Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Church Series - Église Saint Séverin

One of the oldest churches still standing on the Left Bank of Paris, Saint-Séverin was built around the 11th century. It's worth a visit for it's beautiful palm tree shaped pillars.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Le bain

A refreshing morning bath in the Pol Bury Fountain at the Palais Royal.

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

I am thrilled to finally announce that my PHOTOS IN FRENCH photo collections are now available as a resource for French teachers across grade levels on World of Reading. It's been a long time coming and hope that if you teach French or know someone who does, you will share this resource.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Paris Dirt

When we were in Paris in 2009 with Eva and Davis, we were lucky enough to meet up with our Birmingham friends, the Wilsons. They were staying in a very cool flat at the Palais Royal. Be still my heart. While the grown ups sipped wine and enjoyed the late setting summer sun, the kids did what kids do - played in the dirt! That white powdery "Paris dirt" was just the things for making roads and fairy houses. Ethan couldn't resist!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chaussure Bleue

We passes Derville Chaussures many, many times our last trip to Paris. This custom shoe boutique is located in Passage des Chalets just behind the Palais Royal. We stopped many times for photo ops!
Derville Chaussures
5 rue des Petits Champs
75001 Paris

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Paris Rouge - Caffè della pizza

I read the reviews and it sounds like a good place for Italian food!

3 rue Geoffroy Marie
75009 Paris

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Les arbres

Opened in 1825, Cimetière de Montmartre is officially known as Cimetière du Nord.  It is the third largest resting place in Paris after Père Lachaise and Montparnasse. I've visited this cemetery on many occasions and highly recommend it. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Au marché Avenue du Président Wilson

Tomme de vache, a cow's milk cheese from the French Alps and Switzerland, spotted at marché Avenue du Président Wilson. Of note, this marché is near Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 7:00-14:30.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday Church Series - Église Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre

Located just across the Seine from Notre Dame, St. Julien le Pauvre is one of the oldest churches in Paris. Built in stages from the 12th to the 19th century this Melkite Greek Catholic church is far smaller than the many grand churches and cathedrals in Paris, but I highly recommend a visit.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

La terrasse est fermé

Place Colette

I am thrilled to finally announce that my PHOTOS IN FRENCH photo collections are now available as a resource for French teachers across grade levels on World of Reading. It's been a long time coming and hope that if you teach French or know someone who does, you will share this resource.

Friday, January 22, 2016

La vue d'en haut

My very first trip to Paris in 2007, I climbed to the dome of the Sacre Coeur with my daughter and granddaughter. We didn't set out to do that but got in the wrong line to see the crypts. When I finally arrived at the top, this is what I saw. The whole city of Paris at my feet and la Tour in the distance. In 2009, friends Peter, Maya and Janet "persuaded" me to do it one more time. This is the photo I took in July, 2009. The view leaves you breathless in many ways!

I am thrilled to finally announce that my PHOTOS IN FRENCH photo collections are now available as a resource for French teachers across grade levels on World of Reading. It's been a long time coming and hope that if you teach French or know someone who does, you will share this resource.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

You Write the Caption

There are so many possibilities here. I'll let you,  my readers have a go. I look forward to your comments.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Best Kept Secret in Paris

I have found that the city of Paris' Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, is rarely on the To Do Lists of my friends visiting Paris. This is one of the most beautiful museums and can easily be added to your itinerary when you are at the Palais de Chaillot at Place du Trocadéro. It also offers commanding views of la Tour Eiffel from the expansive windows overlooking the Seine. The entrance fee is nominal and on free on the first Sunday of the month.

1 Place du Trocadéro
75016 Paris
Metro- Trocadéro

Monday, January 18, 2016


 the people watchers on Nemours' terrasse.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday Church Series - La Couple

The beautiful Église Val-de-GrâceWas fortunate to stay near this church in 2009. I visited for services twice during our stay.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Madame et son chien

From the looks of it, this petit chien is being shown the door. Actually I stopped and watched for a bit and the waiter was having a really good time chatting with this pup.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ne pas nager

I was just about to dive into this fountain at the Palais Royal and swim laps, when I spotted the sign. Phfft!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Art de Yaseen

Yesterday you meet mon ami Yaseen. Today his art. The photograph featured is the piece I purchased, a self portrait. I love it.  A very talented and devoted artist. How special to have connected with him.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


I made these portraits of artist Yaseen in Paris November, 2015. Martha and I noticed his artwork taped along the wrought iron fence that encloses a small garden and playground on the side of the St. Germain de Près church. We found several pieces that we wanted to buy, but there was no one around to give us a price.  We stepped inside the garden for photos and as well were leaving Martha spotted Yaseen walking down the sidewalk, recognizing him from a newspaper article hanging with his work. He spoke some English and we walked back into the side entrance so he could sign our work. He looked so familiar to me and I finally placed him. I asked, "Do you knowMeredith Mullins?" With an amused look, he said, "Of course." I told that I was a friend of hers and had bought her book, In A Paris Moment, in 2008. She includes a striking portrait of him in the book, as well as sharing that they had been friends for over 10 years. A very special Paris moment for me as well.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Paris Rouge - Le sac à dos

Most likely a student who paused on the edge of the Fountain Pol Bury to check her phone. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Les souvenirs

Still enjoying reminiscing about our trip janvier, 2010. We arrived to bitter cold, but the next morning awoke to Paris in the snow! As Mary and I walked through the Palais Royal to the Métro, we discovered something even more special. Since my first trip to Paris, les Colonnes de Buren had always been walled off for restoration. Amazingly, overnight, the walls were down! That's when I knew for certain that the Parisian Photography Gods really did love me. I have been in love with M. Buren's colonnes ever since.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

La neige à Paris

It has been unseasonably warm in Paris so far, but on 9 janvier, 2010, we woke up in Paris to this delicious dusting of snow. Ahhhhh la neige à Paris.

Hôtel de Bethune-Sully
Centre des monuments nationaux
Place des Vosges
62 rue Saint-Antoine
75004 Paris

Friday, January 8, 2016

Fleurs de novembre

I've been to Paris in November many times and there are always still some hearty geraniums gracing the balconies.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Le cimetière

Cimetière de Montmartre, the third largest cemetery in Paris. One of my favorites.
20 avenue Rachel
75018 Paris

La boutique de livres

Don't we all just have to stop by Shakespeare and Company just to get our "fix" every trip?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Les galette des rois

6 janvier, Epiphany, is celebrated in France with these lovely galettes made of the lightest and most  buttery crust filled with a delicious frangipane (almond cream). Epiphany is the celebration of the arrival of the three kings to visit the baby Jesus. Someone will get the tiny baby figurine in their piece and be crowned with the gold paper crowns that accompany every cake.  Of course as Peter Olson would point out, it must include a nice glass of champagne!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Les Vignes

The Notre Dame International High School in Verneuil-sur-Seine. My vine addiction continues.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Rainy Night in Paris

I complain about the rain, but then it delivers some nice reflections and silhouettes.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Waiting in Paris

Late afternoon at Gare de Lyon's elegant Le Train Bleu, this waiter was very busy passing out apéros to thirsty patrons.

Friday, January 1, 2016

CDP Theme Day - Photo of the Year

Today, the first day of January, is of course City Daily Photo's Theme Day. The January theme is always our favorite photograph of the past year. Being in Paris during the events of 13 novembre, of course I had to choose this image of the Palais Royal. Je suis Paris!

To see the other CDP photos for our theme click right HERE.