Yesterday my friend Evelyn asked me in a comment if I had seen or knew the Rue Dupuytren near the Ecole de Médecine, the medical school, in Paris. I didn't really know the name, but it turned out that I had taken a photo up that little street last week. Here it is. Maybe Evelyn will recognize it.
The Ecole de Médecine is on the street of the same name. The street starts at the Boulevard Saint-Germain near the Odéon metro station and runs diagonally up to the Boulevard Saint-Michel near the Sorbonne. Here's what you see when you enter the street from Odéon.
The other day, the light was very nice as it shone on this elaborate frieze on the façade of the medical school building. Here is a full view followed by a closeup of the center portion of the frieze.
The Rue de l'Ecole de Médecine is one that I know well because, well, I also worked there back in the mid-1970s. About halfway up the street, at number 5, is this doorway. The building, an old school from the days of Louis XIV, has for years been taken over by the Université de la Sorbonne-Nouvelle (Paris III) where I taught classes way back then.
Right across the street from the Sorbonne-Nouvelle building is this old Pâtisserie Viennoise — a Viennese-style bakery — that is more than 85 years old.
I was known to pop into this place for a croissant or some other sweet treat from time to time — before, between, or after classes. This photo is mine; you can even see me reflected in the window as I took it.