Saturday, December 06, 2008

Vintage 1920's Paris






The top photos and paintings are of Montmartre in 1925, typical street scenes of Paris in the '20s: A narrow street in Montmartre, The Moulin Rouge, and a Montmartre street scene painted by Utrillo. Next, a photo of 1920s Paris, an uphill shot so typical of Montmartre.
Then, "The Old Book Man" looking for a bargain perhaps at the bookstalls on the banks of the Seine, where Hemingway shopped.
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33 comments:

KayEllen said...

Amazing pictures Paul:)
Thank you for stopping by!
Hard to believe Christmas is coming!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Kay

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Hey Paul!
Love the pictures. The first one looks like a postcare, the second one is so very interesting!
We've been crazy busy with the Holiday season but hope to stop by here again soon!
Karla & Karrie

Nikon said...

Thanks for the visit, Kay Ellen!

Nikon said...

Hi Karla & Karrie - have a good holiday if I don't see you before then!

Eel Wind said...

I suppose the books must be quite cheap. I like good books with cheap prices. that's why I love shopping for book in Payless Book Shop! ( I wonder you have this kind of book store at your place;))

Nikon said...

Hi Elwin, thanks for stopping by.
I've never heard of Payless Books in my part of the US, anyway.

parisapartment said...

These shot were soul food tonight. Thanks for sharing these beautiful moments in time!

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

Beautiful photos of days long ago,
the black & white images are always so touching. . .how I think of him in war time, wandering around in dust & debris. . .

M

Nikon said...

Thank you Claudia for the visit - I love the pics of the kitten!

Nikon said...

Hello Michelle, thanks for being a fan!

Kate said...

Love these photos! The bookstalls look very much the same today. I've purchased postcards at these stalls and brought them home to frame. Great stuff!

Shionge said...

I must say I am intrigued by the old man browsing there.... ;)

Nikon said...

-Hi Kate, thanks for stopping by.

-Hello Shionge, long time!!

Shionge said...

Hey...hope you are not on a hunger strike now ;)

Nikon said...

LOL, hi Shionge, no I can eat again, you're back :-)

Hyde DP said...

Marvellous pictures

Glad the card got through

Eel Wind said...

oh? shoes? cool. I bet you can get one or two pairs of Jimmy Choo's (if you know what "jimmy Choo's' means *wink wink*). hehe.

Nikon said...

Only if Jimmy has never worn them, Elwin!

Marc said...

Great pictures, it is a shame Montmartre nowadays is one big touristtrap swarmed with, well eh tourists..
I guess we have Hemingway and Toulouse-Lautrec - and others - to blame for that :-)

parisapartment said...

Wonderful old shots like these are such gems! When do things change? I can just see Hemingway sifting through those stacks of books and papers. I wonder what goodies were in there?

Nikon said...

Hello Marc, always good to see you here! Thanks for the visit!

Nikon said...

Hi Claudia, thanks for the visit!

KayEllen said...

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday week...her comes Christmas!!!

KayEllen

Eel Wind said...

You do know Jimmy Choo... *wink wink* hehe :)

KayEllen said...

Merry Christmas Paul!!!
...hope you have blessed holiday:)

Maybe you are headed for Paris for Christmas? hmm....?

Stay warm in your snowy weather!!!

Take Care,
Kay ellen

Nikon said...

Thank you Kay Ellen!
I'm not heading to Paris unfortunately - but I hope that you have a great holiday!!

Moi said...

i can never get enough of books being sold on the streetside.......you never know what you will find and at what prices..........beautiful pictures.......

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Nikon said...

Hello Rick! Thanks for dropping by and I'm glad that you like the site!