Sunday, 17 July 2011

Attendre 23 h le 13 juillet


There was a huge crowd on Avenue de Paris on July 13, waiting for 11 pm... You will of course have recognised the statue of Louis the 14th and Bernar Venet's monumental exhibit. The cakes? Well... after having met Trillian and VP from Livorno last year (here's the post), I had the pleasure of having them for tea at home yesterday before we took a short (and rainy and cold-ish) walk in the city! See LDP's post here.

Place d'Armes devant le château le 13 juillet au soir... Une foule impressionnante s'est massée avenue de Paris. Vous aurez bien sûr reconnu la statue de Louis XIV et l'oeuvre monumentale de Bernar Venet. Les gâteaux ? Eh bien, après avoir rencontré Trillian et VP de Livourne l'an passé à Paris, j'ai eu le plaisir hier de les accueillir à la maison pour un thé avant d'aller faire une promenade pluvieuse, venteuse et fraîche en ville ! Les gâteaux sur LDP, c'est ici.

27 comments:

bfarr said...

Great shots, both. I love the colors in the top photo and the treats look delicious. almost too good to eat.

brattcat said...

I've been longing to fill a little corner of my stomach with something lovely this last hour. These little cakes would be perfect...but there is nothing like that to be had here at any price.

Bob Crowe said...

I like the way Venet's arcs surround Le Roi Soleil. Here, math beats material grandeur.

brattcat said...

P.S. Hello VP and Trillian. Hope you're having a lovely holiday. How lucky you are to be spending time with Ciel.

Kay L. Davies said...

Ohhh, my sugar cravings have been awakened! I should concentrate instead on Louis XIV.
Beautiful photos!

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Kate said...

I just came from VP's blog and am delighted to hear that you folks got together again. And i'm jealous of the the lovely looking treats that you shared with one another. Meeting and greeting other bloggers is terrific, esp. in France!!

Jack said...

Both are wonderful. You are so busy these days receiving blog visitors. If that plate is representative of what a visitor could look forward to, I am going to check the plane schedules!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sounds like you had a fab time with VP and Trillian, is that the back view of the two of them in the first picture Ciel? and as for those sweet treats, oh yum!!

Malyss said...

OMG!! une merveille! (je parle des gâteaux..Ü)

Diane said...

The cakes and the plate are gorgeous!! Are you Marie Antoinette? xxxxxx

Dina said...

Did those two really almost finish the whole plate? Well, can't blame them.
Great that you could get together.

Birdman said...

Was this lunch?
And thanks for your info on 'annexes' and rowboats yesterday-- interesting words.

JM said...

I have this weakness for sweets, can't help it (LOL!), so you can imagine my mouth watering right now!

Thérèse said...

Not fun for the wait, fun for the get together... Ah ces petits gateaux!

Kaori said...

Fabulous shot and another delicious one! That's great you got to meet up with VP :D

Woody said...

You are a gracious host. The cakes look yummy, god thing I'm eating breakfast!

Regina K said...

Nice to meet up with fellow bloggers in a beautiful city. I like that top photo, Louis the 14th looks incandescent in the night.

Leif Hagen said...

It's breakfast time here and I'm really hungry after seeing that beautiful plate of scrumptious pastries!
Fun that you two CDP bloggers had a rendez vous!
Bon dimanche

Sharon said...

Oh my, how I would love one of those gorgeous cakes right now.

Olivier said...

Hummmm les gâteaux donnent envie de rencontrer des CDP ;))

Small City Scenes said...

What fun to visit with great blog friends. Pics are great. Love the young girl in the previous post---looks like my g-daughter .

Yes I visited the Blackfoot and the
Flathead nation and the people I stayed with live on the Salish/Kootenii Nation. Had a good time. . Beautiful Country.

Missed you! MB

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

so lovely and the atmosphere and food all looks so inviting

T. Becque said...

Those do look familiar and yummy! How fun you got to meet with more bloggers. You seem to get a lot come your way and you are such the perfect host too. I miss it all.

VP said...

Here we are after another day of wind and rain in Paris (but not in La Défense!). Thank you again for you patience, kindness and... cakes!
By the way we just found another Pierre Hermé shop in avenue de l’Opéra!

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for the beautiful night view from the sculpture.Hmmm Lucky VP and Trillian! You are so chic!Kidding...You are very very special Ciel, an elegant and very special hostess!
bises
Léia

EG Wow said...

The treats look scrumptious!

Francisca said...

Cakes and good company, what more does one need? :-) I have yet to meet a blogging pal... almost got to meet one in Romania, but we missed each other by a few days... drats! I think it's great to hear about others meeting... I believe we do get to know each other, the essence, if you will, through our posts, and friendships are forged.