Midnight in Paris Steps
If you've seen Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, you may recognize these steps. Evan and I saw the movie at Cinema Beaubourg in Paris last week, and I don't think I'm giving anything away by saying the movie is a beautiful homage to the city of light. It began with a long montage of vistas and iconic shots taken from all over the city, and we were surprised (and a bit embarrassed!) that we could identify most of the locations. The kicker was the steps that figure so prominently in the storyline. We were pretty sure we recognized them, and walked over to the left bank after the movie to confirm our suspicions (nerds!). Sure enough, they were attached to the church we wandered into, Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, after a visit to the Pantheon on our honeymoon. We also had an espresso in the cafe across the street sometime last spring. The credit is all my husband's for recognizing the curve of the road. I can see why Place de l'Abbé-Basset was chosen as the location. It's bursting with charm, and the light at night (it was near midnight when we shot this - ha!) was so gorgeous.