Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Les Ombres

When I return to favorite spots in Paris, like the Jardin du Luxembourg, I'm always searching for new photo opportunities. This was one of only four really sunny, blue sky days I had in Paris and the shadows of my favorite green chairs made shadows that I photographed over, and over, and over!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mousse chocolat, je t'aime!!!

Well I was in Paris for two solid weeks and walked by this store, took photos through the window and I regret to tell you that Peter and I did not go in. Now I see when researching the store that what I photographed was not ice cream but their Bar à mousses aux chocolat!! I walked past a chocolate mousse BAR. I don't think I'll ever get over this and be able to move on with my life. On the other hand, had I indulged, I would have been there every single day and.....

69 rue de Bac
75006 Paris

Monday, November 28, 2016

École nationale supérieure des Beaux Arts

Peter and I ducked into the Beaux Arts and discovered that the beautiful courtyard with statuary was under some restoration. Made for an interesting angle trying not to include unsightly construction!

14 rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Church Series

Just last Sunday, hard to believe it's been only a week,  I worshipped at the majestic  American Cathedral in Paris. This was my third service, and I always look forward to worshipping in this glorious cathedral. Two young members of the congregation read Scripture flawlessly, Dean Lucinda Laird gave a thought provoking message, and the choir sang a favorite of mine, "King of Love My Shepherd Is." After the service, visitors are invited the back of the sanctuary for coffee and warm greetings from staff and members. If you have not attended or visited, I urge you to do so on your next trip to Paris.

The American Cathedral in Paris
23, avenue George V
75008 Paris

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Home Again

I'm home after two beautiful weeks in Paris. The weather was....Paris. Not many sunny days, but the temps were mild and although we had rain, it was always just a light rain. When in Paris, embrace it all! I have many photos to share. I'm still downloading and editing so I'll just pick one of my most favorite places I visited this trip.... Foundation Louis Vuitton.  Frank Gehry's design and Buren's fabulous installation is a show stopper. It's been on my list for over two years, and Peter and I just enjoyed it so very much. Many more posts to come on this!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Au revoir

For the next two weeks, I'll be in the place I now consider my second home...Paris. I promise to post photos on Instagram ( @vjonesphoto) and Facebook, (Virginia Jones Photography) . I won't be blogging but promise to share many new Paris images as soon as I return. I thank you all for following this blog, my Instagram and FB pages. I love sharing my favorite memories with all of you. ..... V

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


As many of you know, street photography in Paris, I really love. I hope to visit the Palais Royal many times in the next two weeks and find more families and cute kids!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Color Coordinated

Nice when your window shades match the autumn leaves outside of your flat!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Only In Paris

I know I'm in Paris when I spot moto drivers wearing spike heels!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Lumière et ombres

Sometimes, just the light on a building is enough to stop me in my tracks for another photograph.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Soon, very soon.....

This time next week, I will be staying just a few doors from Poilâne's flagship boulangerie on rue duCherche-Midi! I could get into some serious trouble!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


It seems young Parisians love to gather in this doorway near the Colonnes de Buren at the Palais Royal.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Out of Focus

Oh i had to dig deep for this out of focus shot for our monthly theme! As a rule, the out of focus shots hit my Mac trashcan asap!

Today, I skid into the CDP Theme Day with lots of blog friends around the world. Click HERE to see the entire gallery!