saw in Paris this week.
Strap in for this one – it seems I’ve been extra prolific with no fewer than 21 pics! I’ll try to be concise with the captions so as not to take up too much of your day. :-)
When transferring from line 1 of the métro you can catch a view of the boats in Port de l’Arsenal. The sun was pounding the plexiglass pretty hard and created a fantastic fireworks vibe on my lens. A lovely little surprise!
It’s fall and that means orange in all its forms. :) I got pretty excited about the cinematic feeling in this shot. I love this idea (which photography is so good at doing) where you take the absolutely mundane in life and elevate it to something poetic, simply by showing the intention of “hey, I want you to look at this right now at this moment”. Or…maybe this photo isn’t your cup of tea – I get it. :) But I’m down with the cones.
Another feel-good fall shot. My favorite time of the year! This is in Montmartre just next door to Au Lapin Agile, the city’s oldest cabaret. Those who join me for a tour of Montmartre will see it up close.
Saw this in the chic and classy 7th arrondissement. I only wish I were this cool.
Brunch at Hardware Society (18th arr). You should do it. If you can find a table.
One of my favorite shots lately. Place Saint Sulpice is, as I posted a few days ago, far better than TV. When I give my tours of Saint Germain des Prés I always get excited to show people this stunning spot. I feel very European here.
My mom was in town and I delighted in helping her discover Deyrolle (7th arr). The ground floor of the shop looks pretty normal but oh boy those upstairs rooms! Photos are strictly prohibited in this place but hey, blogger’s rights. :) I always feel like I’m living out a Midnight in Paris fantasy here, as one of the party scenes was filmed in this shop.
This was for #caturday and it’s a shot of one of the many quaint country alleys in Belleville. These cats, in case you’re wondering, totally own these spaces. Ain’t nobody gonna tell them any different either. They’re so Parisian I wouldn’t be surprised if they were smokers.
Never seen someone take a piece of melon and jam it into itself. This was one of those many food displays you see just about anywhere in Paris. I’ve always noticed the French eat melon more often that in the States. And that’s a good thing – it’s the damn nectar of the gods.
You know where this is. I don’t know if this time of day qualifies as the “Golden Hour” but it seemed pretty lovely to me.
On the Atlantic coast of France in a town called Lacanau you’ll find this beach. There’s a large observation deck that seems to be there only for showing off the vastness of the ocean. My wide angle lens came in handy here.
Rush hour life in Saint Germain des Prés. The Tour Montparnasse is what you see in the distance, the only skyscraper in Paris and one of the least-liked monuments in town. There’s a joke in Paris that we have two towers: The Eiffel Tower and the Awful Tower.
The recently finished Forum des Halles. The verdict’s still out on this grand canopy: is it a stunning technological marvel ushering Paris into the modern age, or is it just a bit of a let down? Time will tell but until then we can certainly admire the light and shadows of it all.
Letting goats “mow” the Tuileries Gardens is a thing these days. How great is that? And I just thought of a brilliant marketing campaign: take their milk and crank out boatloads of “Fromage de Chèvre des Tuileries Gardens”. Think of it: the tangy richness of goat cheese with a hint of Catherine de Medici’s private royal grass, Brilliant I tell you!
Square Edouard VII (9th arr) has a cafe or two. This one was closed, obviously. But that one chair left alone, facing the world…what’s the story there? Who’s that for, me? Blogger’s rights maybe? :)
A little thing called sky porn. Sorry if that term offends anyone. Again, thank you wide angle lens attachment!
Not far from Deyrolle is a hidden church called Saint Thomas d’Aquin (7th arr). And nobody ever, ever goes inside. They’re missing out!
This bakery/restaurant/tea room is called 13 A Baker’s Dozen. A very traveler-friendly and cozy spot tucked away in the Left Bank.
Monkeys drinking coffee is just one perk of Terres de Café on Rue des Blancs-Manteaux (3rd arr). I’m so done with inferior espresso and this place meets my rather snobbish cappuccino standards (wow what a hipster statement that was!). Did I mention there are swinging chairs inside this café? What’s not to love.
