Thursday, July 28, 2016

Été en ville



Pardon. I will admit that I've probably posted this photo every summer since I took it in 2009. It's the only time I've photographed the Paris Plage in Paris. Every summer they dump sand, beach chairs, small pools and much more along the quais in Paris,  so the Parisians can take a little trip to the coast right there in Paris. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Été à Paris



I had to stop and laugh, then snap this photo. Spotted at a café at the Place des Vosges this sign caught my eye as it combined Southern ice(d) tea,  Cuban mojitos and of course French glace et sorbet. Everyone's happy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Une rose, est une rose, est une rose


Roses Hôtel Costes is a delightful shop filled with nothing but....roses! One of my favorite fleuristes in Paris.

239 rue Saint Honoré
75001 Paris

Monday, July 25, 2016

Les mouettes



Waiting. Waiting for Monsieur who brings food each day for them at Tuileries.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sunday Church Series - Basilique royale de Saint-Denis



Walking into this amazing basilica and seeing the afternoon sun streaming through the stained glass windows is a sight I will never forget.

Today I happily join James' Weekend Reflections right here!

Bonjour Petit Chien!



This adorable guest a our neighborhood restaurant was a regular.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Les huîtres



A few years ago, my friend introduced me to an audiobook he was certain I would love. Meet Paris Oyster: A Love Affair with the Perfect Food, by Mirielle Giuliano. The author's words with her enchanting French accent mixes memories of her childhood and her life in Paris enjoying them at Huîterie Régis, along with fascinating information about the wide range of oysters available in France.

I always enjoying stopping and enjoying the seafood stands found outside Paris restaurants and seafood shops, such as this! If enjoying them in Paris for the first time, you Americans will be interested to note that they are never served with any kind of cocktail sauce or crackers. Expect instead, small slices of a thin rye bread and a tiny cup of vinegar with minced shallots. Délicieux!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Allons-y !

I confess that it took me quite a while to get my nerve up to ride the Grande Roue de Paris at Tuileries, but on my last day in 2011, Peter and I walked through the gardens and I looked up and said, "Let's go!" I will admit to keeping my eyes closed tightly for quite a while, but when I opened them, I was amazed at the wonderful view of Paris, even on a very gray January day with a bit of rain. If you're in Paris and have the chance....go!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

L'Empereur


Château de Malmaison, located in the town of Reuil-Malmaison just outside of Paris, was purchased by Josephine de Beauhamais while her husband was off fighting in the Egyptian campaign. Upon his return, he was not pleased that she had spent such a sum (300,000 francs) on what was a home in much need of renovations.

I recommend taking this side trip if you have the time while visiting Paris. The home is lovely as well as the grounds.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Les joueurs de cartes

A game of cards is pretty serious, even in Paris. I didn't linger long after this shot!
Jardin du Luxembourg

Monday, July 18, 2016

Beaucoup de fleurs


Bienvenue to one of the most over the top florist shops in Paris. Every square inch seems to be filled with flowers of all kinds. What a delight.

14 rue des Saints-Pères
75006 Paris

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Les fleurs à Paris


Artisan Fleuriste, a lovely flower shop in the Marais.

 95 rue Vieille du Temple
75003 Paris

Friday, July 15, 2016

Not Again


This was taken at the Palais Royal,  last November, following the terrorist attacks on the 13th. I"m heartbroken to have to use this photograph again.

Today, I again join James' Weekend Reflections right HERE.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

L'homme au le chapeau


Photographed through the window of a café on Mouffetard. I loved his profile. I would have liked to had a conversation with this man.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Le propriétaire


Meet Georges, along with wife Odette, the propriétaires of Aux Vieux Paris d'Arcole.  This very photogenic, and old restaurant (1564) is just steps from Cathédrale Notre Dame. Although I've never dined here, I have taken many photographs over the years. This morning, Peter wanted to deliver a some artwork from a fellow blogger so we were able to go inside before opening hours and meet Georges. As you can see, he is a most charming and friendly Parisian.

Aux Vieux Paris d'Arcole
24 rue Chanoinesse
75004 Paris

Monday, July 11, 2016

Petite fille

This sweet girl was preparing for a ride on the St. Paul carrousel in the Marais. I think it's a memorable photograph for me, besides the cuteness factor, because it was taken on the Sunday afternoon following the terrorist attacks the previous Friday evening. That Sunday, it seemed that all of Paris took to the streets and enjoyed the beautiful sunny day!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Have a Seat

This evening, many choices as it was pouring rain!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Reflet en bleu


Troyes FR.
Today I join James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Une feuille


Cimetière de Passy, opened in 1820, is located across the street from the Palais de Chaillot, with a lovely view of la Tour Eiffel.

Cimetière de Passy
2 rue du Commandant Schloessing
76016 Paris

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Square du Temple avec Maman!


A beautiful July day. He seemed to anticipate an afternoon with his friends. This small park is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the locals. There are always plenty of children on the playground, but some very dear older Parisians enjoying the park as well.

64 rue de Bretagne
75003 Paris

Monday, July 4, 2016

Joyeux Anniversaire America!



This smaller version of Miss Liberty, erected in 1889 is located on the Pont Grenelle on the Île de Cignes. She looks toward the Atlantic and her "older sister" erected 3years before on Ellis Island.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Le hommage....


pour la Tour Eiffel.
I never, ever cease to draw a breath when I look up!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Massage gratuit

This Sunday, as Mary and I strolled up rue Mouffetard, we spotted the free massages. I was as frequently the case, struggling with my sciatica, and this seemed like a dream come true. In my franglais, I explained, avec some sign language, that I really needed help with that area. As Mary took the camera, she captured the start and I'm happy to report that Monsieur helped my back. I was happy to put quite a few euros in the cup!

Tonight, as I am again dealing with the same problem, I'm wishing I could take advantage of  Monsieur's expertise!

Friday, July 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Looking Down


It's July 1 and by now you know that it means THEME DAY for City Daily Photobloggers around the world. For our theme, I selected a photo from November, 2014. From the Passerelle Debilly, I watched the owner unload groceries from his car to the boat. I eventually wandered down and had a brief conversation. I learned he was an artist and that if I could come back a little later, after he had finished his work, he would show me around his péniche (houseboat). Sadly I had to be on my way!

Click HERE to see all of the other clever LOOKING DOWN photos from around the globe.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Paris From Above

Taken high atop Centre Pompidou, another place with great views of Paris from above.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Le bassiste


Finding street bands and musicians on Paris streets are favorite subjects for me. This group was playing near Métro Abbesses in Montmartre.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Le temps d'une bière


Trying to remember if I've ever had a beer in Paris.