Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Waiting in Paris - Ma Bourgogne

Mid afternoon, things get a little slow at the cafés.  Monsieur was killing time till the dinner guests started arriving at Ma Bourgogne.

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections right here!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Sofa Toters

This is the third photo in what has become a little Toter Series ( and I didn't even try to translate that into French.)  The first some of you will remember, were the Toliette Toters, then we had the Mattress Toter.

As Mary and I sat sipping our wine after a very long afternoon at Père Lachaise, these three guys paraded right in front of us. There was a Métro just down the street. SURELY they didn't try that!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pont Neuf

From the Locks of Love capital of the world, the Pont des Arts

Monday, March 25, 2013


In the warmer months, there are always card and chess games going around the pavilions in Luxembourg Gardens. I love watching the men, of different ages and nationalities, share time together doing what they love to do.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Church Series - Sainte Chapelle

This exquisite royal medieval Gothic chapel is one of Paris' true gems.  

8 Boulevard du Palais
75001 Paris
Métro: Cité

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Signes du Samedi - La pâtisserie

This adorable petite fille adorned the window shade at this patisserie.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Réflexion- le bistro

La Mère Lachaise
78 Blvd. de Ménilmontant
75020 Paris

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Les Ombres

Le Marais

I am pleased to announce the opening of my Etsy Store, Paris Through My Lens, offering a collection of my Paris photographs for sale. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Let Them Eat Macarons!

This from Les Marquis de Ladurée, their new chocolat boutique. Sadly I didn't go inside but you can read more about this sinfully delicious shop on the great blog Paris In Four Months here

Les Marquis de Ladurée
14 rue de Castiglione
75001 Paris

Bon Jour du Macaron!!!

I am pleased to announce the opening of my Etsy Store, Paris Through My Lens, offering a collection of my Paris photographs for sale. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Librairie des Archives

Located in the Marais, the outside caught my eye before the book filled interior!  It stocks books dedicated to art and artists of the 20th Century. Maybe one day I'll have more time than I did this day, and can step inside for browse.

83 rue Vieille de Temple
75003 Paris

Monday, March 18, 2013


La Tour Eiffel

This is the look you get when you say, "Non", and raise your camera. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Sunday on rue Mouffetard

Christian Bassoul, who is  always on hand to play the accordion, and Viviane, who dances and often sings a solo.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Le ciel rose

When I tried to warm up this gray photo, look what happened.  I"m not a fan of really souped up images but I thought this brought out the pink in sky at sunset.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bordure, bordure et plus bordure!

I promised more photos of Ultramod Mercerie. Today a little corner crammed full of trims and fringes.  I could have stayed there forever. An amazing little shop.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Place Dauphine

We have King Henri IV to thank for this pretty little place, constructed in 1607.  Located just off the Pont Neuf on Île de la Cité, it is a quiet little spot which I have found almost empty whenever I've walked passed.

rue Robert  Henri
75001 Paris

Monday, March 11, 2013

Grand-père et moi

I think this little girl was lucky enough to have her grand-père join her for a spin around the ice rink at the Hôtel de Ville.  From the looks of her coat and pants, I think she might have taken a spill or two!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Church Series - Église du Royale Val-de-Grâce

Built in the middle of the 17th century by Queen Anne of Austria, the monastery was converted into a military hospital adjoining the church after the Revolution.  This beautiful Baroque dome, designed by Jacque Lemercier.

The view from our apartment windows, the summer of 2009.  I photographed this church in every light. This was right after an afternoon shower.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Le réflexion

You must first understand the pure joy that Mary and I experienced when we looked up from lunch this Sunday and discovered the rain that was forecasted to last ALL DAY,  had lifted and the SUN was actually shining for the first time since we had arrived in Paris!!!! We paid the bill and headed out to photograph everything possible under the blue skies. After the Palais Royal, of course the Louvre. Here puddles provided my inspiration for James' Weekend Reflections!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

M. Chaplin

This small café in Montmartre, caught my eye with this signage of M. Chaplin.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

VIsage blanc

Waiting for the light to change.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

La petite fille

This may be my favorite from Père Lachaise.

Père Lachaise
16 rue du Repose
75020 Paris
Métro- Philippe Auguste or Père Lachaise

Monday, March 4, 2013

Ultramod Mercerie

Ahhh, Ultramod Mercerie, a photographer's buffet for sure.  Mary took me to this treasure trove late one afternoon after a long day,  and I was pretty tired, but took one look at the window and perked right up.

The mercerie has every imaginable ribbon, thread, button, trim, fringe etc. stacked to the ceiling.  A step back in time to somewhere between 1860-1880.  The family finally sold it in 1990. Today I'm fairly certain that it looks very much as it did when they opened. The old wooden drawers and shelves make it even more charming.  Across the street is their vintage hat shop. We'll visit it another day.

Ultramod Mercerie
3 rue de Choiseul
75002 Paris
Métro: Quatre-Septembre

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday Church Series - Voilà

Completed in 1641, the Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis church was in serious need of some restoration work.  When we visited in January 2012, the front facade was covered.  What a nice surprise to see the work completed when we passed last month.  The stonework has been cleaned and now you can really see the marvelous details.  Of course the new choice of rouge for the doors pleased me very much indeed!

rue Saint Antoine
75004 Paris
Métro: Saint Paul

Saturday, March 2, 2013

La technique

Watching the street crepe vendors is fascinating. They've perfected the technique. I think that little paddle helps!  Pass the Nutella svp!

Friday, March 1, 2013

CDP Theme Day - Cafe Chairs


Today, the first of the month and City Daily Photobloggers all over the globe are posting photos of this month's theme....Cafe Tables.  Right up my alley in Paris.  Click HERE to go to the City Daily Photo portal and see them all!