Friday, April 13, 2012

Romantic, vain, convivial, petty— defining Paris (part II)


Paris, é muito mais que uma cidade.. é um labirinto de ruas e ruelas com as suas vivendas graciosas, em cada esquina monumentos imponentes surgem altivos quase sem darmos por isso.. percorrendo as suas galerias, a moda, fulmina em cada passo.. nos seus cafes, patisseries, bristôs ouvem-se gargalhas, conversas animadas realçam ainda mais a serenidade do Sena.. nas suas margens quiosques, livrarias, feiras das mais variadas e diversas quinquilharias, ao fundo pintores dão pinceladas em retractos de mademoisselles que por ali passam...
Ah, Paris!! É tão é fácil perdermo-nos... és a voz e memória do passado, dum passado culto e iluminado (alusão ao Iluminismo)..carregada com uma arquitectura marcante, soberba, divina.. a tua alma é misteriosa, a tua essência gloriosa..

Merci, Merci, Merci Paris!!


Paris, much more than a city, a piece of art in every corner:

Getting lost in Paris...
"In a city so well known and loved, where does discovery lie? In the thrill of the new, yes, but also in the surprise of memories waiting at every corner." (via New York Times)

Gare du Nord Train Station, Paris via Pinterest
under the Eiffel Tower via Pinterest
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Opera House, Paris France via Pinterest
Vaux le Vicomte, Paris via Pinterest
Glass roof in the department store Galeries Lafayette in Paris via Flickr
L'Hôtel de Ville in Paris via Pinterest
Opéra Garnier, Paris via Flickr
Ceiling in the Hotel de Soubise via Flickr
Paris by the Book
The Oval Reading Room at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France via France Today
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The Salon de Musique at the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal via France Today
Notre-Dame de Paris: From the Ground Up via Flickr
La Conciergerie: Paris via Pinterest
Hall of Mirrors, Château de Versailles via Pinterest
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Château de Versailles via Pinterest
Grand Trianon at Versailles via Pinterest
Château de Versailles via Pinterest
Sacre Coeur, Montmarte, Paris via Pinterest
Winged victory at top of staircase Louvre via Pinterest
Louvre via tumblr
Louvre via Pinterest
Centre Pompidou, Paris via Pinterest
Paris apartments via Pinterest
Inside the gates of Hotel de Ville via Pinterest
La Fermette Marbeuf, restaurant, Paris via Pinterest
Musée Gustave Moreau by Hotels Paris Rive Gauche, via Flickr
Elysée Palace gardens door, Paris via Pinterest
The golden gate at the Chateau de Versailles, Paris via Pinterest

L’Esprit Parisien:

Redescobrindo a alma de Paris. Dependendo do contexto l'esprit parisien - a essência de Paris- pode significar três coisas: a mentalidade, o estilo e ou para os franceses l'esprit d'escalier. 

Rediscovering de soul of Paris. Depending on context, l'esprit parisien --the essence of Paris--can mean three different things: mentality, style or witty repartee. 

Ville de Paris via Pinterest

Paris sights and attractions:

Nearly every square inch of the city seems to be seeping with history and beauty. All of it is worth seeing and exploring, but there are some Paris tourist attractions that simply shouldn't be missed.

Ferris Wheel and Eiffel Tower Paris, by Kay Gaensler via Pinterest
Arc de Triomphe, Paris via Street Photography in Paris

01| Canal St-Martin 02| Rue de Bievre
Au Printemps Department Store in Paris via Flickr
Bus stop by Grey Poupon via pinterest
Vieilles voitures, Paris via Flickr
Le Royal Monceau via Pinterest

Round'n'Round by Arashi-San, Vendôme, Paris via Flickr
Shopping in the Marais via time
Umbrella shop by Katie Orlinsky for The New York Times
Secret addresses in Paris Marais, restaurants and boutiques (01 Pinterest 02| Macaroons)
Paris City Guide Shakespeare and Company Bookshop
Shakespeare and Company bookstore via time
Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris via Pinterest
Metro Hôtel de Ville via

Boat Tour of the Seine River:

Seeing some of Paris' most beautiful sites glide past as you drift down the Seine river is an unforgettable and essential experience.

via Google

Montmartre Village in Paris:

"At first blush, Paris's Montmartre neighborhood might seem little more than a sad neon strip, lined with peddlers of souvenir windmills. But idle away a few hours in its intricate back streets and you'll likely find more local color than you would in the center of Paris." wrote Jo Lennan for Time

Carousel in Paris via Pinterest
Merry-Go-Round at Sacre Coeur, Montmartre via Pinterest
Paris City Guide Montmartre WalkMontmartre Walk via time
Souvenir shops at Montmartre. Photo by arquet.
Souvenir shops at Montmartre to the side of Sacré-Coeur via Bonjour Paris
Montmarte via Pinterest

French Couture:

"Paris Macadam, l'esprit parisien," clothes that reflect "l'énergie des rues de Paris, sa vie culturelle, ses cafés...." (via France Today)

Paris Couture via Pinterest
Paris street style via Pinterest
Chanel via
Rive Gauche, Paris via The Sartolialist
via Flickr
Louis Vuitton Fall / Winter 2012 via The Sartolialist

Grands Boulevards:

It was in the XVIIth century that King Louis XIV dreamed of making Paris a city open to all. The capital's last wall was then destroyed to create the Grands Boulevards. The ditches were filled in, the streets were paved and trees were planted all along the new avenues. The Grands Boulevards were an immediate success and Parisians eagerly escaped from their dark, narrow alleyways to take long walks on these superb, vast boulevards. (via France Hotel Guide)

Champs Elysees, Paris via hugeasscity
Boulevard, Paris via Pinterest

Passages and Galeries:

A rainy day is perfect for exploring the many covered Passages and Galeries of Paris, the shopping malls of the 1800's. Paris passages galeries are a hidden aspect of Paris. Passages are pedestrian pass-throughs beneath glass ceilings created to protect shoppers in inclement weather. Shopping today at a passage is an uncommon shopping excursion that combines architecture and pleasures of window shopping.

Galerie Vivienne via Paris at a certain age
Passage Vivienne
Galerie Vivienne via Bonjour Paris
Galerie Colbert paris passage couvert via Flickr
Galerie Véro Dodat via Flickr
Passage du Grand Cerf via Flickr
Passage Choiseul via Flickr
01| Passage des Panoramas 02| Passage Jouffroy

Parisian Patisseries and Cafe:

Delicious ways to get acquainted with the City of Light.

Patisserie via Pinterest
Photo: Macaroons in Paris
An enticing selection of macarons awaits customers at Ladurée via National Geographic

"There is nothing more French, or more specifically-- Parisian-- than taking a few moments out of your day to sit with an espresso in one of the city's thousands of cafes. While there are charming and unique spots all over Paris, this list includes some of the classics-- famed artists, writers and musicians frequented many of these traditional Paris cafes, and most have done their best to retain that old-Paris glamour" wrote Colette Davidson (in Top Traditional Paris Cafes)

Les Deux Magots by Simon Schule via GoParis
Paris Cafe via Pinterest

Traditional Paris Cabarets:

Ah, the traditional Paris cabaret. A show that has little to do with contemporary Parisian culture and everything to do with nostalgia, a good heaping of kitschy fun and a love for longstanding erotic codes.

01| Le Moulin Rouge 02| Crazy Horse Paris

Bouquinistes Along the Seine:

Along the Seine, the green metal stalls of the bouquinistes display books, magazines, and postcards for sale.
Photo: Bouquinistes along the Seine
Bouquinistes Along the Seine by John Kernick (01| National Geographic 02| Flickr)

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