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This is a beautiful historic restaurant in the St. Germain district of the Left Bank, down the street from Cafe de Flore, right around the corner from Les Deux Magots, and not far from La Brasserie Lipp. Situated as they were near the oldest church in Paris, the Eglise St Germain and one of the main intersections of the Left Bank, these places have been and are still a busy hub for social gatherings. The images on either side of the door are actually TILES that were designed and painted separately then attached to the exterior wall to create two scenes of peasant women in full traditional dress. To the right is another image, a maritime scene made up of many tiles, advertising the fact that fresh oysters and shellfish are sold here. Check out the street sign.
Belle facade et entree du Petit Zinc, sur la Rue St. Benoit, pas loing du Cafe de Flore, Les Deux Magots, et la Brasserie Lipp. C'etait le matin, juste avant 8 heures et meme qu'il y avait bien sure de la circulation et des pietons, j'ai profite' d'une seconde ou deux quand ce serveur est sorti modifier la carte du jour et ni voiture ni pieton obscuraient cette scene classique.
The fourth of a set of thirteen images from my recent show
"Historic Cafes of Paris" that I'll be uploading today and
tomorrow. The best way to see them all - including the ones that I
already posted to Flickr last year - is to visit the set and see them
as one show.