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

Monsieur


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.!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CDP Theme Day - Black and White in Color



Today, the first of the month, means my City Daily Photobloggers around the world are posting a photo on this month's theme, BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOR! This was an interesting theme although not so easy. I snapped this while making a metro/bus connection last November at La Defense. It was my first visit and I was disappointed that I couldn't get closer due to construction issues.  C'est la vie!