Thursday, January 25, 2007

Place Saint George


Between the Grands Boulevards and the Place Pigalle there is a little, charming place called La Place Saint George. This area was very trendy during the 19th century and it is still a very nice location to stay or to walk around. In the middle of this place there is a statue of Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier (aka Paul Gavarni), a famous artist (he did mostly drawings) at that time.

PS: thanks to your help (almost 400 voters!), I finally selected the photos I want to exhibit at the Festival de Romans. Here they are...

32 comments:

  1. Excellent choix! Cette pub d'Eurostar mérite vraiment un prix pour l'originalité.

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  2. I totally agree with Michele up there. That Eurostar photograph is most original, and it came out very very good considering the difficulty of getting good night shots...

    I also agree with your decision to not submit the Eiffel Tower, especially if the jury is from Paris.

    Good luck, now :)

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  3. I mean "ESPECIALLY considering the difficulty of getting good night shots." Dang, not doing too good with that no-typo-in-blog-posts- New-Year-resolution.

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  4. Place Saint George is one of my favourite... with Place des Victoires.
    It's a piece of peace in the very busy IXe arrondissement...

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  5. This is a great little Place that leads up to the rue des Martyrs and the great market street. Then you continue up towards Pigalle and the Moulin Rouge, before stopping at Sacre Coeur.

    Not from from Place St. Georges is a nice little boutique called Bocoray. It's located at 72, Rue du faubourg Montmartre 9th arrondissement Tel : 01 48 78 88 88 !

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  6. Well had I know the pictures we were voting for were for the posters they're gonna print up I probably would have voted that 1st one as my fave! 400 votes just to help you decide! You must feel really good about yourself right now, Eric. Everyone loves you!

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  7. Nice composition, and the windows intrigue me. . . a couple look open, one has multiple lights. And across the street some shutters are open and others closed. I want to walk up that street.

    I was so crazy busy that I missed your survey. You came up with fine choices. I hope you enjoyed going back through all your shots. We recently had to get an exterior hard drive because just my shots from 7 months took up so much space. I wonder how you cope with all your files and what other city daily photo folks do.
    -Kim

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  8. I've always dreamed of going to Paris. I wish I could be there soon!! :)

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  9. Great choices and this one is wonderful too, with the tones / contrast setting off which could have been quite an ordinary scene.

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  10. I hope we have time to see this area but we only have 3 days in the Marais and we have quite a schedule set up already. Silhouettes on color always make a grand look. I am still having beta trouble so I couldn't post a comment on the selections but they are two of my top 5 from when I did the questionnaire. Michael, I 've forgotten the name of the great market street. What is is?

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  11. ah yes, this area is familiar to me...i only discovered it though, by getting lost one day trying to find rue des martyrs. charming.

    the eiffel tower shot is absolutely stunning, but i love, love your choices for the posters, they will translate well. i am particularly partial to b&w prints of paris, they evoke a romantic type of glamour i think, and this one made it to my desktop after i voted for it.

    bonne continuation eric. you are a man of heart and soul and you brighten our lives every day by sharing your talents.

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  12. Johnny, not sure if this is the one you're referring to near Place Saint Georges, but if so, it's as barbara mentions, rue des martyrs.

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  13. Eric: I have been reviewing your blog for the past year. I "love paris any time of the year". I learned alot about Paris from your pictures. I also enjoy other people's input on your blog. I can't wait... I will be visiting Paris again in six weeks.

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  14. You did a good choice Eric. Those pics are really great, but it is hard to choose among all the great pics you took.


    The place Saint Georges is on the street called "rue Notre Dame de Lorette", in the "Nouvelle-Athènes" area.

    On this area there are buildings which used to be occupied by secret lovers of married men in the 19th century.

    Because of the name of the street, those women were called les Lorettes.

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  15. You never cease to amaze me Haxo! Have missed seeing you lately. Hope all is ok.

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  16. Great shot with the silouhette Eric. And fine selection of photos to exhibit while you're picking up your prize. When do you find out?

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  17. la place is a very nice one, and close to it, coming down from Sacre Coeur, a pied, there is a patisserie and they sell a delicious pistacchio cake cut in rectangles. I do not remember either the name of the street nor the bakery ! sorry.

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  18. Thanks for the info, Michael. I too am amazed at the wealth of information HAXO shares with us. Secret lovers of married men! How romantic! I'd like to see a full length movie about those 19th century lovers. Fascinating subject. We are going to watch a DVD of Catherine Deneuve this evening called, in English, "Donkey Skin". I am sure it will be better than the title. We love her.

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  19. Wow...I agree about the "Reference Expert"..Haxo..Amazing!! I have a feeling Haxo falls asleep with a book every night! How Admirable!! rue des Martyrs is a great area that has changed a lot in the past few years ehh?? A whole street full of courtesans..how intriguing! If we could only catch a glimpse of that!! Better than "Desperate Housewives" any day!!!

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  20. Johnny: Public radio did a story on Abbe Pierre this morning. I remembered the tents and the occupation of the building that Eric posted. Rest in peace, Monsieur Pierre.

    As to your photos for Festival de Romans, I knew you'd pick the bicyclist int the snow. It's a great shot. The lovers with the egg is one of my favorites. Alor, tu prends ton meilleur photo et mon meilleur photo. Tres bien. (Pardon grammatical errors, s'il vous plait.)

    Johnny: when are you in Paris? I'll be there April 26, 27, 28.

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  21. johnny-Secret lovers of married men! How romantic!

    Pathetic that you think that lying and cheating are romantic.

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  22. lol jose mms ... you remembered the important thing ... the cake !!!

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  23. Ouch anonymous, sounds like someone's been burned pretty bad. Johnny may not think that the act itself is very romantic, but you can't forget that people watch movies and read books all the time that in the fictional setting are very romantic or cool or whatever, but in real life they would be thought of as quite the opposite.

    Obvisouly the history that haxo speaks of is not fictional, but once we are sufficiently removed from a historical era it becomes "safe" to romanticize it. (Just think of how many people every year go to Renaissance Festivals. I highly doubt too many of them would actually be comfortable living without electricity or indoor plumbing, but it was so long ago that tales of the time now have a romantic allure about them!)

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  24. Congratulations on your choice; it was a difficult one indeed. Wishing you luck for the next step:

    Like today's post too, the contrast between the dark silhouetted statue and the sunny facade works brilliantly;the Haussmanian building is ever so Parisian...

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  26. Congratulation! We had our mime and theatre company, and school based at 32 place St. Georges for 11 years and also lived in the building. the place is a jewel. And the brasserie is great. it is a wonder.

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