Sunday, May 31, 2015

Resting Places in Paris

I believe that Cimetière de Passy is one of the most beautiful small cemeteries in Paris.

Cimetière de Passy
2 Rue de Commandant Schloesing
75016 Paris

Saturday, May 30, 2015

La Belle Maison

After a long flight, long haul through CDG, long ride into Paris on the RER, I finally arrived at my  friends Keri and Richard's apartment. After I caught my breath, we headed for lunch on the Left Bank. This beautiful home reminded me why I love Paris.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Cimetière Montmartre

Of course the tour books tell you to run not walk to Cimetière Père Lachaise, and  you should if you have the time in Paris needed to get there and trust me, a day is not long enough to see it all. Might I recommend Cimetière Montmartre? I thank my friend Peter for taking me there a few times. It's a nice walk down the hill and much smaller. I think you will find it's a great alternative Paris cemetery experience.

Cimetière Montmartre
20 Avenue Rachel
75018 Paris

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Merci - Thank You

Today we return to the dear street artist I met last November. I featured him here.  On his hands and knees, he drew a wonderful Picasso portrait on the sidewalk along the Seine. While he was on his  working on his masterpiece, I explored his case of art supplies, then spotted this. This one photo says it all. He works so hard on his art for just a few euros. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sur la Seine

This last trip, I spent some time near the water's edge and enjoyed shooting the interesting assortment of boats.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Parisian Field Trip

This gaggle of happy students was marching along down through Tuileries. Some carried these PVD poles and others a net and bags of soccer balls. I suspect a game of soccer was going to take place in the garden. I should have stuck around for that!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

La fourchette

As is often the case, I become so enamored with the photos, I fail to get the name. This Left Bank café caught my eye and even with three photos, no name. Pardon, I am a photographer, not Rick Steves!

UPDATE: Merci to my kind reader Jean-Marie who give us the name and location of this rest.

Le Christine
1 rue Christine
75006 Paris 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Minuit à Paris

Actually it was a little earlier but these are the steps of Saint Étienne du Mont made famous by the movie Midnight in Paris.

Today I rejoin James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

La porte ouverte

Attente pour les amis.

Update: Thanks to Vreni who shared the location that I had long forgotten. 
This is in Cour Damoye in the 11eme.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lisez mes lèvres

My friend Martha had stopped in this eyeglass shop on rue Bonaparte, and I waited outside. I got very lucky.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Le livre de lecture

I would love the time in Paris to be able to sit at the Palais Royal and read.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Church Series - Le plafond

Ceiling detail, Saint-Étienne-du-Mont

This is one of my favorite churches in Paris. Nestled beside the Panthéon, we always stop in on our way down to Luxembourg Gardens. The ceiling alone is worth the trip.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Le Mouffetard Café

Passed this place a million times going up and down Mouffetard, and in the summer of 2009,  every single day going to and from our apartment. Barely room on the sloping sidewalk for chairs and a table but they were usually full.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Les portes bleues

Can you blame me for stopping to photograph these lovely doors with the fabulous carving all around? Ahhhhh, Paris!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On the Road

Today we travel about an hour SE of Paris through a sleepy little village. Loved the hollyhocks along the road.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Les détails

L'école nationale supérieure des beaux- arts de Paris was just a hop from our apartment last November. Peter kindly helped us gain entry. (Don't ask)

École des Beaux-Arts Paris
14 rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris

Monday, May 11, 2015

Pétanque dans le jardin

It is no secret that I fell in love with the game of pétanque and the players in June, 2009. That day, while Eva and Davis played on the playground in Luxembourg Gardens, I wandered down the walkway and discovered pétanque. It's boules in the south and bocce in Italy. This game is played with metal balls and there are numerous courts laid out for the very serious players, who seem to come day after day, even in the winter. I sat on a green bench and took it all in. After a while, one of the players spotted me and enjoyed my photographs. He and his friends tried to explain the rules to my delight. Now, every trip I seek them out. As happens a lot in Paris, I sometimes find the same gentlemen there again and again. This last trip in November, 2014, I had the luck to visit them two Sundays. I have a series I'm working on. I'd like to do an exhibit or share in another way. Anyone have an idea?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Church Series - La Fontaine

La Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, designed by Louis Visconti, in 1843, sits on the plaza in front of this beautiful church.Visconti also designed the tomb of Napoleon.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Le vélo bleu

Parked beside a lovely old church.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Oh My...

I will have to admit that sometimes a photo just stops me in my tracks and makes me heave a huge sigh. What I wouldn't give to be sitting there right now with friends. Just across from Saint-Séverin.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


What is not to love... gorgeous old door, great vines, hearty geraniums in Paris. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Old and New

Under serious renovations, but of course, they found a way to make it beautiful. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Biking Across Paris

Renting a Vélib in Paris is a great idea. Most Parisians don't own a car and renting a Vélib is an economical and easy way to zip around Paris for a few euros. I will admit the thought of riding a bike on the streets of Paris terrifies me, but I'm in the faint of heart category. Don't listen to me. If you are fit and courageous, got for it. If you're not, join me on the Métro or bus!

Sunday, May 3, 2015


This photograph is very special. I am almost positive that the rue that runs between the first and second set of buildings on the left is the home of my dear Paris friends Keri and Richard. I spent a lovely night in their apartment last November. Keri, I'll await your comment to verify. Regardless, Île Saint Louis is a very special place, and I loved photographing it day and night!

Saturday, May 2, 2015


We passed this guy many times on Boulevard Saint-Germain. I always stopped for more photos. Do you blame me?

Friday, May 1, 2015

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Revolution

Carrousel, Tuileries

Revolution - the movement of one object around a center or another object.

My City Daily Photo friends around the world, are posting their take on our theme right now.  Click right HERE to see them all!