France! Cafes! Espresso and Tradition! – America On Espresso

by Glamourdaze
Carousel Movie Tribute to Paris

Anaïs Nin -“Paris intimate like a room.”



Stills and Tales and a video tribute to Paris.



Carousel – 140 Years of Parisian Cafe Tradition – 1877 to 2015

Consider France, and also you consider Parisian cafe’s, the Belle Epoch period, the work of Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Renoir, who first evoked into picture Paris’s liberated counter tradition and the great thing about its folks.

Ernest Hemingway: “London is a riddle. Paris is a proof.”



To this metropolis of desires, all the best artists and free thinkers of the twentieth Century have flocked.

Pablo Picasso, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and even a sure Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov ( Lenin) had been all drawn to the attract of Paris, its glamour, its decadence and its inspiration.The town has endured a lot ache in its historical past, and but once more this previous week.

Oscar Wilde – “When good People die, they go to Paris.”


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The terrorist assault on Paris.

The instant solidarity proven by Parisians that terrible night time for anybody needing secure haven,by utilizing the #PorteOuverte hashtag – impressed us, and the dedication to not give in to hatred had been most movingly expressed by the phrases on Fb of Parisian Antoine Leiris who tragically misplaced his spouse Helene Muyal Leiris within the Bataclan bloodbath.

This put up and movie is an ode to what’s finest in all of us.

A Photograph historical past of the Paris cafe tradition.


Desk for one – Paris by way of the years

Honoré de Balzac – “Whoever doesn’t go to Paris often won’t ever actually be elegant.”

The cafe tradition in Paris is previous, very previous. The primary espresso home was opened in 1672 by Pasqua Rose, who maintained a monopoly till Cafè Procope opened later in 1686. It stays open to today.



Cole Porter – “I really like Paris when it sizzles.”

In its heyday it was often known as the theatrical cafe, the place members of the French enlightenment equivalent to Voltaire had been common company.
The picture of Paris as a metropolis of free thinkers was sealed, together with the affiliation of its cafe tradition.



From the 1870’s onwards, the work of Manet, Degas, Van Gogh and Paul Cèzanne illustrated the cafes of Montparnesse and Montmarte in all their Belle Epoch glory.

Allen Ginsberg – “…the bewildering fantastic thing about Paris…”





By the tip of the nineteenth century and the start of the twentieth, Paris cafes had been the hangout for lots of the rising impressionist artists, writers and composers, from Oscar Wildeto Toulous Lautrec to Eric Satie and Claude Debussy. Espresso was typically a well mannered cowl for the extra sinister dependancy to absinthe.


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The names are iconic – Les Deux Magots, Cafè de Flore, Le Dome Cafè, Le Deauville, Closerie des Lilas , Le Choose and La Rotonde – all properties throughout these early years to a few of the most artistic folks ever to have lived.

Gertrude Stein – “Americas is my nation however Paris is my hometown.”


1940-Edith-Piaf in paris cafe -Jean-Gabriel-Séruzier

Revolutionary’s like Vladimir Lenin and Trotsky, and Karl Marx earlier than them, plotted their overthrow of Capitalism and royalty within the cafe back-rooms of Montmartre.


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Irish author James Joyce discovered publishing fame in Paris, and spent the final years of his life there.

By the Nineteen Twenties, political pondering was changed by existentialists like Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre.



Wandering spherical Montparnasse or Montmartre, you may simply have ran into the likes of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali or Ernest Hemingway ( not essentially sitting collectively in fact), or Paul Poiret and Coco Chanel having a public slanging match maybe?



F. Scott Fitzgerald – “The American in Paris is the very best American.”



Espresso homes continued to be free thinker zones, and trendy locations to be seen in till the shadow of World Warfare Two and the occupation of Paris.



Paris Vogue and the Cafè Tradition.

By the Nineteen Thirties, mannequin shoots bwere turning into fairly frequent within the stylish cafe settings of Paris’s cafes. By the Nineteen Fifties, they had been virtually thought-about a precedence through the Paris vogue seasons.

Charles Dickens – “Paris is probably the most extraordinary place on this planet!”

Love on the Left financial institution – 1954



Within the put up battle period, one identify Vali Myers, maybe encapsulates greater than another lady, the put up battle bohemian. Born in Brisbane, the actor, dancer, artist moved to Paris in 1949 filled with desires, however discovered herself dwelling on the streets of Saint-Germain on Paris’s Left Financial institution.



Right here she is captured in an exquisite sequence of images by Dutch photographer Ed van der Elskin, documenting the bohemian life on the Rive de Gaucheand entitled Love on the Left Financial institution and revealed as a Photobook story within the British Image Submit.
Myers life,look and work impressed many future artists from Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Patti Smith.





A Paris bloggers view of cafe tradition in 2015.

As we speak maybe, you’ll extra seemingly see flocks of vacationers in these iconic locations. Parisians have 1000’s of cafes to select from.
Paris blogger Flore der Agopian writes in A Lady’s Paris, a lovely ode to her tradition.“Even in winter we sit outdoor, whether or not it’s raining or snowing, at cafés the place there are heaters for heat and awnings for cover.”




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Jean Cocteau – “In Paris, everyone desires to be an actor; no one is content material to be a spectator.”



She described one typical dialog she overheard between a lady in her 80s – “sleek, very delicate and wore a silk scarf with a pearl necklace and pink lipstick. Aristocratic!” and a person in his 50s who had sat down beside her – ” he carried a bike helmet and within the different a black leather-based briefcase. A businessman”.





The girl talked emotionally in regards to the Second World Warfare, and the dialog moved on to in the present day’s society.

It was clear says Flore der Agopian, that they didn’t know one another, “however once they parted it was as if that they had recognized one another for a very long time”.

Only one cafe, and an opportunity encounter between two strangers, and there you’ve gotten Paris in a nutshell. Lengthy could she reside.