My old Montmartre home

May 28, 2013 § 2 Comments

I spent three months of the second year of my PhD doing research in Paris. (Life is rough.) I ended up living in Montmartre. (Really rough.) Will I elicit any sympathy at all if I say that it was late autumn, very grey, I knew no one in Paris and I didn’t live in a glamorously shabby garret but was the lodger of a strange, cranky middle-aged bachelor who could have emerged from the pages of a Balzac novel?

Happily, any bad associations with Montmartre have been smoothed away, although in all the time I’ve spent there since, I’ve never thought to take a camera with me. On a weekend of glorious sunshine last month, I decided to take my boyfriend on a walking tour of my old neighbourhood, camera in hand. (The photos were taken a week after those in the last post – hard to believe, eh?)

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(Technical specs: Diana F+ camera, super-wide angle lens, Lady Grey 400 black and white film)

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