Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, August 20, 2010

L'espirit de la Place du tertre....

famous for it's artists is this lovely little square - Place de Tertre
jam packed with artists

I only wished I had thought to bring with me photos of my petites-filles
because this artist would have painted the face from a photograph-
as you can see in this lovely painting of the little girl
~with french style beret and pink foulard~
how pretty!

I loved the atmosphere of the little alley-ways nestled around Sacre-Coeur
with bric-a-brac galore
and fabulous paintings of red-poppies

~This beautiful painting by Edouard-Leon Cortes~
better known as
"le poete parisien de la peinture"
was set in the early 1900's

I hope you like it!
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Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

That's great, I'm going to remember to take an image of someone special and get them painted...what a wonderful souvenir!

Genie said...

Dianne, I love this area too, but when I was there this summer it was just tooooo full of tourists (comme moi?). My daughter and I enjoyed this area more in December when there were admittedly fewer artists but lots fewer tourists!

Beautiful photos of a lovely area!

Shell Sherree said...

That's a lovely series of images, Dianne! The striped awning, peeling shutters and flowering window boxes in the first one ~ mmm. And that little girl's portrait is really sweet!

Victoria said...

I love Paris ... I went 2 times, the last time in last spring. It's always soooo beautiful!!! Reviewing your pictures on your blog reminds me my wonderful trip ... :)

Sorry,my english is still at work even if I studied all those years in school...

"All things French" said...

Brittany..:) yes! they do the prettiest images definitely put it on your list.

Genie..:) you must go back in the Spring - you will love it.

Shell..:) so pleased you noticed the peeling shutters - Mont-martre is full of them but what character it adds!

Victoria..:) Paris is sooo pretty in the Spring-time!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What gorgeous images and it is my dream to visit Paris one day. I love all things French and I'm pretty sure that I was born in the wrong country!

You have a very lovely blog...thanks for the visit and sweet comment!

Kellie Collis said...

So much gorgeous charm! Hope you are having a perfect weekend! Kellie xx

SoozNooz said...

Bonjour Dianne,
My name is Suzi and I am a fellow french fanatic! My friend coined the phrase francophile and I think it fits for me. Loved your images today.
I am currently planning a trip to Paris and am staying very close to this area in Montematre. I can't wait. I have been two times before and am simply in love.
-have a happy weekend - Suzi

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Bonjour mon ami
I was there in that same spot this time last year - great ambience!
That's such a good idea to have photos for the artist to sketch from! I wish I had thought of that - next time I'll be prepared - as you will be too!!
I could sooo live in Paris - could you?
Enjoy your weekend and take care.

Georgianna said...

Coming here is always a delight and pleasure, sigh! I'm bugging D every day now to take me to Paris! Have a lovely Sunday. xo – g

"All things French" said...

Roses Lace & brocante -:) yes I agree I could sooo.. live in Paris !!


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