Friday, November 16, 2018

Je suis revenu


I've just returned from a wonderful 8 days in Paris. We had rain and blue skies. As a friend said, "You don't go to Paris for the weather!" Absolutely.

We met friends for brunch near the Jardin du Luxembourg, so Mary and I forged on for a walk through the gardens in a light rain. This is one of my favorite places to photograph. The trees were spectacular, and this image reminds me of why I love these gardens so much. No pétanque players this year. Maybe another trip.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Joyeux Anniversaire, Eva!

Sweet memories of Eva on our second trip to Paris,  the summer of 2009, at the Palais Royal. I"m so grateful  to have loved two trips to Paris with her. Joyueux anniversaire, sweet girl.

Soon, very soon!

 Merci, Galeries Lafayette for  your fabulous rooftop. We can't wait to visit again, next week!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Friends

January, 2012, Peter and Mary and I were shooting,  and I apologized to this lovely lady for stepping in front of her shot. She replied that she and her friend had seen us on the Mêtro and at an exhibit that morning.  It turns out she is a faithful blog reader! She recognized me and Peter.! What a delightful encounter. Clista and her friend ran into us the very next day at the Pet Cemetery. It's a small and beautiful world.

Today I again join my City Daily Photobloggers for our monthly theme day. Click HERE to see their wonderful contributions. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Poulet rôti

This is Parisian takeaway. Oh my goodness. Nothing better. You can't see the little, perfectly peeled potatoes at the bottom that get the benefit of all those tasty juices. Poulet rôti et pommes de terre are definitely in my future. Bon app!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Frank Gehry's building was wrapped in  Daniel Buren's colorful checkerboards in 2016. Peter and I were fortunate to find an outstanding exhibit this day. After we explored the outside areas with the commanding views of the Paris skyline and the Bois de Boulogne.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Ciné 13 Théâtre

Located in Montmartre, the former Théätre du Tetre was rebuilt and renovated int the 1920's. Well known for its comfy leather club chairs, since 2000, they have made way for comfortable red sofas. Maybe one day we will take in a performance here.

1 avenue Juot
75018 Paris

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

La croix

 My good friend Owen Phillips (Instagram: owenphil333) , who lives in Chantilly FR, is an exceptional cemetery photographer. We often meet up when we visit Paris. I've learned to appreciate the details, such as this mausoleum door from him. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Non, merci.

This ship  has sailed pour moi.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Très ingénieux

Never underestimate Parisian window box ingenuity.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Les Abeilles

A delightful little honey shop in Butte aux Cailles.

Les Abeilles
21 rue de la Butte aux Cailles
75013 Paris

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A Special Find in Butte aux Cailles

Where else can you have a lovely cup of thé or a delicious déjuener AND buy yarn and knitting supplies at the same time? Why L'oisive Thé in Butte aux Cailles, of course. This charming shop was a true delight. It's easy to find right on rue de la Butte aux Cailles.

Mary have this neighborhood on our list for our upcoming trip. Hope to stop in for more photos and thé!

L'oisive Thé
8 bis rue de la Butte aux Caille
75013 Paris

Monday, October 15, 2018

Michel Cluizel, j'adore!

One of our favorite flats has been just steps from Michel Cluizel's Saint-Honoré shop. Can you believe I never bought even one bite? I'm taking care of that this trip!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Morning in Butte aux Cailles

 Often overlooked, Butte aux Cailles , located in the SE part of Paris in the 13th, is a charming neighborhood to wander up and down their cobblestone streets.

Friday, October 12, 2018


Spending eternity together at Cimetière du Passy.

2 rue du Commandant Schloesing
75016 Paris

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Jour de pluie à Paris

 Luckily showers in Paris don't last long, and like this day, the sun comes out!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

La dame en noir

Rue Mouffetard never disappoints.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Marie Mercie

Parisian milliner Marie Mercié's window is always a delight. Maybe I'll step inside one day!

23 rue Saint Sulpice
75006 Paris

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Paris rouge, rouge, et plus rouge

 Where, you ask? Cité de l'architecture et du Patrimoine. This museum is one of the best kept secrets in Paris. I love it.

1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
75116 Paris

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Waiting in Paris

The waiter and the chef. Waiting for patrons.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Paris Jaune

Parking bumper to bumper is a challenge. I call it the "French Kiss".

Monday, October 1, 2018

City Daily Photo Theme Day - CHANGE

I love that whenever I return to Paris, I can count on its cobblestoned streets and charming buildings and cafés, being just like I left them. On the other hand, the city of Paris took a bold and necessary step a few years ago when they began removing the once romantic, turned horrific nuisance LOVE LOCKS from the Paris bridges. The sheer weight was causing structural damage not to mention the thousands of locks blocked the view of the Seine. The Pont des Arts was relieved of over 700,000 locks weighing over 93 metric tons! In order to prevent new locks, thick acrylic panels were installed. I share before and after shots. Change is good.

Today I join City Daily Photobloggers around the world as we all post our take on this month's theme. Have a look HERE.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

C'est Paris

I never tire of looking up and seeing this.

Friday, September 28, 2018


With my knees, these stairs, although lovely, are another reason I can't move to Paris. Le sigh...

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Déjeuner à le Rubis

This is small café offers only two plats at lunch. Nothing fancy. I love the zinc bar as well.

Le Rubis
10 rue du Marché Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Paris Rouge - Pizza et Pâtes

OK the cute paper curtains caught my eye. Maybe next trip, we'll have dinner here!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Automne à Paris

Since 2013, I"ve traveled to Paris in November. It's a wonderful time to go. You get the glorious fall color AND Christmas decorations all over the city. A photographer's delight.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Le garçon à la fenêtre

He didn't seem a bit bothered by the two crazy Americans with big cameras taking his photo!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Mon reflet

Avenue Beaumarchais, 75003, is filled with camera shops. J'adore!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Golden Hour, Golden Leaves

I have been fortunate to visit Paris in January, May, June, July, and November. For the last 4 years , I've traveled in November as it's easier for my standby flight status. I think it's a glorious time to travel. The first weeks in November is low tourists season so it's less crowded and rates are lower, which I love. In addition, you get glorious fall color and around November 12, the city is decked out for Christmas! It's the best of two seasons for photographers. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Le vélo

Exploring courtyards reveals little treasures.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Afternoon Light

Always check their calendar of events and exhibits before your travel to Paris. It's a treasure!

34 avenue de New York
75116 Paris

Monday, September 17, 2018

I Love Paris in the Fall

Now that autumn is around the corner, I"m looking forward to seeing Paris at my favorite time of the year,  November. The golden yellow and orange leaves are glorious.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Toits de Paris

Waiting impatiently for the sunset to sett from the roof of Galeries Lafayette. I love getting a bird's eye view of Paris. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Le fumeur

Another reason to always look up!