Friday, July 31, 2015

Paris Rouge - Les Ballons

Louis Vuitton's always chic windows with les balloons rouges reflect the Saint-Germain-de-Pres church across the street.

Today I join James and hundreds of bloggers posting their reflection photos on James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pour les bébés

The Pavillon de la Fontaine is a charming little café just across from the carrousel at Luxembourg Gardens. I've not eaten there, but this precious and oh so Parisian, high chair caught my eye.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Drum Roll.....

I am pleased (ecstatic)  to share the publication of Juliet Blackwell's new novel The Paris Key. Some of you might recognize my image with the addition of some lovely fleurs. This is of course, my first book cover and I am over the moon. I'm off to order myself a copy!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Les belles toilettes

Today we visit another ladies' room at Aéroport Charles de Gaulle.  I promised the Degas doors and today you have a look. If you want a closer look, they are found in the Air France/Delta terminal.

Monday, July 27, 2015

La plafond

This contemporary art installation is actually the entrance to the oldest hospital in Paris, l'Hôtel de Dieu. Not only is it Paris' oldest, it's also the oldest hospital worldwide. It's a beautiful building, just across the street from Notre Dame.Thank you Peter for taking us inside. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Church Series - Saint Séverin

Another image from one of many beautiful churches in Paris, and a personal favorite. Église Saint-Séverin, built in the 15th Century is, in my opinion, a must see when you visit Paris.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

La Croix

 The mausoleum doors are works of art at le Cimetière de Passy.

2 rue de Commandant Schloesing
75016 Paris

Friday, July 24, 2015

Les boules

At last the Pol Bury Fountains are now uncovered for all to enjoy. I love the Palais Royal and these fountains. For quite a while they were covered in order to share the space for La Comédie Francaise,
which is now completed.

Today I love joining James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Les spectateurs

Sundays at the Luxembourg Gardens bring out Parisians of all ages. The pétanque players attract their own special followers. This couple stopped to enjoy.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Posed against the always creative windows of Louis Vuitton at St. Germain des Pres, she was the picture of a chic Parisian woman.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Les touristes

Café de Flore has a long and rich history in Paris. Now, it's a tourist destination.  I've not stopped in,  but it's a great photo op while passing by!

Monday, July 20, 2015


Soldes, sales, occur in Paris twice a year, in January and July. Repetto's window never disappoints. I'm framing this for my ballerina granddaughter Chappell.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Church Series - St. Severin

Saint-Sèverin is one of my favorite churches in Paris, mainly for its beautiful stained glass windows and twisted pillars,  but I loved the light on the painting here.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Le pain

I always enjoy seeing the place where small Paris restaurants slice their bread. There are always the obligatory straw baskets and the always fresh baguette sliced just before it's served. This is the lovely old bar and restaurant, A la Pomponnette, depuis 1909. If you are in the Montmartre area I highly recommend. One of the best meals I've had in Paris for a very reasonable price.

A la Pomponnette
42 rue Lepic
75018 Paris

Friday, July 17, 2015

La mise en place

It was a chilly November day and the men were donning gloves for yet another serious chess game at Luxembourg Gardens.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Un pique-nique

While we took the little train around le Jardin d'Acclimatation at the Bois de Boulogne, we spotted this group enjoying the beautiful day in true Parisian fashion, in a circle.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


After all the festivities in France yesterday, perhaps we all should sit down have have a rest.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

La fête nationale!

Forgive me for posting another photo from my 14,juillet, 2009 trip, but this was what I call, MY BEST NIGHT IN PARIS EVER! Shot from Pont Grenelle, with my dear friend Peter who chose this fabulous spot for photos. A Paris moment I will never forget. Vive la France!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Toillettes chics

The Delta terminal at Aéroport Charles de Gaulle is one of my favs ( the Dégas runs a close second). Have a look at these fabulous doors. The rest is equally as cool ( and clean). 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Paris Rose

Sunday at Luxembourg Gardens I spotted this young woman sitting in just the right spot to have the flowers compliment her pretty scarf and beret.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Le pigeon

This Louvre pigeon was celebrating the sun that broke through the clouds after a Paris rainstorm.

Today I'm happy to rejoin James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Le petit garçon et son bâton

 Sunday at Luxembourg Gardens. I think I should just arrive early in the morning and stay ALL day. There are so many things to see and photograph.

Thursday, July 9, 2015


 I have so very many images of Paris and each time I return from a trip, I pour over
what are now thousands from each trip. It's only natural that I miss a few.  Last night I was clicking through and deleting photos, but found this one, a keeper!  I like it a lot.  I hope you do too. It's Place du Tertre in Montmartre. I don't go there often when I'm in the area, as I don't love the tourists but in November, it's pretty quiet and just a faithful band of artists hang out. If you are visiting Paris for the first time... go. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Cour Carrée du Louvre

I bought a lovely little book years ago titled Quiet Corners Of Paris. Organized by arrondissement, it features often overlooked places in Paris that you can seek out free of charge. The Cour Carrée is the first one listed. It mentions that the idea of a QUIET place in one of the most visited places in Paris might seem unusual, but it's true. Most visitors enter via the Cour Carrousel side and it's teeming with visitors almost any time of the year. This "square courtyard" is best entered from the side of St. Germain-l'Suxerrois on rue de l'Armiral-de-Coligny. The architecture is of course spectacular and next trip, I might find a spot to sit and just enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Un endriot tranquille

Place Dauphine, just across from the Pont Neuf, is always a quiet place to stop after a long day of walking. In the background you will see the equestrian statue of Henry IV of France overlooking the pont.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Church Series - la Basilique du Sacré- Coeur

The construction of La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur started in 1875 and finished in 1919. The mosaic ceiling is exquisite. This last visit, I was the last of our group inside the church and took a shortcut to join my friends. I did not see the "No Photos" signs and took many photos of the inside of this beautiful place. This is the only church in Paris that I know of that does not allow photographs. I try to be very respectful in all churches and certainly would not have ignored their rules had I seen the signs. Confession over, hoping for forgiveness.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Facing West

This replica of our Statue of Liberty stands on the Île aux Cygnes and faces west towards the United States. This 1/4 scale replica inaugurated on 4 July, 1889, was given by the American community in Paris to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution. It originally faced east toward la Tour Eiffel but was turned in 1937. A plaque at the base bears the inscription IV juillet 1776 = XIV juillet, 1789.

Friday, July 3, 2015

La porte

I think Cimetière du Montmartre is one of my favorite cemeteries. If you are planning a day in Montmartre, do walk down the hill and stroll through. Near Pigalle, you can also take in the "color" of that area as well. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Runner Up

Yesterday was CDP Theme Day and as you know, the theme was UPSIDE DOWN. This was my runner up, a green chair at Tuileries after a shower.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CDP Theme Day - Upside Down

If you are looking for a very cool spot to rest your head in Paris, then l'Hôtel Original, located near Place de la Bastille, might be your place. No too rooms are alike and this neon spiral staircase is a showstopper.

Today I join my fellow City Daily Photobloggers around the world who are posting their photos for our monthly theme day right HERE.

Hôtel Original 
8 boulevard Beaumarchais
75011 Paris