17.5.10

Goutte d'Or - bis


Referring to my post last Friday, about the “Goutte d’Or”, there are some very special little areas, which may be more attractive (and expensive) for living than others. One of those would be the “Villa Poissonière”. It’s behind closed gates and on the plate you can read that you are not allowed to “… walk your dogs, feed the cats, to urinate”, but at least with a bit of luck you can manage to get in.

This is where I found the first roses of the year!

Maybe especially for the French readers; this is where Alain Bashung lived.

(I'm absent... so this one is pre-programmed.)

24 comments:

Catherine said...

I love all these liitle tucked away corners of a city - lovely - and who is Alan bashung??

Ruth said...

Captivating hideaway! And roses. We just planted 15 rose bushes.

Virginia said...

OH Peter, how lovely. I hope when I visit, we can have a look here. Those boys running down the lane made me smile so.
V

Olivier said...

c'est vraiment un endroit magnifique dans Paris (meme si on a l'impression d'etre hors Paris), j'adore la premiere photo, je l'aurais bien vu en b&w

claude said...

J'aimùe beaucoup ce clà de la Goutte d'or, C'est très joli, on se croirait à la Campagne.

Catherine said...

C'est ce que j'espèrais au précédent post, une suite à la Goutte d'Or !
J'adore cette première photo avec les p'tits poulbots dans leur domaine.
Tu n'envisageais pas uriner dans la cour de Bashung, non mais ?!

Bashung said...

Ma petite entreprise,
connait pas la crise


Ben, oui ! J'vois ça !

Leena said...

You should now be in Finland! We have warm enough also to you 25 -27 degrees Celsius :)
Greetings and nice time in Sweden!

Cergie said...

Et donc il faut promener les chiens dans les rues alentours...
Un beau petit coin qui ressemble assez à Boissy l'Aillerie que je montre aujourd'hui.

SusuPetal said...

Beautiful green and red of roses.

Peter, it's summer in Helsinki!

The Clever Pup said...

Fabulous. I wonder how close I can get on Google maps.

The Clever Pup said...

P.S. Not very close it seems. Google Street view obviously couldn't manoeuver down the street either. I find it wonderful and amazing that these places can still remain cloistered. I love it. When can I move in?

Mona said...

I like the stone pathways and the old lamp posts . Your country has so much heritage to boast of!

Starman said...

I wonder how many people actually pay attention to the sign?

Bettina said...

Wonderful photos, as always, Peter.

Yeah me too, I just love those "secret" closed streets and yards in Paris.
I have only been lucky enough to be in two or three of them - which made me feel very "not touristy" =o) LOL.

I hope you're well Peter ?
I'm not coming for the PDP picnic this year, but I hope to catch up with you later this year.

Thérèse said...

C'est très léger et on a vraiment envie d'aller y flâner...

Erin Wallace said...

Is this the street where everyone has call buttons and to maintain anonymous they put the names of famous artists by their call buttons? I always thought that if I lived there I would be Redon.

Shammickite said...

That cat looks hungry.
I want to feed him, but it's not allowed! Poor kitty!

Cheryl said...

Lovely! Must be such a peaceful, quiet oasis in the big city of Paris!

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is adorable.I'm enchanted by the first shot, so beautiful and for sure I loved that cute kitty!
hugs
Léia

ParisBreakfasts said...

Or you could do a book on those old alley ways...another of your favorites.

BLOGitse said...

Bonjour Peter!
Beautiful secret places...
It's summer in Casa too! :)

BLOGitse

Trotter said...

Interdit d'uriner... ;))

Kate said...

The top photo reminds me of one of my favorite prints of Eugene Smith, an extraordinary photographer.

http://tinyurl.com/66pf5m

If you go to the link above, it's about the third photo from the top of the "walk in paradise."