I was just looking through the many pictures I took the last time I was in Paris and I wondered if there is a lot of blue in Paris or if my lens was attracted to it.
How charming is this? A single, beautiful greenhouse painted blue in the middle of the square des batignoles, and in the center a single orange tree on display like a rare work of art.
I took this picture on a rainy day in one of the pretty ruelles (petite rues) near Oberkampf. The pedestrian street was teeming with artist studios. It felt so far away from the city and yet was smack dab in the heart of it.
A beautiful gate painted blue and the mauve of a Lilac bush. You know how to say Lilac in French? Lila, pronounce. (leelah)
I think there is a name for this traditional blue. If you know tell me I can't seem to find it on google. I wonder who lives behind those gates. I think it was some kind of embassy or something. In Paris you can't turn your head without being dazzled by beauty. Sometime it's because you see something grand...
And some time because of a humble petite fenêtre.
Speaking of imposing blue. Here is one Paris' most famous restaurant, La Tour d'Argent.
Argent in French can mean silver or can mean money. I think in this case it might means both. An appetizer of snails and asparagus (Escargots des Murailles et asperges, sauce Meurette) for 79 euros. The filet de boeuf aux herbes fraîches, pommes de terre croustillantes (steak and fries, basically) is 89 Euros. And for dessert? How about the soufflé caramel, fruits exotiques au jus de citronnelle 26 euros. That's before the wine and you'll need a lot of it to numb you for the addition. But look on the website, the view of Notre Dame is breathtaking.