Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Paris life





This is the street where I live - Rue de Rosiers in the Marais. It's a gay/Jewish area so I feel at home! Last week I saw someone walking a poodle that had been dyed purple & was wearing a pink vest!



My local grocery, at the other end of the street.



I'm not far from where this famous used bookshop is, opposite the Ile de la Cité.


This is the Japanese Garden at the Musée du Panthéon Bouddhique.



More street art-

23 comments:

ifrit said...

Hi!
I follow your blog and now I like to see your pictures of the place you live. Are great!

Good job!

Greetings from Spain :)

Oscar Grillo said...

The water you're drinking there has turned you into Tardí

zhaf said...

How did you manage to do these? Did you take a photograph and used it as a reference? Or did you sketch it in the street somehow? Color me curious. Oh, and by the way, they look awesome.

Matt J said...

Just stood there & drew 'em!

Oscar Grillo said...

Lovely pink poodle. Reminds me of Elliots bitch.

Smook said...

A pretty picture of a pompous pink poodle. P-fabulous.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Paris life looks beautiful!:OD

max said...

This is all so gooood it looks like if you are blogging from heaven.

loret said...

Whaou! Tes images sont très, très chouettes!
Je reconnais bien l'ambiance de Paris...
Tu habites dans le marais? Il y a vraiment des coins inoubliables, profite-en bien ;)

Oups, j'oubliais : le chien est excellent, bravo ;))

Dan Thompson said...

I like these very much. The compositions work nice. Your past city sketches are great, but these seem to have extra personality and charm. My Ronald Searle Paris sketchbook came in the mail! It was used and stinks like a musty trunk, but the drawings are so nice. I am looking forward to going down to China town and drawing.

Elliot said...

Oscar - you are my bitch.

zhaf said...

Wow...just, wow.

Boris Hiestand said...

looks like you live in Ken Anderson world- got to love it! I'm jealous of your Jewish gay connections

mr-dunn* said...

you see these mosaic tile space invaders around in the west end too..must investigate...

mr-dunn* said...

found the guy!-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invader_%28artist%29

he is a french guy named invader and has been pasting these tiled game characters all over europe!

mr-dunn* said...

http://www.space-invaders.com/gmap.html

check out the number of cities he has invaded!

Karl Zipser said...

I like the way you can transform your real environment into something of a fantasy one.

Matt J said...

Max - this country is manna from heaven - food for the soul & has re-invigorated my cultural mojo.

Loret - merci beaucoup, oui, j'habite dans le Marias- c'est tres genial mais trop cher! En Octobre je vais a Nice a travaille avec BiboFilms.

Dan- my garret flat smells like a musty trunk but it reminds me of those 2nd hand Searle books I left behind - sigh. However I feel like I'm following in the footprints of the great man himself. Moving to the South next month perhaps I'll bump into him in the hills of Provence?

Boris- you've always got Elliot

Gary- I encountered those INVADERS in London then saw them in NYC, Germany & they're ALL OVER Paris - however none that I've seen here are on his website - curious.

Karl - I'm living out my fantasy life & still not sure if I'm going to wake up. Surely if it was all a dream the tea would be better?


Thanks for checking in folks, a bientot.

Bazza said...

Great Blog Matt. I was at a wedding in Paris a few years ago and we had breakfast in a Jewish bakery/cafe in the Marais. Lovely memories.

the doodlers said...

My gawd these are devine. Your beautiful drawing of the japanese garden made me want to cry. We were in Paris several years ago...good memories! These sketches make it feel like yesterday. You've got a deft hand and I like the way you spot in the darks. The poodle is just the right dash of colour. The shots of the walls are terrific too.

Cheers!

loret said...

Nice... ce n'est pas mal non plus!!!
Il y a un très beau petit marché dans la vieille ville où tu pourras nous "croquer" de très jolies choses...
Je suppose que tu connais un peu...
A bientôt ;)

Jeff Harter said...

I really like these, the city scapes in particular.

lotusgreen said...

would you believe i actually thought it was the marais before i read the caption! i lived on rue bourg-tibourg for a short time. good job! cool blog!