Tuesday, January 22, 2008

rue Mouffetard





Photos of the rue Mouffetard, a Paris street full of markets and stalls. The top photo shows the rue Mouffetard where it meets the Place Contrescarpe. The Hemingways shopped here when they lived in their apartment on rue Cardinale Lemoine.
In "A Moveable Feast", Hemingway called it, "that wonderful crowded market street which led into the Place Contrescarpe."
(It is also where Amelie shopped.)
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49 comments:

isabella said...

Wow, I wonder what year this photo was taken...
Believe it or not, Paul, the only thing that changed is the fashion! The buildings, the food stalls and the roaming dogs are still there ;-)

Nikon said...

Thanks for the visit, Isabella. I wouldn't have guessed that it is still like the "old days."

Moi said...

that's a neat addition from Isabella...love the bricked path.

Moi said...

and the stray dogs remind me of India :D

The Paris Apartment said...

What a moment in time! It's so true, Paris seems to never change, just the clothes, even the faces seem to stay the same. Glad to have found you as I have a fascination and love for both Paris and the 20's too!

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Nikon said...

I don't think that they are strays, Elween - but I'm just guessing.
I think Parisians love dogs!
In Italy, it's cats :-)

GMG said...

Hi Paul, sorry again for having been a bit absent, but my week was too crowded...
Amazingly, like Isabella said, the Rue looks actually the same nowadays; the difference is that I didn't notice that Papa used to shop there...
Thanks for the comments at Blogtrotter
Enjoy a great weekend!
Gil

Shionge said...

I bet it is just as crowded now ya

Nikon said...

Hi Gil & Shionge - I know Gil has visited Paris frequently - have you been there, Shionge?

isabella said...

Firstly, I can assure you those are not stray dogs! Nikon is right, French love their pets too much to let them remain homeless. What you see here is very typical - French dogs are extremely well socialized and behaved, they hardly ever require a leash, they follow their masters everywhere, wait with them at street crossings and outside any grocery store they are not allowed inside of (not that many ;-)))
Secondly, I came to reminisce about my '79 Datsun 210! I made a trip from CA to NY with my Old English Sheepdog in it. Great memories along the way...
What year was yours?

Nikon said...

Oh, good question, Isabella. I think it was a perhaps a '79 or '80? It was pretty beat up from a lot of fender benders ( the person that I bought it from had all of the accidents). The front bumper was at about a 30 degree angle. It was wine red, 2 doors & I must have driven it to Jersey 6 to 8 times. It had 240,000 miles on it! The rear differential was not lubed when it was taken in for a lube job & that's what killed the car.

Carlos said...

Indeed very nostalgic... Last time I was in Paris I walked that street in my "Hemingway tour". I'd love to be there now...

Nikon said...

Hello Carlos, evryone has been there but me lol :-)
When do you go on vacation?

Carlos said...

As I promised you, if those lottery guys find the rigth numbers (mine) you'll go there.

Nikon said...

LOL, thanks Carlos!
I play twice a week over here, too!

Olivier said...

merci pour ta visite sur mon blog EDP.
j'adore le quartier de la rue Mouffetard, quartier toujours tres vivant
Thank you for your visit to my blog EDP.
I like this area of Rue Mouffetard, district still very alive

Kate said...

When I visited Paris, I used to stay about three block down from Hemingway's flat on Cardinale Lemoine. Unfortunately for me, the owners have sold their wonderful apt so I no longer walk one of Hemingway's neighborhoods when I visit. This is a wonderful photo, Nikon!!

Nikon said...

Thank you Olivier, & Kate - nice of you to drop by.
I'm having computer problems so I may be a bit behind in posting.

Hyde DP said...

great to find a new post up here

GMG said...

You're right Paul; I lost my count on Paris visits...
Now, I'll be absent for a while. Meanwhile, leave you with a somehow surprising post at Blogtrotter. Enjoy!
Wish you a great fortnight and see you by mid-February!

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Brocante said...

i don't stop dreaming of and missing paris...many thanks

Borrego said...

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AnalĂ­a said...

Nice picture, yet sort of sad. Nikon, I've not been to Paris either, so when those guys find Carlos' lottery numbers, please tell him to take me there too!! LOL
Kisses sweety

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Enlarging the photo come out some nice details about clothes. Very interesting.

Nikon said...

Hello Anni,
You can definitely come! My computer has been down for a week - I hope that everything is fine with you!
Hugs & Kisses

Nikon said...

Hello Fabrizio! Nice to see you & thanks for the comment!

T.R. said...

I love that book - moveable feast. An all time favorite.

Shionge said...

Yo Paul, come over for some comfort food ;)

Nikon said...

Hi Shionge, I saw the pics :-) Amazing!!

david santos said...

Hello, Nikon!
Excellent posting.
Beautiful photo.
thank you

oldmanlincoln said...

Interesting photograph. I like the old photos too. I was just working on some from my mother's side of the family from the deep mountains of West Virginia taken ages ago.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Shionge said...

Happy Valentine's Day Paul....any romance in the air so far for you :)

Still, have a nice day ya!

lynn said...

What a fantastic photo.

GMG said...

Hi Paul, I’m back after a short break!
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter
Wish you a happy Valentine’s Day!

Pat said...

I really like this photo and I especially was interested in what Isabella said about the dogs. Sounds for sure like my type of dog. My dog would fit in there just fine!

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

99 said...

I used to buy my veggies there when I lived in the Quartier Latin!
It didn´t change much since, what was that picture from?, the late 50´s?

I bet it´s you the man looking at the camera with a cigarette in his mouth on the left. ;-)

Nikon said...

Hi 99, yes, I put the camera on a tripod & self-timer & then ran up the street! You are the first to find me out :)
I think it was in the fifties, lol.

Nikon said...

Pat, Gil, & Lynn, thanks so much for stopping by!

99 said...

I knew it!

eve's lungs said...

This is beautiful. I loved the Moveable Feast and this makes it all the more realistic to visualise where he might have lived. Your blog is remarkable!

Josy said...

Ah! When I visited Paris with my parents (way back in the day), we were eating outdoors at a restaurant here. While waiting for our food, I noticed a plaque... the exact wording of which I don't exactly recall, because I haven't seen it for 12 years. But we were surprised to read "Ernest Hemingway [did something here] from [19__-19__]."

....which has absolutely no impact on you nor this post, but it made me think of it. :)

Ame said...

AND!

It's also where AME shopped!!!

EEEEEEEEEEK!

AWESOME shot Pauly! Brings back memories...hmmmmmmmmmm.....

I'm craving SALMON!

Have any?

Oh and P!?!?

MATCHES!
;)))
XOXO

PS: What's neeeeeeeeeeeeew???

agus_bsas said...

Hi! Is there any story written by Hemingway that is set in Paris?

Thanks!

Nikon said...

Hello, Agus, I love "A Moveable Feast". This blog is based on that book.
"The Sun Also Rises" starts in Paris, but most of the story takes place in Spain.

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