Today, meet the artist. He word knee pads so he could draw the grid, and later the entire picture on the sidewalk. When he spotted me, he kindly got up, posed for photos and showed me what he would create. He promised he would be done in "trois heures". I made sure that my afternoon included a walk back over the bridge to see it. Yesterday's post was the new sketch that he had just started. was The photo below is the one he was working on that morning. Encounters like this are what make my trips to Paris so very special for me.
Didier Ludot, luxury consignment shop, is a window I never miss, when at the Palais Royal. I've left many nose prints against their windows. What a delight to see the Diors, Chanels and so many more. Today, les chaussures de Chanel.
You either love the architecture of Centre Pompidou of you don't. I'm somewhere in between! At night the red escalator is pretty cool. It's high tech architecture was designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, along with Gianfranco Franchini. It opened in 1977.
This small fountain at Luxembourg Gardens caught my eye with the late afternoon light and shadows. Today I join my fellow City Daily Photobloggers around the world who are posting their take on our first of the month theme. Click HERE to see their marvelous posts!
This arch welcomes you to the Place des Vosges. Take a few minutes, or longer, to relax on a bench in the park, then stroll around the arcades and window shop or stop for a glass of wine at the cafés and restaurants.
I am a former elementary school teacher, a full-time photographer, lover of all things French ( whose French is slowly improving), obsessive Paris traveler, enthusiastic church and community volunteer, and grandmother to 5 delightful grandchildren.
I fell in love with Paris in March 2007. It was as the French say, le coup de foudre : love at first sight. As a result of that trip, my photography took another direction. Since that time I have pursued a career of sorts in photography and dreamed of returning to the City of Light. November 2008 found me strolling the streets of Paris once again. My first visit I was so overwhelmed with the incredible beauty of the city, I photographed it as a "tourist". In 2008 I returned and I looked at the city with more of a photographer's eye. I wanted to capture the unique, the small details, and oh yes - the people! This blog was started as a photo diary of that trip, but I have been most fortunate to return to the city j'adore 9 times since. Each time I leave, I wipe a tear and start planning my list for the next trip. Paris may well be a moveable feast, but I think it's best savored in person! Someone told me that once you have been to Paris, you will leave a piece of your heart. I left mine right there, but I brought home some wonderful memories. It is my pleasure to share them with you.