Saturday, December 20, 2014

HIgh Tech at Galeries Lafayette

Alas, it was bound to happen.  Now the Parisian peeps are recording the Christmas windows with their devices.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Paris Rouge - Café Bonaparte

Just up the street from our apartment, we stopped in for a few sips now and then. Merci to the voiture rouge for adding another splash of my favorite color!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

L' homme et les livres

I couldn't decide if he was buying or selling. It didn't matter really.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Paris Bleu - Vines and Shutters

I was so enamored with Paris in autumn, I could hardly pull my eye away and search for Christmas.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Le Louvre

from Tuileries.  The sun is such a tease in Paris. Just about the time you get your lens cap off.....
il a disparu.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Field Trip, Paris Style

As I was wandering around in front of the Hôtel de Ville, there were several kindergarten classes filing in and out. I wonder what was inside that would appeal to five year olds?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Church Series - Saint Severin

 My advice to friends touring Paris is to look beyond Notre Dame de Paris. There are sooo many beautiful sacred spaces in Paris. Saint Severin, one of the oldest on the Left Bank, is one I love for it's beautiful twisted columns and abstract stained glass, but this visit, I found this lovely space.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Window Shopping at Alexis'

I have photographed Alexis' wonderful window and his designer gowns at Place des Vosges since 2008. I usually find Parisian men admiring his beautiful gowns.  I love that.

Friday, December 12, 2014

If You Feed Them...

they will come. It appears les pigeons are going to take over Paris one day.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ta Daaaaaaaaaaaa........

When Noël comes to Paris, the first place to check is Galeries Lafayette. Some years are more spectacular than others and I think this year's upside down fabulous tree is one of the best I've seen.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Le Grip

I am often hesitant to shoot in the Métro, but this time I got more than I thought.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Le pain et le boulanger

 This lovely boulangerie appeared to have just opened. There was no signage but the address is
28 rue François Miron, Paris 75004

Monday, December 8, 2014

Paris Bleu

I never, ever tire of Paris windows, balconies...tout!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Church Series - Le Pape

Last October  the Polish Catholic Mission in Paris placed this beautiful bronze sculpture, by Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli,  of Pope John Paul II at Notre Dame.  A fitting tribute.

Saturday, December 6, 2014


 The Saint Paul Métro was decked out in Picasso this last trip.  I'm assuming in honor of the newly reopened Musée Picasso that opened in November after a long restoration.  It's always a treat to see new décor in the Métro.

Friday, December 5, 2014

La lumière

The chairs were nice enough, but the light..........oh the light stopped me in my tracks.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Les Portes

I've probably walked up this street in Montmartre many times but don't think I'd ever stopped and admired these doors.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Le tutu

At last, I finally found the beautiful gift shop at the Palais Garnier open!!! I couldn't believe my good luck. It is filled with tutus, costumes and all things ballet. There was also a section of gifts for adults!  Located around the right side of the Opèra, near the restaurant, it's worth a trip inside.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Regardez Poppa!

They start at an early age to window shop,  or as the French would say, lèche-vitrine...lick the window!

Monday, December 1, 2014

CDP Theme Day - Worker

Laveur de vitres

This is the first of the month and as always, for over 6 years, I've participated in our City Daily Photo Theme Day. Click HERE to see how my fellow CDP bloggers interpreted the theme for this month, WORKER.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Church Series - Notre Dame de Paris

This trip I was fortunate to spen more time around this beautiful cathedral . On our way to dinner one evening, we stopped for some night shots. At night, the incredible details are more visible. A true work of art.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Les Feuilles Rouges

 One perk of visiting Paris in November is the spectacular color.  Forgive me if I overdo the foliage photos for a while.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Down To The Quai

Last Wednesday, as I made my way towards Tuileries, I decided to take a few minutes and walk down to the quai. The yellow leaves on the cobblestones made for a lovely stroll.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Les Bulles

While by the Hôtel de Ville last Wednesday, I walked up on a young man making these incredible bubbles using two sticks and some string. Talk about a photo op!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Le Baiser

Our last day in Paris, Martha, Sara and Joe and Anna Mae Chapman joined me as we made one last stroll through the glorious Jardin du Luxembourg which by all accounts was the PERFECT Paris day. The weather was mild and sunny and everyone in Paris was out taking full advantage.  This young couple says it all.

Thank you all who stopped by and left messages for Meeps while I was gone. It was a wonderful 10 days jam packed with food, photos, and dear friends.  I have thousands of images that I am just now downloading and viewing. I hope you will come back often share my latest Paris adventure!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Meeps Guest Blogger - Bienvenue!

 With any luck at all, Mom will be home tonight. I have my party scarf on for her!!! When she comes home I will act like I don't know her but after about an hour, we'll be cuddled up in bed together again. La vie est belle!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Meeps Guest Blogger - Cat Tales

Last night I curled up with my favorite book, The French Cat.  Actually I could have starred in this book, if someone would ever take me to Paris!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Meeps Guest Blogger - Last Night...

I dreamed of Paris and my Mom.  I'm a little lonesome but my friends Harry and Lulu come up to check on me. Pugs are a little like cats.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meeps Guest Blogger - Oh Please

Portrait de famille
Moi et le faux chat

Wednesday, November 19, 2014