Monday, June 29, 2015

Paris Orange

Seraphim's cheerful exterior is a nice break from the ever present noir in Paris!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Church Series - Église Saint-Merri


Several years ago when we visited this church, just steps from the Centre Pompidou and Stravinsky Fountain, they were doing some work on the façade. This unusual, and oh so Parisian, piece was installed just outside the doors. Built between 1500-1500, I think we all agree it can always use some restoration from time to time.

Église Saint-Merri
76 rue de la Verrerie
75004 Paris

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mignon!


Sunday at the Jardin du Luxembourg is always on my list. Parisians of all ages flock there. The parents with their young children are always a favorite of mine. This precious girl with her Poppa were such fun to photograph.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pont Neuf

The oldest standing bridge across the Seine. Luckily there is nothing to attach a love lock to so it's still standing and as lovely as it was when it was completed in 1607. Four hundred years later, it's beautiful.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bienvenue


It was cold and rainy but the warm glow of this café near the Panthéon, begged us to stop in.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Paris Greeter


This lovely, smiling street musician was the official greeter the Sunday we visited Luxembourg Gardens last November. She returned his smile. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Paris Rouge - La porte et l'homme



The Musée deCluny on a cold and rainy day in November. This man sought refuge from the rain.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Regardez cette porte!



I wish I had a euro for every time I have screamed that!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday Church Series - Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis


I try and always stop in this pretty church on rue St. Antoine, when I'm in the Marais. I love the contrast of the warm candle light against the cool gray figure.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bon app !

Un palmier s'il vous plait. 
Bon samedi!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Paris Rouge - Les Stylets


Biking to work in Paris with a very fine pair of red stilettos. I'm in awe.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

From the Inside


Finally, after pressing my nose against this elegant gate for 7 years, in November 2014, we finally were able to go inside the beautiful Musée Galliera ( Palais Galleria, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris) for an fashion exhibit after being closed for renovations for years. Located just across the street from the Palais du Tokyo, it is the fashion museum of Paris. Check the website here for current and upcoming exhibits. It is worth a visit!

Palais Galliera
10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Rue de Galliera
75016 Paris

Monday, June 15, 2015

Non


When it's pouring rain, la terrasse est fermé. Quelle dommage.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sunday Paris Church Series - Basilique du Sacré-Coeur

While the rest of my group headed inside the beautiful Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, I stood outside the doors and became enchanted with the ceiling. It's a photographer's thing. Many of you will understand. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Le vélo


I know you photoshop guys out there would have taken out half of this photo. Non, non, et non. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dusk, rue de la Paix



As I crossed the busy street I caught this, stopped and took one shot before the traffic moved!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jouer à Paris


With the lovely Musée de Cluny in the background. When visiting their website I read they have programming for parents and their young children. This day it was raining. I would love to return and see les enfants enjoying this colorful play yard.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Long Walk Home


After a long day of walking from one end of Paris to another, this might as well be Mount Everest for me.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Reading In Paris

Although I think iPhone use is ramping up even in Paris, I still enjoy finding someone reading a book or newspaper!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

My Quiet Corner of Paris


I can't promise Place Dauphine is always this quiet, but this day, I had it all to myself. That's usually been the case. Maybe one day I'll return and find pétanque players or friends chatting on a bench. No matter, Place Dauphine is a very quiet, special corner of Paris for me.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Stylish II


These incredibly sculpted statues line a small courtyard at L'école des beaux arts. Peter took Mary and me last November. A beautiful place full of inspiration for the students. This was my runner-up for our City Daily Photo Theme of STYLISH on June 1st. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Playing For Euros

I had my euros tight in my fist as I made my way down the steps at the Sacre Coeur. Just after I took this picture from above, he stopped, put up his harp and probably went for a coffee. I'm sorry I didn't get to hear him play!

Adieu cadenas de l'amour



Yesterday the City of Paris finally addressed the ridiculous "tradition" of clamping cheap padlocks on the Pont des Arts and tossing the key in the Seine. This symbol of undying love had reached epic proportions with over a million locks now defacing bridges all over Paris. The Pont des Arts is the first, with others to follow. The huge sections were removed yesterday and eventually plexiglass panels will be added so the view of the Seine will be restored. I took this photo in 2012.  You can see some locks but in just a few years time, the panels were a solid mass of locks. Some panels even collapsed from the weight and had to be replaced with plywood. Good riddance!

Monday, June 1, 2015

CDP Theme Day - Stylish


Our City Daily Photo theme for June is STYLISH. Well it's Paris, so why not a little black, lace oh lá lá???

To see other stylish photos from around the world, click right HERE!

Rue St. Honoré
75001 Paris

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Resting Places in Paris


I believe that Cimetière de Passy is one of the most beautiful small cemeteries in Paris.

Cimetière de Passy
2 Rue de Commandant Schloesing
75016 Paris

Saturday, May 30, 2015

La Belle Maison


After a long flight, long haul through CDG, long ride into Paris on the RER, I finally arrived at my  friends Keri and Richard's apartment. After I caught my breath, we headed for lunch on the Left Bank. This beautiful home reminded me why I love Paris.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Cimetière Montmartre


Of course the tour books tell you to run not walk to Cimetière Père Lachaise, and  you should if you have the time in Paris needed to get there and trust me, a day is not long enough to see it all. Might I recommend Cimetière Montmartre? I thank my friend Peter for taking me there a few times. It's a nice walk down the hill and much smaller. I think you will find it's a great alternative Paris cemetery experience.

Cimetière Montmartre
20 Avenue Rachel
75018 Paris