I’ve been out shooting more night photos around Paris. It takes a serious effort as it doesn’t get truly dark till about 10:30, so I have to make sure I don’t curl up in bed and get caught up in my favorite American television shows. This summer I am hooked on Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex, Project Runway, and Hot in Cleveland.
I was having dinner with a friend a few weeks ago in the Latin Quarter and was walking home in between the Quai de Montebello and Quai de la Tournelle and got the first shot above while waiting for a traffic light to turn. The next photos are of the Pont de la Tournelle bridge connecting the Ile St. Louis and the Left Bank and after that are lights shimmering on the Seine.
A few nights later I went around the corner from my apartment to the rue St. Paul, where the Village St. Paul is located, a series of hidden inner courtyards specifically designated by the city for craft, design, and antique shops. At night the entrances to the courtyards are lit in colored lights, each entrance in a different color. They’ve always had an air of mystery and intrigue to them.
Shall I continue to shoot more night photos?
Do you like the black and white?
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 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