Monday, April 24, 2017

Non, pas Le Pen!

I have chosen to be quite public with my views on our recent election here in the US, and don't apologize. Today, I make my feelings known regarding the current elections in France. I hope and pray that the French will learn from our mistakes here, and make the right choice in the next election in two weeks.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Sainte Chappelle

Sainte Chappelle, one of the most beautiful churches in Paris. I have visited once, but have it on my list for another and hopefully a concert!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Paris Rouge - Didier Ludot

Didier Ludot's boutique at the Palais Royal features vintage designer delights. I will admit that as often as I've pressed my nose and my lens against this window, I've never gathered enough courage to walk in. Maybe next time.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Most Patient Man in Paris

Today let us all celebrate the anniversaire of our friend Peter Olson ( Peter's Paris). I've known Peter since 2008, and he and I have walked a million miles up and down and all over Paris. He's an incredible expert on all things Paris, despite the fact that he's a Swede!  He is always generous with his expertise and time. I'm so grateful that he willing to wait while I take endless photographs, just like here in 2009.  Merci mon ami, for your time, your patience, but most of all your friendship. My best friend in Paris.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Paris Rouge - These doors!!!!

Perhaps my favorite doors in all of Paris. The fact that they are ROUGE, is beside the point! 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


The Musée Carnavalet, the history of Paris museum, is closed for restorations until at least 2019. Located in the Marais, you should put it on your list when it reopens.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Café de la Paix

Remembering a lovely lunch here last November.

5 Place de l'Opéra
75009 Paris

Friday, April 14, 2017

Dimanche à Paris

If you are lucky enough to be in Paris on a Sunday, be sure to visit the Marché aux Oiseaux et le Marché aux Fleurs on Île de la Cité. This is a special treat if you are traveling with children as the Bird Market also offers, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. for them to pet. A lovely way to spend a Sunday in Paris.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Paris Rouge - Le carrousel

The carrousel at the Hôtel de Ville is always such fun to photograph. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Place Vendôme

The Vendôme Column, erected by Napoleon I to commemorate theBattle of Austerlitz.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Matin au Pain Quotedian

Remembering a nice petit déjeuner with friends on the morning we arrived in Paris, 2016.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Au revoir!

Join me in bidding a fond au revoir to Paris' iconic kiosks. They will soon be replaced with more updated and modern versions. Le sigh....

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Les détails

I think we always look at her from afar, but I love to zoom in on her details.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Grand ou petit?

Many choices at the Marché aux Puces!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Église Val-de-Grâce

We had this amazing view of this beautiful church from our apartment window for 3 weeks in 2009. I took advantage.

Église Val-de-Grâce
1 Place Alphonse Laverin
75005 Paris

Saturday, April 1, 2017

CDP Theme Day - WET

Today my City Daily Photobloggers around the world are posting their favorite photo on this month's theme....RAIN right here.. It was a no brainer for me. I"m reposting one of my favorite photos taken from the second floor window of our favorite apartment on rue Saint Roch. It's also the cover photo of my book, Paris Rouge. If you'd like to have a look, the link is on the sidebar!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Paris Photos on the Fence

I've enjoyed this Paris photographer's work on many trips. He sets up his work along the fence of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church on nice days. He's very talented, and I will probably buy one of his images one day. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017


My happy place, the Palais Royal. I go again and again, and always love the shop windows but the quiet times I spend there around the fountains, are the best.  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Les fenêtres

If I had to choose, I think I would go with the traditional windows with shutters but the colorful newer ones do make me smile.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tromp l'oeil

The elegant Hôtel de Crillon at Place de la Concorde, has been undergoing extensive renovations. Built in 1758, it has been a luxury hotel since 1909. It closed it's doors in 2013 for the renovations and is scheduled to reopen in 2017. During this restoration process, this lovely tromp l'oeil screen was erected to hide the day to day construction from view.

Hôtel de Crillon
10 Place de la Concorde
Paris 75008

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Les lettres

You could easily spend an entire day poking through the treasures and oddities at Tombées du Camion ( fallen off the truck) at the Marché aux Puces. It really defies description! Years ago Mary, Peter and I found the shop first shop tucked away in Montmartre ( 17 rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris 75018). This last trip, while photographing the Marché aux Puces, we stumbled on two more stalls there. The sheer volume of the tiny treasures could be overwhelming but each shop is incredibly organized to make your search much easier. There are crates upon crates of letters in all sizes and styles. A photographer's buffet!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

L'opéra Bastille

Opened in 1989, this contemporary structure, designed by Carlos Ott, is in stark contrast to the elaborate Opéra Garnier. I will admit that it is not one of my favorites, and the fact that the city of Paris does not maintain it as well as the Opéra Garnier, certainly doesn't enhance its austere façade, 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Saint Severin

I hope I'm never asked to rank my favorite Paris churches because I would be torn between so many that I've visited over and over. Each one has special features and details that I cherish. This sweet angel at Église Saint Severin is one. The patina makes me think many have walked by and just had to put a hand on her sweet face. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Passage Vendôme

Passage Vendôme, located in the 3eme arrondissement, opens onto Place de la République.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Monsieur et ses fleurs

Place des Vosges
I'd say Monsieur has un pouce vert!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Band Man

This lively group of musicians is usually playing on the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain, right by the church. I always stop and have a listen. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

On rue Mouffetard

Three friends enjoyed an afternoon aperitif on rue Mouffetard.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Le plafond

The ceiling of the Église Saint-Pantaleon in Troyes, France was obviously in need of repair but the  vaulted wooden ceiling is remarkable considering the church dates to the 16th century. Note the dove hanging in the center.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

En pointe

Repetto, the place for all things ballerina. An entire wall is devoted to cubicles with pink satin toe shoes in every size.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Parisian Daily Ritual

I think heaven is a place where you can get freshly baked, perfect, amazing baguettes every single day.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Table and Chairs

I love photographing the colorful tables and chairs in Paris!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Casquettes de bain

It's no secret that a Parisian Pharmacie is wonderful place. This particular one on near Place Vendôme, had this delightful display of fabulous swim caps that reminded me of one my mother had in the 60's. 

Monday, March 6, 2017


Sometimes, I carefully pull out my camera in order to capture a very special Paris moment. This photograph brings back wonderful memories of a lovely lunch with my friend Keri, just hours after I'd arrived in Paris. I was tired, bleary eyed, and we walked in a pouring rain, but so grateful to be there having the most delicious lunch with her at Cuisine de Philippe!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés

I"ve visited this wonderful old church so many, many times. Each time I go, I try and find new things to photographs. The painted columns caught my eye.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Vieux et nouveau

On the Boulevard Saint Germain side of the Saint Germain des Prés church is a sweet little park for children. There's a sandbox and a few little rides. Set against this beautiful wall, a very special place pour les enfants.

Friday, March 3, 2017

L'addition, Madame

The waiter delivers l'addition as son chien keeps a watchful eye!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Monsieur Crêpe

This friendly crêpe maker is smiling because he knew Peter and I caught him licking the Nutella off his finger! I seriously considered grabbing the jar and making a run for it.!