Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I won't bore you again with tales of my trips to the dome of the Sacre Coeur, but here's the view from about half way up. Being able to step outside for a few breaths of fresh air before going back and trudging up the winding stone steps is most welcome.
Today's post is for my friend Roniece who is galavanting around Paris and posted a lovely photos of the Sacre Coeur on her Facebook page today.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
If you've visited the Panthèon, or seen the movie Midnight in Paris, you will recognize this beautiful church. This gorgeous Sunday afternoon, the sky made a beautiful backdrop.
Èglise Saint- Ètienne- du -Mont
rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I will admit that I've never dined here but this charming, vine covered café in the heart of the Marais has been the subject of many of my photos. I didn't find a website but this interesting review. How could a place adorned with Jef Aerosol's black cats be all bad? Maybe a drink on the terrasse next trip.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
All Apple Stores are designed alike but the Apple Store Opéra, really is a step above don't you think? They did a terrific job keeping the fine architectural details when they renovated of this beautiful building.
And the blue tee shirts and friendly, knowledgeable staff were just what you would expect from your hometown Apple store!
Apple Store Opéra
12 rue Halévy
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Depuis 1824, first known as Cimetière du Sud. Mary introduced me to this Paris cemetery. I've been back several times. If you've not visited, put it on your list.
3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet
Métro - Raspail
Saturday, August 18, 2012
One of Paris' more famous restaurants, Le Grand Colbert has certainly stood the test of time. I've not dined here, but after reading the reviews I might have to put it on my list.
2 rue Vivienne
And today I join James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!
Friday, August 17, 2012
A visit to the Jardin des Plantes would not be complete with a trip through the amazing Museum national d'histoire naturelle. Eva and Davis voted the amazing Grande Gallerie de l'Évolution their very favorite.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
What's dancing in the street on rue Mouffetard with out the obligatory French accordion?? Of course Christian Bassoul is the originator of this neighborhood gathering, but I've found others that take his place from time to time.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Managing the stairs from the second floor at Shakespeare & Company took longer than necessary due to the photo ops along the way. I wonder if anyone has ever tried to count the number of books there!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The American Cathedral in Paris welcomes visitors each Sunday by serving cookies and coffee in the back of the sanctuary following the church service. I've worshipped there on two occasions and and always enjoyed the service and getting to meet the members and clergy.
Today I join James' Weekend Reflections right here!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Merci, a wonderful shop in the Marais that donates a portion of their profits to charity has an ever changing wall with their extensive collection of letters of all sizes and colors. Loved this message. It's sooo Paris!
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Peter takes me to the prestigious Bibliothèque Nationale de France Paris de Richelieu, and I become fixated on this beautiful old latch on the window upstairs in the museum. I have no shame.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
One thing I've learned in Paris is to push doors and see what's behind. ( Merci Peter). This day, I was wandering alone in the Marais and decided to walk through and have a look. This was a group that brought fresh produce from the countryside for the locals to purchase. Here in Alabama we call this farm to table. They were kind enough to let me have a look and a few photos. I love this photo because it shows a side of Paris that I've not seen.
Monday, August 6, 2012
One of the many things I love about Paris is how friends seem to gather in the parks, a bottle of wine and just talk. I found this group at the Palais Royal ( of course) one summer day. What a great way to spend an afternoon n'est-ce-pas?
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Cimetière de Passy is a small cemetery and as I've said before, I think I found more photographs there than any other cemetery I've visited in Paris. This angel caught me eye. Someone had taken the time to lovingly tuck this tiny branch around her head. Lovely.
Cimetière de Passy
2 Rue de Commandant Schloesing
2 Rue de Commandant Schloesing
Saturday, August 4, 2012
I will confess to stalking the precious children in Paris. I'm shameless. Sometimes I even crop their siblings or parents out of the photograph! It was a chilly afternoon at the Palais Royal. This curly headed cherub had a biscuit tight in his fist and a car in the other. What a delightful playground.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
When in Paris, our favorite flat is just steps from Boutique Michel Cuizel on rue Saint Honoré. This morning, Mary and I stepped inside so I could ask for a few photographs. Madame was kind enough to allow me to photograph her making every single box of their fabulous chocolats just so.
Boutique Michel Cuizel
201 rue Saint Honoré