IF IT'S TUESDAY: this must be Montmartre

The Montmartre district in Paris, and the wonderful art of Toulouse-Lautrec.



I think this photo (below) is the stairs of Rue Foyatier, taken on my first trip to Europe in 1993. And.. my first travel pic here without the sea! Click on the colour pic for the larger version, and you will see a flash of red in the top righthand corner. I'm not sure, but I like to think it is a window box full of red blossoms to brighten the rainy day.









PHOTO IMAGES: me








Montmartre is famously known as home to the Le Moulin Rouge and other nightclubs which were the gathering places of bohemian artists in the early 1900's. One being Toulouse-Lautrec who immortalised the district with his famous Posters of Jane Avril and other beauties. Here is a sample of some of his wonderful paintings & posters.













The works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec





There are many movies to be found depicting Montmartre as their setting. La Vie En Rose, Amelie, Moulin Rouge! If you can find a copy of the 1952 version of Moulin Rouge, this is a fascinating, albeit tragic, account into the life of Toulouse-Lautrec and other artists of his period.


Images: found via google images search
































11 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I saw that version many, many years ago. It was very sad. Shot in black and white added to the mood. Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. FYI my mom's name was RUBY. Ruby Marie. Happy Wednesday.

sinnlighet said...

Your pictutes.....mmmmm, I'm still love them. In Sweden is Montmartre the name of 'every Pizzeria'!!

Swedenregards

Agneta

Beach House Dreamer said...

Yes, indeed a flower box! Montmartre is a dream. I am glad I walked the streets there once (and climbed the Eiffel tower too).

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White Flower Farmhouse said...

Hi Julie,
It took my breath away when I saw your post -- I love Toulouse-Lautrec! I have a fantasy of creating a small bathroom -- but with really high ceilings -- filled with Toulouse-Lautrec paintings. It would be like stepping into another world! Thanks so much for posting the paintings -- it made my heart flutter!
--Megan

Chatelaine said...

Love the Paris photos. Makes me want to go back NOW!

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Your blog is always interesting and wonderful. I look forward to reading each post.

Beach Vintage said...

This place is all so lovely and mysterious. I hopefully will get to visit one day...

Fifi Flowers said...

I never made it to those famous steps... le sigh! NEXT TIME!!!
LOVE Toulouse Lautrec!!!

abeachcottage said...

oh I remember my many trips there, won't be getting there too often from all the way over here now

great post

Sarah

Annie Edelman said...

Hi! Thank you stopping by my blog today and for leaving your comment. I'm so glad it struck at chord for you. I just popped by to see what you are into and WOW I'm sooooo looking forward to having a wander through your blog too. Annie

simon said...

(smile) your photos bring back such rich memories for me. Of Montparnasse and the Le Rontonde brasserie, of the Lipp brasserie.. of seeing the smallest detail in a shop window, of watch Sylie Guillem perform and sharing a meal with friends.

I try to get to paris once a year, and everytime it feels like home...