Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fleurs à Paris

Walking home from Sunday mass at the Vâl de Grace on rue Claude Bernard, I caught Madame Christine Bawedin putting out her lovely flowers at her fleuriste. She was kind enough to let me photograph her and the inside of her shop.

74 rue Claude Bernard
75005 Paris

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections HERE. Please visit the other blogs posting their wonderful reflections from around the world.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Weekend Reflections - Mon selfie

I love capturing reflection in moto mirrors all over Paris. This day I caught myself, with bad Paris hair.

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections. His friends around the world post their captures right HERE!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mon nouvel ami

Normally I like to catch people on the street without them being aware I'm there. This day, there were kids running all around the Palais Royal, and this boy stopped and looked at me. I held up my camera, and he was very willing to have me take his photo. A sweet memory.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


These exquisite gates serve as a lovely welcome to Parc Monceau in the 8th arrondissement. It's not in the very center of Paris so is often overlooked. It's a beautiful and quiet park. Put it on your list.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Afternoon at the Mouffetard Café

Oh this brings back so many good memories of days spent along rue Arbalète and rue Mouffetard.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Je ne sais pas

Sometimes while walking as fast as I can,  in order to keep up with my speedy amis, I snap a quick photo, then when I return home and have a look, I have no idea. Today is one of those funny captures with no additional info. Je suis désolé.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Papa et sa petite fille

Papa et sa petite jeune fille. What makes this image especially poignant is that it was taken on the Sunday morning, following the terrorist attacks on Paris just two days before. Parisians marched forth and embraced their normal life that day. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Paris Windows

 Rue de Crémieux

This day, Mary and I had walked what seemed half of Paris with Peter. I was almost done, but Peter offered Rue Crémieux, and I said I thought I could walk a few steps more. I love this little street. Worth the effort.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fleuristes à Paris

Since discovering this beautiful shop in 2014, I find myself returning each trip. Stepping inside is like finding yourself enveloped in exquisite bouquets from floor to ceiling. Put it on your list!

14 rue des Saints-Pères
75007 Paris

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dimanche à rue Mouffetard

The locals who gather on rue Mouffetard each Sunday, are really good! I guess they get a lot of practice. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Old Favorite

This photograph was taken in June, 2010 as Mary and I walked to the Musée d'Orsay to meet friends. I"ve always loved this Galeries Lafayette ad, so I thought it would be fun to recycle this image!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Waiting For the Métro

Coming from a city with no real public transportation system, I'm a big fan of the Paris Metro and bus system.  It's fast, cheap and aside from the stairs that I curse frequently, a great way to get around Paris.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Galerie Vivienne

As always, the Parisian attention to detail. Galerie Vivienne café,

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Petit garçon avec son baton

A sunny Sunday at the Jardin du Luxembourg means families in Paris enjoying the nice weather and the children with their batons and sailboats!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ecoute - The Listener

Located on Place René Cassin, just outside Église Saint-Eustache, Henri Miller's enormous sculpture, Ecoute, depicts an enormous head resting in a hand. The public art, combining old Paris architecture with new and eclectic art is yet another reason I love Paris.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Spinelli et Sivel

One of the most unusual gravesite at  Cimetière de Père-Lachaise, has to be the resting place of Spinelli et Sivel. They died in a balloon accident in 1875 and are buried together in this beautiful gravesite. As a photographer, the coloration on the monument intrigued me. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Basilique royale de Saint-Denis

 This is a church that  you must put on your list when visiting Paris. The resting place of most of France's royalty and their families, it is considered the royal necropolis of France.  Located in a northern suburb of Paris, it is one of the most beautiful churches I've visited in Paris. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jardin d'acclimatation

Located in the Bois de Boulogne, the Jardin d'acclimatation , is the place go with kids in Paris. It's part amusement park, park garden ( shown here), petting zoo, playgournd, boat rides and much more. Eva and Davis loved the day we spent here.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Nature

Now, more than ever, I admire the French for their commitment to environmental issues. Throughout Paris, you see more and more vertical living gardens/living walls. I photographed this at Le BHV Marais L'homme.  More at Musée Quai Branley and across Paris, reflect Paris' focus on environmental issues that affect our planet.

Today I join my fellow City Daily Photobloggers for our Theme Day - Nature! Click HERE to see all of their posts on our monthly theme!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The P Is For Poilâne

Being granted permission to photograph the baking of the trademark Poilâne sourdough loaves was a very special occasion. We were allowed down in the cav where the first round loaves were baked in 1932. This is their flagship store on rue Cherche-Midi. I"ve been lucky enough to stay just a few doors down on two trips to Paris. All the round loaves bear the signature P for Poilâne!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


I have been photographing Alexis' boutique inside and out since 2008. Do you blame me?

