I’m not sure why, but these last few days I have been drawn to vintage photographs of Paris; Sunday I posted an old photo from the World’s Fair of 1900, capturing the exhibition halls built along the Seine. Yesterday, I found a series of more photos, including the one above that I had to share. This is Rue de Seine in the 6th arrondissement, smack in the middle or thereabouts of the Saint Germain area. Bustling, artsy-fartsy in the best way, it is lined with art galleries, small cafés and shops. Certainly not an end to itself as it is entwined with other remarkable streets all around, it just happens to be the one that I found these photos of. The old photo and the new just reinforce how the charm and beauty of this city remains forever pulling us in with its seductive stare and we follow.
The same street corner, almost 50 years later and while things look a bit cleaner, little has changed. Well, much has changed, good and bad, but certainly, should old friends or lovers make plans to reunite here, their surroundings would still be the same. For me, that is the beauty of Paris.
Enjoy the drive….