Monday, September 30, 2013

Pas de photos Papa!

It had been pouring rain all morning and the sun came out at noon.  All of Paris hit the streets this Sunday afternoon.  This little guy had just had enough of Papa's photo shoot at the Louvre.  Bless his heart.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


When I teach composition to my photography students, I point out repeating patterns.  I think focusing on details such as these at the Louvre, makes travel photographs so much more interesting.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Les Poissons

The street side seafood vendors always have such delectable displays, even in January!!

Friday, September 27, 2013


It's no secret that I haunt Place des Vosges every chance I get.   I loved the color and textures of the walls and arch.  It made me smile. Thank you for indulging me.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Les cadenas

L'Artisan Parfumeur, in the Marais is a favorite of mine.  This last trip they had adorned their window with this nod to the Locks of Love on many of the Paris bridges.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Les Fromages

 Passez le pain, svp.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Deux Amis

Serge et Jerôme,  very good friends enjoying an afternoon with wine and conversation.
La Bonne Etoile,  Fontaine Fourches, FR

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Church Series - La Cour

L'église Saint-Madeleine in Sens, France is a lovely church although in need of much repair.  In the smaller towns, there just aren't the funds for the upkeep these beautiful old churches require. This  garden courtyard beside the church, was a delightful surprise, full of green and all white flowers, well planned and kept.  A beautiful place to sit and enjoy this July afternoon.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Les escargots, svp

I'll be honest, my first taste was a big stretch for me.  Let's just say I had to take my mind to another place and just focus on the garlic and butter.  After the first one, I felt as if I'd been initiated into the Parisian Club.  Bon appétit!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Les Ombres

Late on a cold Sunday afternoon in January,  the pétanque players were still at it. I'm thinking that probably the only thing that keeps them home might be rain and snow!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

L'Hôtel Verlaine

Black awnings and bare black branches. J'adore!

51 rue Bobillot
75013 Paris

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

De ceintures

20 rue Sévigné
75004 Paris

Métro: St Paul

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Une crêpe et sourires!

What could be better, the crêpes or their smiles!

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Kid on the Block

As museums go, the Musée Quai Branly is a newcomer.  Close to la Tour Eiffel, facing the Seine this museum opened in 2006 and features indigenous art, cultures, and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Designed by Jean Nouvel, whose Green Wall is part of the exterior, this is a new museum to add to your long list.

Musée Quai Branly
37 Quai Branly
75007 Paris

Métro: Pont de l'Alma, Alma-Monceau

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Church Series - L'heure bleu

Église de la Saint-Trinité, one of the most beautiful churches in Paris, especially at this hour.

Place d' Estienne d'Orves
75009 Paris

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Avec beaucoup de couleurs

L'Oisive Thé is a very special shop in the Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood.  I found this shop online and it is the very special mix of thé and yarn!!  For a knitter, this was too good to be true. The owner is an ex-pat so we could converse. Mary and I had thé and a yummy cookie but the salads looked amazing. It's on my next To Do list as I'm knitting again and some Parisian yarn would be very fun to have.

We stopped in on a chilly January day so sitting outside was not an option.  Sad because look how colorful these chairs are!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Un massage de la rue

This Sunday you could stop on rue Mouffetard and get a quick massage for whatever you chose to give. Monsieur made my back feel much better. I was most grateful.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Quoi ???

This adorable boy, who you have met before, stopped jumping from column to column and became fixated on something we could not see.  Now that I have time to study the photograph, I think he was looking through the metal grilles to the water below.  Perhaps he spotted the coins below, thrown by Parisian lovers?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Faire attention !

The cobblestoned pathways at Cimetière Pére Lachaise terrified me.  I was certain that despite my very sensible walking shoes, I was going to turn my ankle and get to see first hand how the French health care system really works.  I spotted these two very fashionable ladies dressed in their beautiful high heeled boots and just gazed in amazement and appreciation. How do they do it??

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

TIme Out

Jardin du Luxembourg

Sometimes, no matter if you are a Parisian or a tourist, you must just pull up a green chair and relax....

Monday, September 9, 2013

Aller et venir

Ma Bourgogne, Place des Vosges

I needed to crop my chère amie Mary's shoulder out of this in the bottom right, then decided on BW and voilà,  it was then that I really noticed the man and woman walking in opposite directions.  Once the color was not a distraction, it became so apparent.  

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Été à Paris

Le Jardins des Plantes

I have fond memories of summer days spent strolling this beautiful, quiet jardin.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Paris Rouge - Theatre Rive Gauche

Located in the 14 arrondissement, Theatre Rive Gauche certainly has one of the loveliest façades I've seen. I've never been to a French movie theatre, maybe this will be my first.

Theatre Rive Gauche
6 Rue de la Gaité
75014 Paris

Friday, September 6, 2013

Autre View

Enjoying a glass of wine from Trocadéro, one gets a different view of la Tour!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Le petit garçon

Église Val-de-Grace after the service.  A boy needs time to just play.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

S'il Vous Plait et Merci

I saw a photo on Facebook this week.  It was a Parisian chalkboard outside a café.  It said, " Un Café 2 euro. Un café s'il vous plait 1.80 euro!!!  When anyone asks me about  Paris,  I always start with, "Bonjour, merci et s'il vous plait."  It works every time.

These letters brought to you by one of my favorite shops in Paris, MERCI, bien sûr.

111 boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Passage de Plateau

I love this tiny slice of Parisian life in the 19eme !

Monday, September 2, 2013

Le chapeau

Le Bar Fleuri,  in the 19 arrondissemnet is a neighborhood bistro.  We had a delightful café with our new friend Joseph Hocine, from L'ecole des Fleuristes here last January.  This is the kind of family owned place we love to find in Paris.  Just locals, nothing fancy.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

CDP Theme Day - Pink

Decidedly not the best quality photograph I've ever posted, but it fit our City Daily Photo Theme perfectly, which of course is PINK!

To see how the other CDP bloggers around the world pinkified their blogs today, click HERE