Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Institut de France

Mary and I were most certainly being watched.

23 Quai de Conti
75270 Paris

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Paris Rouge - Les volets

This nice vignette, complete with these beautiful red shutters, were spotted in a booth in the antique fair at Place Saint Sulpice.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Deux amies

Taken near our flat in 2009, I found these two deeply engrossed in what looks like a cellphone. Not an iPhone, but after enlarging the image, it does appear to be a phone. Surprising I think as in 2009, I don't remember seeing many Parisians with phones, but maybe these are future techies! I loved this for other reasons.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Church Series - Église Saint-Augusti

I spotted this church, with a red steeple,  from the bus on the way into Paris from the airport. Mary, Peter and I visited later that day! A lovely church, not often mentioned in guide books, but worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood.

8 Avenue César Caire
75008 Paris

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Samedi sur le Seine

I channel Henri Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau, Bressaï, and so many others  at moments like this. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Paris Rouge - Football!

Place Stravinsky, around the Stravinsky Fountain is just another playground for Parisian kids it seems. After school, you can find a crowd playing football (aka soccer)! 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Le Marais

One of the my favorite neighborhoods to wander.  Pitzman Kosher is very well loved and known in the Marais. I was fascinated watching him at work.

8 rue Pavee
75004 Paris

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Paris Rouge - Le clown

Outside the Hôtel de Ville, there are always street artists of all kinds.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Street Art

Sometimes it is just the little touches that the Parisians think of that bring a smile.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Paris Rouge - Les avirons

Rent a rowboat at the Bois de Boulogne and enjoy a sunny summer afternoon on the lake.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

P'tit Déj.

This colorful café in Butte aux Cailles is offering a pretty sweet deal for petit déjeuner. We should have stopped!

Monday, August 15, 2016

BHV Marais Homme

Living walls are nothing new in Paris. I shot this one at BHV Homme. These living walls fascinate me. I"ve photographed the one near Musée Quai Branley in January with ice dripping, but the thrive !

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Paris Rouge - Le ballon à air chaud

Louis Vuitton's store on the Champs Elysées always has windows to delight. This day I captured the reflections across the Champs as well.  Of course I'm joining Jame's Weekend Reflections! I hope you will click the link and visit many other reflection blogs!

101 Avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris

Friday, August 12, 2016

Le ciel est bleu !

A blue sky day in Paris is always an occasion to celebrate. With Printemps exquisite dome is even better.

64 boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Through the Gates

These beautiful gates at l'Université René Descartes were locked tight. Also known as Paris V, it is the French public research university. I'd like to try another time, to get inside and have a look.

l'Université René Decartes
12 rue de l'École de Médecine
75006 Paris

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Les meringues

Aux Merveilleux de Fred, heavenly meringues and brioche is a most charming shop. This night, just two nights after the terrorists attacks in Paris, Parisians were lined up out the door to purchase these delights. I had hoped to get inside for more photos, but had to be satisfied with pressing my lens against the windows. 

24 rue du Pont Louis Philippe
75004 Paris

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Paris Rouge - Le Chat Noir

 Yesterday, as luck would have it, I posted a chat from Le Café des Chats, having no idea that it was Journée internationale de chat! Today, I'm posting this photo in honor of my chic chat noir, Meeps. Bon fête for one more day.

Monday, August 8, 2016


Chats dorment, but don't worry, there are always plenty who are awake and awaiting a lap or some petting.

16 rue Michel le Comte
75003 Paris

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Les boulangers

Making baguettes is serious business. No time for photos.
Paul Boulangerie et Patisserie

Friday, August 5, 2016

Photo Shoot at the Palais Royal

This was the second time I'd walked up on a fashion shoot at the Palais Royal. Normally I would have cropped out the guy on the left, but I left him in the shot since he was nice enough to let me take a quick photo , although he said I really wasn't allowed. Merci Monsieur!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Chez Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg's home in the 7the arrondissement, is colorful and the tribute gets more creative with the years. Located on rue de Verneuil, I hadn't seen it since my trip in 2008 and really stumbled upon it in 2013 when wandering the streets near my apartment. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Paris Rouge - les feuilles

I return to Paris in November for a very good reason..... les feuilles!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Beaucoup de choix

I love my collections of les tours Eiffel, but refuse to ever purchase one from these illegals street vendors. They are a nuisance and often have other motives when they stop to engage you. Here, I was on a street photography assignment and found the colors and tourists, too interesting! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day - City Skyline

Today I join my City Daily Photo fellow bloggers from around the world as we gather together with one theme.... Our City Skyline. 12 trips to Paris and this is still one of my favorites, taken from the top of the Galeries Lafayette at sunset. Life doesn't get much better than this.

Have a look at the CDP Theme Page and see all the other fabulous skylines around the world right HERE