Thursday, January 31, 2013

Les fantômes

Sometimes the wrong exposure conjures up some interesting photos.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Le cigare

Nothing like a good cigar while lounging by the Medici Fountain at Jardin du Luxembourg

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Butte aux Cailles neighborhood.  Love the details.

Monday, January 28, 2013

La Famille

 The municipal cemetery in Saint Denis, grave markers in Paris.  

Today, Mary, Peter and I will join fellow blogger Owen at Père Lachaise for an afternoon of photography. The weather promises to cooperate!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Le cri!

L'oisive Thé

The gentlemen next to us ordered this delicious brioche. I took one look and all I saw was Munch's "The Scream".

Friday, January 25, 2013

Table/Chair Series - Vieux

Sometimes when I download my photos from Paris I ask myself why I took a particular shot.  This is one of those. I think it would be more interesting if there were people in the photo but I loved the curtains and the etching of curtains on the glass, and the warm wood everywhere. Certainly not one of  your more hip Paris cafés with bright chairs and all. Maybe that is exactly why I took this shot.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Très mignon

You know how I feel about the children.  Isn't he just the most precious with those pink cheeks and nose on a cold January day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Les Fleuristes

I will be visiting a lot of these this trip. I'm on a magazine assignment to shoot flowers in Paris!

21 rue St. Sulpice

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

With Any Luck At All....

I will be spending time in Paris with three of my favorite people.
(Mary Gilbert, Carla Coulson, Peter Olson)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Les hommes verts

The men in green with their obligatory brooms seem to be everywhere in Paris.  

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Les Abeilles - Honey On Tap

 The place to shop for all things honey.  Located at 21 rue de la Butte aux Cailles.  You met the proprietor, Monsieur Shakmundès right here.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Tête à tête

Technically, not Paris - Sens, France

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pas de manger à l'extérieur

Café le Nemours won't be serving outside when it snows in Paris, but it's nice and warm inside.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Une promenade dans la neige

Jardin du Palais Royal

Snow was in the forecast for Paris today. I've been lucky enough once,  in January 2010.  The clipped trees cooperated nicely.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pass the moutarde

Maille has been selling mustards, vinegars and oils since 1747.  This specialty shop at Place de Madeleine features a staggering variety of seasonal and specialty mustards and even allow you to bring in your empty carafe (shown above) for a refill.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Chaussures de danse

This lady was lost in the music as she danced with a small jazz band performing near the Métro in Montmartre.

Meeps, my chat noir,  proudly announces her very own 2013 Calendar, now available on Red Bubble!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Church Series - Gloria

Temple Marais, a protestant reform church since 1802 was formerly St. Mary of the Angels ( built in 1632).  It is rarely open to the public during the week, hence the only photograph I have.  I just LOVE the red front doors!

17 Rue St. Antoine
75004 Paris

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Le petit garçon et son seau

These fountains can be found in most of the Paris parcs and cemeteries. It's obvious that the children have learned quite early how to use them without getting their clothes and shoes wet!

Square du Temple is a very small parc which seemed to be a favorite of the young and old.  Very kid friendly with a large playground for the children.  This day it was alive with little ones.  We especially loved this little boy with his cute glasses and stylish sweater.

Square du Temple
64 rue de Bretagne
Métro: Temple

Friday, January 11, 2013

La galerie numismatique

Located at the Jardin du Palais Royal, the Galerie Numismatique specializes in vintage medals, awards and coins.  I always stop for a look in the window. Another shop I should explore. Maybe I'll do that when I get my nerve to pop in to Didier Ludot next door!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Le photographe

This talented young man was selling his wonderful photographs of Tibet on the street in the Marais. I bought a few small ones and regret I didn't buy more.  I told him I would put him on my blog and got this response.  I still look for him every trip, in hopes that we will meet again.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Vin Rouge Pour Deux

I'm convinced that it pays to eavesdrop!  Luckily I had some zoom and didn't have to hang over their shoulders for this shot!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Le chien dans le fenêtre

Today we venture outside of Paris to an area near Fontaine- Fourches.  This pup was on high alert!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Beaucoup de livres!

I understand that Shakespeare & Co. will be closed this month for inventory. If you've ever been inside you found this laughable.  How that is accomplished with any accuracy whatsoever is beyond me.  This trip maybe a poke around in The Abbey Bookshop in the Latin Quarier, also known for its English titles, will be in order.  Looks like it's full to the brim with old books as well.  Should be fun!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday Church Series - Église Saint Séverin


The afternoon light in this small, contemporary chapel  is a quiet place for prayer. This in one of my favorite churches in Paris. I love the very contemporary stained glass windows and unusual columns. Next  Sunday, I will share those photos.

3 rue des Prêtres Séverin
75005 Paris
Metro: St. Michel

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Woman and Child

As we sat waiting in Charles de Gaulle Airport in 2008, I was mesmerized by this woman with her small boy. It was a long wait for such a small child, but he was delightful. I did that, "Should I ask to take his photo?" in my head for probably an hour. Finally, I just took my camera and held it up. She nodded.  He was delighted to see his image in my screen. I'm glad I asked.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Neige du matin

A January snowfall overnight a few years ago didn't deter this runner, the walker or the pigeons at the Jardin du Palais Royal.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Il fait froid

Taken from the window of the Musée d'Art Moderne after a light snowfall, janvier 2010.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

CDP Theme Day - Photo of the Year 2012

It's the first of January and that means that City Daily Photobloggers around the globe are scurrying around, digging through their photos to come up with their favorite/best photo of 2012.  Trying to choose my favorite was daunting so I opted for my favorite "Paris Moment" this past year.  Standing on the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette at sunset, my last day in Paris in January,  takes the prize this year.

Merci to my dear travel amie Mary Gilbert,  for saving the best for the last day and for snapping this photo!

You can see my CDP blog friends' favorite photos right HERE and have a look.