Thursday, February 28, 2013

Orange et ocre

On a gray drizzly day in Marly le Roi, the ochre walls and orange shutters brightened this quaint little town.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Opéra for Euros

This young woman with a remarkably good voice, had an attentive audience.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Le modèle

I will admit I stalked this lovely young woman and her photographer from the park to this passageway at Place des Vosges.  I was enchanted with not only her natural beauty but her hair.  I just had to get one last snap before I walked away.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Art Appreciation

There are many art galleries lined up on this end of the Place des Vosges. I often wonder how they all stay open, as most people seem to be just window shopping like this gentleman.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Church Series - Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois

This is one of the most beautiful churches in Paris in my opinion.  While we were there we were able to hear the bells which I regret I was unable to capture with my phone.  I took this photograph from across the street as we left the Louvre.  The sculpture in the foreground is Hautes Herbes, by Beatrice Guichard.

2 Place du Louvre
75001 Paris
Metro: Louvre-Rivoli

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Signes du Samedi - Bleu

Place du Tetre

I think ice cream and cocktails sounds like my kind of place!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Takes One to Know One

Place des Vosges

We were both "stalking" some kids playing in the sand box!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Trop Mignon!

His human seemed to love him very much. She even was pulling a suitcase with French Bulldogs on it!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Familiar Places

I stop by Ma Bourgogne overlooking the park at Place des Vosges every trip. This past January, Mary and I came screeching in for something warm to drink (for a change) in the afternoon of our last day.  It was nice enough to sit right here. La vie est belle.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Last Sunset

I was lucky enough to be walking down rue de la Paix towards Place Vendôme my last afternoon in Paris.  Très belle!

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Frederic Chopin's grave at Père Lachaise is lovely in its own right but this red rose left as a tribute made it even more beautiful. I hope my pianist friend Michael Dulin will be happy now that I've paid my respects!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Signes du Samedi - Vert Absinthe

Those of you that know me well, or just know my chat noir Meeps, will know why I stopped here and took a lot of shots. As a matter of fact, I have this very poster!

11 rue Ormesson
75004 Paris

Friday, February 15, 2013

Le memento

As I've visited more and more Paris cemeteries, I've been drawn to the flowers that are often left tucked in the grillwork of mausoleum doors. At Père Lachaise recently, I photographed a number of them but this one was my favorite.  The colors and the dried fronds were pleasing to me.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Paris je t'aime

Bonne Saint-Valentin

( Roses, merci Francis at Roses Costes Dani Roses.  Champagne, merci Peter)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


These pretty little café windows might have been painted for Christmas.  Even though the paint was fading, I thought it added a cheerful touch.

For those of you in the B'ham area, I'll be teaching From Snapshots to Photographs at Samford After Sundown again soon. Please join us! my Birmingham AL area readers, I'll be teaching 
n starting the end of this month at Samford University. Please join us!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Les Petits Patineurs

Granted this photograph is not well composed, but I think it gives a true flavor of the skating rink at the Hôtel de Ville.  The smallest were scooting all over as best the could,  holding onto the wooden walls or pushing the cute and colorful little scooters!  The city had kindly provided an area just for the little ones so they could get around without being run over by the more accomplished skaters.

For my Birmingham AL area readers, I'll be teaching From Snapshots to Photographs again starting the end of this month at Samford University. Please join us!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Le Coureur

Pont des Arts

We didn't see any runners in shorts this trip.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


This sweet dog was patiently waiting for his human outside this shop.  I grabbed my handy iPhone and did the best I could.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Signes du Samedi - Ode to Meeps

Paris is a very chat noir loving city, which I adore!   This exhibit was at the Musée de Montmartre.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Paris Rouge - le scooter

Jauntily parked against this bright green shop in Montmartre...parfait!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Nicky and Florence

Last week while in Paris, Mary and I took the train from Gare Lazare to  Vaucresson, in the Paris burbs.  There we were met by blogger Nicky Berry and her jeune fille Florence.  I've followed Nicky's delightful blog Growing Berries, almost since she started it as a way to chronicle her family's new adventures living in France.  After lunch in their beautiful home, she drove us to Marly le Roi for a walkabout and photo bonanza.  It is always so much fun to meet other bloggers here and in France.  Merci Nicky and Florence for a lovely day with you both.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Je suis désolée

Café Nemours, one of my favorite haunts for wine or lunch at Place Colette, did not make the cut for the Paris Marathon this trip, but I did get this shot as we breezed past it last week!

2 Place Colette
75001 Paris
Metro: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre

Monday, February 4, 2013

Paris Rouge - La boîte aux lettres

Marly le Roi, France

What could be better than getting your snail mail via a ROUGE mailbox?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunday Church Series - Église St. Roch


The view of the church from our living room window in our apartment. I never, ever tire of the view or the chiming of the bells.

284 St. Honoré
75001 Paris

Saturday, February 2, 2013

I'm Home!

Marly le Roi, France

I am home from a wonderful nine days in Paris. Thank you all who faithfully stopped by and those that left comments while I was away.  I have many, many new photographs to share with you.

Today's photo is my Paris travel amie, Mary Gilbert.  About a year ago she started carrying a little Nikon point and shoot and has captured some very nice shots.  She has a great eye.  I think I created a monster.  Now as you can see, SHE'S the one lagging behind taking photos instead of me!!  

Friday, February 1, 2013

Gerard Mulot

Need I say more?