Tuesday, January 4, 2011

La Paree


I've chosen this photo today for several reasons.  La Paree in downtown Birmingham closed in 2003 after 60 years in business and was a great Birmingham restaurant that I'm sure many of your remember. If memory serves, I don't believe the cuisine was French but délicieux just the same. The crab claws were a personal favorite.  Well it's been long closed but the marquee remains.

 Today it makes me smile as it reminds me that very soon I'll be dining in Paree.......France!  I will have some good photographer friends that will share some of their work both here in B'ham and around the state as well. I hope you will like the virtual sidetrips. To keep up with my adventures visit my Paris Through My Lens blog.

10 comments:

jb said...

Saw something similar in New England the other week - "Le Chateau - Italian Family Cuisine".

Unfortunately still in business....

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bon voyage, mon amie! I wish that I was going to be there with you again this time. May you have clear skies and a happy camera!

Bisous,
G

SRQ said...

Have a good trip! I'll look forward to seeing what captures your eye in Paris.

brattcat said...

I love the way the shadows make the letters tell a different story. Such an interesting capture. Have a fabulous time in Paris!!!

Luis Gomez said...

This is very nice. Love this kind of shot!

Daryl said...

Fun ..

Eleanor said...

I'm not back from Paris a month and yet I am soooooo jealous. I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time and of course I anxiously await your photos on your Paris blog.

altadenahiker said...

Ken Mac would love this sign.

Virginia said...

Eleanor,
Thank you for leaving a comment. I hope you visit both blogs often. I hope your trip t o Paris was wonderful!!

Hiker,
He would!!

JB - New England and you couldn't come south? My lip is poked out!

Bob Crowe said...

Wasn't there a popular song after WW I called How Yo Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm After They've Seen Paree? B'ham isn't a farm but I guess it's close enough for you.

This restaurant may have been good (we have a couple of defunct gems here, too) but the owners couldn't spell in French worth a damn.