In Paris, the cars and even the tables and chairs are a tight fit!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Last January I met my friend Richard Nahem ( Eye Prefer Paris) for a quick photo shoot at Tuileries before we all had lunch and headed to the Cimetière des Chiens. We went to photograph an installation by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Quite a colorful and whimsical group of flowers it was! Adjoining the carrousel, I'm sure it brought many smiles to the children that visit the gardens.
Yesterday my blog friend JM, Oeiras Daily Photo featured some of her work and I recognized them immediately. I decided it was the perfect time to post here and link to JM's post HERE.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
French Stranger #83
On a very chilly January morning, this lady was ready with a smile, despite working with cold fish and ice all morning at the market. ( Tell me again about how serious and aloof the French are!)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sometimes you just can't have enough Paris Rouge in one week! Today a shot Peter has perfected on his blog header. We were having a look at The Welcoming Hands at Tuilieries, and he kindly pointed out this vantage point, capturing these three in one shot. The red bus was the cherry on the sundae, so to speak.
Having watched the ending of le Tour de France ( thanks Genie for the heads up) as the bikers pedaled up and down the Champs Élysées yesterday, it made me homesick for this special view.
As an added bonus I include a special tune for you today!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
After Sunday church services at the Église Val-de-Grâce, this sweet boy took advantage of the wide open spaces of the courtyard. He sat very quietly through the service where his baby sister had been christened that day, and needed a little play time!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
My dear blog friend Francesca in Australia has a delightful travel photoblog, Postcard Pictures. Recently she entered Travel Supermarkets Capture the Colour photography contest. Each entry posts five photographs featuring the colors red, blue, yellow, green and white. In addition you then invite five other bloggers to participate. She kindly included me so today my offerings.
January 2011, we arrived in Paris on a chilly, rainy morning. I flung open the windows of our apartment on rue Saint Roch to have a look and spotted this lady with her rouge umbrells coming my way. I will admit that I had to stand in the window sill to get this shot. It was worth it. If this photo looks familiar, it's because it is of course the cover of my book, Paris Rouge Through My Lens!
Twilight shoot at the Louvre is magical. The reflection of the sky and the pools took my breath. An evening in Paris I won't forget.
The rose gardens still blooming in late November, as seen through this interesting window at the Musée Carnavalet.
Café Nemours at Place Colette is one of my favorite places to sit outside and people watch. In January, it proved to be a cozy spot for a hot cup of tea. My favorite table has this wonderful view of le Louvre just down the street.
La neige. Oh it snowed the first night we were in Paris in 2011! That morning, we awoke to the city blanketed in white. As we walked through the gardens of the Palais Royal on our way to catch the Metro, I got this shot. It remains one of my fondest Paris memories and favorite photographs.
Now I must invite 5 bloggers who may choose to join the contest:
Maya at Maya Photography
Grace at Perth Daily Photo
Daryl at Out and About in New York City
Luis at One Photo a Day
JM at Oeiras Daily Photo
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Just across the bridge from la Tour Eiffel, this charming carrousel continues to delight not just children, but adults as well.
My French Life is featuring some of my Paris carrousel photographs this month right here!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
While poking around the Village St. Paul in the Marais one afternoon, I glanced up and spotted this boy and his schoolmates. I think they might have been to the Académie de Magie just down the street. Except for the sneakers, a timeless photograph I think.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
As we made our way through the dancers on rue Mouffetard, past the weekend arts and crafts market , we encountered this lively band of street musicians. Not bad for a Sunday walk to the Jardin des Plantes! Another reason.... I love Paris!
I think this qualifies for James' Weekend Reflections right HERE~