Monday, June 30, 2014

Le visage

I never tire of photographing these exquisite details. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Reflet dans le miroir

While waiting for our lunch, I watched our waiter in the mirrored wall.

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Deux fenêtres

Not a chic street in Paris but charming nonetheless.  

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Les mains

Our first morning in Paris, January 2010, we awoke to a lovely snowfall.  As Mary and I made our way to the Métro through the Palais Royal, we discovered this beautiful photography exhibit.  I wish I had been able to spend more time with each photograph but was a bit distracted with finally experiencing la neige. The choices I have to make in Paris!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

La trottinette

Scooters seem to be the preferred mode of travel for the children of Paris. I'm always amused to see adults using them as well. Of course it wasn't the scooter that caught me eye, it was le petit garçon's glorious curls!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Alexis in the Marais, has long been a favorite spot to photograph.  His exquisite, over the top gowns are a delight.  

Monday, June 23, 2014

Paris Rouge - Pourpre et rouge

This was too fabulous to pass up!
( In the Marais somewhere)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Les Feuilles

I think November in Paris may be stealing my heart for my favorite time of the year.  There was so much to love: the colors of the turning leaves, the geraniums on balconies STILL in full bloom, moderate weather, the city decked out for Christmas and..........not so many tourists!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Les balustrades

Hôtel-Dieu de Paris, the oldest hospital in Paris located on the banks of Île de la Cité.  When you hang out in Paris with Peter Olson, you visit all kinds of wonderful places that the usual visitors never see!

Jump on over to my Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo blog today and celebrate its SIXTH Anniversary!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Miam Miam!

La clafoutis aux cherises at Circonstances is everything I expected from Chef Frank.

174 rue Montmartre
75002 Paris

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Those of you who have been lucky enough to visit Paris and stay in an apartment,  know staircases like these oh so very well. They often dip in the middle from wear, and can be a very long trek up after a full day of walking Paris streets.  As much as I have cursed them when I'm dragging my luggage up,  I still love how charming they are, especially on the way down!

Monday, June 16, 2014


Rue de Bac + window shopping = a great way to spend a Saturday morning in Paris

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday Church Series - La porte

I think often we're so anxious to get inside the beautiful churches of Paris that we overlook the obvious.  The doors are just as interesting as the interiors.  Stop and enjoy.

Saturday, June 14, 2014


Cimetière de Passy is one of my favorite Paris resting places. It's small and doable and so close to the Eiffel Tower, you can see her from almost any vantage point.  I love the beautiful porcelain wreaths, and crosses laid on graves in Paris. This day, it had just rained and fallen leaves made this a very special   remembrance.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Paris Rouge - Dior

This glorious window at Assouline, the most sophisticated books in the world, celebrates Christian Dior.

35 rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris

Today I also join James' Weekend Reflections HERE!

Thursday, June 12, 2014


The waiters at Ma Bourgogne at Place des Vosges have caught my eye for  many photographs.  While enjoying a glass of wine, I shot this from afar. I love the pens in his pocket, the bow tie, the vest. C'est Paris!  I love finding cafes in Paris where I feel comfortable enough to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or a salad alone. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Answer Is....

What is the question?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Arm in Arm

Ladies, young and old often walk arm in arm in Paris. I love that.

Monday, June 9, 2014


These two charming young ladies were enjoying the wonderful photography exhibit in front of the Hôtel de Ville this morning last November.  Visiting Paris from I can't remember where in Europe, they seemed as happy as I was to be there!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Les mannequins

Passage du Grand Cerf, built in 1825, was my favorite passage this trip.  Well kept with interesting specialty shops, even one just for mannequins!

Passage du Grand Cerf
145 rue Saint-Denis
75002 Paris

Friday, June 6, 2014

Aprés-midi dans le Marais

Late one summer afternoon, I was strolling back to my apartment in the Marais.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Another hidden gem in Paris, le Musée Jacquemart-André.  The staircase is almost worth the trip.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Un poulet svp


I have had the pleasure of meeting and photographing this delightful man since June, 2009.  I always stop by and say, "Bonjour" and he always welcomes me with a warm smile and delicious roasted chickens on rue Mouffetard.  I love reconnecting with wonderful Parisian friends when I visit.

UPDATE: Thanks to Jeff's comment and Alexa's help, I have connected with Christophe and his lovely wife Janice who is a talented writer and artist and blogger. You can follow her blog here!
Blog world gets smaller and smaller!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

CDP Theme Day - Zest

Zest (noun)- 1. Lively excitement: a feeling of enjoyment and enthusiasm.

Today, City Daily Photobloggers around the world are posting their take on this month's theme, ZEST.  This was challenging but once I started my little series this week featuring our afternoon at the Palais Royal, this photo seemed perfect.  Ethan spotted those roses, and before we could intervene, he grabbed a handful and threw the petals in the air with zest and a giggle of delight! 

To see the other entries for our monthly theme click right HERE!