Always a hive of activity, le Passage des Panoramas is the specialist place in Paris for cartes postales, lettres anciens and stamp dealers....it's philately central.
But that's not all you'll see here...when I visited the other Saturday morning for a drawing workshop, there was a fashion shoot happening with pouting, posing et al, French actors, dressed in costumes å la George Sands and Chopin, were presenting a 'trés bon spectacle' right in the middle of the arcade (they had the most gorgeous projection and their audience was captivated), and locals and tourists were enjoying the buzz of the place. It was brimming with Parisian atmosphere! It's also a good passage to visit because just across the road are Passages Verdeau and Jouffroy....with lots to offer too.
If you like old papery things like moi...these passages are intriguing...parfait for hunting and gathering for mes collages!
Yes, I did manage to do one or two!! and once I started....I'd just get lost in the process. Pierre would often complain that once the glue and paper came out....that'd be the end of me for the day!
Anyway, a selection of my Parisian collages is at the end of this post.
But first les passages...
|The passages are filled with a variety of interesting boutiques....print and photograph galleries, bric-a-brac shops, second-hand bookshops, even a little boutique selling antique walking sticks....nice!|
|As I said...Le Passage des Panoramas is philately central!|
|The intriguing Tombées du Camion...always good for a fossick!|
|The little Hotel Chopin..but aren't those pantalon rouge fab. Robin....I'm trying to convince|
Pierre that he needs a pair...but, malheureusement, he's not convinced!
|The Waxworks are there too.|
And here are just 'some' of my Parisian collages....created with treasure from le Passage des Panoramas.
Series...Écrits Tranquilles/Tranquil Writings
Series....Cartes Postales de Paris
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