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!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Happiest Rue

Just outside of Village Saint Paul in the Marais.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Pour le jardinier

 There is a sweet little playground adjacent to the Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés. I think this charming little hut belongs to the gardener.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Honoring Fallen American Soldiers

This beautiful memorial at the American Cathedral in Paris honors American soldiers who died during WWI and WWII.  This video is very informative and gives a wider perspective of the memorial.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sunday Church Series - Saint-Étienne-du-Mont

Located just to the left and behind the Panthéon, this is one of my favorite churches. 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Vieux et nouveau

Église Saint-Merri, built in 1550, is adjacent to the Stravinsky Fountain and the Centre Pompidou and in great need of restoration.

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Centre Georges Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou is not my most favorite museum in Paris but it's a space that should be visited. It's inside out architecture , it opened in 1977.  There are always a number of contemporary exhibits and the view from the top is stunning.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Colonne de Juillet

The Colonne de Juillet makes the spot where the Bastille prison stood during the French Revolution. 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Sunday Church Series - Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

 I continue to come across photographs and can't help but wonder what survived the terrible fire.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Le pique-nique

I can't imagine a lovelier place to picnic, with this amazing backdrop.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

L'Hôtel de Ville

The beautiful Hôtel de Ville Paris, Paris' city hall built in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Sunday, May 12, 2019


The Butte aux Cailles neighborhood in the 13th arrondissement, is a lovely, out of the way place to just wander up and down the hills. It is full of charming homes as this.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Meet Elliott Erwitt

This is one of the displays of Elliott Erwitt's photogeraphy books during the exhibit at La Hune, in 2015.  This blog post reminded me to order his Paris book!

Fast forward to November, 2017. I was lucky enough to FINALLY attend Paris Photo at the Grand Palais. It's sensory overload as there are HUNDREDS of photography exhibits under the glass dome. It's been on my TO DO list for years and it was overwhelming but thrilling. The highlight was getting to snap 2 quick photos of Monsieur Elliott himself. I was so awestruck, all I could do was pat his shoulder and mumble, "I'm honored."

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Les Fenêtres

The windows of La Hune, always beg to be studied and photographed. These were especially interesting was they are a bookstore and gallery.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Celebrating Elliott Erwitt

In November, 2015, I stopped in at La Hune Gallery on rue Bonaparte to have a look at the Elliott Erwitt exhibit. Erwitt is a renowned Magnum photographer and I knew of his wonderful street photography. I've always enjoyed the windows and several exhibits here through the years.  Sadly

Today and for the next few days, I'll share some images from the exhibit.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Quiet Corner

I think at the Louvre, it's all too easy to be overwhelmed with all the grandeur, that it's easy to overlook the quiet coroners you can find if you keep your eyes open. 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Sunday Church Series - Our Lady of Paris

I don't usually do a lot of post processing with my images but this week I went back through my photographs from last November and found this image of just the steeple. Little did i know that it would be the last time I'd capture it. I decided to try an app on my phone, My Sketch, and see what it would look like.  I"m pleased. 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Les petits bateaux

Weekends at the Jardin du Luxembourg the ponds are full of these little sailboats with the children hanging over the side launching them with their batons.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Papa et sa petite fille

To be honest, I was so taken with this adorable little girl that after a few photos from afar, I just went up to Papa and asked if I could take their picture. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Violet

Les chaises violettes

Today is the first of the month and our City Daily Photo Theme Day is purple. I can't wait to hop over and see what my daily photobloggers around the world have chosen. Click HERE to have a look.