Friday, January 18, 2019

Lanterne de Paris


Even the vines in Paris love the lanterns.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Je suis fatigué

I have felt like this many times.

I will presenting a phototalk on STREET PHOTOGRAPHY for the Shades Vallely Camera Club this coming Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 PM at the Vestavia Hills Library. The club graciously opens their meetings for visitors. I hope to see many of my Birmingham readers and fellow photographers there!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Aprés l'Eglise


 This sweet boy's sister was christened during the church service at l'EgliseVal- de- Grâce. I visited this beautiful church that Sunday and watched afterwards as the family gathered on the steps and allowed the big brother a chance to play.

I will presenting a phototalk on STREET PHOTOGRAPHY for the Shades Vallely Camera Club this coming Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 PM at the Vestavia Hills Library. The club graciously opens their meetings for visitors. I hope to see many of my Birmingham readers and fellow photographers there!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Life on the Mètro


A violin player hopped on our Metro with his makeshift boom box strapped to cart and the obligatory cup for donations. This sweet girl asked her papa for some change to put in the cup.


I will presenting a phototalk on STREET PHOTOGRAPHY for the Shades Vallely Camera Club this coming Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 PM at the Vestavia Hills Library. The club graciously opens their meetings for visitors. I hope to see many of my Birmingham readers and fellow photographers there!


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sunday Church Series - Chapelle Saint-Louis


Just a few blocks from Canal Saint Martin, we explored the Hôpital Saint Louis, built in the 17 Century as a safe place for regular patients during the plaques in Pairs that stretched the capacity of the Hôtel Dieu. The chapel sits on the grounds. We found the staff and volunteers very welcoming. The grounds around the hospital are lovely and we saw a few patients enjoying the sunny November day with family there.

Chapelle Saint-Louis
12 rue de la Grange aux Belles
75010 Paris

Friday, January 11, 2019

Les joueurs de pétanque

I"m currently gathering street photography images for a program I'm presenting for the Shades Valley Camera Club this coming Thursday. It's been great fun combing my files. I found some very good memories of my favorite pétanque guys at the Jardin du Luxembourg.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Le petit garçon et l'iPhone


Waiting on the bus, this sweet boy was amusing himself with his mom's iPhone. I amused myself taking photographs! We see more and more Parisians with their devices in Paris now. Certainly not as much as here in the US.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Atelier des Lumières I


The highlight of our trip in November was the Atelier des Lumières featuring the work of Klimt and Hundertwasser. It's difficult to describe the experience of being in this large, former foundry building with images from 140 projectors casting these amazing images on all of the walls and the floor, all the while magnificent classical music surrounds you. The exhibit closed today but it looks like there will be more artists featured in the future.

For the next few days, I will post a few more of the images.

Click on the link to see a short video.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

La Croix


Afternoon light at Cimetière du Père-Lachaise.

16 Rue du Repos
75020 Paris

Friday, January 4, 2019

Jour de pluie dans le jardin du Luxembourg

Thankfully the downpours subsided long enough for us to walk through the gardens.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Petite fille avec parapluie


While waiting outside the Grand Palais after Paris Photo, trying to stay dry, I spotted this petite fille, doing the same. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

100 French Strangers #86 - Le bouquiniste


When strolling the streets of Paris, sometimes I stop and engage with people on the street. Other times I photograph Parisians who are oblivious to me and my camera. I really enjoy both. This day, this bouquiniste had such an engaging smile, I stopped to chat. He was happy to pose with the book he was reading en anglais ! I encourage everyone to try street photography. It enriches my travels in so many ways.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

CDP Theme Day - Best of 2018


I'm skating in at the last minute with my City Daily Photo Theme Day entry. January 1 is always our favorite photo of the year. This doesn't scream Paris, but taken behind Notre Dame on a blue sky day, looking up through the autumn leaves with the sculptural dark branches is my favorite.

Other CDP bloggers have posted their entries right HERE. Go have a look.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Les chiens à Palais Royal



I honestly think I photographed this man with one of his hounds in 2008, right here!  It's always a delight to see Parisians I've photographed before. 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

La neige à Paris II

10 janvier, 2010 we awoke to a gentle snowfall. In all of my trips since I've not experienced another.I got a lot of milage out of this one beautiful day in Paris.

Musée Carnavalet , the history of Paris Museum is closed until 2020 for renovations.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

La neige à Paris I

Hôtel de Sully after a light morning snowfall.

62 rue Saint Antoine
75004 Paris

Friday, December 21, 2018

Noël à Galerie Vivienne

Built in 1823, Galerie Vivienne, one of the most beautiful passages in Paris, especially during Christmas. 

6 rue Vivienne
4 rue des Champs
5 rue de la Banque
75002 Paris

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Look Up!


I have spent many wonderful hours at the Palais Royal one of my favorite places in ParisEach visit I try and find a new detail or way to photograph it in a different way. Many of you will recognize one of the lamps shot from below.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Dames au Palais Royal


I love window photography at the Palais Royal. Always something new to see. 

Friday, December 14, 2018