Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Some Holiday Color





When Ernest and Hadley first arrived in Paris, they had Christmas dinner at The Cafe de la Paix, a cafe on the Right Bank. When the bill came, they realized that they didn't have enough money to pay the bill. While Hadley waited, Ernest ran the several miles back to their apartment to get the money. Hemingway mentions the cafe in The Sun also Rises and My Old Man.
Happy Holidays, everyone, from Hemingway's Paris.
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61 comments:

GMG said...

Hi Paul! Wow! This one looks great; I should be in Paris now... ;)

Thanks for your comment at Blogtrotter, which is waiting for you in London! Enjoy and have a great holiday season!

Zannnie said...

You have a wonderful christmas too! :)

Zannnie & Zsolt
http://www.budapestdailyphoto.com

KayEllen said...

Beautiful!!
Merry Christmas Paul;)

Have a wonderful holiday!

Warm Hugs from California,

Kay Ellen

Shionge said...

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year Paul ;D

Cheers & Hugs from Singapore
Betty ;)

Joe said...

Merry Christmas to all and to Paul!

david santos said...

Hello, Nikon!

Happy New Year.

Joe said...

Paul, Thank you for the add-on! This is the place where he and Hadley first drank the warm rum punches that he said: "entered you like the Holy Spirit".

Nikon said...

Joe, you are a fount of knowledge!
Thanks!

isbelle said...

Just discovered your blog about Hemingway in Paris. What would he thought about Catalonia´s wish to abolish bullfighting? What do you think yourself? Bullfightings is a whole ritual but also controversila uissue nowadays. Happy New Year! Come to visit my blog!

Nikon said...

Hello, Isbelle, thanks for the visit!
(I couldn't go to a bullfight, I don't think!!)

GMG said...

Hi Paul! I also had dinner at the Dôme, but I'm not on the list of famous... ;))

Blogtrotter has reached the January 2009 trips! Not bad; just one year delay... ;)
Enjoy and enter 2010 in great shape! Wish you all the best for the New Year!!!

Shionge said...

Hiya Paul!!! Wishing you a blessed year ahead and dreams come true too.

PS: Dreams do come true ;)

99 said...

Happy New Year Paul!

Nikon said...

Good to see you! Happy New Year to you and Negrita!

GMG said...

Hi Paul! Happy New Year!!

Blogtrotter has reached 500 posts on all blogs with some views of «La Petite France, Strasbourg»! Enjoy and have a first great week in 2010!!!

PS: Chinese spam? Delete it... ;)

Nikon said...

Hi Gil, yeah that spam is a pain. I missed that one somehow.
Off to Strasbourg!

Goji said...

Very beautiful!

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

Beautiful photos...hope all is well for you...thanks for the visit to "Tales".

Michelle

Kate said...

Colourful indeed. I think I'll reread A Movable Feast! Hope your holidays were happy.

Nikon said...

Hello Kate, great to see you here.
The holidays were fine and I hope that you enjoyed your's.
"A Moveable Feast" is always a fun way to spend a winter's day!

Trotter said...

Hi Paul! A new blog is born: Blogtrotter Two! Hope you enjoy at least as much as the previous version and look forward to reading your comments!
Have a great weekend!!!
Gil

Civilla said...

Beautiful blog. Have you read "That Summer in Paris" by Morley Calaghan??? A great book.

Nikon said...

Thanks for the visit, Civilla.
I haven't read that book, but I will look for it at the library - thanks for the tip!

Civilla said...

Pleased to follow your blog, Nikon. Have you seen this sitehttp://frenchfolio.hwelty.com/FrenchFolio/Home.html

An American in Paris!

Civilla said...

Yes, Morley Calaghan (Calahan?) was a friend of Hemingway's and wrote the book "That Summer in Paris" about being there with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald, and Hemingway. It was a non-fiction book and it was great. I can't exactly remember how to spell the last name. Perhaps you could google it.

Civilla said...

Yes, Nikon, go here http://www.todayinliterature.com/biography/morley.callaghan.asp

to read a little about the book, That Summer in Paris. You can also google Morley Callaghan (that is the proper spelling) and read about him.

Nikon said...

