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The Street Where We Live
This week, anyway.


We're in Paris, renting a lovely apartment in the Marais, around the corner from the Maison Européene de la Photographie, and not far from Musée Picasso, Place des Vosges, and Beauborg. It's the old Jewish section of Paris, but now, it's becoming kind of a gay section of Paris -- not with porno stores like on rue St. Denis, but fashionably gay, like Christopher Street or WeHo.


And yes, it is true, what they say about gay men.


(They have much cuter dogs.)

Posted by aalkon at September 10, 2007 2:16 PM


"And yes, it is true, what they say about gay men.
(They have much cuter dogs.)"

Okay...I have to refute that statement as a gross generalization, and unfair to Straight men everywhere that have cute dogs.

(and if I can't post img tags here (never tried), you may see a photo bucket link following)

Posted by: Jamie at September 10, 2007 7:05 AM

Yup, I can't post img tags.

So this will have to do.

Posted by: Jamie at September 10, 2007 7:08 AM

:::earworm alert:::

"...jealous, I'm jealous again..."

Wish I were there with you guys, Amy, it looks so beautiful!

Posted by: Flynne at September 10, 2007 8:29 AM

Dangnit. Link didn't work. Seems an awful lot of effort to just make a facetious comment and act falsely "persecuted". (sigh)

One last try, then I'll move on to do something actually productive elsewhere: I defy you to tell me these aren't cute doggies.

Posted by: Jamie at September 10, 2007 9:10 AM

What a wonderful location! I've never been to the photography museum, I'm so glad to know I'll have something to check out next time I get to Paris. Have a felafel for me...

Posted by: Pat at September 10, 2007 12:42 PM

TO: Amy Alkon
RE: The Shots

GREAT STUFF, that!!!!!

I know because I've spent the last week driving around town doing the same.

Building a poster-sized collage of well done homes in the neighborhoods of this old town as a going-away gift to the Senior Neighborhood Planner for the city.

Just finished the layout before going to press. It looks STUNNING!!!! Just like those avenue shots of your trip.

REALLY enjoy that sort of thing.


[Where you sit determines what you see....or photograph.]

P.S. I REALLY should get over to Europe again. I did, so much, enjoy the trips I made at the behest of you and others; courtesy of our rich Uncle Sam.

Posted by: Chuck Pelto at September 10, 2007 12:54 PM

I'm just dropping by to mention once again that I enjoy your pictures, Amy, and your photography. Some might consider that a pointless difference, but I don't.

But wait a minute ... are you saying the person whose leg is showing in the black skirt by the clueless dog isn't a woman?

I'm wondering, that's all.

It looks to me me that you & that big lug of a boyfriend you have are doing quite well in Paris.

Am I jealous? Of course not! Whatever gave you that idea?

Enjoy Paris & post lots of pictures!

(Oh, and say Hi to the big lug.)

Posted by: Curtis at September 10, 2007 2:02 PM

The woman with the skirt was walking past the dog owner. She was not the person holding the dog. And thank you. The big lug of a boyfriend thanks you, too. (I consider that a compliment -- I've never been a woman who was interested in skinny little men.)

And thanks for the photographic encouragement. I have more to come!

Posted by: Amy Alkon at September 10, 2007 2:17 PM

Go have lunch at the Bouquet des Archives, R. des Archives at R. des Blancs Manteaux. In the Good Old Days™ we used to rent the apartment upstairs -- cash only, in plain brown envelope at the bar.

It's a wonderful example of a typical lunch spot for people working in the area. I was there just last week and, though the personnel have changed, the atmosphere hasn't.

Posted by: Stu "El Inglés" Harris at September 10, 2007 2:18 PM

I'm smiling, dear Amy.

Posted by: Curtis at September 10, 2007 2:53 PM

If you get the chance...
Caveau du Palais on Place Dauphine on Ile de la Cité

Pretentious name and address, but unpretentious (and fucking delicious) food. I've been looking forward to having their duck liver paté again for a couple of years. I'm hoping it hasn't changed.

Posted by: Shawn at September 10, 2007 3:55 PM

Merci, merci...Hitchens also recommended Café Voltaire, which I've passed, but have never been in.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at September 10, 2007 4:37 PM

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