{architecture} Fleurs de Paris

As if the architecture alone wasn’t already beautiful enough, the Parisians are adamant about putting flowers in their window boxes. It was nearly wintertime, yet everywhere I walked, it was easy to find flowers in bloom somehwere! Paris can be quite rainy so I’m certain this helps to keep the endless blossoms fresh and hydrated. In the first photo below, you can see the most darling building I found in Saint-Germain-des-Prés where each window had an enormous bucket of bright pink flowers! It was so lovely to see every window box looking full and fresh. I have to say though, the red flowers look especially lovely against the jet-black iron balconies. Red is such a French color, n’est-ce pas?

Flowers in Paris / Architecture

Flowers in Paris / Architecture

Flowers in Paris / Architecture

Flowers in Paris / Architecture

Hôtel Saint Vincent

The Hôtel Saint Vincent is a particularly charming place with lots of flowers along its façade. This Parisian hotel is located in a classic townhouse dating back to French Renaissance times. It’s situated in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district of Paris’ left bank on a quiet side-street. Beautiful violet flowers drape from the top edge of the building, and yellow plants crawl up the lower façade. It seems the place has been engulfed in flowers – a natural oasis in the heart of a bustling city.

Hôtel Saint Vincent, Paris

Hôtel Saint Vincent, Paris

Hôtel Saint Vincent, Paris

Hôtel Saint Vincent
5 Rue du Pré aux Clercs
75007 Paris, France

November 12, 2015
I’m a photographer and writer who left New York City after 7 years to explore the world. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new cities, art fairs, galleries, museums and private art collections. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29.

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