The Canal Saint-Martin winds its way through the Right Bank and is a spectacular walking and picnic area. I love the trees and water amidst the busting city life. The cafés, restaurants and wine bars on its banks are welcoming with a relaxed atmosphere.
I took this photo at 10:30pm and it strikes me that I imagine it could have been taken anytime during the past 100 years. Surely the view has changed a little bit but the soft evening light and the glowing canal with the people barely in view match my impression of the best the City of Light has to offer.
Technical Details: iPhone 3Gs, Hipstamatic App, John S Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film. No post production.
Clay McLachlan is a Paris-based photojournalist who contributes a slice of life in Paris and beyond in a photo published in every Sunday edition of BonjourParis.
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Eric Kayser’s New French Recipes
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In the tradition of the New York Times bestseller Stuff White People Like, a tongue-in-cheek homage to Parisians. To be mistaken for a Parisian, readers must buy the newspaper Le Monde, fold it, and walk. Then sit at a café and make phone calls. Be sure to order San Pellegrino, not any other kind of fizzy water. They shouldn’t be surprised when a waiter brings out two spoons after they order le moelleux au chocolat– it is understood that the dessert is too sinfully delicious not to share. Go to l’île Saint-Louis-all Parisians are irredeemably in love with that island…. [continue reading preview and/or order your copy here].
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