Curiosities of Paris !!! Part II

Looking at my vault, found some older pictures on paper and took my electronic camera to take picture of the pictures and use them in my blog. This allows me to show in my blog places not shown or pics with new angles of places shown in the blog. Nostalgia sets in and here I go on curiosities of Paris !!! Part II

The Rue de la Bonne is located in the 18éme arrondissement of Paris. It begins at 30, rue du Chevalier-de-La-Barre and ends at 7, rue Becquerel and 23, rue Lamarck. In its upper part, it is bordered on one side by the place Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet (see photo) , and, on the other side, by a long and high blind wall behind which is the Carmel of Montmartre. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, known as the National Vow, located at the top of the Montmartre hill, in the Clignancourt neighborhood or quartier of the 18éme arrondissement or district, is a major Parisian religious building, known as the sanctuary of Eucharistic adoration and divine mercy and property of the Archdiocese of Paris.

Paris basilica sacre coeur from jardin carmel rue de la bonne

The Rue Norvins is located on the Montmartre hill, in the Clignancourt and the Grandes-Carrières neighborhoods or quartiers of the 18éme or district of Paris. The street connects Place du Tertre to Avenue Junot. It runs along Place Marcel-Aymé. It intersects the top of rue Lepic and rue des Saules, rue Girardon and rue de l’Abreuvoir. It bears the name of Jacques Marquet, Baron de Montbreton de Norvins, author of a History of Napoleon I. This road in the former village of Montmartre was called “rue Traînée”, or “rue Trenette”, between the streets of Mont- Cenis et des Saules and “rue des Moulins”, between rue des Saules and rue Girardon. it is the street that has best preserved the image of the old village of Montmartre. Today, this historic street has become a very lively tourist spot. At number 9 is the rest of the impasse Trainée which is the remnant of a 14C lane. Bar-crêperie, Le Tire-Bouchon, refuge of Jacques Brel in his early days,

Paris rue Norvins 18eme

The Abbesses metro station on line 12 ,and located in the 18éme arrondissement of Paris. Due to the uneven surface, the station’s platforms are located 36 meters below the surface, making it the deepest station in the Paris network, The station was opened on January 30, 1913 , and the name comes from Place des Abbesses , which refers to the leaders of the Abbey of the Ladies of Montmartre, figures of the district at the time, and many of whom had streets named after them in the 9éme and 18éme arrondissements. In the 1950s, the station received a metal camber with decorative plaques fixed to the vertical walls, blue horizontal uprights, illuminated gold advertising frames complemented by “sit-stand” bars and blue “Motte” seats. This bodywork was urgently removed in 2006 due to major water infiltrations and the decoration of the platforms was completely redone in the original style in 2007. The station has a single access located on Place des Abbesses, opposite 2, rue La Vieuville, which has retained its original decorations on the chess walls. It is adorned with a Guimard aedicula originally present at the Hôtel de Ville metro station. It was moved to Abbesses metro station in 1974.

Paris metro Abbesses

The popular Place du Tertre is located on the Montmartre hill, in the Clignancourt neighborhood or quartier of the 18éme arrondissement or district of Paris, at an altitude of 130 meters. It is the main square of the old village of Montmartre and famous all over the world for its painters and its terraces, many artists set up their easels here every day for tourists, In the late 19C and early 20C, many painters like Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Modigliani and Utrillo lived there, The Church Saint-Pierre de Montmartre ,see facade ,at no 2 rue du Mont-Cenis, west of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart , see belltower. The church is considered the second place of Christian worship on the Montmartre hill. The first would have been the chapel dedicated to the Holy Martyrs, which was located further down the slope of the hill. As therefore, hill of martyrs or mont martre,,,,

Paris place du tertre belltower bas sacre coeur facade ch st pierre

The gorgeous jardin des Tuileries garden,is a Parisian fenced park in the 1éme arrondissement created in the 16C, on the site of the former tiles factory which gave it its name. It is bounded by the Louvre Palace , Rue de Rivoli , Place de la Concorde, and the Seine river. It is the largest and oldest French-style garden in Paris, which was once that of the Tuileries Palace, a former royal and imperial residence, which has now disappeared thanks to the Communards of Paris , Unlike most green spaces in Paris, the Tuileries Garden is not the responsibility of the city, Since 2005, the management of the Tuileries Garden has been entrusted to the Louvre Museum, which ensures its development. It is maintained by the sub-directorate in charge of gardens, the Architectural Heritage and Gardens Department of the Louvre Museum and its team made up of 17 art gardeners, a heritage curator, a landscape engineer and two works managers. of art ! All worth it !!

Paris jardin du louvre

The now call Place Félix-Éboué, previously called Place Daumesnil (as in photo), is located in the Picpus neighborhood or quartier of the 12éme arrondissement of Paris. The Place Félix-Éboué forms a crossroads with Avenue Daumesnil, Boulevard de Reuilly, Rue de Reuilly, Rue Claude-Decaen and Rue Lamblardie. The name of the square is a tribute to the colonial administrator and French politician Félix Éboué who was one of the very first to rally to Free France from General de Gaulle in August 1940. The square is set up on the site of the Barrière de Reuilly on the wall of the Farmers General, was first called place de la Barrière-de-Reuilly, then, in 1864, place Daumesnil. The center of the square is adorned by the water tower fountain (or lion fountain), the work of Gabriel Davioud, on the instructions of Baron Haussmann.

Paris place Daumesnil

The Pont des Arts, or Passerelle des Arts, is a bridge crossing the Seine in the center of Paris. It connects the Quais Malaquais and Conti at the level of the Institut de France, in the 6éme arrondissement, with the Quai François-Mitterrand and the Louvre at the level of the Cour Carrée of the Louvre Palace (which was called “Palais des Arts” under the First Empire-Napoléon I)), in the 1éme arrondissement of Paris. Its name comes from the Louvre Palace, which bore the title of Palace of the Arts between 1801 and 1804, a footbridge of nine cast iron arches reserved for pedestrians was built on the site of the current Pont des Arts: it is the first metal bridge in Paris. The current bridge was rebuilt between 1981 and 1984 “identically” reducing the number of arches to seven instead of nine, which allows them to be aligned with those of the Pont Neuf, while by resuming the appearance of the old footbridge, From 2008, the mesh parapets of the Pont des Arts became the support for many love padlocks hung by couples. the city/town hall of Paris decides to put an end to it in September 2014. Thus, the fences are definitively removed on June 1, 2015, One good thing by the city of Paris, credit where credit is due. The pic below is from the pont du Carrouse towards the Pont des Arts and after the pont neuf !!

Paris pont des Arts from pont du carrousel to pont neuf

There you go folks, a walk of nostalgia from my very earlier trips to Paris. The wonders of my eternal Paris that since 1972 never cease to amaze me for its beauty and ambiance; many memories that still rings a bell to my ears on each stretch of meter I take on this world. Hope you enjoy the post as I reviving these old pictures into the life of my blog.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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