Monday, August 12, 2013

Postcards from Paris: When it sizzled


A heatwave was raging when I snapped these. Iconic bookstore (the original was founded between the wars by Sylvia Beach, whose Princeton grave is here) and water fountain...

{Too hot to THINK!}

{That's better!}

25 comments:

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

That's a book store I could thoroughly enjoy myself in.

Kaya said...

I would love to visit this book store. Just to wonder and look around. Not sure I could find there a book in English. Love the fountain. It's very beautiful! And the last picture is so compelling. I can't take my eyes from it. Great moments from Paris!!!!

hamilton said...

That bookstore would be a delight to visit.
And what a wonderful way to cool off :)

Jack said...

Four fine postcards. If you were back in the old USA in July, you would have given your sweat glands a workout, too. July was VERY hot in the northeast.

Randy said...

That bookstore would be my first stop if I ever visit Paris. We had a store in Phoenix with the same name. I loved it.

LOLfromPasa said...

Classic shots, Lulu. That heatwave stretched over some distance far and wide. I enjoyed it here while it lasted :). Loving your postcards!

cieldequimper said...

It is much much cooler now (it was actually cold last night) thank heavens! You've been all over the place!

orvokki said...

Lovely bookstore.
And your "too hot.." and "water spray" are a good pair.

llandudnopictures said...

The book shop brings back memories, spent many a franc/euro in there over the years. Wonderful place!

Peter said...

Tres tres bon! Hope you escaped down to the Paris Plage.

Chrissy Brand said...

Delightful!

a.s.m. said...

Me encanta la librería.., preciosa,
pero como buena foto, me quedo con: “Taht´s better”
Un saludo, Ángel

Gregory Urbano said...

great pictures!

Catherine said...

Love your postcards! The water fountains are one of my favorite icons of Paris. Looks like you were able to take in a lot of the city despite the heat, bravo :)

BaysideLife said...

I have a photo very similar to the one of the book store. (Different shoppers of course.) It's a great place to spend a morning. Your photos bring back very nice memories.

Tanya Breese said...

oh i love all of these and lol at "too hot to think" :D

Norma Beishir said...

Paris, as always, is beautiful!

Great photos (also as always)!

My Unfinished Life said...

nice shots!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic shots. I remember visiting Shakespeare's when Aimee and I were in Paris. Your images are making me feel restless Lulu, I will have to conquer my ever growing fear of flying and get back there soon :)

Mo said...

Looks like you are having a super holiday

photographic-sketchbook said...

What a lovely walk about. So much going on. Enjoy your holiday.

Leovi said...

Great photos! What pretty pictures, wonderful shower in the street, I really like!

Petrea Burchard said...

My heart breaks a little every time I see a picture of Paris.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sorry it was so hot when you were there. Looks like there's so much to see and do.

Gunn said...

I love the bookshop, including the notes on the wall upstairs....