Sunday, September 30, 2012

Meet the Artist

Olivia Clétienne is a painter of animals ( and apparently other things) and does restoration work in a small studio in the Village St. Paul area of the Marais.  I photographed her two years ago, but Monsieur Google assures me that she's still there.  I loved capturing her working in the open door of her studio.  She heard the click of my camera and turned but was kind to let me continue photographing her.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Paris Rouge - Le godet de l'artiste

I discovered the artist painting in a doorway at the Village St. Paul in the Marais.  Her rouge paint can caught my eye.  Tomorrow you will meet the artist herself.

Friday, September 28, 2012

L'heure de fermeture

Paris waiters keep long hours and I'm sure when the last patron leaves, they are ready to lock the doors for the night.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Il est autorise de fumer

Well for now, but Monsieur seems to be getting the evil eye for lighting his pipe outside the Musée d'Orsay!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Paris Rouge - Chapeau, gants, manteau

Sometimes Paris Rouge is just waiting across the street posing.

I will be teaching FROM SNAPSHOTS TO PHOTOGRAPHS at Samford After Sundown beginning October 16th for 5 weeks. Join us if you are in the Birmingham Alabama area.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Reading In Paris - Palais Royal

Quietly reading in the parks of Paris is a gift that Parisians give themselves.  When in Paris, I always feel like I'm on the proverbial hamster wheel, with so much to see and so little time. An hour or so of reading in a park is a luxury.

I will be teaching FROM SNAPSHOTS TO PHOTOGRAPHS at Samford After Sundown again beginning October 16th for 5 weeks.  Join us!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bringing Up Bébé in Paris

I'm currently reading Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman, a fascinating read.  Although we lovers of all things Paris tend to see the city with rouge colored glasses, it's not an easy life in many ways.  My blog friend Nicola Berry, who writes a delightful blog called Growing Berries shared that with me just yesterday... parfait!   After spending three weeks there a few summers ago with my daughter Melissa and her two young children, I got a taste of what life is like in the big city with small children in tiny Paris apartments.  One perk of course, is that Paris offers such delightful parks where families can spend quality time letting the children run and play. This very chilly Sunday afternoon, I caught this family taking bébé to Luxembourg Gardens for an outing.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

L'avion rouge

Today just a bit of Paris Rouge that caught my eye in Galerie Vivienne.  The reflection in the mirror reflects even more rouge!

I think this might just mean an entry in to James' wonderful Weekend Reflections right here!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Musée With a View

One of my favorite museums in Paris is La Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimone.  I think it's one of Paris' best kept secrets and the views of la Tour Eiffel are showstoppers.

1 Place du Trocadéro
75116 Paris
Métro: Trocadéro ( lines 6 and 9)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

PTML On The Road - The French Rendez-vous Part II

Yesterday I promised a little shopping trip around French Rendez-vous in Cincinnati.  Owner Sylvain  has stocked this charming cottage with ceramics, soaps, textiles and fabric by the yard. His photographs of Paris are beautiful as well as  his wire sculptures.( See at left) I will admit I was very taken with the fabrics as you can see from my photos. Please visit his website for all that he offers!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

PTML On The Road -The French Rendez-vous à Cincinnati

Leave it to my Paris travel amie Mary Gilbert to find a very French shop for us to visit on my trip to Cincinnati last week.

Meet Sylvain, owner of French Rendez-vous.  Sylvain a Parisian, was a delight, and Mary and I had great fun pouring over all the wonderful ceramics, soaps, lotions, and most of the fabrics that he brings to Cincinnati from France. His website  makes it possible for all of us to order them at costs much lower than you'd expect.

Sylvain is also a very talented song writer and musician.  As a special treat, I will share today his original song he wrote and filmed while he lived in Paris.  J'adore!

I hope you will stay tuned tomorrow for a look around the shop!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Paris Rouge - Les gèraniums

I'd be willing to bet that the gèraniums in Paris as still blooming their little hearts out even in septembre.
This little café near Place de la République made me smile all over again.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Paris Rouge - L'academie de Magie

If you are visiting Paris with children, I think this must be at the top of your list, not only for tours but instruction and the shop offers some magical items as well.

11 rue Saint Paul
75004 Paris

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Over the Top!

So much for the theory that all Parisians show restraint and good taste.  I loved to know if there is a  French word for "tacky".

Cimetière des Chiens
4 pont de Clichy

Friday, September 14, 2012

So Many Books...

ALWAYS too little time.  I always seem to be zipping by these stalls at breakneck speed. I should devote an afternoon to just browsing.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Vins & Terroirs

This place just screams Paris.  I hope the food is as good as the décor.

Vins & Terroirs
66 rue Saint-André
75006 Paris

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

La formule

Aged walls + elegant ironwork + lantern = Paris !

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Paris Rouge - Table et chaises

Shabby and ROUGE, I had to stop!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Une Autre Vue

Le Louvre at night is magical.  I've been lucky enough to have had the chance to photograph it twice.  Today another angle.  ( There are NO bad angles of course.)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Garçon avec le chapeau

You met this boy earlier. I watched his dad chase him around Henri de Miller's  L'écoute,  by  Saint Eustache one sunny afternoon.  Here he is in person.  Perhaps he was a tourist, who knows.  I loved watching their fun and hearing his giggles as he raced around that day.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Knock Knock

I'd love to come home to this every night. 
Bon weekend!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Paris Rouge - L'autobus

Only fools and first time visitors to Paris stop as they are crossing the Champs Élysées to take a photo!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Soirée dans la rue Mouffetard

On a warm summer evening, the tables street side were the best seats in the house. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Les jambes

Mylène and VIncent

Madame's  legs as well as her dance moves caught my eye one Sunday on rue Mouffetard. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Cimetière Montmartre

Monday, September 3, 2012

Les partenaires

I have been photographing the Sunday dancers on rue Mouffetard since 2009.  I've observed that the dance partners change often each week.  Madame here, is often my subject.  I think her partner was very appreciative, don't you?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Toast

In January I snapped this shot our last night in Paris as we had one final bottle of champagne. Good memories

Last week friends Mary and Michele zipped off to Paris.  Peter provided the obligatory bottle champagne and they took this photo for me with the caption, "A toast to an absent friend."  Good friends.

                    Mary, Janeen, Michele and Peter