Paris France Rue Saint Dominique

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Detailed Image is HERE
No need to explain my love to Paris and traveling to Europe. OK, to a traveling in general. I love it! First time I’ve visited Paris in 1995. That time I lived in Saint Petersburg, Russia; and, a week in Paris was beyond my dreams. A travel company I worked for offered a super cheap deal (though for me it still was 4 times of my salary) and I took off. Next time I went their seven years later. My friend and I celebrated my 38th Birthday.. One evening we were heading to our hotel. It just stopped raining and setting Sun hit the loud streets with the last beams of that day. I lifted my head and all of a sudden saw that Eiffel Tower disappeared. Only top of the construction was clearly visible. Thank God I had my camera with me.
In this painting of Paris street I wanted to portray that feeling I had when I saw the Eiffel Tower in the sun light. Maybe it is not traditional view as all posters in the world would want to picture Eiffel Tower in full its glory. Oh well, I saw it floating in the air. 
The girl on the front is just a random Paris visitor. She is rushing home and doesn’t even know what’s happening behind. I gave her my hairstyle and dressed in my coat and a scarf. I also wanted to put some story into my painting of Paris as I think this city (no matter what they might say) is romantic. Here is my story:
“It was nice fresh evening in Paris. Only second day and She was already in love with the City. Heading home that night and dreaming of quiet dinner she heard a loud boom. The motorcycle broke the murmur of Rue Saint Dominique and made Her turn the head toward the noise. He takes his helmet of and looks in her direction. Her face is lit by the evening Sun and with astonishment of the beautiful Eiffel Tower disappearance…” 
You feel the romance here, eh?! :0) .. finish the story yourself.. 
Okay, back to the Paris paintings. All what you see on it is only artist’s imagination, with exception only the Eiffel Tower, Paris, The Sun. Feel my love to that romantic city. I’ve even created a Gallery that called My Paris Mania where you can find  dozens of impressions from my Eiffel Tower and Paris paintings.
This morning the curiosity led me to find a website with 360 degree photos of Paris streets. I loved placing Full Screen feature and look around as I am there in Paris right now:
Happy Traveling!
And  I also found an interesting article posted by Fox News on Ten Things You’d Never Guess About Paris. It was an opinion of one writer who came to Paris from America and settled down there. Per his point of view, as an example:
– the less French you speak than better you are
– the French people appreciate American culture more than we think
– the French like tourists
– but French people in general sometimes don’t like Parisians (read why)
and much much more :0)
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Original Painting Rue Saint Dominique is 22″x18″ on 140lb Arches Cold Pressed
In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

4 thoughts on “Paris France Rue Saint Dominique

  1. Where is the rest of that story, I want to read it!!!! You should become a writer:) It fits perfect with your beautiful painting. Your own story was romantic already:) Beautiful art!

  2. Haha! I was once married to a French and went to Paris with him — and I will say the article you cited here is very very true in many senses! Love this piece of yours — it totally conveyed the sunny, romantic, top of the world feeling. Would love to see it in person!

  3. Hi Arena,
    I was surprised when learned that it is rude to not to say goodbye when you leave the store/shop in Paris.
    Back in 1995 I wouldn't even dare to talk to the clerk in the store. I lived that days in Russia and nobody talks to the Sales people there as the Sales people are rude themselves ( the Soviet Union tradition)..
    Thank you for your comment. I hope the former marriage did not destroy your love to Paris and the art history heritage.
    Have a great day!
    Irina

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