Saturday, April 25, 2015

P is for Polâine

Stop by 8 rue du Cherche-Midi and you will find Poilâne's charming flagship boulangerie. Dupuis 1932,  they still bake bread here and at their other locations like they always have. In November, 2013, we stayed in a lovely apartment just doors from this very special Paris boulangerie. Of course we bought several of these wonderful loaves and enjoyed with wine and cheese, many nights.

Friday, April 24, 2015


You all know Alexis by now. He has this lovely shop, just off Places des Vosges. He designs over the top wedding and evening gowns. Unlike many Parisian shop owners I've met over the years, and become friends with, Alexis more or less lets me have the run of his shop. He nods, turns his back and gets on his cell phone, smoking a mile a minute. I can accept that. Left on my own, I find things such a this lovely sketch and swatch on a chair! Merci Alexis.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

La porte rouge

The side entrance to the beautiful Cathédrale de Troyes ( Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint Paul de Troyes). Begun  in 1208 and finished in the 17 century, I'm always amazed that these remarkable churches have stood the test of time.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Guillon Fleurs  is a delightful flower shop that I've visited several times. The owner, Laurence, is a charming lady. The last trip she sent me on my way with a bouquet of  anemones.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Le zinc

If you are lucky enough to find one, you are lucky indeed. Zinc bars have been around, according to this article, as early as 1873.  This one in the Marais, caught my eye with it's marvelous detail glimmering in the light.

Monday, April 20, 2015

On The Road.... Nogent-sur-Seine

Have a look at these great doors!

I have a new book I've published for my church and am offering on BLURB. It features the Easter Season at Independent Presbyterian Church.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Paris Rouge - Pizza

I've had some really good pizza in Paris. I think this charming place must have the best in town, what with all that rouge!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Les géraniums

Even in November, the geraniums in Paris flourish. It's just amazing.

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Nicely dressed for a stroll through the Palais Royal. Perhaps monsieur is a shop owner or going to do a little shopping.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

La tour des chaises

I would have loved to have been there with my camera when the waiters were stacking these chairs!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mors Doré

All too often I find myself in Paris on what I call the Paris fast track. We are always so anxious to see it all, eat and drink it all, but more than that, shoot it all, that we don't have time to sit and soak up Paris. This last trip while spending a day alone,  to wander and and explore, late in the afternoon I sought the small, quiet place Dauphine. This afternoon I was totally alone there. I'd walked a lot, so I found a bench, took a deep breath, and just soaked up the moment. Mors Doré caught my eye, are you surprised?  When I returned home and found this image I Googled it and alas, it was in French ( the very idea!) so I sought Peter's help. He tells me it's a book binding shop. The lagniappe is the man in the upper window that I just discovered.

Mors Doré
16 lace Dauphine
75001 Paris

Monday, April 13, 2015


Rue Crémieux, a charming side street near Gare de Lyon, whispers printemps!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Church Series - Les roses

These beautiful roses were draped all along the fence beside the Église Saint Médard,   located on the southern end of rue Mouffetard.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bienvenue printemps!

Missing bouquets of fresh flowers on the streets, missing springtime in Paris!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ouvert, fermer

Shutters in Paris. I could shoot them all day long. Probably have.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pâques chapeaux

One of my most favorite shops in all of Paris is Ultramod's Millinery.  It's a walk back in time. Choose your hats, brims, trims.......the possibilities are endless. If I'm lucky enough to get back to Paris, I think I will go to Ultramod alone and spend as much time as my heart desires there.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Le chien

This very special chien was served by a Paris waiter on Boulevard Saint-Germain!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CDP Theme Day - Self Portrait

1 avril, which means another City Daily Photo Theme Day. This month's theme is Self Portrait. I had a few choices as I sometimes like to catch myself in a Paris window. I chose this one today from 2014, when my dear Paris ami Peter ( Peter's Paris) was caught with me in this window. It's a perfect choice because Peter is often by my side in Paris, leading the way to new places to enjoy and photograph!

Please click HERE to see all the other City Daily Photobloggers' as they share their theme day selfies!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Taking a Break

There was a street band set up on the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain almost every time we walked by, but they were always on a break or shutting down for the day. This is all I could get.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Mini Meeps, l'acrobate!

While posing on the Buren Columns at the Palais Royal, Meeps decided to show off her acrobatic skills!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Church Series - Église Saint Germain des Pres

Because I have visited many of Paris' churches over and over, each trip I try and find something new to photograph. This last trip in November, 2014, I was in and out of St. Germain des Pres several times as we stayed just a block away. My eye was drawn to the beautiful painted columns. I could be wrong, but I don't think I've seen columns like this in other churches. As one of Paris' oldest churches, this sacred space could stand some loving care, but I love the nicks and chipped paint. Reminds me of how long this church as stood and all that has happened inside these walls.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pour les enfants

How adorable, high chairs for the children that resemble Paris café chairs. 

Friday, March 27, 2015


It rains in Paris..... a lot. Embrace it .

Thursday, March 26, 2015


The Mona Bismarck American Center's stairway. I have been fortunate to visit this beautiful space in 2013, for the Yousuf Karsh exibit and then in 2014 for Meredith Mullin's street photography workshop. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Où suis-je??

I am thinking most of my readers, even my Parisian readers, won't know where I took this photo.Actually, now that I have a look at the only two photos is snapped this day, I wish I had taken more and framed them differently. Love the arches and the detail. I will let my commenters have a guess today, then I will share the location.