Friday, July 31, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Pavillon de la Fontaine is a charming little café just across from the carrousel at Luxembourg Gardens. I've not eaten there, but this precious and oh so Parisian, high chair caught my eye.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
I am pleased (ecstatic) to share the publication of Juliet Blackwell's new novel The Paris Key. Some of you might recognize my image with the addition of some lovely fleurs. This is of course, my first book cover and I am over the moon. I'm off to order myself a copy!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Today we visit another ladies' room at Aéroport Charles de Gaulle. I promised the Degas doors and today you have a look. If you want a closer look, they are found in the Air France/Delta terminal.
Monday, July 27, 2015
This contemporary art installation is actually the entrance to the oldest hospital in Paris, l'Hôtel de Dieu. Not only is it Paris' oldest, it's also the oldest hospital worldwide. It's a beautiful building, just across the street from Notre Dame.Thank you Peter for taking us inside.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Another image from one of many beautiful churches in Paris, and a personal favorite. Église Saint-Séverin, built in the 15th Century is, in my opinion, a must see when you visit Paris.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Café de Flore has a long and rich history in Paris. Now, it's a tourist destination. I've not stopped in, but it's a great photo op while passing by!
Monday, July 20, 2015
Repetto's window never disappoints. I'm framing this for my ballerina granddaughter Chappell.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Saint-Sèverin is one of my favorite churches in Paris, mainly for its beautiful stained glass windows and twisted pillars, but I loved the light on the painting here.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
I always enjoy seeing the place where small Paris restaurants slice their bread. There are always the obligatory straw baskets and the always fresh baguette sliced just before it's served. This is the lovely old bar and restaurant, A la Pomponnette, depuis 1909. If you are in the Montmartre area I highly recommend. One of the best meals I've had in Paris for a very reasonable price.
A la Pomponnette
42 rue Lepic
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Forgive me for posting another photo from my 14,juillet, 2009 trip, but this was what I call, MY BEST NIGHT IN PARIS EVER! Shot from Pont Grenelle, with my dear friend Peter who chose this fabulous spot for photos. A Paris moment I will never forget. Vive la France!
Monday, July 13, 2015
The Delta terminal at Aéroport Charles de Gaulle is one of my favs ( the Dégas runs a close second). Have a look at these fabulous doors. The rest is equally as cool ( and clean).
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
This Louvre pigeon was celebrating the sun that broke through the clouds after a Paris rainstorm.
Today I'm happy to rejoin James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!
Friday, July 10, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
I have so very many images of Paris and each time I return from a trip, I pour over
what are now thousands from each trip. It's only natural that I miss a few. Last night I was clicking through and deleting photos, but found this one, a keeper! I like it a lot. I hope you do too. It's Place du Tertre in Montmartre. I don't go there often when I'm in the area, as I don't love the tourists but in November, it's pretty quiet and just a faithful band of artists hang out. If you are visiting Paris for the first time... go.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Quiet Corners Of Paris. Organized by arrondissement, it features often overlooked places in Paris that you can seek out free of charge. The Cour Carrée is the first one listed. It mentions that the idea of a QUIET place in one of the most visited places in Paris might seem unusual, but it's true. Most visitors enter via the Cour Carrousel side and it's teeming with visitors almost any time of the year. This "square courtyard" is best entered from the side of St. Germain-l'Suxerrois on rue de l'Armiral-de-Coligny. The architecture is of course spectacular and next trip, I might find a spot to sit and just enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Sunday, July 5, 2015
The construction of La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur started in 1875 and finished in 1919. The mosaic ceiling is exquisite. This last visit, I was the last of our group inside the church and took a shortcut to join my friends. I did not see the "No Photos" signs and took many photos of the inside of this beautiful place. This is the only church in Paris that I know of that does not allow photographs. I try to be very respectful in all churches and certainly would not have ignored their rules had I seen the signs. Confession over, hoping for forgiveness.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
This replica of our Statue of Liberty stands on the Île aux Cygnes and faces west towards the United States. This 1/4 scale replica inaugurated on 4 July, 1889, was given by the American community in Paris to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution. It originally faced east toward la Tour Eiffel but was turned in 1937. A plaque at the base bears the inscription IV juillet 1776 = XIV juillet, 1789.
Friday, July 3, 2015
I think Cimetière du Montmartre is one of my favorite cemeteries. If you are planning a day in Montmartre, do walk down the hill and stroll through. Near Pigalle, you can also take in the "color" of that area as well.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
If you are looking for a very cool spot to rest your head in Paris, then l'Hôtel Original, located near Place de la Bastille, might be your place. No too rooms are alike and this neon spiral staircase is a showstopper.
Today I join my fellow City Daily Photobloggers around the world who are posting their photos for our monthly theme day right HERE.
8 boulevard Beaumarchais