Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Yellow ribbons on rue des Francs Bourgeois


No oak tree but a few yellow ribbons here. I photographed them rue des Francs Bourgeois - free burgers burghers- (4th arrondissement) in a court yard where there is an old Mercerie (haberdashery) with fantastic colors. This street happens to be one of the rare places in Paris where shops are opened on Sundays for it is normally prohibited to open on that day (more about this law in French here).

22 comments:

  1. Merci Eric! Another favourite shot... I love ribbons. That looks like a nifty shop.

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  2. Free burgers? Eric, are you sure? ;-) You know, you might be sending the wrong message, here :)

    My dictionary gives me "Burgher" with an "h" which is pretty close, but maybe Ham or someone else can let us know how to translate that for sure?

    Anyway, it's nice to know that some things haven't changed too much in the 4th. How many of these shops are left, really? The 4th arrondissement seems to be getting more and more modern every time I go back to Paris (as you pointed out in a previous post, we can't even park on the sidewalks anymore ;-).

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  3. Such a moment waiting to happen at the Mercerie with their spools of color.

    I imagine shoppers searching for the perfect trim.

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  4. Exactly where on rue des Francs Bourgeois? That mercerie looks like somewhere I'd really like to visit, and it's always good to have places to go on a Sunday... (Also, great photo! I love the way you see the world.)

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  5. A "mercerie" -- one of those charming types of French shops that is probably doomed to extinction! Maybe opening on Sunday could be a solution for this type of shop...

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  6. I like that red feathery ribbon. It's different than the other ones :)

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  7. yes, i like the red feather one too...also the orange and pink one in the middle row...very nice, Eric..

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  8. Eric, Did they throw a fit when you took the photo or did you manage to do it incognito?
    I was almost kicked out of that place!

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  9. I believe this shop is called Entree des Fournisseurs at 8 rue des Francs Bourgeois. It is in a charming little courtyard if I remember correctly. If you like ribbons and other sewing notions, this place is a fun stop.

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  10. Ca me fait penser au Marché Saint Pierre près de Montmartre : le paradis des merceries et des marchands de tissus !


    Voici le résultat de votre traduction :


    that makes me think of the Saint Pierre Market close to Montmartre: the paradise of draperies and the fabric merchants!

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  11. LOL Tomate, you're so right. Actually Burger is German for Bourgeois (which original meaning is a citizen of a town or borough) and not English!

    In other terms I did make a mistake: it's definitely not the free hamburger street but the free burghers'.

    > Jen. I don't know the number of the street exactly. I know it's on the left hand side of the street in a court yard.

    > A photographer. Well it's the windoshop, not te inside so I actually did not even bother asking them anything!

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  12. Ahhh, the seamstress in me loves this photo. I cannot wait to visit Paris and all of these wonderful little shops!

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  13. Match up these ribbons with the hats from a few days ago and you have some lovely Easter bonnets!

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  14. I love these shops from the past. Isn't there a shop in Paris that displays rats in their window...I think they are exterminators..?

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  15. Oooh.I'm in Paris reading PDP. Cool...!

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  16. Louis la Vache knows exactly where this store is! He has visited it several times. The ribbons in the window caught his attention just as they caught the "eye" of your camera!

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  17. a. you are absolutely right! I have a picture of that; it's a green shop, not far from les Halles. Eewww.

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