Hi, I found a review of it at Amazon.com. The spelling of his name is: Morley Callaghan.
It sounds very interesting - I'll try and find it here.
(I also checked out the web site - she is leading a very envious life in Paris :)

Civilla said...

Glad you could google it. I don't know about "she". This Morley Callaghan was a man and wrote the book That Summer in Paris in about 1929 or thereabouts. He was a contemporary of Hemingway.

Nikon said...

Hi, sorry about the mix up - I meant the woman that is living as an expat in Paris - that web site that you mentioned.

Trotter said...

Hi Paul! Thanks for your comment at my new blog Blogtrotter Two, now at the Art Deco District in South Beach! Hope to read you there! Have a great week ahead!!!

Kristine said...

Who did the painting?

Civilla said...

Oh, ok! You have such a cool site! I went to Paris once in the 70's and it was lovely!

Nikon said...

Kristine, I don't remember! I found it on a Google Image Search ages ago......Sorry!!

Nikon said...

Hi Civilla, I have never been there! I have a lot of folks that visit the blog that have been there, though.
People definitely fall in love with Paris :)

Trotter said...

Hi Paul! Blogtrotter 2 is departing Miami by sea. Hope you like it and have a great week!!

ParisBreakfasts said...

HAPPY HOLS and very late too...
Is that colorful painting of Paris some of your handiwork?
Hmmm....
Bonne Anneeee 2010

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I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as technology further innovates, the possibility of uploading our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could experience in my lifetime.

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Lapin Agile said...

Outstanding work with your blog. Look forward to what's next!

Shionge said...

Happy Valentine's Day Buddy..wishing you best of luck ya ;)

Shionge said...

You are fast ;)

PS: Can you chat on MSN?

Trotter said...

Hi Paul! Long time no post... ;)

Meanwhile, Blogtrotter 2 is at sea. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!!

Trotter said...

Haiti? Do you wanna see?
Have a great weekend Paul!
Gil

Trotter said...

Hi Paul! Just to say that Blogtrotter 2 is now at Malfini Beach, Haiti. Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

Trotter said...

Hi Paul! Some new posts at Blogtrotter 2. Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

Trotter said...

Hi Paul!
The Mayan ruins of Tulum are at Blogtrotter 2 for you to enjoy. Have a great week!!

Trotter said...

Hi Paul!
Thanks for your support to Blogtrotter Two, now departing Miami by air; my Easter egg to you... ;). Have a great weekend!!

Trotter said...

Hi Paul! So, there is Blogtrotter spam and also real spam... ;)
Want a MED break? Two has it... ;)
Enjoy and have a great week!!

Trotter said...

Hi Paul!
Blogtrotter Two is waiting for you in sunny Turkey... ;) Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

ParisBreakfasts said...

Mon Dieu!
I wish I had painted that rainy scene in Paris...
Wish I was in Paris right now...
wish bla bla bla

Trotter said...

Hi Paul!
Blogtrotter Two has a French party for you in Turkey... Quite appropriate... ;) Enjoy and have a great week!!

Trotter said...

Going on the archaeological side...
Have a great weekend Paul!!

Trotter said...

Hi Paul! The true Ephesus Masterpieces are at Blogtrotter Two for you to enjoy; I’m sure you’ll be impressed!! Have a great week!!

Anonymous said...

Bonjour

It is my first time here. I just wanted to say hi!

Trotter said...

Hi Paul!
My computer broke down and I’ll be waiting a month for it to be fixed… ;-( Anyhow, I left you a post on the suburbs of Ephesus for you to enjoy. Have a great week!!

the paris apartment said...

Hey Paul, where did you go? Miss you!

Trotter said...

Hi Paul! It's time for a new post here... ;))

Blogtrotter Two has a sunset cruise for you! Enjoy the cocktails and the views and have a great weekend!!

Trotter said...

Hi Paul! No news?

Blogtrotter Two is departing Turkey 2009! Enjoy the views and have a great week ahead!!

Mary said...
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Siddhartha Joshi said...

Lovely painting, and such a beautiful complimentary image...

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

What's the name of the painting?

Nikon said...

Hi C.K. - I don't have the name of the painting.
I had a lot of photos and art work about Paris, & Hem, on my old hard drive. That became toast earlier this year.
I can try hunting it down later if you want.