Paris Dispatch: 16th Arrondissement Style

On the way to the Raoul et Jean Dufy exhibition at Musée Marmottan in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris I walked through the very pleasant Jardins du Ranelagh.  Almost every person I passed, young and old, perfectly exemplified the traditional upper class French style, the Parisian version of the Upper East Side, but even more so.  Unfortunately, I broke my camera on the second day of my trip so these photos are from a very old half-broken camera I borrowed from my brother.

Photos from my Bedroom Window: 199? – 2010

Why are older people the best dressed people on the U.E.S?

I saw this woman on Madison Avenue while walking with my friend Salty, who, as we were walking away after I took this photo, said she thought the woman was an actress. This stylin’ senior had a deep smoker’s voice and in my head I can hear her snapping a dry funny insult to a younger relative on a sitcom.  Does anyone know who she is or recognize her?

For more stylish seniors check out the great blog, Advanced Style.

And the UES post on Ann Slater.

U.E.S.Photo Scavenger Hunt

Find and photograph the following scenarios on the Upper East Side. Selected photos will be posted in the soon-to-exit photo section of this website.
E-mail submissions to

Woman and child (either sex) both wearing quilted jackets.
Young black woman pushing old white woman in a wheelchair.
Man walking Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie).
Person walking two greyhounds wearing matching sweaters.
Take a photograph of tourists photographing the Guggenheim.
Cops eating at Old Fashioned Donuts on 86th Street and Lexington Avenue.
High school kids taking a cigarette break around the corner from school.
High school girls dressed like adults on a night out.
Small child dressed in very fancy clothes.
Decorative cabbage.