Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Paris Rouge XXIII - arnaud Delmontel


If you've been to Paris, don't need me to describe the delicious aromas that greet you the minute you walk inside a patisserie! Aujourd'hui, arnaud Delmontel, Montmartre.

For my photography amis, I chose not to crop this one because I rather liked the way that gray, cold day made this almost a monochrome with just the shop in color. Paris en janvier! :)

For my fashion amies, an example of the "puffy Paris jackets" that I will NEVER , EVER wear!

15 comments:

Ginnie said...

I totally agree about the crop, Virginia, and those jackets. :) And the warm colors of the shop! My sister, who thinks she lived in Paris in a past life, would love this, as do I!

Shell Sherree said...

Oooh, the warm glow of the interior really is a gorgeous contrast to the grey ~ nice call, V!! And I'm with you on the puffies.

Daryl said...

ah the Michelin man look .. not for me either .. and I love the old brick/stone and the interior light contrasting ..

Sandy, Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Wow ... you did it again, Virginia. From reading my posts, you can see that I am wowee wild about the golden glow coming from windows. I also love beautiful awnings such as these as well as buildings made of limestone that have so much character. I can almost smell the sweetness inside! Thanks for another fabulous picture! Even the grafitti on the planter can't diminish the character of this warm and charming place.

Starman said...

I'll bet I haven't been in more than four or five patisseries in all the years I've been going to France.

Virginia said...
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Virginia said...

Starman, OH MY! Just the smells alone are a "Paris high" pour moi, not to mention all the lovely little pastries that are works of art. Did I mention warm baguettes! Sigh

Sandy,
The red graffiti didn't turn me on, but I couldn't crop it out !

Daryl,
I'm amazed that the puffy coats have caught on in Paris. They remind me of the ones from the 70's. SOOO not flattering.

Leon and Sue Sims said...

Who is willing to bet that the puffy jacket belongs to a tourist rather than a native Parisian.

Virginia said...

Leon and Susan,
I have studied this Parisian fashion fad at length. I agree it looks like a "tourist" thing but I don't think so. I spotted them all over Paris. I know "they" are thinner but I am still baffled that it's as popular as it is. Pour moi??? Non, non et non! ;)

♥ Eiffel Tower Suzy ♥ said...

I feel as though I could walk right inside!

Katie said...

Ooh, yummy! I discovered this place last year; I walked 45 minutes to get here and it's a good thing, as the treat I bought was veeery fattening. I like the wide angle of the photo too so we get more of the building and a few more goodies in the window.

Virginia said...

Katie,
You and I are meant to colide in Paris one day very soon. We haunt the same places! We need to make some plans. Sorry I won't see you when I'm out there. Waaaaaa
v

Sab said...

Yes, I love the way the outside has almost gone black and white as you say - amazing!

Jenny said...

I just popped over from Anne of Oxfordshire's blog and I love your photos. This one is so evocative and I am sure the sense memory of this moment must torture you for your "sweet" remembrances of fair Pah-ree. Thank you.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous photo! Reminds me of the Monet painting of the sunset...all gray with a burst of orange. A friend just referred me to your blog, and your photos are pure eye candy. Sumptuous and glorious!