Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Changing Times

One can imagine many scenarios as to what happened on this spot.  Did the proprietor of the Boulangerie de l'Hotel de Ville pass away and there was no one willing to take on his business?  Or was it more sinister than that -- a new concept of fast food and faster profits comes in and sweeps out the old tenant?  I can only hope, sad as it may be, that it was the former.   I learned after taking this picture that this was the first location of Pomme de Pain, a French chain that now serves over 12 million customers annually.  I guess they knew their market.


Michelle James said...

Dear Anne,

I found your details on your blog, I hope you might be able to help me with my strange request!

I am a Producer working on a television show called House Hunters International which follows English speaking expats in their quest to purchase a house abroad. I am hoping to find English speaking expats to profile who are living in France. I wonder if you or any of your expat contacts might be interested in getting involved?! I would love to find out more about your story! Please find a little blurb about the show below:

House Hunters International is a half-hour program currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV) in America.
The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying process by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where buyers and their real estate agents tour 3 homes.

At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different.

You can see some examples of the show here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh0Q6DYe3QM - London from South Africa (1600 series)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLmhKEzm5kg - Dubai from Illinois (2000 series)

Please get in touch if you have any more questions about the show. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes and many thanks,

Michelle James
1-3 St Peter's Street, London N1 8JD - +44 20 7704 3300

Anne said...

Michelle: Thanks for your interest. I don't own my residence in Paris; practically everyone I know rents. In fact, I'm not sure I know anyone who owns. Sorry I can't be of more help.

Lost In Cheeseland said...

As it turns out, they might be bought out by British food chain Prêt à Manger (which wouldn't be such a bad thing!) :)

Starman said...

I've seen that show. It's pretty good. But I thought they had already done an episode on Paris?

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