Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
I arrived in Paris last January with "my list" clenched in my fist. I had researched several specialty shops in Paris Made By Hand, that I was dying to photograph. Alexandra Sojfer's parapluie shop was at the top of the list. After a very long first day in Paris, we finally arrived on the doorstep after dark. I walked in, greeted the gentleman at the counter and asked to take a few photographs. He apologetically told me that I could not take any photos inside the shop. With that, the designer herself breezed in from the back and made it very clear that there would be none, although I pulled the "I'm here from the U.S. to take photos" card. Sadly I was then forced to press my lens against the glass and get only passable photographs.
Since 1834, this family has handcrafted exquisite umbrellas. If you get caught in a Paris shower without your umbrella, expect pay the price for one of hers!
218 Blvd. Saint Germain
Métro: Sèvres Babylone
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
We happened upon Monsieur, dangling a line in the water below the Daniel Buren's Les Deux Plateau at the Palais Royal. Pourqoui?? Peter has a few words with him, and he explained he was catching euros on a magnet. He did not share how many he's captured.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
This beautiful papier maché angel stood beside the altar at Sainte Trinité church. The créche was off to one side. The crates used here were also stacked on the altar. Lovely
Joyeux Noël à toi et toute ta famille
Monday, December 24, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
In addition to the large skating rink that is set up in from of the Hôtel de Ville de Paris, this beautiful double decker carrousel adds to the magic.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
This crèche at the Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis is one of the most unusual I've seen anywhere in Paris. If I didn't know better, I'd think les petits enfants had been rearranging the figures.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Lest you think all Christmas trees in Paris are fabulous, over the top creations, meet the dear little tree that greets you in the courtyard ouyside Moulin de la Galette restaurant in Montmartre. I think the rouge hearts are the perfect choice.
83 rue Lepic
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Place de la Concorde's obelisk with the Grande Roue de la Concorde in the background, decked out for Christmas. It went up 16 novembre and will come down 13 janvier. Prix 10 euro, and worth it for the views of Paris from above.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Last January I noticed that many of the cafés and restaurants had added festive decorations over their signage. Today, I'm sharing not ONE but THREE photos. Consider it an early Christmas gift, or perhaps a Christmas miracle!
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
There is a dear little playground adjacent to the Église Saint-Médard on rue Mouffetard. Good things these petits garçons didn't bring their chien along!
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It seems each neighborhood has it's own light displays during the holiday season. This one by St. Germain des Pres reminded me of those on the Champs Élysées several years ago.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Even in January, you can still enjoy the festive lights strung across so many Paris streets.
For more lights of Christmas in Paris, visit My French Life. They have published the second in the series Postcards From Paris featuring my photographs right here!
Thursday, December 6, 2012
L'Oisneau de Feu
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Jackets, scooters and skateboards are stashed against a column in the Gallery d'Orléans
Monday, December 3, 2012
The shop windows in Paris during the Christmas season are just spectacular. This day I caught my friends doing a little window shopping at Galerie Vivienne.
Merci MY FRENCH LIFE for featuring a number of my Paris Christmas photos!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Sitting at a café near the Stravinsky Fountain late one afternoon, the lights caught my eye...the street lights as well as the ones in the apartment windows, illuminating this old church.
76 Rue de Verrrerie
Metro: Hôtel de Ville
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The view from our bedroom
Today I join City Daily Photobloggers around the world who are posting photos of their street right here.