Taken near our flat in 2009, I found these two deeply engrossed in what looks like a cellphone. Not an iPhone, but after enlarging the image, it does appear to be a phone. Surprising I think as in 2009, I don't remember seeing many Parisians with phones, but maybe these are future techies! I loved this for other reasons.
I spotted this church, with a red steeple, from the bus on the way into Paris from the airport. Mary, Peter and I visited later that day! A lovely church, not often mentioned in guide books, but worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood.
Louis Vuitton's store on the Champs Elysées always has windows to delight. This day I captured the reflections across the Champs as well. Of course I'm joining Jame's Weekend Reflections! I hope you will click the link and visit many other reflection blogs!
Aux Merveilleux de Fred, heavenly meringues and brioche is a most charming shop. This night, just two nights after the terrorists attacks in Paris, Parisians were lined up out the door to purchase these delights. I had hoped to get inside for more photos, but had to be satisfied with pressing my lens against the windows.
Yesterday, as luck would have it, I posted a chat from Le Café des Chats, having no idea that it was Journée internationale de chat! Today, I'm posting this photo in honor of my chic chat noir, Meeps. Bon fête for one more day.
This was the second time I'd walked up on a fashion shoot at the Palais Royal. Normally I would have cropped out the guy on the left, but I left him in the shot since he was nice enough to let me take a quick photo , although he said I really wasn't allowed. Merci Monsieur!
Serge Gainsbourg's home in the 7the arrondissement, is colorful and the tribute gets more creative with the years. Located on rue de Verneuil, I hadn't seen it since my trip in 2008 and really stumbled upon it in 2013 when wandering the streets near my apartment.
I love my collections of les tours Eiffel, but refuse to ever purchase one from these illegals street vendors. They are a nuisance and often have other motives when they stop to engage you. Here, I was on a street photography assignment and found the colors and tourists, too interesting!
Today I join my City Daily Photo fellow bloggers from around the world as we gather together with one theme.... Our City Skyline. 12 trips to Paris and this is still one of my favorites, taken from the top of the Galeries Lafayette at sunset. Life doesn't get much better than this.
Have a look at the CDP Theme Page and see all the other fabulous skylines around the world right HERE
I am a former elementary school teacher, a full-time photographer, lover of all things French ( whose French is slowly improving), obsessive Paris traveler, enthusiastic church and community volunteer, and grandmother to 5 delightful grandchildren.
I fell in love with Paris in March 2007. It was as the French say, le coup de foudre : love at first sight. As a result of that trip, my photography took another direction. Since that time I have pursued a career of sorts in photography and dreamed of returning to the City of Light. November 2008 found me strolling the streets of Paris once again. My first visit I was so overwhelmed with the incredible beauty of the city, I photographed it as a "tourist". In 2008 I returned and I looked at the city with more of a photographer's eye. I wanted to capture the unique, the small details, and oh yes - the people! This blog was started as a photo diary of that trip, but I have been most fortunate to return to the city j'adore 13 times since. Each time I leave, I wipe a tear and start planning my list for the next trip. Paris may well be a moveable feast, but I think it's best savored in person! Someone told me that once you have been to Paris, you will leave a piece of your heart. I left mine right there, but I brought home some wonderful memories. It is my pleasure to share them with you.