The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The Piano Man

I cannot believe that it’s been two years since we were walking through the narrow, cobble-stoned streets of Montmartre. It was in the early afternoon that we came across this young man playing a melody in a little bar – so different from here, the early afternoon is usually siesta time and most bars would be empty, waiting for the crowds to come out at night. These photos are a delightful reminder of the wonderful day we  spent exploring the charms of Montmartre, which we found to be so different from the rest of Paris that it seemed like another city .
Darin's view of Paris - Day 3 (126)-1
It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday,
And the manager gives me a smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see
To forget about life for awhile.
And the piano sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And say "Man, what are you doin' here?"
Da da da de de da
da da de de da da da
Darin's view of Paris - Day 3 (127)-1
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight.
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright.
Lyrics from ‘The Piano Man’ by Billy Joel.
I feel the travel-bug raising its head again and I wonder to myself: where will it be this time? Which new city is going to capture my heart next?


  1. What a lovely memory to write about Loree! Thanks for sharing the pictures, I think you did a great job matching the these with Billy Joel's The Piano Man Lyrics : )
    I hope you are having a good week.

  2. These photos remind me of scenes from the movie "An American in Paris."

  3. Wherever you decide to go next, it will be a wonderful journey, discovering, and you'll also leave a bit of your heart back..

    Great photos, Loree..

  4. And a cute piano player, indeed. It is sometimes those off-beat times that lend themselves to the best memories ~ xox Alexandra

  5. i love that feeling of stumbling upon something so cool in a new place. looking forward to finding out where the travel bug takes you next ;-)

  6. Here it doesn't look like Paris at all I feel in Italy ! the same architecture and the same funny people !
    Lidl seems to be everywhere, lol !
    Today we take a boat to an island ! It's a pity I have already to leave on Friday !

  7. Great post, Loree!
    I see you are already dreaming about a new trip.

  8. Let your heart and feet take you to your next destination.

  9. Encantador blog el tuyo, un placer haberme pasado por tu espacio.

    Saludos y un abrazo.

  10. Lovely posts as usual, Loree! Thanks for sharing your memories.


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