Today you get to walk with me through the Grenelle Sunday Market!
(All photographs copyright: Kirsten Steen)
My morning started with the market and my camera while The Chef
did the shopping!
My favorite spots tend to be the honey and spices.
Always such an array of beauty and promise.
mushrooms and a to-die-for wedge of fresh butter
and sauteed them to go with our meal.
A lovely little French family patiently (and with a smile)
let me slide in for the shot.
just for their color!
And these rose-shaped filets reminded me of the many fleurs of the market.
One of the things I love (though oysters are not my thing-as witnessed in the last post)
is how the oyster stalls try to make you feel as if you are on the coast
attesting to the freshness of their shelled product.
Some of the stalls, besides just these large posters,
have recordings of seagulls and waves
so you can practically feel the salt on the wind!
Shrimp is much more to my flavor preference.
And of course there are always the many varieties of
luscious fruit tarts.
Last week we made it to the Robert Doisneau exhibit
at the Foundation de Henri Cartier-Bresson.
And while it wasn't the best exhibit of his work that I've seen overall,
I still found a couple of photographs
that were some of the best I think I've come across.
His eye for detail and juxtaposing images
(even if he admitted to posing his subjects, as someone recently told me)
And at the very end of the market near La Motte Picquet
were several books I would have loved to take home.