Dear subscribers: Some of you have not been recieving the photos in your email subscription the last few days, so I apoligize for the problem. I am working with Typepad the service that runs my blog to clear the problem up. Please let me know if the photos of today's post don't come through.
I am continuing today with my rooftop series that I started on Monday.
My friends Laurie and Blair live on a high floor on the rue de Rennes near Blvd Raspail in the 6th arrondissement. I was at their house last spring having dinner and in between courses, I ventured out on to their wrap around terrace with my camera. It was sunset and I started to shoot some rooftops and apartment buildings across from them. The light shifted rapidly as it got dark and I fixated on the same building façade shooting it from different angles. I also zoomed into the windows and caught some people ambling about in their apartments. I felt like a voyeur or maybe like James Stewart in the Hitchcock film Rear Window. I went to the other side of the terrace and captured the blue lights climbing the Tour Montparnasse with the traffic below. Also the building was under construction, so some of the photos purposely have scaffolding and tarps, which I thought added interest and texture.
Many of the photos look identical at first glance and may seem repetitive but if you look closely you will see the subtle tone differences and the moon getting bigger as it got darker.
I would love your feedback and comments.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am happy to announce the sale of a new set of prints of my Eye Prefer Paris Photos. I am offering 20 of my most popular and iconic images for sale including my doors, architectural details, statues, and monuments. They will make great gifts for all your Francophile friends, relatives, and colleagues but don't forget to buy some for yourself.
Click here to see photos and for full details including sizes, prices, and shipping. Here is a sample of some of the photos.