Wednesday, July 1

This is Paris

I fell in love with this book, This is Paris by Miroslav Sasek, when I saw it at the Orsay Museum's gift shop. It was originally published in 1959 and then re-published in 2004. The illustrations are charming and the text is witty and simple. The author writes of the famous attractions in Paris as well as the everyday ones.

This is a butcher's where they only sell horse-meat.

And at the other end is the Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile - which Napoleon had put up to celebrate his victories.

When you want him you call "Garcon!" - Boy! -

Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower

6 comments:

se7en said...

You have a way of tweaking my memory!!! When I was about a year old my parents traveled europe with their four children (unheard of in their day!) and grabbed one of these books in each of the countries we visited (it's a whole series) - I grew up on them and loved them... they were a source of high "virtual" travel excitement for me as a child - lovely!!!

Emily said...

what a cool book!

katy said...

Se7en:
Yay for your parents! Did your mom save them? How cool would that be to have the collection now?

christie said...

Perhaps I will get me a copy when I visit
Paris next spring. mom...great graphics.

Nicole said...

Love this book!

april said...

Came across your blog (I think when looking for "meals in muffin pans") and I love this book too! Love the darling illustrations and captions that remind me of my trip several years ago. I was lucky enough to travel to Europe with a friend and an art high school group. I also have "This is London". Wonderful little books to stir my memories. ...April

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