Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Paris in the 1900's

In Paris in the 1900's, life was lived on the streets more than in homes and the streets were crowded and alive with people promenading, shopping, going to the theatre, sitting in cafes day and night.

I love the paintings by Jean Beraud, they depict the scene back then, so beautifully.

Well dressed Ladies and Gentlemen, horse drawn carriages, vendors and peddlers selling their wares and children playing games in the streets.

Alfred Delvau wrote 'that as soon as it awakes, Paris leaves its abode and steps out and doesn't return home until as late as possible in the evening'

Paris on a windy day
 Autres temps, autres mœurs. This translates to "Other times, other values," or, in English, simply "Times change."

Do hope that you are enjoying the week


  1. So nice old pictures! I really like to see scenes from old times...
    Next days I will post pictures taken from an album with post cards which were sent during the first world war. Those impressed me so much...
    Lovely hugs

  2. ...and look at this:
    Hugs again

  3. Oh! these painting by Jean Beraud are just delightful ... Paris in a very elegant epoch.
    They have brightened up my day Carolyn. xx

  4. Ahhhhh, Paris in the 1900's was delightful, Carolyn. I really love the first picture. It shows so much character. Nel just got back from her honeymoon there, and it would be so wonderful to visit myself one day. Wouldn't you just love to ride the horse and carriages back then?

    Happy Easter, dear friend of mine.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  5. Gorgeous and informative post, darling!
    Love these paintings :)


  6. The last painting is especially charming, I lived in Paris for six months and it still was a city of light and art, at that time.

  7. Great paintings. I like the first one at most. Thank you for the information. I never heared about Jean Beraut befor.

  8. Dear Carolyn
    I love Paris! Thank you very much for this very interessting post.
    I wish you Happy Easter!
    Love and hugs Yvonne

  9. Your pictures are so lovely. I sincerely hope I get back to Paris, one day. It is enchanting.Ginger:)

  10. Dear Carolyn,
    so wonderful pictures form the "old" Paris :O)
    Have a wonderful day,
    Love and hugs,

  11. Superbe....
    Très belle journée Carolyn....


  12. Lovely pictures, I'll definitely want to get a trip to Paris. Thanks for showing.

  13. Hello dear Carolyn!
    Thanks for your beautiful post!
    Yes,the ladies and gentlemen were so elegant ..
    I love these paintings!
    Have you ever been to Paris?
    Happy week and happy Easter!
    With love, Geli

    1. Hi Geli,

      Thanks for your visit and yes, the paintings are beautiful and the Ladies and Gentlemen so elegant. I have been lucky enough to travel to Paris twice. The first time my husband took me there for my 50th birthday, and I loved everything about it.


  14. Ι was really excited to see these photos, these paintings and go back in time!I adore Paris, I have finished my studies in Paris and I am particularly interrested in the last period of 19 ceintury and in early of 20.It was a magical era which fortunately has left many treasures to modern people. Thank you so much Carolyn !

  15. Beautiful and I enjoy all you post about my darling friend. Much love Jeanne

    Thanks for your visits and kind words.

    Love you

  16. The ladies certainly dressed beautifully. I adore the last painting of the lady in the wind.
    Happy Easter.

  17. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh, Paris is really exotic place, isn't it♡♡♡ What pretty and beautiful paintings and I really LOVED to see the fashion of the ladies at that time as well(*^_^*)
    They sure look spruce up and gorgeous. I truly enjoyed them enlarged pictures.

    I hope you also are having a great week.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  18. Wonderful post!
    Thank you for your nice post in my blog!
    Have a nice day!

  19. I love the 1900s turn of the century epoch and the paintings of that era. The costumes were so elegant.
    A beautiful post, Carolyn. x

  20. oh to have been there then--lovely

  21. Paris has always been a fascinating city!
    Thanks so much for joining my giveaway and good luck!

  22. What a joy it is to go back in time viewing these beautiful paintings of old Paris.. Sometimes I feel that I am the only one who has never been there.. I am amazed at how many people have visited Paris.
    Maybe one day I will get there.. If not, I will enjoy through the eyes of others.

    Thank you so much dear Carolyn for your visit..
    Temecula is a very enjoyable old town. So happy you enjoyed the virtual tour.

  23. Hi Carolyn,

    Lovely old paintings!!!
    I love Paris, is a so elegant city even nowadays!

  24. I love old pictures :) Me hacen querer conocer mas de la época donde fueron retratados! Espero que andes muy bien, abrazos :)

  25. Hi Carolyn! these paintings are so gorgeous! I love Paris, in every times:) And thats right, times changes, hopefully!:) Kisses dear! xo

  26. Hey Carolyn - thank you for your wishes... It's just amazing how quickly children grow up ... Your pictures are beautiful and show a very interesting time. Because it strikes me that I've never been to Paris ... unbelievable ... I probably have to make up soon. Have many thanks for the great photos and I wish you a good week and beautiful Easter!
    Hugs, Christine

  27. Wonderful paintings by Jean Beraud, dear Carolyn-
    love the old beautiful houses, and the Parisians on the streets- so elegant and lovely dressed. And yes- a totally other world, that now!! Better ? or worce? we will never be able to proove that ourself !
    Hugs and a happy Easter to you.

  28. Oh Carolyn
    Wouldn't it be wonderful to visit Paris in those days!
    The elegance of the ladies - just look at those beautiful hats!
    Such a lovely post!
    Happy Easter.
    Shane ♥

  29. Good morning, Carolyn!
    Such charming would have been fun to be a part of that, just for a while.

  30. Hello Carolyn
    Thank you for the comment regarding my Mom's passing.
    I think I was born in the wrong era as I would have loved the early 1900's in Paris....
    Have a great Easter with your Family.


  31. Carolyn, Wonderful Paris Post! Just wanted to wish you A Happy Easter!


  32. These paintings are so full of life! Paris was and is a vibrant city, I love it :)

  33. amazing paintings, great post. Happy Easter Carolyn

  34. Ahhh, zee pictures... zay are so, how you say, romantic, no? So beautiful! It would have been grand living in that era, in that wonderful city. I think I would miss air conditioning and internet, though.

  35. Dearest Carolyn, These illustrations are so neat. Beautiful Paris. The clothing of the time was so beautiful. Where I live it is so common to wear blue jeans and t-shirts all the time. Working at updating my wardrobe as I can. Still I think the Paris Fashions have much to say.

    Glorious day to you,


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