A hill that reaches a height of about 130 meters (427 feet), located in the north of Paris in the 18th arrondissement, Montmartre has long been known as the premier artist's enclave in the city.
The word Montmartre is translated to mean "mountain of the martyr" and was derived from the martyrdom of Saint Denis - the bishop of Paris - who was decapitated atop the hill in 250 AD.
This hill outside the city was settled because, during the 19th century, the emperor Napoleon III had given much of the prime land inside the city to his wealthy friends, who were charged with the task of developing it. The original inhabitants were forced to move to Paris's outskirts where they quickly established their own "town" sans the rules and regulations of the city.
That's part of the reason why Montmartre quickly became a popular drinking area, and by the late 18th century, along with the liquor came a number of entertainment establishments that were less than reputable, like Moulin Rouge and Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat).
During the mid to late 1800s, artists also began calling Montmartre home. Pissarro and Jongkind were two of the first to live there, followed by such greats as Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Pablo Picasso, just to name a few. Composers, like Erik Satie, also lived in the area.
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mesutilgim (73046) 2012-04-09 14:12
Hello dear Barbara,
Very nice capture from Paris Montmartre. Good pov and perfect light management.
Many interesting details.
Very good notes.
TFS and best regards
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-04-09 14:14
Your POV allows us to admire a lot of intersting details! excellent light and clarity as usual..great combination of colors! very well done
lousat (64213) 2012-04-09 14:17
Hi Barbara,i have always a great memory of this place,Paris were my 1st foreign trip many years ago,and the 1st trip is unforgettable.A very rich composition from Montmartre,a lot of details and colors and great light management,there is all the atmosphere of this place in your pic,i like it! Have a good night and thanks,Luciano
ciakgiak (30383) 2012-04-09 14:35
Questo č uno di quei luoghi che ricordo sempre con grande nostalgia, molto vivo e colorato, pieno di situazioni e traboccante d'arte. La tua foto riesce a trasmettere tutto questo.
Un caro abbraccio
carlo62 (19455) 2012-04-09 15:07
un'istantanea realistica di un giorno qualsiasi a Montmartre, quadri e turisti che affollano la piazzetta. Sembra di esserci.
mumek (20196) 2012-04-09 15:21
Good evening Barbara!
Pieknie pokazane miejsce pelne turystow. Z checia usiadlbym przy stoliczku na double expresso. Piekna kolorystyka z masa ciekawych detali. Interesujaca notatka
chrisvek (6995) 2012-04-09 16:48
This is an awesome shoot of daily life.It also has a taste of summer.Great Pov and lightning.Very well done!TFS.
Have a superb week,
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-09 17:40
This must have been a wonderful trip for you Barbara, it looks like so much fun with so many things to do and see.
I love the bold contrasts and playful colors. Such great clarity gives the viewer so much more to look at for a little bit longer due to excellent details. Your POV is fun and enjoyable Barbara, great job.
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-04-09 21:38
سلام دوست من
مستند با رنگ و نور خوب
تبریک و بهترین ها
raszid62 (18583) 2012-04-09 23:04
Paryska uliczka pełna artystów i turystów. Miejsce pełne gwaru i zycia. Podoba mi się , chociaż może ja bym obciął nieco dolna cześć zdjęcia. Wspaniała kolorystyka i bardzo dobra jakość.
mohammad_H (7488) 2012-04-10 0:56
Artists always affects my life. Selling and displaying works that have been hard to muster. Resolution and excellent color. Recorded and the appropriate time. Good Luck
Fis2 (77000) 2012-04-10 1:30
To kolejne magiczne miejsce w Paryżu.
Dobry reporterski srzał.
Royaldevon (21485) 2012-04-10 2:59
Good Morning Barbara,
A very well taken shot for one with such a lot of movement. The details are crisp, there is lovely contrast from light and shadow and a fine busy atmosphere, exactly as I remember it!
Have a lovely day,
foozi (7101) 2012-04-10 3:41
exciting street capture with the people in many gestures and action. Lively paintings could be seen clearly.
Good lighting and the perspective is superb composed.
ikeharel (44057) 2012-04-10 4:19
I think this photo havn't change for centuries... only the by-passers come and go, I did the same, strolled there - I must be in sombody's photo...
Colorful and vivid, the place has a unique atmosphere.
A lovely picture taken,
jhm (128049) 2012-04-10 4:28
This is Paris on his best the place "Paris Montmartre" with the a lot artists, also a lot good painters with lovely paintings.
Nice daily life picture with the a lot visitors.
You play wonderful with light and shadows, also lovely colors.
