Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Paris Rouge LII -Vialis, les Chaussures

The rouge and the butterflies caught my eye. How on earth did I miss the SHOES inside???

My newest photography book, Paris Rouge, will be available soon. Stay tuned for details.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sur le Terrasse

Oh, I would love to gather my friends for an aperitif right here!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

La Conversation III - La Fontaine

This seemed to be a good place to eavesdrop!
( What do you think, natives or tourists? )

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mon Amie Jean-Luc

Last fall I joined Red Bubble as a place to show and hopefully sell my work.  It's a community of artists and is very much like blogging.  I have enjoyed exploring the work of other photographers and of course was drawn to those that featured Paris.   Jean-Luc Rollier's photographs caught my eye and soon he and I were chatting via Bubble Mail.  When Mary and I went to Paris last January I asked if we could meet and he agreed!  Peter and I met him, along with photographer Carla Coulson ( you'll meet her here soon) for coffee one afternoon and what fun it was to meet them both in person.  I brought along my copy of Jean-Luc's book for him to sign.  Another friendship made possible by the internet!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I think this image makes me a bit sad. All over Paris I have seen elderly people making their way slowly through the streets.  For them it must be diificult to walk to get what they need on a daily basis.  Perhaps she had been to the boulangerie, but perhaps a longer walk that day.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Never a Dull Moment

on rue Mouffetard. The market is humming from mardi-dimanche, unlike other street markets around Paris that are only open one or two days a week.  When we stayed in an apartement near here in the summer of 2009, we shopped here daily. We loved getting to buy fresh fruits and vegetables on our way home from the Mètro every day!

A special hello to the delightful couple that I met on Saturday at Do Dah Day. They told me they read this blog every day.  They renewed their vows at the beautiful Madeleine Church in Paris a few years ago and love Paris as much as I do! 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Late Night at Ladurée

Do you suppose they're inside madly making macarons for the next day? Quelle dommage, Madame will have to come back in the morning.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Space Invaders Land in Paris

le Marais

In the early 90's, artist Invader installed his first mosaic in Paris.  Since that time, his colorful aliens have shown up in cities around the world.  Inspired by the Space Invaders game, these colorful tiles appear in well thought out locations all over Paris.  Have you found any on your travels?

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Long Walk Home

In June of 2009, we stayed in an apartment near here. Every afternoon we made the long walk from the Mètro and market, up rue de l'Arbalète and then up rue Claude Bernard.  Laden with groceries ( and much wine) it was a slow walk.  Melissa and I often commented on how much we missed our cars!  By then the children were tired too and most days, Davis had a meltdown right here.  It's funny now, but at the time... not so much. I believe one day I mumbled something about pulling the cork out of one of the bottles with my teeth, sitting right there on the curb, and drinking it!  De bons souvenirs.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Les Verres...

à attendre que nous!!

I love the way they set the tables at the cafés...so Paris!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bistro du Dôme

The dome of the Temple Sainte-Marie, in the Marais, can be seen in the background.

As some of you have requested,  Paris Rouge is in the making through Blurb. If you have a favorite photo you'd like me to include, leave a comment or email me. We aim to please!

Monday, May 16, 2011

100 French Strangers - Another Friendly Waiter

French Stranger #76

Le Pot de Terre, near rue Mouffetard. A lovely lunch with Mary, and Paris friends Lucy and Anne Hervier.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mon Coeur...

Niki de Saint Phalle 1985

est à Paris!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Eliott- King Fisher

This intricate chalk drawing if by French urban artist Philippe Baudelocque. Amazing.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Chat Salon de Coiffure

One Sunday morning when walking back to the apartment after Sunday service at the Val de Grace, I spotted this curious chat that apparently lived in the salon de coiffure.  I liked the color coordinated floor tiles!  (I shot this through the window.)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Les Chapeaux

Even the hats look more interesting when they're showing off at a Paris street market!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Porte Noir...

très noir!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Prime Real Estate

Located next to the Cine 13 in Montmartre

I'm popping up to see my old friend Henri (Matisse).  Whose appartement would you visit??

Friday, May 6, 2011

Paris Rouge XLIX - Les Géraniums

If you slip out the side door of the Église Saint Paul - Saint Louis in the Marais, you find yourself on this nice little walkway to the street. I usually try and exit this way. Interesting little courtyards all the way. I'd like to be invited in.  One day peut-être.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


in Paris, it's all in the details.

I apologize, my dear readers and followers.  Not many visits and comments these last few weeks. I'm finally moved and hope to have more time to stop by your blogs and say, "Bonjour!" I know you understand!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Slice of Paris

This day, as Richard, Mary and I toured the great Mondrian exhibit at the Pompidou, we spotted this unusual window.  I actually asked a guard for permission to take this photo. He told me to be quick...and I was!  

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

La Réflexion

Déjeuner à Nemours

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lanterne avec pigeon

Opéra Garnier of course.  I sat on these steps late one afternoon last June, waiting for Genie and Marie.
Soaking up Paris right here...c'est magnifique!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Prayers and Candles

My dear friend Steve in Paris left me a message on Facebook saying on his way home from work, he planned to stop at Notre Dame and light a candle for those whose lives have been devastated by the recent tornadoes here in Alabama. I was touched by this. I couldn't find a photo from Notre Dame, but found this from the Église Saint Paul-Saint Louis  in the Marais.  As the people of our state and the SE continue to try and get  their lives back in some order, your prayers, kind thoughts, and donations are so appreciated.