Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Heurtoir de porte I

How about a little mini-series of fabulous door knockers in Paris. Shall we?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Canal Saint Martin

Canal Saint Martin was drained and given a good cleaning in 2016. Click HERE to see what was found! Any of my readers ever taken a boat trip here?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Church Series - The Restoration

As is the case is in this old city with old churches, there is continual restoration going on in one place or another. Abbey Saint-Germain-des-Prés, one of the oldest in Paris, camouflaged the scaffolding beautifully with this lovely trompe l'ceil screen.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Beaucoup d'argent

Many treasures to be discovered at the Marché aux Puces.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Les arches

I"m not sure what this building is called but I can share that it is behind Le Sénat at Jardin du Luxembourg.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Les savons

Peter and I stepped inside this charming little honey shop in Butte aux Cailles. The owner was very kind and allowed me to poke around with my camera. I need to go back and buy soaps for all my friends at home!

Les Abeilles
21 Rue de la Butte aux Cialles

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Les couleurs de l'automne

Strolling in the Marais, loving the ivy covered walls!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Paris Rouge - La galerie

  Place des Vosges is a lovely place to stroll the arcade and window shop for interesting art!

A collection of my Paris photographs are now available on Etsy.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Trop de Pluie - Paris Rouge

As the SE is reeling from Hurricane Irma and the state of Texas recovers from the hell of Hurricane Harvey, my city of Birmingham is expecting the aftermath of Irma for the next two days. Whatever she brings, it won't be anything like the devastation that Texas and Florida, as well as all of the islands in the Caribbean have experienced. If you feel you can contribute, there are many organizations taking donations and money to help.

If I don't post for a day or two, it may mean we've lost power here.  Birmingham is a beautiful city full of old, gorgeous  trees that like to take down power lines. I"ll stay in touch!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Prayers

Remembering all those who have lost lives and are in harm's way this day.  The world weeps.

79 Rue Galande
75005 Paris

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Bon App!

One of my great finds in Paris happened one day in 2014 while leisurely walking rue Saints-Pères. I looked through the big open doors on the street and spotted what appeared to be a charming little shop at the end. Of course I had to investigate. I found this utterly delightful bakery/café, Treize, a Baker's Dozen, owned by Laurel who speaks Southern because she's from South Carolina! Be still my heart. Now I always make time to go in and say,"Bonjour y'all!" and have brunch. You should too.

Treize, A Baker's Dozen
16 rue Saints-Péres
75007 Paris

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Wandering the streets of the 6 eme, I stopped to admire this creative window.  Reminded me of my extensive scarf collection!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Paris From Above

Regardless your opinion of Centre Pompidou, you have to admit that it offers a unique view of Paris from above, without the crowds around la Tour Eiffel etc. The escalator is an easy ride up and I hear  Café Gerorges is a nice place to enjoy a drink or meal and enjoy the view. I encourage you to research the current exhibits when planning a visit to Paris. The Mondrian exhibit we saw a few years ago was one I"ll never forget. 

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou
75004 Paris

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday Church Series - La fontaine

La fontaine de la place Saint-Sulpice ( 1843-1848), designed by architect Louis Visconti, who also designed the tomb of Napoleon.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

CDP Theme Day - Photographing the Photographer


Today I join my fun loving and talented City Daily Photoblog friends around the world posting our take on their month's theme. Please click HERE and see the gallery!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


The friendly doorman at the Four Seasons George V patiently waiting.

Hôtel George V
31 Avenue George V
75008 Paris

Monday, August 28, 2017

Le Rubis

A few years ago while enjoying a leisurely day alone in Paris, I passed by Le Rubis and remembered a fine boeuf bourguignon I'd enjoyed there once. I decided to try it again. I was shown a door at the end of the bar and discovered a tiny ( of course), winding (of course) stairway. At the top I walked through what appeared to be a make shift kitchen but it could have been the one and only. I found a small dining room lined with tables. I squeezed onto a banquette, shed my coat, camera, bag and tried not to look like a harried tourist. I fooled not a soul. The sweet, overworked waitress informed me that I had to read the menu off the chalkboard on the wall. So the whole process went in reverse. I could hardly read it and so with our limited use of each other's language, I decided on the "peeg" with lentils. It turned out to be what we would call ham. Very pink and tender with a sea of lentils topped with a pat of butter. This is what David Leibowitz called "earthy French food" in his review. It's worth the read.

Le Rubis is the type of cafe you want to run up on in Paris. The same couple is always behind the bar and the food is always honest and hearty.

Le Rubis
10 rue Marché Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Paris Rouge - Manteau rouge

Paris carrousels always stop me in my tracks!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Paris Rouge - La tour Eiffel

The hearty souls selling their art at Place du Tertre, brave even the cold temps in January!

Friday, August 25, 2017

I Love This Place

It's been a few years since Mary and I trekked to the charming Butte aux Cailles neighborhood to find L'Oisive Thé. Owned by an American, this lovely shop combines yarn and knitting supplies with a thé and coffee shop offering delicious breakfast and lunch offerings made in the tiniest kitchen I"ve ever seen!

L'Oisive Thé
8 Rue de la Butte aux Cailles
75013 Paris

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Visages sur le mur

If memory serves, these lovely ladies were gracing a wall in Butte-aux-Cailles a charming hilltop neighborhood in the 13 arrondissement.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Paris Rouge - Miam miam!

Les cerises, les tomates, et les radis

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Paris Rouge - Le vélo et la voiture

What a great find! Right up my alley, and look, a voiture rouge in the background.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Paris Rouge - Les bougies

Over the years, I have photographed the candles in most of Paris' beautiful churches.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Paris Rouge - Seul

This sweet playground at the Jardin du Luxembourg, seemed a little sad this fall morning without the petits enfants bringing it to life.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Paris Rouge - Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince, spotted in a window while strolling a charming passageway.