eric d vries | photographer

The soft rains of Paris

It’s third day of my stay in Paris having a coffee at Cafe de Flore at Boulevard Saint-Germain while writing this little intro. Cafe de Flore, a legendary bar / cafe where artists and photographers met in the late 50s. I grab my camera to shoot some people passing by and talk to the waiter in my best French. The soft rains make the street in front of me a bit shiny, the same soft rains I had at Pere Lachaise cemetary earlier the day standing at Jim Morrisson’s grave. Just had to see it…
I pay for the coffee and take a last shot of one of the waiters standing outside smoking as I cross the boulevard to the metro, the one that will bring me to Montmartre… in just 16 minutes.


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