Monday, October 10, 2011

DC vs. Paris: Part I in a Series

If you've never happened upon the blog Paris versus New York, you definitely need to check it out.  It gets major points for its clever juxtapositions and for the stylish graphics.  Since my own artistic abilities never got much past the crayon and paste stage, I've decided to borrow the concept with a decidely less sophisticated approach.

Today's post is the first in a series of images that reflect the differences between DC and Paris.  I'm not choosing sides, just showing the myriad little snippets of life that make my life past and present so different.  Fortunately, I've got a large unused trove of pictures snapped on the streets of Paris and the streets of DC beckoning to be captured.

So without further ado, I bring you DC:

And Paris:

Cupcakes have taken DC by storm with specialized bakeries popping up all over town, often sporting lines out the door.  Most carry a pretty hefty price tag.  Not so, these beauties which I found in the bakery case in one of the many vendors at Eastern Market.  Carrot cake has always been my favorite.  But I have a weakness for those French fruit tarts as well.  Decisions, decisions.


  1. I prefer the French ones too, they seem more delicate!

  2. Have you found Praline, Patisserie Poupon, and Tout de Sweet? All my local (DC/Bethesda) bakeries are French at this point!