Restaurant le 59 new > 'Au Petit Fer A Cheval', Paris
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Au Petit Fer A Cheval, 'Little Horseshoe', is a Marais institution that has been in business beginning as the Cafe du Bresil for more than 100 years. The cafe began its present form in 1989 and has retained and improved its decor and personality. Please note the hand-written menu on the windows, cane chairs and tables and interesting old signage which first piqued my interest.
Paris is my favorite city; I first visited the City of Lights in 1969 and subsequently have made many trips to Paris in all seasons, light and weather conditions. Parisian storefronts, restaurants and cafes as well as its sun-dappled parks and fascinating architectural details are the motifs that first interested me. Soon, the colorful, bustling markets and rainy streets and sidewalks became important subjects for my compositions. Photographing the reflections on the wet pavement and myriad windows of cafes and ...