Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bumper to Bumper

In Paris, the cars and even the tables and chairs are a tight fit!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Flowers That Bloom at Midnight

Last January I met my friend Richard Nahem ( Eye Prefer Paris) for a quick photo shoot at Tuileries before we all had lunch and headed to the Cimetière des Chiens.  We went to photograph an installation by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.  Quite a colorful and whimsical group of flowers it was!  Adjoining the carrousel, I'm sure it brought many smiles to the children that visit the gardens.  
Yesterday my blog friend JM, Oeiras Daily Photo featured some of her work and I recognized them immediately.  I decided it was the perfect time to post here and link to JM's post HERE.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Place des Vosges

The French have perfected leasure time.  I've never had the nerve to just kick off my shoes and stretch out in the grass, but I've thought about it!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

La Porte de l'Enfer

Summer at the Musée Rodin is breathtaking.  In the distance through the Rose Garden, La Porte de l'Enfer.
This is one of my favorite museums in Paris.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Les marguerites

One of my favorite photographs.  I hope you don't mind me sharing it again.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

100 French Strangers - La vendeuse de poisson

French Stranger #83

On a very chilly January morning, this lady was ready with a smile, despite working with cold fish and ice all morning at the market.  ( Tell me again about how serious and aloof the French are!)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Un, deux, trois fenêtres

.... avec géraniums!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Paris Rouge - L'autobus

Sometimes you just can't have enough Paris Rouge in one week!  Today a shot Peter has perfected on his blog header.  We were having a look at The Welcoming Hands at Tuilieries,  and he kindly pointed out this vantage point, capturing these three in one shot.  The red bus was the cherry on the sundae, so to speak.

Having watched the ending of le Tour de France ( thanks Genie for the heads up) as the bikers pedaled up and down the Champs Élysées yesterday, it made me homesick for this special view.

As an added bonus I include a special tune for you today!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Signes du Samedi - Place des Vosges

Nothing makes me happier than to look up and see this sign.  I wonder how long it's been there?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Le batteur

Last week you met the trombone player here.  Today most of the street band including the very cool drummer.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tanning in Paris III - Square du Temple

As you can see, some Parisians come "dressed for the occasion" in order to sun themselves!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Faire attention!

My favorite waiter, Ma Bourgogne
le Marais

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tout le monde aime Paris!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Le petit garçon

After Sunday church services at the Église Val-de-Grâce, this sweet boy took advantage of the wide open spaces of the courtyard.  He sat very quietly through the service where his baby sister had been christened that day, and needed a little play time!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Capture the Colour

My dear blog friend Francesca in  Australia has a delightful travel photoblog, Postcard Pictures.  Recently she entered Travel Supermarkets Capture the Color photography contest.  Each entry posts five photographs featuring the colors red, blue, yellow, green and white.  In addition you then invite five other bloggers to participate.  She kindly included me so today my offerings.


January 2011, we arrived in Paris on a chilly, rainy morning.  I flung open the windows of our apartment on rue Saint Roch to have a look and spotted this lady with her rouge umbrells coming my way.  I will admit that I had to stand in the window sill to get this shot. It was worth it.  If this photo looks familiar, it's because it is of course the cover of my book, Paris Rouge Through My Lens!


Twilight shoot at the Louvre is magical. The reflection of the sky and the pools took my breath.  An evening in Paris I won't forget.


The rose gardens still blooming in late November, as seen through this interesting window at the Musée Carnavalet.  


Café Nemours at Place Colette is one of my favorite places to sit outside and people watch.  In January, it proved to be a cozy spot for a hot cup of tea.  My favorite table has this wonderful view of le Louvre just down the street.


La neige.  Oh it snowed the first night we were in Paris in 2011!   That morning, we awoke to the city blanketed in white.  As we walked through the gardens of the Palais Royal on our way to catch the Metro, I got this shot. It remains one of my fondest Paris memories and favorite photographs.

Now I must invite 5 bloggers who may choose to join the contest:

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Faire la fête!

14 juillet, 2009
 Another very special Paris memory

Friday, July 13, 2012

Berthillon et le chat

Île Saint-Louis has many delights.  Crème glacée à Berthillon et un chat genitl.  Eva couldn't resist either one!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dans les airs

Just across the bridge from la Tour Eiffel, this charming carrousel continues to delight not just children, but adults as well.

My French Life is featuring some of my Paris carrousel photographs this month right here!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ooh La La

Only in Paris would you find such a divine lamp !

4 rue des Petit-Champs
75002 Paris

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Le garçon

While poking around the Village St. Paul in the Marais one afternoon, I glanced up and spotted this boy and his schoolmates.  I think they might have been to the Académie de Magie just down the street. Except for the sneakers, a timeless photograph I think.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Le trombone

As we made our way through the dancers on rue Mouffetard, past the weekend arts and crafts market , we encountered this lively band of street musicians.  Not bad for a Sunday walk to the Jardin des Plantes! Another reason.... I love Paris!

I think this qualifies for James' Weekend Reflections right HERE~

Friday, July 6, 2012

Bonjour Monsieur!!

Monsieur was taking a smoke break and we spotted each other at the same time. He seemed happy enough to have his picture taken. "Merci!"

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Un chapeau pour monsieur ?

Marché Art et Création Bastille

It would be hard to make a choice I think.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Running Through Paris

I can't imagine a more wonderful place for your Sunday morning run.  I'm sure you all know this bridge!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tanning in Paris II

We spotted Madame, reading her book and prepared for an afternoon of tanning at Tuileries. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Les toits de Paris

I seem to remember that I was sitting at a café, enjoying lunch and a glass of wine and looked up.  I don't know what I love more, the chimney pots or the TV antennas... or maybe the ciel bleu!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

So Paris

Bon dimanche!