Friday, May 31, 2013

Paris Rouge - Les voitures!

I walked out of the Palais Royal one afternoon,   and this is what stopped me in my tracks. Paris Rouge overload!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Reuse, recycle

Gare Saint Lazare

This two story installation was simply colored plastic bags.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Un moment zen

Perhaps he was channeling M. Rodin, or perhaps his feet hurt.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Paris Rouge - Les chaises

This evening, Mary and I dined inside as it started raining.  We were sorry to miss outside dining in these fabulous rouge chairs!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunday Church Series - Église Bray sur Seine

After all the grand churches in Paris, I enjoyed visiting the smaller churches in the countryside outside of Paris.  This church in the small town of Bray sur Seine was quiet, even though there was a busy street market going on just outside.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


I love the Marais for many reasons.  One is the ethnic mix that you find here that you don't see in many parts of Paris.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Très Parisian!

Today, we return to Paris from the countryside.  For you Paris lovers I offer... the Café St. Regis.  It has recently been sold and remodeled. I was a bit disappointed to hear from the waiter that all that looks "vintage" is faux. It is still a great photo op and we had a nice dinner there our last night.

Café St. Regis
6 rue Jean du Bally, Île St. Louis
75004 Paris

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Le Vignoble

We couldn't reach this home and overgrown vineyard in Provins. Now that I look at it all again, I wish we'd tried harder.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Provins, France

Wishing we'd had déjeuner here instead.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Paris Rouge - Tout en Rouge!

How could I pass this up? I'm still on the lookout for a rouge la Tour of my very own.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Interdit II - La petite fille

La Comédie Française has relocated during renovations to a temporary building built over the Pol Bury Fountains at the Palais Royal.  This little one seems to be reading the signage and trying to decide whether or not to obey!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Le Plan de travail

Today we return to Ceintures Losco, in the Marais.  The workbench is in the main room and I was fascinated with how well it was organized, and of course the French touch....the roses.

20 rue de Sévigné
75004 Paris

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Beacoup de choix

My grandson Davis,  can vouch for every candy vendor,  at every street market we visited. It's a wonderful thing to have one euro to spend. A lot of bang for your ....euro,  but the choices for him took a very, very long time!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Paris Rouge - le taxi

 Sadly, I don't often have the pleasure of taking one of these,  but the few times I have, I've been happy to see that they are equipped with GPS devices that make the language barrier a little easier to navigate. I still recommending having your destination address clearly written and also have a general idea the route, just in case you get a driver that wants to give you a little roundabout tour of Paris on the way!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bleu et blanc

Provins, France

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Shine On!

When faced with la Tour Eiffel twinkling in the night, I feel compelled to take as many tourist shots and I possibly can. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Interdit !

Palais Royal

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday Church Series - Les échelles

While strolling Île St. Louis, Mary and I stopped in to have a look at the Église Saint- Louis- en- l'île.  A simple little church but against the wall as we entered was this lovely grouping of ladders. I'd love to know the use or former use.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Les boucles

Losco, artisan ceinturier located in the Marais, is one of those Parisian specialty shops that makes a photographer very happy.  Since 1979, they have specialized in just one item...belts.  The first time I stopped in they were happy to let me photograph to my heart's content. This last trip, I was graciously allowed three...then four ( with a smile) photos.  I was happy to oblige their request.  Today the case of fabulous silver buckles.

20 rue Sévigné
75004 Paris

Friday, May 10, 2013

L'addition s'il vous plait

 I truly believe that I could spend an entire visit to Paris and only photograph the waiters. They take their jobs so seriously, and do it so well.   When you think about how long their hours are, and how efficient they are, I'm willing to cut them some slack on friendliness.  That said, I've had some delightful waiters in my day!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Très jolie

Provins, France

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Le joueur d'orgue

 We continue on our little trip to the grande brocante. Today, another bright spot, the organ grinder.  He was a happy fellow and some even danced. Mary and I did not.

I've included a BW and color photo in a feeble attempt to please all of the readers all of the time. HA!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Paris Rouge - Le géranium

Église Saint Germain de Charonne

My, my, this brocante series is taking a life of its own.  Two days ago I posted a photo of the grande brocante in the 20 éme that Mary whisked me to.  That led to yesterday's post of the boy serving mint tea and sweets there.  Mary commented that although we didn't buy anything ( except tea) that I did get the good shot of the red geranium in the little church cemetery so all was not lost.  You see where this is headed.  Today, I *repost one of my favorite Paris Rouge shots.  Tomorrow, I might just find a few more and make a week of it!

* As we all know, but just don't talk about, I am guilty of reposting photos from time to time.  I thank you for your patience and understanding.  

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Thé Madame?

If you read yesterday's post, you know that Mary and I visited a large brocante in the 20 éme on one of our jaunts around Paris. While we didn't find much of anything we wanted to purchase,  this sweet boy selling mint tea and sweets was impossible to pass up.  

Saturday, May 4, 2013

La Grande Brocante

Mary and I struck out for a grande brocante in the 20 ème one Saturday.  I'll admit we were sorely disappointed in the offerings.  This was the one and only item I would have paid for if I'd been able to get this vintage case of pétanque balls in my carryon.  Oh the stories they could tell.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Beaucoup de couleurs

Merci, the concept store in the Marais, is always on our To Do list.  Honestly I don't think I've ever purchased anything ( trop cher) but I LOVE their colorful and creative displays and they welcome photographs. Merci, Merci!

111 boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

City Daily Photo Theme Day - The Creative Artisan

Thankfully bread making is not a lost art in France!  This baker in the small town of Thorigny sur Oreuse, was loading up his van with warm fresh baguettes.

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