First, Bar du Marche's red and white awnings caught my attention. I peeked in as I walked past. It was full mainly with young people that day, and they looked like students from nearby schools and universities.
I didn't have time to check out this place, so, later, I googled its name. Fodor's describes this cafe as "a local legend, despite its pocket size and relative lack of decorative charm... No Left Bank reveller can afford not to know it." This alone is enough to intrigue my inquisitive mind.
If I have a chance to go there again, I hope to see what makes this cafe a legend. But, being rather quiet myself, I think I'd better take a seat away from "Left Bank revellers"...
Paris Café XXVI (Bar du Marché)
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Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 8.25 x 11.5 in.
Mat Size: 14 x 18 in.