Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Looking Heavenward

I'm not sure if she's an angel, but I think this is one of the loveliest statues I've seen at Père Lachaise or any other cemetery.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Signes du Samedi - Pas de PC

I love the NO PC's sign on a typical French chalkboard ! Merci.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Le Balcon - Marly le Roi

Marly le Roi didn't have as many balconies with ironwork as Paris, but I found this one charming, although in need of a little care.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Café Crème Pour Deux

Do you think they'll notice if I slip one of these cup and saucer's in my purse as I leave?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Something to think about, en anglais.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Le Zinc

What says Paris more than the gleaming zinc bars in Paris. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Les Jardins

It seems no matter the season, the city of Paris finds something unusual for the plaza in front of the gorgeous Hôtel de Ville.  In June 2010, the whole place was turned into raised bed gardens of all kinds

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Signes du samedi - L'hôtel

Simple and to the point.  I love these black and white hôtel signs all over Paris.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Les Fleurs

Le Jardin des Plantes en printemps!
Bon weekend

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Today we take another peek inside Ultramod Mercerie.  As you recall, it is chock full of every type sewing item you might ever want.  This is just a taste of the button selection.  A wonderful treasure trove for seamstresses and photographers.

Ultramod Mercerie
14 Rue Monsigny
75002 Paris

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Beaucoup des livres

No matter how many times I visit Paris, I always need a stop at Shakespeare & Company.  They always have interesting displays and customers to photograph as well.

Shakespeare & Company
37 Rue de la Bûcherie
75005 Paris

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Le Chat

Bray sur Seine

French cats seem to know just how to pose!

Monday, April 15, 2013


Sometimes the photographer has to lay the camera down and savor the moment.  There wasn't much water in the fountain, but the rain had stopped and the sun was out at the Palais Royal.   I was exceedingly grateful to be in that place on such a beautiful Sunday in Paris.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Une nouvelle vie

In all the cemeteries I've visited in Paris, there have always been these lovely porcelain flowers, wreaths and crosses on the graves.  I think as they age and darken, they become more beautiful.  In January, as we walked Père Lachaise again, I spotted this moss growing amongst the petals.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Le chapeau de Monsieur

A crisp straw hat and a denim shirt. Must be a Parisian... or maybe not.

 Today I join James' Weekend Reflections right here!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pique-nique à Paris I

This day, there were swarms of Parisian schoolchildren running amok.  I've certainly been on far worse field trips in my day!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

L'homme et son chien

You know how Parisians are, not a bit friendly and never smile.

Monday, April 8, 2013

All Dressed Up

She's lovely all dressed  up in yellow and red roses n'est-ce pas?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Church Series - Le candélabre

If you are visiting the Louvre, cross the street and visit this magnificent church. The chimes from the bell tower are worth a little wait.

Saint Germain l'Auxerrois
2 Place du Louvre
75001 Paris

Friday, April 5, 2013


When in Paris, I want to see FRENCH not anglais.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


I don't think I've ever been served cacahuètes ( you wouldn't believe how long it took me to learn to pronounce that) with the shells before in Paris.  How nice they provide an empty glass for the shells.  A little taste of Alabama in Paris!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


This fabulous shop in Sens, France, was spilling out the door with treasures.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ouvrez la porte

One of the first sentences I learned ( and still remember) in French I in high school. 

Île Saint-Louis

Monday, April 1, 2013

CDP Theme Day - Pedestrian Crossing

This month City Daily Photobloggers around the globe are posting their take on this month's theme - Pedestrian Crossing.  Piece o' cake for me.  I stood in front of this mural at Place Vendôme and waited f a bit for this.  As for the mural, it's covering major renovation to the Hôtel Ritz Paris for now. (I'm including a smaller view. As you can see, they've not done much of a job of covering it.)  If you are anxious to spend 850+ euros a night for a room or 3600+ euros for a suite, sadly you must wait until 2014 for the reopening.

To see all of the CDP participants, click right HERE

Hôtel Ritz Paris
15 Place Vedôme
75001 Paris