Rita Crane Photography: Paris / historic cafe / Le Marais / Eglise St. Gervais / right bank / night / architecture / Chez Julien, Paris

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    Once again I'm reposting for contacts who never saw this image, and because I miss Paris and can't prepare anything new to post this week. Chez Julien is a lovely place (in the Marais district) that was created from two former shops, a bar on the left and a patisserie on the right. In the background is an ancient medieval church, L'Eglise de St. Gervais. This little gem of a place is just off the Pont Louis Philippe, and a little bit to the east of the Hotel de Ville of Paris, near the quais.

    It's a beautiful part of town on the Right Bank -- a historic area and originally part of the medieval Paris which was encircled by the historic wall of Philippe Auguste. (Philippe Auguste was the French king who built the original Louvre palace and fort that guarded the west entrance to ancient Paris.) There is another medieval building, the Hotel de Sens, just a few steps away from Eglise St. Gervais and Chez Julien that attests to the fine architecture of the middle ages. Finding this restaurant was like coming upon a little jewel, truly, with the fantastic old church standing grandly in the background. A mysterious, rich, and beautiful scene full of the mood of ancient days!! Behind me was the right quai of the Seine, then on across the river is the tip of the Ile St. Louis, next to that is Notre Dame on the Ile de la Cite. Truly the heart of Old Paris.

    Here are links to information and historic maps of Paris ..... the part of Paris shown in this photo and some information about the ancient walls built between 1190 and 1210 around the medieval city.

    fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enceinte_de_Philippe_Auguste

    www.philippe-auguste.com/mur/index.html

    Here is a link to a wonderful series of old maps of the historic center of Paris, showing the development around the Ile de la Cite and Ile St. Louis from the 1400's to the 1800's.

    paris1900.lartnouveau.com/paris00/ile_cite_st-louis.htm

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    1. kiowas 37 months ago | reply

      great scene

    2. tsuping.liu 37 months ago | reply

      Excellent work.

    3. AnneliesW 37 months ago | reply

      a beautiful image with a Hopper feel to it! :-)

    4. Guib_Did 19 months ago | reply

      superb image !!!!!

    5. B℮n 19 months ago | reply

      Lovely xposure Rita!!

      GRTZ,BEN
      Have a great week

    6. adventurcrazy 19 months ago | reply

      Hi Rita,this is beautiful night shot ,i have done night photography for year and half with a group around Los Angeles.long time no comment,hope everything is well with you and your still enjoying photography,in have been busy with my group of photography and thats whay i havent been much active here in Flickr,i organize shoot for my group and do modeling shoot in door and outdoor,hers the link to my group. www.meetup.com/Studio-loction-Photography/
      if you have time check it out and check the meetup i have done in past,on top see the menu bar where it says photo and see the images of past photo shoot, i basically hire model and pay the model for there time and type of modeling and charge the photographer!

    7. a g n è s 19 months ago | reply

      Au coin de la rue...such a beautiful night shot reflecting the real Parisian scene!

    8. @petra 19 months ago | reply

      I so love your Paris shots, Rita.
      Actually I love everything you do!
      Just great seeing this beautiful image again!

      Hope all is well with you. Best wishes, today and always!
      Petra

    9. ilsebatten 19 months ago | reply

      Ah Rita such a beautiful image to illustrate European life

    10. bird_fly2009@yahoo.com 19 months ago | reply

      Nice and beautiful!:))

    11. sistereden2 19 months ago | reply

      Un charmant coin de Paris joliment restitué, et une belle façade de restaurant dont j'ai récemment photographié le chef.

    12. Chad R. Johnson 19 months ago | reply

      Nice shot, very captivating, and thanks for the additional information. I want to explore this are this area the next time I am in Paris.

    13. benjaminoscarretamalinostroza [deleted] 19 months ago | reply

      bella fotografía

    14. val savarese 19 months ago | reply

      luvly night shot !!

    15. Lucille-bs 19 months ago | reply

      Une compo de toute beauté !

    16. BBang Ahn 19 months ago | reply

      Rita, give me a recipe for the one like this. You have a million dollar's camera?

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