Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mercredi at the Palais Royal II


A few more photos from my visit to the Palais Royal.  A walk in the gardens today. 

" Tossing Leaves in the Fountain"
( A personal favorite and 'cute as can be' trumped clarity on this one)


"Amour"
( la sigh!)


"The Watchers"



Tuesday, December 30, 2008

12.30.08

Our dear Louisa who served us petit déjeuner every morning.

" Gathering Storm"

"La Porte"
Musée Carnavalet

Monday, December 29, 2008

12.29.08

Another golden stairway
le Louvre
"A Ride on the Bâteaux- Mouche"

"I will play you a waltz."
"Merci beaucoup,  monsieur!!"





Sunday, December 28, 2008

12.28.08

"Indifference"

"Amélie Shopped Here"
(Merci to Louis La Vache for explaining the accent marks on the keyboard !!)


"Tools of the Trade in Montmartre"

Saturday, December 27, 2008

12.27.08


"A Showstopper From Any Angle"


"La Chanteuse II"

" The Altar"
Saint Chappelle


Friday, December 26, 2008

Carrousel de la Tour Eiffel



" Mon billet, Monsieur"
( Actually the mother was very smiley in other photos,  but this was a better photo of la petite fille handing her ticket to the man.)
"Up, up and away!"

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Joyeux Noël

Noël Arrive!



Wednesday, December 24, 2008

12.24.08

 Cheerful French waiter??? Mais oui!!

" Le Nemours Cafe Bar"
Place Colette
Place de la Concorde

Monday, December 22, 2008

12.23.08



Our very first hours in Paris. Jardins de Tuileries. 
Do I hear a champagne cork popping??? YES!

" Mais oui, another door, but who's counting?" 


"Merci Madame for that impulse buy!"
Place des Vosges

Merci to Lisa Taylor Huff of  The Bold Soul who has listed my blog as a must see. Thanks Lisa

12.22.08

" Place des Vosges"
le Marais

" View From the Louvre"

" Vineyard"
Montmartre

"The Caricaturist"


Sunday, December 21, 2008

12.21.08



"Street Musician"

"Il est Magique!"

Laduree + Macarons = Delicieux!!

"Down to the Water's Edge"

Saturday, December 20, 2008

12.20.08



"The Sentinel"
Montmartre Cemetery

"In Full Bloom"
Square George Cain - Marais


"Street Vendor"
le Marais
(Selling roasted chickens is serious business)


I lived here in another life.

Friday, December 19, 2008

France Celebrates European Union



On Monday,  my Metro photo was featured on my friend Peter's,  Paris blog as part of his Mid Month Subway Theme Day participation.  I decided to return the favor and invited Peter to post some of his photos here. He took these on a night shoot we shared during my trip in November.  His images far surpassed mine so I am most appreciative that he is willing to share them with you. 

I have asked him to explain the purpose of the slideshow projected on the National Assembly as well as  la tour's blue mood!

"During the six months' French presidency of the European Union, (soon finished) not only the Eiffel Tower has been blue, but the National Assembly building has been illuminated with a slideshow recapitulating the European history."

These are only two of many slides that were projected on the building and columns of the National Assembly.  Due to the lighting and movement of the slides it was very difficult to capture.  Thank you Peter. I hope we can find another opportunity to share our photos with each other!




Thursday, December 18, 2008

12.18.08

"la Seine"

"Monsieur chez le Rodin"

"Lighting a Candle"

"Column Detail"
Musee Carnavalet


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mercredi ( Wednesday) at the Palais Royal

The children love Mercredi in Paris. There is no school!  Bless their hearts, they go to school till around  5:00 the rest of the week (and the older ones on Saturday mornings as well). They need a break! I ventured to the Palais Royal on a Wednesday afternoon. What I found was a photographer's feast! Small children ran around the fountains while this group of boys had a grand time playing a rowdy game of soccer and zipping in and out on their scooters,  seemingly oblivious to the wonderful art and architecture around them.  



"Boy Stuff"

"Just Curious!"

" Pick Up Soccer Game in le Gallery d 'Orleans"

Coming Friday.... Guest Blogger Peter, Peter's Paris, will share some of his 
night photos!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

12.16.08



"Points"
Musee du Louvre

" Cine' 13 Theatre"
Montmartre

" Parisian Takeout"
le Marais

"Diamonds"
Musee Rodin

FRIDAY'S COMING ATTRACTION!!
Guest blogger Peter of Peter's Paris will share some of his night photos right here!!!