Of course you know this lovely place. Place des Vosges bien sûr!
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I stopped at this café one summer afternoon, just a block from the Place des Vosges, to relax with a glass of wine. I had a nice table facing the street and spotted this lovely lady across the way. I wanted to capture more of her, but I think her dress and the motorcycle makes it even more typical of the diversity you often see on the streets of Paris.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Funny, I rarely take photographs inside cafés or restaurants in Paris, but this was our last lunch in Paris last January and as always I felt this compulsion to snap every possible image of Paris before I had to say, "Au revoir". This lunch over a Croque-Monsieur, salade et vin, proved to be a treasure trove of images. You have already seen many of them. Today a photograph I love, mainly for all the details that I unknowingly captured.
Monday, September 26, 2011
My last day in Paris, June '10, I passed this store in the Marais. The young ladies that worked there were so friendly, and welcomed my photographs. In France, an olive oil shop is a work of art. I have several more I'll share.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
It is not often that you will visit the Palais Royal and not find some wonderful art exhibit in progress. This snowy day, the bright Lego display in the shop window behind this piece made for an interesting photo.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
14 juilliet, the crowd begins to gather in anticipation of the fireworks to come, when night falls in Paris. Actually I took this from the bridge where Peter and I waited for about two hours in order to get the primo front row spot by the railing. Well worth the wait.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Gare de Lyon
Monsieur Google was kind enough to translate this. We all know that as available as he is, he can be a titch "off the mark". I welcome corrections for "All Aboard!"
My thanks to Véronique who so kindly corrected the title for me. I've made the change!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Since I first visited Paris, I've been fascinated by the lacy details of la Tour Eiffel. I try and find new ways to capture them each time I return. If you want to read a fascinating account of la tour's history, pick up Jill Jonnes' book Eiffel's Tower. I was fortunate to meet her in Paris and hear her talk about her book. You can read about that evening here.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Jardin du Luxembourg
Everywhere you go in Paris, especially the parks, you will find readers. As a former teacher I think this
says a lot about the French. They read books on the Métro, waiting for the bus, while in cafés, in the parks. They don't waste a minute, always a book in hand. A nation of readers. What a concept.
* Thank you Genie for the translation!
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
French Stranger #77
One a hot July day, this cheerful waiter served me lunch and as I watched, he greeted other patrons outside with a smile. About a block from Place des Vosges, if memory serves. I stopped by again, late one afternoon for wine on the street again. He took very good care of me. Who says French waiters are snooty???
To see more of my photographs of my Paris waiters, visit My French Life. My article "Waiting in Paris" was featured recently.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Abbey is yet another lovely little bookshop in Paris with its wares spilling out onto the sidewalk. (But it looks like someone needs to have their mouth washed out with soap! Tsk, tsk.) Since 1989, it is another Parisian source for English language books from around the world.
29 rue de la Parcheminerie
Métro: St. Michel/Cluny la Sorbonne
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimone is what I think might just be Paris' best kept secret. Rarely do I find anyone who has visited, but I was awestruck the first time I stepped inside. It's the world's largest architecture museum. Located at Trocadero Palace et de Chaillot, overlooking la Tour, it is not to be missed. Oh and have your coffee on the terrace. You get the same commanding view of la Tour for a fraction of the price. You'll thank me for that!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
This replica of the the original Statue of Liberty, stands on the Île des Cygnes near Pont Grenelles in Paris. She faces towards the Atlantic Ocean and her "larger sister" in New York Harbor. Today on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I thought this a fitting view from Paris.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I regret that I always seem to be in a such hurry when in the Métro. There are usually musicians performing and I always want to stop and have a listen. Since Métro musicians must audition for the permit to perform there, they are usually very good. I would have bought this singer's CD but alas, had to hurry on my way!
Friday, September 9, 2011
I've already posted at least two photographs from this stroll through the Palais Royal, that rainy day last January. Fini? Bien sûr que non!!! This chubby cheeked boy was just walking into my shot. I have more. I hope you won't mind.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
If you've visited la Tour Eiffel , you've seen them, and no doubt been annoyed. I found a way to keep them at their distance........focusing my camera. I dream of a time I visit la Tour Eiffel when they are .....terminée!!!
I'm pleased that My French Life. org has chosen my photos for another article: Waiting in Paris.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I bring you back again, and again to the Cimetière de Passy. I still ask myself why I seem to have found more images here than any other cemtery in Paris. Je ne sais pas.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Most of you who have used the Paris Métro station Châtelet, may have never noticed these fine red stairs. Why you ask? Most likely it's because you were suffering from fatigue from all the huffing and puffing up and down, up and down, up and down the stairs to make you way through the world's largest Métro-RER station, Châtelet- Les Halles. I've dubbed it "Metro Hell"! I like the red stairs though.
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