Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Paris Assignment













In May '05 I was given a mini assignment. While enroute to a watercolor workshop at
Arts in Provence, I was to research as many Paris cafes as possible. Equipped with a sketchbook from Sennielier, a non-digital camera and a Paris By Arrondissement map I set out.














Hundreds of photos and sketches later, I knew I was hooked.













After a week of 2-3 petit déjeuners every morning, afternoon snacks and evening aperitifs (aperos) running from cafe to cafe, my head was turned around. I knew I was not ready for the pretty pink houses and villages perché of Provence.


13 Comments:

Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Bonjour! Welcome to the world of blogging! Such a beautiful, exciting, first post! I love your photos, setting us up for the tour with cafe au lait and your sketchbook at hand...I cannot wait to stroll the French streets with you and visit cafe after cafe, "Paris Breakfest," my mouth is watering!

2:22 PM  
Blogger Jackie O. said...

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5:36 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Welcome to Blogger!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Carolg @ PB said...

Merci Tonque in cheek & Jessica for the kind comments:) I hope to make it a fun, tasty journey for everyone...
Carolg@PB

8:04 PM  
Blogger JohnnyParsons said...

Great photos. I love the composition of the Cafe Flore

3:41 AM  
Blogger Postcards from New York said...

Your site is absolutely delicious. Your photographs transporting. I immediately take a deep breath and begin to relax the moment I open a new update, they are a delightful momentary vacation.

9:58 AM  
Blogger lee jones said...

beautiful photos. i love your blog : D

7:09 AM  
Blogger Françoise said...

Hi Carol, I have enjoyed your blog for month and left you an award on mine. Françoise

11:56 AM  
Blogger Françoise said...

oops! I meant monthS, of course.
F

11:56 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Aug 7, 2009

Dear Carol:

What happened to your blog, why now (today) only shown this one dating back to years ago??? Yet in my gmail subscription, it already showed

[paris breakfasts] Les rayés de l'été
InboxX

Thank you!!

Catherine Moore

7:43 PM  
Blogger Lady Macaron said...

Oh I have the same Paris map! but it's like a tatterred fossil now..Don't you just love trips outside of Paris, especially Provence! and walking past the cafes and buildings just feels like you are in a postcard of France. Enjoy the trip and looking forward to reading on the cafes review.

1:29 AM  
Blogger Anali said...

Something must have happened to your blog for it to go back to your first post! Hopefully it will be back soon. Nice to see this first post though. : )

8:30 AM  
Blogger Sheryl Bane said...

I wish to buy your six month subscription but wish not to have any folds in order to frame. Can this be done? My friend Nancy showed me some of her letters and I fell in love.

Sheryl from California

2:08 PM  

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