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Location of much photographed area in Montmartre

Location of much photographed area in Montmartre

Oct 14th, 2005, 02:15 PM
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Location of much photographed area in Montmartre

Does some know the area in Montmartre that has been shown many times in photogrpahs? --it's usually looking down on steps and light posts and usually has a darker background? I would like to find this area and take my own photos.

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Oct 14th, 2005, 02:16 PM
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Does "someone" know..............

Sorry!
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Oct 14th, 2005, 02:20 PM
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YES! I took a picture from that very spot. It's very close to the top of the hill by the church. I will ask my husband tonight and respond back. In the meantime, someone else may know.
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Oct 14th, 2005, 02:26 PM
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Maybe this will jog someone's memory..

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...l&x=1&y=a9a2vv
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Oct 14th, 2005, 02:26 PM
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I think we walked down those steps...is it from the pretty little square where the TimHotel is?
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Oct 14th, 2005, 02:32 PM
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I didn't see a hotel by there, but wasn't looking for one either...so I'm not sure. Does anyone know if this set of "famous" steps has a name? I know that it's depeicted in a lot of movies and old posters of Paris from the 1940s.
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Oct 14th, 2005, 02:34 PM
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I'm pretty sure that's from Place Emile Goudeau, near the Abbesses metro stop. The Timhotel and Bateau Levoir are in that square. Beautiful, ain't it?
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Oct 14th, 2005, 08:12 PM
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Sandi_travelnut's photo is looking down rue Foyetier, which the funicular runs along - you can see the glass top of the 'station' on the left.

The famous Brassai photo is from the top of rue Chappe, which runs parallel to Foyetier on the other side of the buildings you see in Sandi's photo.

I can tell this because
- it has to be a pedestrian street on a map
- the building has the same arched windows on either side
- Chappe has a flat patio? with hedge on the right, so does the Brassai photo
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Oct 14th, 2005, 08:38 PM
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Nicely done, travelnut!
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Oct 14th, 2005, 09:17 PM
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Boy, I'm just full of bad advice tonight, lol!
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Oct 14th, 2005, 09:46 PM
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Ah, don't worry, Jocelyn, I've been full of much worse (;-))
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