Monday, May 29, 2017

Nos drapeaux!

Today, here in America we honor those who have lost their lives in service to our country. I love this image taken on rue Mouffetard, just two days after the terrorist attacks on Paris in 2015.  I love this solidarity among the country I call home and my second home.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Paris People

The Marais district of Paris is one of my very favorite places to photograph because of its ethnic and religious diversity. This Jewish man, passing out pamphlets caught my eye.  What a beautiful face.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Bobines de ruban

Oh we're back at Ultramod, two of my favorite shops in Paris. This shop, offers thread, buttons, trim and ribbon of all kinds. Across the street, you will find every millinery item you might need for exquisite hats.

3-4 rue de Choiseul
Paris 75002

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Through the Window

I have a rather long list of Paris shops that are always closed when I visit! I have to satisfy my curiosity with "through the window photos". Here at Galerie Vivienne. I love the books crammed into every available space. Reminds me of home. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Paris Rouge - Losco

Ceintures Losco, located in the Marais is  yet another specialty shop of fine craftsmanship you find all over Paris. The worktable, neat and orderly is where the exquisite leather belts are crafted. Also for purchase, many beautiful buckles. There is another location on rue de Sèvres in the 6eme.

Ceintures Losco
20 rue de Sévigné
75004 Paris

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Deux amis

These two guys, Peter Olson on the left, and Owen Phillips on the right, admiring the wonderful art collection at the Musée Condé at the  Chateau de Chantilly. I met them both via my Paris blog and we do love to get together whenever I pay a visit. I am very fortunate to call them my friends!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Les bateaux à Tuileries

I will be very sad when these guys no longer rent the sail boats here. It's Paris, things don't change that often. I have hope!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Almost There!

If you have ever made the trek to the dome of the Sacre Coeur, you know this very spot. When after what seems like hours...days...of climbing the winding stairs, you find yourself outside on the rooftops with this view. It's a welcome breath of fresh air, but alas, you must go back and climb many more steps. I've made this twice and there will NOT be another climb for me, but I have many photos!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Louvre Reflections

Night shoots at the Louvre are my favorites. 

Today I return to James' Weekend Reflections. There are photobloggers around the world who share their images every weekend. Have a look HERE!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

100 French Strangers Challene #86 - L'artiste

It's been a long time since I started my 100 French Strangers Challenge. Back in 2009, I started it after having a grand time finding 100 strangers who I spoke with before taking the photo here in Birmingham. I have always found the French to be very welcoming and friendly and love capturing their smiles ( and sometimes not). This is a talented artist I met on rue de Rivoli on a rainy Sunday last November. I loved her work and asked for her photo. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Photo Shoot

It's not uncommon to walk up on a photo shoot in progress. This photographer was kind enough to let me have a quick shot at Place des Vosges.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Upside Down

A rainy Sunday afternoon at the Louvre,  found me looking up!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Musicien de rue de Paris

One of the experiences in Paris I love most, music on the streets!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pont des Arts

I never tire of photographing this bridge now that it has been rid of the zillions of horrible "love locks". Merci to the City of Paris for tackling this expensive and time consuming task. Thankfully now more bridges are being rid of the weight and destruction due to the lock craze. Make love... not locks!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Marché de la Création Paris-Bastille

 Mary and I love to take in this nice open air art faire near the Opera Bastille. Here is my artist friend Didier L'espagnol's  booth.

8 Boulevard Richard Lenoir
75011 Paris

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Chateau Chantilly

Just a short train ride south of Paris, a lovely afternoon spent with friends Ann and Owen Phillips.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Félicitations Monsieur Macron et France!

Today, I learned a new French word, OUF.  En anglais....WHEW

Saturday, May 6, 2017


weekend tout le monde!

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

CDP Theme Day - Let's Eat

Nothing says Paris like walking into the local fromagerie. The aroma greets you at the door!

Today, I join my fellow City Daily Photobloggers for year another first of the month Theme Day. You might note that I'm 2 days late. Dommage, a tree fell on my apartment building last Sunday and I was without power. I hope you will visit the Theme Day Gallery to see all of the creative photos posted by my blog friends far and wide!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Val-de-Grâce

I loved attending services at the Église Val-de-Grâce twice during our stay in Paris in 2009. One of the churches you won't read about but is just beautiful. At that time, it was only open to the public during the services on Sunday.