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Photo Essay: Meandering Through Montmartre in Paris

There are more sides to Montmartre, the district that sits high atop the Paris landscape, than the crowds at Sacre Couer. This photo essay will show you some of the lovely or funny things that we saw as we walked around.

 

Art Nouveau building on Rue Lamarck in Paris, France


 

Bright pink boulangerie (bakery) in the Montmartre district of Paris, France


 

Montmartre cafe at dusk


 

Cafe interior in Montmartre


 

Stairway passages through the hilltops of Montmartre


 

Colourful chairs & tables at a sidewalk cafe in the Montmartre district of Paris, France


 

Nun in full habit (which is rather unusual nowadays) walking down Rue Lamarck in Montmartre, Paris, France


 

Cartoon advertisement in the window of a plumbing & heating shop in the Montmartre district of Paris, France


 

Spectacles (events) kiosk in the Montmartre district of Paris, France


 

 

 

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Barcelona Nights Out: Photo of the Day – Shoppers and Diners

In contrast to our own home town here in the South of France which practically rolls up the sidewalks on weeknights, you certainly can’t say that about a weeknight in Barcelona!

The photo below was taken on the very busy Passeig de Gracia at night. Note the happy women taking a break on the bench surrounded by all of their shopping bags as other people continue to stream by.
 

Two unidentified women rest on a bench as people walk by at night on the busy shopping district in Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona, Spain.


 
Strolling, laughing, running into friends, people are definitely out an about and not racing to get home and sit behind closed doors.
 

Happy Barcelona, Spain citizens out and about on a week night on Passeig de Gracia


 
And in this photo, people are just beginning to think about going out to dinner and filling up the tables at the very early hour of 8:30 PM.
 

Diners begin to slowly fill the tables of a sidewalk cafe in Barcelona, Spain.


 
We found an upscale ‘toy store’ for grownups called Vincon that carried everything from fabbo art and office supplies to a stunning array of kitchen goods. I had what we called (in Deb and Mark verbal shorthand) ‘a tile store moment’ when there was actually so much in that store that I didn’t know where to look first! I managed to get some shots that weren’t filled with people (and trust me, that was quite difficult), but the store was absolutely packed. At the front entry there were a row of waiting room style chairs for the people who were sitting and patiently waiting for someone else to finish shopping so they could go home.
 

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1-Vincon exterior
2-Pantone Display
3-Moleskin Display
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5-Kitchenish
6-Waiting While They Shop
1-Vincon exterior
2-Pantone Display
3-Moleskin Display
4-Bialetti Bonanza
5-Kitchenish
6-Waiting While They Shop


 
Barcelona is an amazingly vibrant city and I can’t wait to go back!

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