I was back at the Palais Royal last week, having lunch- a curried chicken sandwich on crusty baguette- at my favorite Paris café, Café les Nemours.
It was a hot summer day and I strolled through the gardens after lunch. The benches under the alley of trees were packed with people reading, picnicking, relaxing, smoking, contemplating, camping, and romancing, all basking in the shade, looking to escape the heat.
In the first Palais Royal Bench Portraits post I posed this question: Do you want to share a made up story about any of the people in the photos?
Although I didn’t receive any stories from anyone, it sparked a lot of interest.
I thought I would approach the question again in a different and more interactive manor.
The New Yorker Magazine has a contest every month where readers can caption a cartoon.
I was thinking along the same lines: In a one line caption, what is the story of this photo?
You may submit a one-line caption for as many of the photos as you like and email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please number the photo 1 to 15, using the top photo, the black and white one, as #1.
I will choose one caption for each photo, re-posting the photos with the captions this Thursday, and will credit your name next to it. (Please let me know if you don’t want me to use your name).
Good luck and I look forward to your imaginative captions.
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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: 195 euros per person (about $210)
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.
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