Good depth and perspective.
Composition and presentation are excellent. TFS.
Have a nice week,
tedesse (24006) 2012-04-10 7:49
Piekne uliczne foto z uliczną kafejka i galeria obrazow.
Dobry POV i swiatlo, piekne kolory.
AliMoein (780) 2012-04-10 9:01
Very nice shot of the daily life and people
It has a very good details and light
Have a nice day
claudeD (26980) 2012-04-10 9:21
MontMartre is always an interesting location for tourists and photographer's. You can find subjects to shot everywhere. Very good daily life shot with a good composition and fine colors. Very well seen and done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
cornejo (22556) 2012-04-10 11:48
Hi Barbara, very good photo of this interesting place, with the noise characteristic of the area. Good capture and execution, with technical expertise. Very good and interesting work, my congratulations for this friend of mine. Good day and happy week. Tfs.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-04-10 12:03
Ola Barbara ,
Boa cena de visa diária nesta rua em Paris bem movimentada de turistas , bons detalhes , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
JFS (32453) 2012-04-10 12:18
How well have you captured the atmosphere of this part of Paris! I like your series of Paris very much.
all the best,
eldancer1 (20824) 2012-04-10 14:01
You should have your pictures printed so next time you to Paris you can sell them next to this guy. Nice candid shot of people going about their business. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
TopGeo (38080) 2012-04-10 22:47
This is Paris on his best the place "Paris Montmartre" with the a lot artists, The beautiful old historic place is caught in brilliant light that brings out color, fantastic details and soothing shadows. a lovely contrast and the tourists peoples, buildings the perfect all background of details.
Silvio1953 (105553) 2012-04-11 6:18
Ciao Barbara, lovelycomposition wit a lot of people, splendid perspective, wonderful light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PaulVDV (17323) 2012-04-11 15:00
Very atmospheric shot.
Clear, sharp, in a good composition and beautiful in its details.
Best regards, Paul
Alco (5451) 2012-04-11 18:42
Beautiful picture of daily life at Place du Tertre.You point of view is well chosen to show at the same time the paintings and the visitors.Good sharpness and very nice colors.Very well done.TFS.
Have a good evening.
Didi (51307) 2012-04-11 18:54
I was in a meeting two years ago in july 2010 with some TE friend, very good souvenir.
Nice backlights and good balance with shades on the right.
danos (78124) 2012-04-11 23:28
nice the snapshot from this narrow road of Montmartre with all these peaople to enjoy their stroll and buying some commemorative objects.Good presentation and perfect the light and colour management.
RhodieIke (9247) 2012-04-11 23:29
Hi Barbara, The hustle and bustle of this scene in Montmartre in Paris you have captured skilfully. Very interesting note.Love it, well done, Cheers Iain.
mauro61 (52545) 2012-04-12 0:22
zona caratteristica con i tanti pittori e i tanti turisti che la percorrono.
Ben dosata la forte luce,
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-04-12 5:32
Montmartre and the Place du Tertre are mythical places of Paris. Indeed, it is entertaining and interesting to see the painters and even get to portray. The photo is nicely composed, bright, colorful, clean and deep. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Nicou (105851) 2012-04-13 0:58
trčs belle image viviante et colroée de cette rue avec les artiste peintre que bel éclairage sur le pavage, sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
josepmarin (56489) 2012-04-13 5:19
in this photo you have caught skillfully a very dynamic and very vital scene, in one of the most touristic and busy zones of the old Paris.
I like the effect created by the light and the shades on the people and on the cobbles in the street, and the atmosphere of the artists trying to sell their paintings.
It is a very beautiful composition.
Cricri (92213) 2012-04-13 10:27
Ah Montmartre, un des endroits que je préfčre a Paris, j'aime l'ambiance, les différentes échoppes, les terrasses surtout comme ici quand le soleil est bien présent, superbe
bema (26179) 2012-04-13 10:37
Hi Barabra, my dear..
looks like a place i can remember as real, have been up there on Montmatre and the whole places one time as a young child, during a short two days visit at Paris with my parents and my sister and her husband..
great street view..
thanks for sharing, see you around, cheers Bernd
ebingul (1814) 2012-04-14 11:41
Nice daily life capture of this famous and beautiful place with a lot of details.Good POV,perspective,colours and light management.Well done and best regards.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-04-14 20:46
Great capture showing the nice atmosphere of Montmartre. It is really worth a visti there. Very nice POV and light. Good one.
baddori (19133) 2012-05-01 23:07
Sarebbe il mio sogno. Mercatini e "bistrot" .
Una condivisione particolarmente gradita.