The 18th century French painter Chardin gets some props in the City Hall of the 6th arrondissement. You’ve gotta be a world class artist to pull of the pillow-case-on-the-head look. But dammit he does!
There it is! Let me know which one was your favorite, and which part of Paris you’re dreaming of most.
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Until la prochaine fois!
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What great photos! Comme toujours!
Hope you are well.
I’ll write again later to tell you which part of Paris I’m missing :).
I m about to buy a new camera. Any recommendations?
Really love this lot of photos … very sharp!
Bonne journee a toi …
On 27 Sep 2017 10:33 PM, “Discovery Tours of Paris by Corey Frye” wrote:
> A French Frye in Paris posted: “Hello lovely Paris people! It’s time > already for another installment of what I saw in Paris this week. Strap in > for this one – it seems I’ve been extra prolific with no fewer than 21 > pics! I’ll try to be concise with the captions so as not to take up too” >
Hi there! Thanks for those kind words. I’m afraid that because I’m strictly an iPhone photographer, I’m not at all knowledgeable about proper cameras. Sorry! But thanks for reaching out and have a great day.
My favorite group of your photos yet! Thank you for “taking” me to Paris this morning!
Aw thanks I appreciate it! My goal is to help people feel a little bit closer to this city, so your comment is perfect!
Love the pics, thanks for sharing!
Thanks to you Amanda, I appreciate the kind words!
Great photos what lens are you using?
Hi, thanks for the comment. As a tour guide I’m walking around all day so I use only the iPhone. I sometimes attach a wide angle lens by Moment. Other than that it’s mostly the editing I do in Lightroom. Have a great day!
Amazing well done
Thanks I appreciate it!
Great post! I’m a newbie Blogger, any tips you could give me would be awesome! =)
Hi there. I’d say be consistent, stick to what you’re most passionate about so the content is always good, post early in the week when response tends to be better, and try to reply to every comment. Hope that helps!
Thank you for your tips! Looking forward to following you =)
I will be glad to invest in the goat cheese scheme. A great idea!
That’s great! We both invest half a million, then? :)
These are fantastic. I loved the one with the cats, Treize and especially the cafe with the one chair looking out. they capture the real Paris.
Thanks a lot! Yes, the real Paris…it’s out there, you just have to look for it. :) Thanks for following along!
Thanks for the gorgeous photos. Really enjoy them.
Glad to hear that Lauren! Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Corey, Paris may be expensive but after seeing these amazing photos, it is still my dream City.
Thank you Pamela! When you’re here next I’ll show you all the affordable bistros :)
Reblogged this on Musings of a Penpusher and commented:
This man is a master at catching a moment, and encapsulating it forever.
Great photos Corey! How about some from to top of, and around the Arc De Triomphe sometime in the future . . . Thank you for the work you do.
Will keep it in mind Steve! Thanks for following along and leaving a comment.
Corey, from what I’ve seen so far, your photos are Paris Porn and hopefully neither one of us is offended:) You articulated well how I feel about photography. It makes me stop and SEE instead of being on autopilot.
Thank you, that’s exactly what I hope to do, not just for the audience but for myself as well. There’s so much beauty around.
Holy crap how did I not follow your blog before???? Your eye for photos is amazing! You manage to find the little Parisian gems most people ignore! I love the photo of the guy with the painting getting into his car! Anyway, you just won yourself a new follower!
Hi Camille, thanks for the kind words! Paris is such a layered city and I’m fortunate to be here long enough that I can focus on the small & quiet details, which I adore. I’m so glad you found me and decided to follow. All the best!
Beautiful shots. I miss Paris, such a great city. You’ve captured it so well…
Thank you Mark. Paris has literally turned me into a photographer, I didn’t have a choice. :) Too much subject matter all around! I appreciate the supportive words and I hope to keep sharing “my Paris” with you here. All the best