According to Urban Dictionary

Boheme - Carefree lifestyle unbounded by convention.

Bohemian - Movement of artist and poets in late 19th century France, especially in Paris. Bohemians believed in living outside of the bourgeois (conventional, middle class) mainstream culture. Bohemians were against the Salon (the institution that controlled the literary and art market in France until the turn of the 20th century)and believed that art and literature should be radical. They often gathered in "cafes" and drank absinthe. Many Bohemians were politically radical, being either anarchists or members of the Commune de Paris during the Franco-Prussian war. The Bohemian movement died out at the turn of the century but had a large influence on later movements such as surrealism, the beat generation, and punk rock.
Toulouse - Lautrec depicted the romanticized life of many Bohemians, although the reality of the life-style was often very difficult and tragic.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday and all is closed.

Before coming to Paris I had read that most things shut on Sunday, but I don't think I really comprehended the fact that yes everything is shut on Sunday in Paris. That is except for the odd boulangerie around the place and the fast food vans that cater for the tourist trades. So there isn't a lot to do unless you want to battle the crowds of other people who are lookign for something to do and go to an art museum. I decided I would wait for another day to do this and instead spent a leisurely few hours walking along the Seine and taking in the general beauty of strolling through Paris on a quiet Sunday.





















3 comments:

Tiff said...

Beautiful pictures!

emelie said...

It all looks so nice! Good to see your little smiling face xx

Rica said...

Gorgeous photographs - have you got over the 'awe' of just being there at last.
Heather xx