Thursday, September 15, 2005

The right stuff (L'étoffe des héros !)


Not far from the Sacré Coeur church, on the lower part of Montmartre there is a shop that all Parisians know: Le marché Saint-Pierre. It's THE place to go if you want to buy cheap fabric. And when I say cheap fabric I mean unexpensive, not "cheap"! I personally do not like this place too much for it reminds me of when my mother would drag me there as a child (!) but I must say I went back there recently to take this photo and, well, yes all this fabric makes it a place to see!

13 comments:

  1. Great comment! This is so true. I believe every kid in Paris knows this place for the reasons you describe so accurately. This picture brings back so many souvenirs. Don't miss this place, for a pilgrimage or for a first visit, there no shop that is more parisian than this one.

    JM-

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  2. Bonjour Eric, je ne connais pas l'anglais mais j'ai apprécié tes photos. Merci.

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  3. Beautiful close-up, the colours are so attractive. Oh why didn't I visit this shop when in Paris, I love fabrics (after a childhood of also being dragged around the dustry fabric shops of Sydney...but maybe that's why now I work in fashion!)

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  4. Eric, ce n'est pas "Sacré Choeur" ("Holy Choir"), mais "Sacré-Coeur" ("Sacred Heart").

    Je suppose que ce n'était qu'une coquille... (I guess it was just a misprint).

    [C'est la première fois que je repère une bourde dans ce Blog assez génial (It's the first time that I spot a blunder in this rather cool blog).]

    François, Lille (France)

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  5. and a beautifull place! on my Flickr site I have pics of people measuring it too, and they have such beautifull colors and tissus there: lots!

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  6. Francois, j´ai honte!! Merci.. Et non ce n´est pas la premiere fois! Je corrige des coquilles tout le temps.

    Et merci du compliment egalement.

    Julie, je vais aller voir ca.

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  7. Julie je n´ai pas trouve. C´est ou dans vos photos ?

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  8. eric, you're such a bon-marche kinda guy...;-))

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  9. Very cool design! Useful information. Go on! »

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