Talking to my lovely brother in Paris reminded me that I had taken a whole series of photos of his street and not done anything with them. I’ve described this street before as the kind of French street you see in a charming illustration, the kind that has one of everything: a butcher’s, a baker’s, a café, a cheese shop etc etc. But Rue Montorgueil really exists – and it really is charming.
So if you’ll forgive the brief departure from life in Cape Town, I’d like to take you on a tour of Rue Montorgueil.
Le traiteur (the Queen of England wasn’t too proud to shop here – they have the postcards to prove it)
La boulangerie (et le traiteur chinois – that one wasn’t in my French textbook)La quincaillerie