Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, February 25, 2011

Waiting at the corner....

At the corner of Rue de Mont-Cenis
I needed to make a decision.
Continue on down these beautiful stone flagged steps
to Rue St-Vincent

Or turn left into the quaint and leafy Rue Cortot
wandering past the Musee de Mont-Matre
and then the house where Renoir painted

"Garden in the Rue Cortot"

Pierre Auguste Renoir  1876
now housed in Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art

Of course I took the Rue Cortot
then doubled back and walked those beautiful stone steps
~Paris is like that ~
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Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I hope you don't mind but I've saved your images and I'm going to use them as my computer background image. They're just so beautiful!!!

Dianne said...

Brittany:- Of course I don't mind - I'm delighted. xx

Divine Theatre said...

Like a waking dream...

Elizabeth said...

I want to find this!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh yes indeed, Paris is like that! I thought from the very first that you would do both routes... those of us who are obsessed are like that, right?


Suzi said...

Of course you did! This area is so familiar to me. It is very close to our little apartment on Rue Duhesme. Wow it is so familiar.
I am looking forward to becoming familiar with the 6th! I have booked - Paris is waiting.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

What a wonderful dilemma to have! And I see you solved it in the most appropriate fashion.

Cezar and Léia said...

Girl, that first picture is very impressive, I'm in LOVE with this scenery, the perspective, those stairs, the adorable buildings, ahhhhhhhh brilliant shot!
*** by my side I think to FACE a promenade like this I should do some exercises!
Happy weekend!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Beautiful photos and those steps look very interesting. Diane

A Tale of Two Cities said...

That's the wonderful thing about Paris--delightful walks at every turn. Of course, you had to do both! Oh, the wealth of charm everywhere you look.

Diane said...

I want to be there! I also want to look like the girl in your header with the perfect back! xx

La Table De Nana said...

They just make you want to go so much:) Thank you for sharing~

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Makes it even more special having walked all around Montmartre and following the same beautiful stone steps and cobblestone roads as you.
Your photographs are wonderful.

Happy weekend

Shell Sherree said...

Impossible choice ~ I'm glad you did both! Such beautiful scenes. Have a peaceful weekend, Dianne.

Georgianna said...

Yes, you definitely had to do both! Thank you for taking us along and setting us dreaming again. – g

Joe said...

Lovely photographs and such an appropriate narrative.

Aris Whittier said...

I would love to be standing at the top of those steps...I would also love to have that type "decision" to make.

Virginia said...

Ahh those steps. Fun to photograph, hell to climb. I was lucky enough to catch a young woman in a red coat going down these stairs. One of my favorite shots of Paris!

I love your blog. It's like a trip back there!


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