Friday, August 31, 2012

Square René-Viviani

Square René-Vivani with Église Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre in the background.  Taken through a dirty bus window, I'm pretty amazed it turned out so well.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chèr Boby

If you are an animal lover, put this on your list to do in Paris

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Naughty Lady

I pressed that camera against the window just so I could bring you this artwork!  I love Paris!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Paris At My Feet

I won't bore you again with tales of my trips to the dome of the Sacre Coeur, but here's the view from about half way up.  Being able to step outside for a few breaths of fresh air before going back and trudging up the winding stone steps is most welcome.

Today's post is for my friend Roniece who is galavanting around Paris and posted a lovely photos of the Sacre Coeur on her Facebook page today.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Je suis parfait

Some doors in Paris just beg NOT to be repainted. This is one of them. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Church Series - Église Saint-Étienne-du-mont

If you've visited the Panthèon, or seen the movie Midnight in Paris, you will recognize this beautiful church. This gorgeous Sunday afternoon, the sky made a beautiful backdrop.

Èglise Saint- Ètienne- du -Mont
rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève
75006 Paris

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bonjour Madame!

I just needed my la Tour Eiffel fix for the weekend.  And you???

Friday, August 24, 2012

Strolling By Patrick Allain

A delight, even in the dead of winter.  Patrick Allain Fleuriste is must see on the Île Saint- Louis.

63 rue Saint-louis En L'ile
 75004 Paris

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Vert en janvier

On this cold and damp day in January, the green moss made Père Lachaise come alive.

Cimetière Père Lachaise
16 Rue du Repos
75020 Paris

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Paris Rouge - Chez Marianne

I will admit that I've never dined here but this charming, vine covered café in the heart of the Marais has been the subject of many of my photos.  I didn't find a website but this interesting review.  How could a place adorned with Jef Aerosol's black cats be all bad?  Maybe a drink on the  terrasse next trip.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Le monde est petit

Last January, the day after we arrived, Peter, Mary and I were strolling down the little pedestrian street by Procope.  I noticed two ladies nearby snapping photos as well,  and I thought I had stepped into one of their photos, so I turned to apologize.  On of them put her  hand on my arm and explained that she and her friend had seen us twice already that the Metro and at the Sempé exhibit!  She went on to say that she had recognized me from my blog that she read frequently, so she knew I was in Paris.   Then she said, "And that's Peter isn't it! I recognized him from his blog!"  What are the chances that would meet Clista, all the way from Texas, in Paris for heaven's sake!  We had a nice visit and then Mary asked where they were headed the next day and they said the pet cemetery. Well we were too and as we crossed the street to the cemetery the next day, who do you think we saw???  What could be more fun than to meet a blog friend in Paris... twice.   Le monde est petit!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Look Familiar?

All Apple Stores are designed alike but the Apple Store Opéra, really is a step above don't you think?  They did a terrific job keeping the fine architectural details when they renovated of this beautiful building. 
And the blue tee shirts and friendly, knowledgeable staff were just what you would expect from your hometown Apple store!

Apple Store Opéra
12 rue Halévy

Sunday, August 19, 2012

La porte - Cimetière Montparnasse

Depuis 1824, first known as Cimetière du Sud.  Mary introduced me to this Paris cemetery.  I've been back several times.  If you've not visited, put it on your list. 

3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet
75014 Paris
Métro -  Raspail

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Signes du Samedi - Le Grand Colbert

One of Paris' more famous restaurants, Le Grand Colbert has certainly stood the test of time.  I've not dined here,  but after reading the reviews I might have to put it on my list.  

2 rue Vivienne
75002 Paris

And today I join James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Friday, August 17, 2012

La marche des animaux


A visit to the Jardin des Plantes would not be complete with a trip through the amazing Museum national d'histoire naturelleEva and Davis voted the amazing Grande Gallerie de l'Évolution their very favorite.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

L'accordéoniste IV

What's dancing in the street on rue Mouffetard with out the obligatory French accordion?? Of course Christian Bassoul is the originator of this neighborhood gathering, but I've found others that take his place from time to time.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Attention à la marche

Managing the stairs from the second floor at Shakespeare & Company took longer than necessary due to the photo ops along the way.  I wonder if anyone has ever tried to count the number of books there!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Caught Red Handed

I'm pretty good at photographing Parisians on the sly, but Monsieur looked up just as I was taking this shot!  I'm afraid I interrupted their afternoon chocolat chaud!  Galerie Vivienne, if memory serves.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Call of Arms

70 rue de Varenne
75007 Paris
Metro: Varenne or Invalides

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Church Series - The American Cathedral in Paris

The American Cathedral in Paris welcomes visitors each Sunday by serving cookies and coffee in the back of the sanctuary following the church service.  I've worshipped there on two occasions and and always enjoyed the service and getting to meet the members and clergy.

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections right here!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Signes du Samedi - Merci!

 Merci, a wonderful shop in the Marais that donates a portion of their profits to charity has an ever changing wall with their extensive collection of letters of all sizes and colors.  Loved this message. It's sooo Paris!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Writer's Block?

She had a notebook and pencil in hand. Who knows what she was thinking, but she was oblivious to those of us around her.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tanning in Paris IV- le Louvre

Reminds me of my college days when we climbed to the roof of the dorm to sunbathe! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Le loquet

Peter takes me to the prestigious Bibliothèque Nationale de France Paris de Richelieu, and I become fixated on this beautiful old latch on the window upstairs in the museum.  I have no shame.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ferme à la table

One thing I've learned in Paris is to push doors and see what's behind. ( Merci Peter).  This day, I was wandering alone in the Marais and decided to walk through and have a look. This was a group that brought fresh produce from the countryside for the locals to purchase. Here in Alabama we call this farm to table. They were kind enough to let me have a look and a few photos.  I love this photo because it shows a side of Paris that I've not seen.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cercle d'amis

One of the many things I love about Paris is how friends seem to gather in the parks, a bottle of wine and just talk. I found this group at the Palais Royal ( of course) one summer day. What a great way to spend an afternoon n'est-ce-pas?

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Cimetière de Passy is a small cemetery and as I've said before,  I think I found more photographs there than any other cemetery I've visited in Paris.  This angel caught me eye. Someone had taken the time to lovingly tuck this tiny branch around her head. Lovely.

Cimetière de Passy
2  Rue de Commandant Schloesing
75016 Paris

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Le petit garçon et la voiture

I will confess to stalking the precious children in Paris. I'm shameless. Sometimes I even crop their siblings or parents out of the photograph!   It was a chilly afternoon at the Palais Royal. This curly headed cherub had a biscuit tight in his fist and a car in the other. What a delightful playground.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Belle Vue

I will never tire of this view, and you?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Un souvenir spéciale

Riding the ponies at Luxembourg Gardens was a very special time for my Eva and Davis.  The "pony man" was very kind.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


When in Paris, our favorite flat is just steps from Boutique Michel Cuizel on rue Saint Honoré.  This morning, Mary and I stepped inside so I could ask for a few photographs.  Madame was kind enough to  allow me to photograph her making every single box of their fabulous chocolats just so.

Boutique Michel Cuizel
201 rue Saint Honoré
75001 Paris