Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Chez Marie

Paris, Rue du Calvaire, Chez Marie, restaurant, Rue Gabrielle, Montmartre, France

Chez Marie Restaurant from steps on Rue du Calvaire

Paris is one of those cities that keeps drawing one back, time and again. In September last year we were able to spend a week in this wonderful city, based in an apartment on Montmartre. It was our fourth and longest visit. Previous visits over a period of forty years were for just a few days.  Early morning and late evening strolls took us through the narrow twisting streets, lanes and steps for which the Montmartre district is famous.

This image is one of my favourites from the many photographs taken during the week. The day was overcast and cool, not the best for capturing sparking photos. After a memorable lunch in the Place du Tertre we found these steps at the southwestern corner of the square, leading to Rue Gabrielle and Restaurant Chez Marie.  For me the view is quintessentially Paris. A large canvas print of this image now hangs in our kitchen – maybe we should call our kitchen Chez Marie!

4 responses

  1. What a great photo! I can see why this is one of your favorite images.

    February 3, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    • Thanks Maureen. Loved our time in Paris. CG

      February 3, 2014 at 10:55 pm

  2. Lovely image…Glad you had a good time during your visit in Paris. (Suzanne)

    February 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    • Thanks Suzanne. Paris is still one of our favorite destinations. Still need more time there though. Maybe we should try living there for a period like you are! CG

      February 3, 2014 at 10:57 pm

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