Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Chaises vertes

Happiness is finding a photo from 7 yeats ago that still makes my heart sing and makes me miss Paris even more!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Paris Rouge - Boats Along the Seine

This photo was taken as I leaned over the wall to photograph boats tied up along the Seine on a sunny day last November. This past week of flooding is very concerning. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday Paris Church Series - Notre Dame de Paris

While photographing Notre Dame organist Vincent Dubois last November, he was kind enough to take Mary and me to this "gallery" to photograph. This is an area that the public is not allowed and was empty except for some pews along the side. This allowed for some wonderful photographs with an unusual point of view.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Tiny Beggars

Square Boucicaut is adjacent to Bon Marché and our Metro stop, Sèvre Babylone, so I often poked my head in to see what was  happening. It's a quiet little park where you often see people enjoying their lunch or children playing on the playground, and in fine weather the carrousel. This afternoon a few ducks showed up for a handout. To my knowledge there is no pond, so I"m wondering where they came from. Seasoned beggars that they were, they knew who to look in the eye!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Paris Bleu

To be honest, the only time I'm really Paris bleu, is when I'm leaving!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Deux cignes

What a wonderful find as you stroll the quai.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Beaucoup de boutons

Ultramod mercerie is one of my favorite shops in Paris. It's old school, like everything in Paris. The buttons are in old cardboard boxes, ribbons on rolls, trim and thread on old wooden rolls. I love this place more than I can say. I have photographed this shop many times. I will always go back.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday Church Series - Les chérubins

I will be presenting my phototalk, "Sacred Spaces of Paris" at Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham AL on Monday, February 5th at 7:00 pm. The presentation is in conjunction with the Religious Arts Festival and is open to the public. On Thursday, November 8th, Notre Dame organist Vincent Dubois will speak at the banquet. Tickets may be purchased via the church website. On Sunday, November 11th, Vincent will play a recital at the church.

Saturday, January 20, 2018


An afternoon strolling slowly up and down the streets on îIe Saint Louis with Peter and Mary.

Friday, January 19, 2018

After School in Paris

After school fun outside a high school in the Marais,  just steps from the Saint-Louis-Saint-Paul church.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Only in Paris

Of course the Louvre would have fancy schmancy drain covers!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Une autre vue

Pardon. I was so thrilled to be inside the Grand Palais for the fabulous Paris Photo Exhibit, I have many photos to share. Another Paris memory that I will never forget.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sunset at Notre Dame

I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting my phototalk, Sacred Spaces of Paris,at 7:00 on Monday, February 5 at Independent Presbyterian Church. This year's Religious Arts Festival is a salute to France. On Thursday, February 8th, Notre Dame organist Vincent Dubois will speak at the banquet and play a recital on Sunday, the 11th. For a complete schedule of all events, please visit the website HERE. All programs are free and open to the public. The banquet ($25) requires a reservation which can be made online. I hope my Birmingham area readers will join us!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Les portes bleues

The charming Hôtel Relais Saint Sulpice
3 rue Garancière
75006 Paris

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sunset On The Roof

If you've never experienced sunset on the roof of Galeries Lafayette, you need to put it on your to do list. The balloon was a special effect for the Christmas season, but it's lovely to look over the Opera, rooftops and of course la tour Eiffel!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Les chiens à Vincennes

On our little side trip to Vincennes, I spotted these two cute guys crossing the street!. Not sure I"ve ever seen beagles in Paris.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Musée Rodin - Muedon

The fall leaves in as a backdrop made the sculpture even more beautiful.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Chez Rodin

Auguste Rodin purchased this home in the town of Muedon,in 1896 and lived and worked here, although he continued to work in Paris as well. There are a few rooms, including this dining room, his bedroom and bath,  as well as a small studio that you can visit. On a lower level is a museum featuring many of his familiar work overlooking his burial site. We visited on the 100th Anniversary of his death.

For those of you with the time to get outside of the city I would recommend this side trip. We took the Metro to the town, took a cab up the  hill to the museum and walked back down. We had a lovely lunch, visited the marché then we took the Metro back into Paris.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

Je suis en retard!

Alas, I'm posting these delicious galette des rois a few days after Epiphany, but hope that you found the fêve and are wearing your crown proudly.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sunday Paris Church Series - View From the Organ Loft

Last November, with thanks to Dr. Jeff McLelland, Music Director at Independent Presbyterian Church, for the introduction, I was so fortunate to meet Vincent Dubois,  organist at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. I was invited by Vincent to sit in the organ loft and photograph during the mass. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Rêves de Fleurs

As Mary, Owen and I strolled through the village of Senlis,  we were charmed by this lovely outdoor courtyard at Rêves de Fleurs. I adore this shabby, delightful, oh so French collection.

Friday, January 5, 2018

C'est Paris

I'm certain, after all these trips, that I will never tire of Paris windows and flowers. And lanterns. And shutters....

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Le même?

The lady I photographed in yesterday's post was taken last November, 2017. This was taken in November, 2014. The same?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Le marcheur

I am fairly certain that I have photographed Madame walking along the quai near the Louvre in 2014. It's uncanny how many times I discover images of Parisians I recognize from previous trips. Come back tomorrow and I'll share the photo and you can be the judge.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Photograph of the Year

The first day of the month is always Theme Day for City Daily photobloggers around the world. January 1 is historically the time we choose our favorite photo of the year. I chose this shot taken at one of the entrances to the Louvre. Rim light is hard to catch and I especially liked the way it highlighted the two friends. I also liked the long shadows on the  cobblestones.

I encourage your to visit the CDP website HERE to see all the other favorites from around our world. If you are a photographer on any level, I encourage to consider joining this friendly community of photobloggers. I started with my Birmingham blog in 2008 and later added my Paris one. It's a great way to showcase your city or town no matter how large or small. The added plus is that it encourages you to get out in your community and shoot more!