Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Un petit trésor à Paris


Rarissime, fondee en 1658,  translates to "extremely rare".  Across the street from our flat last January, it is tucked under the Église Saint-Roch.  Not much bigger than my walk-in closet, it buys and sells antiques, old linens, and all manner of interesting collectibles.  Un trésor.

23 comments:

martinealison said...

Votre photo est un aussi beau trésor...
Gros bisous

ALAIN said...

Un magasin aussi ancien, c'est rarissime.

Malyss said...

The bike shows how small the shop is!I'm wondering what they were selling in 1638...

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

I would love to see that beautiful little shop.
Costas

Paris Paul said...

I remember that boutique! It's very charming indeed and you have really done it justice with this photograph.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I´m wondering which colour the portal has in reality... Paris Rouge? Bleu?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh how I love Paris....Anita

Peter said...

I talked to the owner one day. This shop was originally selling religious items, then for some 200 years a barber shop.

Janey and Co. said...

Oh how I would like to get in there!
I was talking about you again today!
Janey

Virginia said...

Peter, I think I remember that you and Mary ventured in one night. Guess I was doing what I do...photographing you two! :) Thanks for that info!

Vreni, C'est brun.

Daryl said...

A place so old, if it could talk I bet it could tell amazing stories

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What you see from the windows is pretty much the whole shop... quite petite. It is hard to fathom all the history that has paraded past this old shop.

Vreni, it is a natural wood front and very rich against the stone walls of Église Saint-Roch.

Starman said...

An interesting location.

Carla said...

HI Virginia, I adore this photo. It looks like the shop is carved into the sandstone.. Hope you are well.. Carla xx

Alexa said...

Wonderful in b&w, V. What fun it would be to poke around in this place! But apparently you don't want to show up with a crowd.

VenetiaMicio said...

C'est avec beaucoup de plaisir que je passe ici, car je sais que je vais voir un regard rarissime aussi !
Cette image nous transporte dans une autre époque, bravo Virginia.
XX
Danielle

Leif Hagen said...

Salut V de B! What a little treasure chest! I bet it felt like a jewelry box inside!

Bill said...

I've probably already said I love photos of architecture. This one is wonderful!

Andressa C. said...

amazing!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very clever name for an antique shop! There must be interesting wares to see there.
God bless you!
Cezar

LaPouyette said...

Beautiful image - love it!

karin

altadenahiker said...

What a treasure. The shop and the photo.

Margaret said...

That bike really is a nice touch. Wow, 1658!