Thursday, February 16, 2006

Summer fruit in winter?


If you come to Paris you might want to try Fauchon, a famous luxury grocery store (like Fortnum & Mason in London) on Place de la Madeleine. They have - among many other things - the best Croissants in Paris (and not that more expensive than anywhere else) and are also famous for their exotic fruit that you can find in Paris in any seasons. If you want to know more about their history, click here.

24 comments:

  1. Good to know that place is still around :-)

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  2. Hi Eric - tropical fruit in winter, the acceptable face of globalisation.

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  3. I should go there, I love fruits.

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  4. I missed them...i was in Paris last December (2005) and went all around La Madeleine but i missed that place...Darn......

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  5. Fauchon is great. I always visit when I am in Paris, but I never buy anything.

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  6. So much beauty, so much color! You are a really good photographer.

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  7. Those are really some interesting looking fruit. Not sure I'd know how to eat them though. What on earth is a Malaysian Mangoustan???

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  8. Eric,

    It's amazing how you can make something so simple look beautiful. I'll have to go there next time I'm in Paris.

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  9. They look tempting, but I don't recognize any of them, except the one in the back. Is that carambola? It is also grown in Florida now.

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  10. Everything looks so colourful and appetizing. Thanks for adding a bit of colour to my day :)

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  11. We know the fruit at the back as Star Fruit in English. I recognise the one in the bottom right corner, because we have them here, but I can't remember what it is called. The rest are all new to me too. Amazing how many new things there are for each of us to discover.

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  12. Pamela, the ones in the bottom right are persimmons.

    The photo is great. It is an ode to bounty.

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  13. Love all the colour in this photo Eric. !

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  14. What, you have no bananas?

    I love the little minature bananas some fruit stands have.

    Thanks for your lovely pictures. I watch each day.

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  15. This is really chic! Something to be said about genetically modified star fruit, but I hope the croissants are all naturale!

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  16. Mangosteens! That's very difficult to find in Europe! The first time I saw these was in Singapore. You're not allowed to take them with you in public transportation, because they have a really strong smell. Actually, they smell like some sort of cheese...

    Manuel

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  17. SF Daily Photo are you sure you don't mean durian? They are prohibited in many Asian hotels and shops, and have a strong smell.

    It was funny seeing Fauchon in New Caledonia, a mini version of the real deal but always empty, just way too expensive for the locals and tourists.

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  18. mon dieu! 27€ le kilo. mais mangoustans ne sont pas de durians

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  19. Eric,

    Yours is some of THE best photography I
    have seen of Paris.

    I have photographed in Paris since
    2000 and my upcoming book,
    "The French Landscape: Images of
    a Special L1ght" should be published
    in the Fall 2007.
    (all b&W infrared)

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