Thursday, August 22, 2019

Le Grand Palais

It took me 15 trips to Paris before I finally was able to go inside the Grand Palais. Built in the Beaux Arts style, the iron and glass structure is jaw dropping.  This is where Paris Photo is held every November. This amazing photography exhibit is sensory overload and I spent the whole time taking photos of the building's details and the photography. A day I will certainly never forget.

Monday, August 19, 2019


At night, you can press your nose against the window!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Métro Art

Some Paris Métro stations are more memorable than others. Certainly this mosaic wall in the Saint-Paul-Notre Dame is an eye catcher.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Homage to Meeps

I love this café with Meeps' Parisian cousin perched on the awning!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole

Au Vieux Paris d'areole, located within a block of Notre Dame, it's always charming.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Morning Walk

Morning walk in Butte-aux- Cailles. If you've never explored this charming neighborhood in the 13th, you need to add it to your list.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Portes du Louvre

The Cour Carrée, one of the main courtyards at the Louvre, is often overlooked, as most visitors flock to the Pyramid. It's usually quieter and late one afternoon after walking all day, I wandered in, sat on a bench and just soaked in all the exquisite details at my leisure. I stayed until the sun set.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, is a must if you're traveling to Paris with children, or even if you're not!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Une autre vue

Each time I return to Paris, I try to find another way to shoot the places I love in another way.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Enjoying the View

In 2016, the exterior of Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton, was covered in colorful checkerboard patterns, created by Daniel Buren, on each level you an walk outside and enjoy the view. Located in the Bois de Boulogne, I think it's worth the trip.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Black

Chantal Thomass, never disappoints.

Today, the first of the month, is of course Theme Day for City Daily Photobloggers around the world. Click HERE to see their entries.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Bon App!

And yes, it was divine. Every last spoonful.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Souvenirs de Notre Dame

I run across photographs of Notre Dame almost daily. I took this from the Left Bank, November 2014.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Le dessert

You can't walk a block in Paris without being tempted.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Malmaison I

Chareau Malmaison, in the town of Rueil-Malmaison, is just a short Métro/bus trip outside of Paris. It  is a lovely day trip. The last home of Joséphine de Beauharnais and Napoléon. The home and gardens are beautiful.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Joyeux 14 juillet

Pardon, mes amis! I thought I'd posted my 14 julliet photo. Better late than never. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Statue de la Liberté

This quarter scale replica of the Statue of Liberty was given to the city of Paris in 1889 by the expat community to mark the centennial of the French Revolution. Located on the Île aux Cygnes, she faces west towards New York City. 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Bleu

I"m as guilty as the rest of you Paris lovers, I am resistant to change in the city I love. Considering its age, things have moved slowly but at other times, it seems those special Parisian icons we cherish are being run out of town a bit too quickly. Take the kiosks. Sadly they will soon be replaced with newer, more weather proof and modern replacements. Pass the tissues. The very thought makes me sad, but I don't have to sit in that hot little cubicle all day selling magazines and le Monde. So today our monthly theme is BLEU so I thought these charming blue umbrellas were very fitting.

As you know after all these years, it's the first of the month and another THEME DAY has rolled around. To see what my fellow CDP bloggers have chosen, click HERE!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Afternoon at le Train Bleu

A drink at le Train Bleu at Gare de Lyon is very special. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Le Guitariste

Quietly playing while others relaxed and read at Place des Vosges.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Palais Galiera

For years as I walked past, I gazed longingly and often pushed my lens through the enormous iron gates to photograph this beautiful place. My patience paid off when the restorations were complete and it reopened. We visited a beautiful exhibit in 2013. Le Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, features fashion exhibits. I see from the website it is closed yet again for major refurbishment, but will reopen in 2020. 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Knock Knock

Certainly one of the most beautiful door knockers in Paris.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Le marché aux oiseaux

Today we return to Île de la Cité to visit the Sunday Bird Market. If you're visiting Paris with children, put this on your list. Of course there are colorful birds, but rabbits, guinea pigs and gerbils. It's worth a stroll through. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Marché aux Fleurs

The Paris flower market is open daily,  although  on the weekends you'll only find potted plants. Cut flowers can be bought during the week at the various shops clustered along the Seine, on île de la Cité,

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Chien de boutique

Something tells me he is NOT there to guard the shop!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Deux Chats

Of course I loved finding these chats as we strolled near Canal Saint-Martin!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

La tour des livres

So many treasures to be found at the Marché aux Puces. 

Friday, June 14, 2019


In 2009, I walked down rue Crémieux for the first time, and fell in love. We revisited two years ago, and I'm still in love with the charming pastels homes. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Opèra Garnier

Gumery's POETRY graces the rooftop of the Palais Garnier with L'HARMONY on her right. 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Passage du Grand Cerf

Passage du Grand Cerf is one of may favorite passages. I especially like the florist, and I found a sweet little yarn shop there on my last visit.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Paris From Above

Tucked away in the 11eme on a nondescript street, is one of the hippest places in Paris to enjoy an afternoon apéro. We discovered Le Perchoir in 2013, shortly after it opened in November.  The bar, enclosed in a tent, offered these nice benches with pillows and warm throws to ward off the chill. This rooftop bar offers commanding views of Paris rooftops and the Sacre Coeur in the distance. Highly recommend looking it up on your next visit. Of note, there is another location in the Marais now as well.

Le Perchoir
14 rue Crespin du Gast
75011 Paris

Monday, June 3, 2019

Trés Funky

If you're searching for a hotel in Paris that's a bit on the wild side, look no further. The Hôtel Original is certainly that. I took this shot looking up the spiral staircase.

Hôtel Original
8 Boulevard Beaumarchais
75011 Paris

Saturday, June 1, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Pink

The beautiful Jardin des Plantes.

Today is the first of the month and I am joining my fellow City Daily Photobloggers around the globe for the 11th year!  Click HERE to see their entries on our theme of PINK.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Knock Knock

There's probably a mini-series of door knockers in here. Maybe later!