Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Sunday, March 27, 2011

It was a pleasant cafe.....

Paris seems to abound with little cosy cafe's - comfortable sorts of places
places to while away an afternoon .

Rue Des Petits Carreaux

They remind me of Ernest Hemmingway's lovely coffee quote

“It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a cafe au lait. The waiter brought it and I took out a notebook from the pocket of the coat and a pencil and started to write.”

16 comments:

My Carolina Kitchen said...

It's such fun to be in a cafe and, for a moment, visualize Hemmingway coming in the door, sitting down at the table next to you, being his usual eccentric self. Ah, the ghosts that walk among us.
Sam

VenetiaMicio said...

Effectivement très sympathique petite terrasse parisienne !
Quand je vois l'Isle sur la Sorgue dès l'ouverture du blog, je peux t'assurer qu'aujourd'hui le charme n'y est pas, car il pleut, il pleut sur la Provence et sur la petite ville qui te plaît tant !
bisous
Danielle

Aris Whittier said...

I love café’s. Most are quaint, they always smell so good, and the people always seem to be friendly. I’m a writer and I can totally see myself working on a book in that lovely café. And I do believe I see a little bird at the young ladies feet, yes?

Dianne said...

Aris - yes! you're right - I hadn't even noticed the bird - well spotted.

La Table De Nana said...

I like that quote too..and love your photo..Hope you got my reply to your e-mail..:)

Karen said...

Lovely! Makes me dream. I hope to experience one some day soon. Thanks!
Karen :)

Sylvia K said...

Those little cafes are one of my favorite memories of Paris! Would love to be sitting in one right now!! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

Such cafes... Very French, Parisian indeed... Savoir vivre...
God bless you!
Cezar

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Qu'il fait bon flâner dans Paris au printemps. ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Trotter said...

Hi Dianne! Rue des Petits Carreaux... J'aime bien ça...

Blogtrotter Two is leaving the Côte d’Azur 2010; but it has a beautiful spot for you... Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead!!

Divine Theatre said...

He loved cats as much as I do!
Lovely post!

Dianne said...

Divine Theatre:- I didn't know Ernest was a cat lover.

Suzi said...

What a lovely thought Dianne , being in a parsienne cafe and having the urge to write. Hold that thought...x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Lovely post and cafe you have taken us to, today.
Thank you and makes me long to go back to Paris so I can sit and enjoy the afternoon like Ernest Hemingway, did in oe of the many wonderful cafes.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Delana said...

Cafes are probably my favorite pleasure here in France. When I've got writers block, my notebook (as in computer notebook) and I pack up and head outside to find a perfect place to rejoin our muse. It ALWAYS works.

Dianne said...

Delana :- Oh! to be in beautiful France again - writing in a cosy cafe in France would be just perfect.

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