May 07, 2020
#PARIS #COUNTDOWN #LOCKDOWN: 6 DAYS to GO
Paris Always Walk Independent Tours is offering, virtually, to you a glimpse of the unique #Montmartre #Paris in #lockdown
Countdown, starting today, May 1, 2020, till the ease of #confinement on May 11, 2020 .
Come along- when ever will be possible for you- to #discover and #explore this bohemian quarter of #city of #love : Montmartre Village.
Today, May 6, 2020 Paris Always Walk Independent Tours is offering you #Paris in #lockdown view from #SacreCoeur, never seen before, since the existence of this most visited uphill spot of the #city of Paris.
and La Tour Eiffel , in the back ground, unique image from Butte Montmartre.
‘ My village Montmartre’ has tiny, charming back streets to be discovered.
In the WW1, #French #military participated in the #Balkan area, in Eastern Europe together with their allies. This street , named till 1987 ‘ Rue de L’Orient’ when it was changed- to render homage to the soldiers of the battles – into ‘Rue de l’Armee de L’Orient’, with a small theater belonging to a long-life- successful- famous – theater – film -French #actor, Michel Galabru ( 1922-2016) – ‘Theatre Galabru’.
At the end of the 19thC, #Montmartre Village attracted artists, writers, poets from all over Europe. One of the residents of the village, a young with a high sense of humor French #poet and painter, Max Jacob (1876-1944) has a funny idea to ‘ baptize’ a residence where artists had their ‘ petits ateliers (studios) with the only sink, in a long corridor, ‘ Bateau Lavoir’ ( ship with a sink). ” Bateau Lavoir’ hosted evenings where music, philosophy , poetry, and art works where accompanied by a glass or more of red wine, a more ‘ intellectual’ spirit than couple of streets downhill at #MoulinRouge, the famous #cabaret.
‘Bateau Lavoir’ the temple of artists, partially destroyed by a cruel blaze in 1970, can be easily seen from the richly green in chestnut trees, old old green benches and green ‘ Fontaine Wallace’ ( 1871) in the painting of the #French -Montmartrois #artist Maurice Utrillo ( 1883-1955) in his work ‘ Place Ravignan’ (1911)
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Join in Paris Always Walk Independent Tours #countdown #lockdown.
Text& captures by Jillian. E Andrei – Founder/ Independent Local Guide
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