Friday, February 17, 2017

Chez Paul

Even in November, Paris blooms!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Joyeuse Saint-Valentin

May your day be filled with roses and champagne!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Paris Bleu

I spent a lot of time just a few blocks from le Bon Marché Rive Gauche this last trip.  A lovely entrance.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Les Philosophes

Café life. I don't think I've ever passed a Parisian café and not found someone I'd love to photograph!

Les Philosophes
28 rue Vieille du Temple
75004 Paris

Friday, February 10, 2017

Les Ponts

View from the quay

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cimetière du Montparnasse

After meeting my friends from Brussels for lunch, I walked the few blocks to Cimetière
 du Montparnasse for a lovely afternoon stroll. I've visited a few times with Mary, but it was nice to have another look around. I snapped this just outside the gates.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Le carrousel at Luxembourg Gardens was closed on this beautiful, sunny day.  They probably only open on Wednesdays when the children are out of school and on the weekends. This grown up was very disappointed.

Monday, February 6, 2017


Babe's owners loved him very much. The tender remembrances at the Cimetière des Chiens just outside of Paris will break you heart if you are a pet owner.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mère et fille

One of my favorite photographs. Mother and daughter enjoy a slow but very dear walk through the Jardin du Palais Royal.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Louvre reflet

Café Marly à la Pyramide

This is my entry for James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Le baiser

There's always love in the air at le Jardin du Luxembourg.

Thursday, February 2, 2017


If memory serves, Mary is checking the weather as we strike out for another jam packed, glorious day in Paris. It's a very special gift to have her join me on so many trips to Paris. We've been doing this since 2009, and I hope there are many more trips in our future. Merci mon amie.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Loving Life

The first of the month is always Theme Day for City Daily Photobloggers all around this world. The theme this month is LOVING LIFE. I think this petite jeune fille doing what children everywhere love to do, play with a stick in the water, is a good choice. The fountain at the Palais-Royal is always a magnet for les enfants. Click HERE to see all of the wonderful photos from around the world.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Le chat noir

Meeps' Parisian cousin, spotted at the Cimetière des chiens. Located in the outskirts of Paris, if you have the time, it's a very interesting side trip!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Le musicien du rue Mouffetard

No matter how many times I travel to Paris, if I"m there on a Sunday, I make my way to rue Mouffetard. The locals gather at the bottom of the street and sing and dance and allow me to take endless photos.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Paris Rouge - la pluie

When in Paris, you'll be much happier if you embrace the rain. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Paris Jaune

This pool of water flows down from the outside of the Fondation Louis Vuitton to this lower level. Peter tried his best to talk someone, anyone in "charge",  to allow us inside this area so I could get better photos but non. Regardless, I was happy with what I got through the glass walls. Merci Peter for always going the extra mile for my photography!


Thursday, January 26, 2017

La Chaise

As we strolled up and down the many charming passageways around the Bastille area, it seemed that there were many shops that built or rebuilt furniture. I wish I had this old sign!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Trop de peintures

The owner of this stall at Marché aux Puces assured me that he knew exactly where to find any painting I might want. I'm doubtful!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Chateau de Chantilly

Despite gray skies and some fog, our trip to Chateau de Chantilly with friends Anne and Owen Phillips was delightful. The Musée Condé has a magnificent collection of paintings. It's worth the trip just outside of Paris.

Monday, January 23, 2017

La couturière

As we explored many quiet passageways around the Bastille area, we happened upon this workshop.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Le chien...

est très gentile, according to his loving human. He was the perfect gentleman throughout their long Parisian lunch at La Polidor.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Madame et la moto

The beauty of having a Paris blog for 8 years means you can recycle from time to time. This was taken on my second trip to Paris in November, 2008. I still love it. C'est Paris, n'est-ce pas?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Livres en liberté

Here in my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, we have some charming little "book houses' on posts stationed around town. I love this free library concept. You share your gently read books and take another from a generous neighbor.

Last November during our walk from the center of Rueil-Malaison to the chateau, we came upon the French version. These former phone booths are now transformed into a lovely free library.  Now I'm regretting I didn't do a little shopping!

Monday, January 16, 2017


Something for everyone at the Marché aux Puces. This array of champagne corks made me stop, smile, and appreciate all the many flutes I've had in Paris with friends. Merci Peter Olson, for providing them!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Saint-Étienne-du-Mont

This is one of my favorite churches in Paris, and that says a lot. If you're in Paris and visiting the Panthéon, take the time to walk behind to this beautiful church. Pay your respects to the remains of Saint Genevieve and take in the exquisite  details here.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Les Gants

The French have a flair for displaying their wares most of the time. Here at the Marché aux Puces, this stall owner took a simpler approach. Those white gloves on the top brought back memories of my childhood!