Monday, March 30, 2020

Café With a View

 On a warmer day, we would have been right up front enjoying the view of Saint-Sulpice.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Jardin du Palais Royal


My favorite garden no matter the season.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Marché Georges Brassens

In the 15th arrondissement, the Marché Georges Brassens is open every weekend. It's just the place for those who love old and used books.

104 Rue Brancion, 75015 Paris, France

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Pluie à Paris


My phone weather app is still set on Paris. I opened it today, and see that there will be sunny skies for the next 10 days. We weren't that lucky but as I think of all those in lockdown in Paris right now, I"m glad they have sunny skies to lift their spirits. This view of the rooftops from our apartment made the rain seem worth it. As someone told me long ago, "You don't go to Paris for the weather." Indeed.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Flamant


Flamant, a lovely fleuriste at 8 rue de Furstemberg 75006

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Sunday Church Series, Saint-Sulpice


This newly restored church is even more lovely. I hadn't been inside since 2009. What a difference. 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Église Saint-Sulpice


For many years Saint-Sulpice has undergone extensive restoration. The exterior cleaning made such a difference. I had not been inside since 2009, and was so pleased to see all of the results.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Reflets

 The newly restored Saint-Germain-des-Prés church is stunning. The afternoon light through the stained glass was amazing. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Pétanque å Paris


Just before I left for Paris, my friend David Livingston sent an email with one request, pétanque players. I assured him that if the weather cooperated, I"d have some for him. Our last day in Paris, we brunched at Treize then met Peter and walked through the Jardin du Luxembourg . It had poured rain earlier, so there weren't the usual suspects there, but voila! My favorite guys were on their usual court. I'm pretty proud of this one.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Seule

 Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés

As I write this post, I have been home from Paris for a week. We made the wise decision to cut our trip short by 5 days due to the uncertainty of travel and rapidly unfolding virus news. It was a hard decision, but by Thursday, Mary and I were so very thankful we made that decision. Now Paris is under a lockdown, and I think it will happen here soon as well. I've been self isolating since my return and now it looks like it will be much longer than two weeks.

I think this photograph illustrates how it feels right now, alone. Actually I'm not totally alone, I have my chat noir Meeps and very thoughtful daughters and apartment neighbors. I am counting my blessings that I'm safe, healthy and hopefully virus free. I pray the same for all of you.

In the coming days, I will be happy to share my photos with each of you. Thank you for visiting my blog. Stay well mes amis,

Note: The new banner photo was taken from our lovely apartment in the 15eme. We highly recommend and I would be happy to share the contact information!