A secret corner of Paris

May 4th, 2009, 05:36 AM
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There is a little row of tiny individual houses somewhere in eastern Paris, maybe in the 19th. Do you know the name of the street?
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May 4th, 2009, 05:49 AM
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Thanks Kerouac. It was nice to start my day in Paris.
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May 4th, 2009, 07:40 AM
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Thank you, Kerouac. I get tired of looking at the photographs
of all the popular places. I no longer do that, beside, most snap a better photo than I.
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May 4th, 2009, 07:57 AM
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I really enjoyed your photo essay, Kerouac. A timely reminder ( to me!) that there is so much more to Paris than the 4th-7th. Thanks for sharing your "secret".
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May 4th, 2009, 08:24 AM
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Nice glimpse of a Paris hidden from most of us. Thanks.
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May 4th, 2009, 08:28 AM
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kerouac,
i love your hidden views of paris.

this is exactly how i like to explore - a little bit off the beaten path - once i have done the 'touristy' thing and have got to know a city.

someday.........
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May 4th, 2009, 08:58 AM
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I have plenty of plans for more photo essays. You can check the place where I post the photo essays and find new stuff there regularly (hey, if you register, you can post your own discoveries).

I have an unusual one coming up soon that goes back to the year 2000 (an innocent time when fewer terrible things had happened in the world). As part of the millennium celebrations, the Route Nationale 2 which goes from Porte de la Villette to Belgium was closed to traffic and turned over to the local residents to create their vision of the "RN 2000" for one amazing weekend. (No, it wasn't closed all the way to Belgium, just 6km to Le Bourget.) I walked the entire length of that section and saw some surprising things.
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May 4th, 2009, 09:17 AM
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Thanks, Kerouac. These kinds of 'villages' still exist on the edges of the city, having been absorbed into the geographical limits without losing their village identities.

For anyone in Paris this month, the annual Portes Ouvertes (Open Studios) of Belleville artists takes place May 15-18. A great opportunity to see the alleys and small streets of Belleville and visit the studios of some talented (and less talented) artists in this fascinating area.

http://www.ateliers-artistes-belleville.org/
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May 4th, 2009, 09:59 AM
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Thanks for the old rundown places essay. Very evocative.

Is the old superette still there where you used to shoplift?
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May 4th, 2009, 10:33 AM
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No, it disappeared. I may have put it out of business with my filched cans of tuna.
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May 4th, 2009, 07:13 PM
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Where are the people wearing Lanvin trainers that cost 540 euros?????

You were a shoplifter? Oh, you French gays are so daring. Steal any leather pants?

Thin
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May 7th, 2009, 11:45 AM
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Thanks for posting those wonderful photos - reading all the posts on Paris makes me feel like I didn't see anything at all last week....I bought a book on Paris today for the next trip which I hope is soon but I keep having to remind myself that I'm unemployed.
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May 7th, 2009, 05:30 PM
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Absoutely wonderful, kerouac! We leave the day after tomorrow and I hope we can squeeze the 2oth in!

For a trip that is not supposed to have an agenda, I already have a lot to do!
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May 8th, 2009, 03:24 AM
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Kerouac you are a star!!! Those photos are lovely and I know that next time I go to Paris it will be an entirely different holiday from the 2 that I've already had there. I loved the photo of No 7, it seems so private and romantic - wouldn't it be lovely to know who lives there........
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May 8th, 2009, 03:59 AM
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kerouac, thanks for sharing these lovely early morning photos of an area off the beaten tourist track! I enjoyed your recent Paris spring fashion photos as well.

Have ever started a thread about Montmartre? I couldn't find one under your name. We will be staying in an apartment on rue Tourlaque for a week in June and I'd love to have your suggestions about where to eat and food shop like the locals, starting with the best way to get there from CDG.
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May 8th, 2009, 05:38 AM
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No, I haven't done Montmartre. There are so many lovely photo essays of Montmartre already that I feel that doing my own would be a waste of time.

But I do plan to come up with some other subjects before long.
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