Sunday, July 17, 2011

Haut Marais art


Here another one of my "discoveries" in Le Marais. I found it at the beginning of rue Charlot (or the end, depending on which end you start it!). Apparently these posters are remains of an event that was organized by the 3rd arrondissement City hall of Paris aiming at promoting artists, art galleries, museums... in the Haut Marais (the higher part of Le Marais) area (they were more than 230 participants apparently). I missed all this as... it took place in May 2011. Next year maybe! Still love the posters though ;-) FYI, it's pouring in Paris at the moment ;-(

17 comments:

  1. Hee hee heeeee. I know exactly where it is, as they always post a myriad of pictures outside their store. The last time I stopped by, it was black and white portraits posted all over the walls!

    You would have discovered this street earlier if you were into shopping! Great boutiques around there, ladies!

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  2. Eric, je crois que tu as oublié un "a" dans le mot 'Maris' en titre, à moins que tu ne cherches à trouver un mari à ces charmantes jeunes filles!
    Funny find anyway...! We call them 'majorettes' in French and I thought this was totally old-fashioned, ... but not in Le Marais apparently ! I never found a lot of grace to the rare majorettes I saw in my existence but that sure can be fun to see, a little while.
    Do you know if they made the parade on the Champs Elysées last Thursday? No, very unlikeky ! lol

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  3. They look like vintage posters - cute! Stay dry, Eric!

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  4. Flore -- we adopted the name majorettes here in the US, too, and there are still many thousands of them in high schools and colleges across the country, though they do sort of hark to an earlier era. I find these photos - and the photo of the photos - totally charming! I do hope you can find a high bred hubby for at least one of them, Eric! ; )

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  5. I heard the term "Haute Marais" a few years ago when I was staying on rue Volta. The apartment owner joked about how they called it Haute Marais.

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  6. I just watched the finale of the fireworks. WOW!

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  7. Hey, I think that's me 2nd row, 4th from the left! :~} Kidding! Though I do know how to twirl a baton. Great find, Eric—and I hope the sun reappears very soon.

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  8. oh I can so relate! I was a "Marching Girl" in Invercargill New Zealand when I was young! LOL... few years ago now though! And Eric, Rue Charlot is where our friend Cathy has her store KoKo! :-)

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  9. ET..this is awesome...big merci! Only wish I could see it...mais quand??....impossible maintenant.

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  10. What very appealing colours and vintage images! You can almost hear them striking up the marching band!

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  11. this corner is always dedicated to local artists, and always very interesting and a good photo-op.
    (Well, just another reason to visit one of the chic-iest corners in Paris).

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  12. Thank you Carrie for the information. So we call them the same way but they are much more popular in the US, aren't they?
    Have a nice Sunday, Eric and all! Here in Paris, it is still raining... but I'm busy enough not to complain about the rain ... Though I could complain to be busy while I only wish I could wander in Paris, even under the rain ... ok that's another story. I'm going in your steps in Normandie, today, Eric. Just by Trouville...

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  13. Oh, those bring back memories!! Not of me, but of my cousin ... she was in dance classes and a cheerleader and majorette as well. All of her elementary and high school pics are like that! (I secretly wished it could be me, but I wasn't that talented, even though I knew how to twirl a baton.)

    Very cool!

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  14. Eric, the character Gil in "Midnight in Paris" says that the best time in Paris is when it rains:) Fun shot! Merci beaucoup!

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  15. We had so much rain Friday night that a railroad bridge collapsed and a freight train derailed. Fortunately, no deaths. Once again, the weather in Paris is reflecting weather here: heat, rain, cold, like it has all year. Ours probably is more extreme, it seems.

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  16. These "action posters" are fun. Great discovery!

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