Sunday, December 30, 2018

Les chiens à Palais Royal

I honestly think I photographed this man with one of his hounds in 2008, right here!  It's always a delight to see Parisians I've photographed before. 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

La neige à Paris II

10 janvier, 2010 we awoke to a gentle snowfall. In all of my trips since I've not experienced another.I got a lot of milage out of this one beautiful day in Paris.

Musée Carnavalet , the history of Paris Museum is closed until 2020 for renovations.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

La neige à Paris I

Hôtel de Sully after a light morning snowfall.

62 rue Saint Antoine
75004 Paris

Friday, December 21, 2018

Noël à Galerie Vivienne

Built in 1823, Galerie Vivienne, one of the most beautiful passages in Paris, especially during Christmas. 

6 rue Vivienne
4 rue des Champs
5 rue de la Banque
75002 Paris

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Look Up!

I have spent many wonderful hours at the Palais Royal one of my favorite places in ParisEach visit I try and find a new detail or way to photograph it in a different way. Many of you will recognize one of the lamps shot from below.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Dames au Palais Royal

I love window photography at the Palais Royal. Always something new to see. 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Au revoir l'automne

One last image from my trip in November. The park behind Notre Dame was glorious. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Nuit à Paris

Our first night, Mary and I took a stroll through our new neighborhood.  Peering in windows is a favorite pastime.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Les petits gilets jaunes

Pas de problème, these gilets jaunes mean no harm, they are skipping off on a field trip!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans

My mind and my camera has been focusied on ballerinas lately.  I took this photograph in November when i revisited the lovely boutique at the Opéra Garnier. Dégas' danseuse would have been a lovely gift to our ballerina Chappell, if only I'd been able to get her home in my suitcase. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Galeries Lafayette, J'adore!

Yesterday's post featured my very favorite Galeries Lafayette Christmas, 2008. Today, the runner up, Christmas 2015. This is a bittersweet image. This afternoon I had a delightful lunch and tour of Galeries Lafayette with their charming international PR person. Later that evening Paris was devastated by the terrorists attacks. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Paris Rouge - Noël Grand

My first Paris Christmas experience was November, 2008. I was in awe of the gorgeous tree and the enormous balls hanging from the dome. The looked like red silk. I have seen many Galeries Lafayette Christmas decorations over the years since, but this was by far my favorite.

Monday, December 3, 2018

La chanteuse

Only in Paris. Mary and I settle in at a lovely outside table at Nemours and discover this beautiful opera singer at Palce Colette serenading us. Paris, je t'aime. 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Les ballarines

Although I have tried, I've not toured the magical Palais Garnier. I have however, visited their lovely gift shop on many occasions and love to photograph their tutus. This last strip was no exception.

I share this photograph tonight as my very talented granddaughter, Chappell, will again be dancing many parts in the Magic City Nutcracker. If you live in the Birmingham area, you should attend!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mobile Orange

Mobike is now giving Vélib a run for their euro. It just means more ways for Parisians to rent bikes in the city!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Le coucher du soleil

Oversaturated, photoshopped images of Paris are not my favorite. Many of you know that. When I loaded this image, I couldn't believe that this was straight out of my camera. Regardless, this is a view that I never tire of seeing. Paris, je t'aime.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Le souvenir

Sweet bouquet left in a mausoleum door at Cimetière de Pére Lachaise.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Bus reflet

We love taking the bus around Paris. Not those endless Métro steps and you're above ground so you can enjoy the scenery!

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

Thursday, November 22, 2018


 Novembre in Paris is almost as lush as summer months. We pushed open some doors to find this lovely.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Jour de pluie

It was raining the day we arrived. As we found the café next door, I spotted these lovely chairs, all stacked up. Waiting for a finer day.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Le croix

My obsession with Parisian vines continues from one trip to the next. The Marais is an especially fertile area for magnificent vines!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Les chats de Paris I

A mini series always develops each trip. This past trip, Paris chats appeared all over town. I"ll share them in the coming weeks. Today's chat, was the only one we saw as we strolled through Père Lachaise late one afternoon. I think he had just had a little chocolate chaud!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Après l'école

I enjoy watching the kiddos walking home for lunch or after school with their parents, grandparents or nannies. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Place des Vosges

One of the arched entryways into Place des Vosges. I loved the texture and colors. Reminded me of some restoration projects here in Birmingham that I have photographed.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Je suis revenu


I've just returned from a wonderful 8 days in Paris. We had rain and blue skies. As a friend said, "You don't go to Paris for the weather!" Absolutely.

We met friends for brunch near the Jardin du Luxembourg, so Mary and I forged on for a walk through the gardens in a light rain. This is one of my favorite places to photograph. The trees were spectacular, and this image reminds me of why I love these gardens so much. No pétanque players this year. Maybe another trip.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Joyeux Anniversaire, Eva!

Sweet memories of Eva on our second trip to Paris,  the summer of 2009, at the Palais Royal. I"m so grateful  to have loved two trips to Paris with her. Joyueux anniversaire, sweet girl.

Soon, very soon!

 Merci, Galeries Lafayette for  your fabulous rooftop. We can't wait to visit again, next week!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Friends

January, 2012, Peter and Mary and I were shooting,  and I apologized to this lovely lady for stepping in front of her shot. She replied that she and her friend had seen us on the Mêtro and at an exhibit that morning.  It turns out she is a faithful blog reader! She recognized me and Peter.! What a delightful encounter. Clista and her friend ran into us the very next day at the Pet Cemetery. It's a small and beautiful world.

Today I again join my City Daily Photobloggers for our monthly theme day. Click HERE to see their wonderful contributions. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Poulet rôti

This is Parisian takeaway. Oh my goodness. Nothing better. You can't see the little, perfectly peeled potatoes at the bottom that get the benefit of all those tasty juices. Poulet rôti et pommes de terre are definitely in my future. Bon app!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Frank Gehry's building was wrapped in  Daniel Buren's colorful checkerboards in 2016. Peter and I were fortunate to find an outstanding exhibit this day. After we explored the outside areas with the commanding views of the Paris skyline and the Bois de Boulogne.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Ciné 13 Théâtre

Located in Montmartre, the former Théätre du Tetre was rebuilt and renovated int the 1920's. Well known for its comfy leather club chairs, since 2000, they have made way for comfortable red sofas. Maybe one day we will take in a performance here.

1 avenue Juot
75018 Paris

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

La croix

 My good friend Owen Phillips (Instagram: owenphil333) , who lives in Chantilly FR, is an exceptional cemetery photographer. We often meet up when we visit Paris. I've learned to appreciate the details, such as this mausoleum door from him. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Non, merci.

This ship  has sailed pour moi.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Très ingénieux

Never underestimate Parisian window box ingenuity.