Friday, June 29, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Le musicien de rue

I would be curious to know if the musician drew that message or just chose this spot to make  his music.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

L'amour à Paris

Another reason I love Paris. Love is always in the air and no one seems a bit shy about indulging.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

L'Hotel de Ville avec palmiers

Afternoon light on the Hôtel de Ville, Paris. Since 1357, it's been the headquarters for the city of Paris. I have no idea how the potted palms were able to withstand November's  chilly weather.

Travel Tip: Always check the website as there are often wonderful art/photography exhibits here.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Visage orange

I prefer Paris' orange face to the one we have here in the USA!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Sunday Church Series - Église Saint-Julien le Pauvre

Built in the 13 Century, this Melkite Greek Catholic church was originally a Catholic church. One of the city's oldest religious buildings, this church sits just across the Seine on the Left Bank from Notre Dame. Directly behind the church is the beautiful Square René Viviani. I highly recommend both if you are visiting Notre Dame.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Moto envie

 June, 2009, we spent three weeks in Paris with Davis and Eva. It didn't take Davis long to learn about the awesomeness of Parisian motos!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Un jour parfait

A Paris chat and a Berthillon cone on l'Î Saint-Louis. What could be better!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Musée du Quai Branley

One of Paris' newest  (2006) museums, Musée du Quai Branley, located near la Tour Eiffel, features the indigenous art and cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceana. It is well worth your time on your next visit.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Paris Rouge - Le vélo

I love bikes parked along old Paris shops and cafés.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Vêtements de bébé et un clown

Surely, la Marché aux Puces is a photographer's delight. I probably should go alone and spend a long day there. I've only visited twice, and I don't think I gave it enough time to really explore and photograph.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

La Croix

Thanks to my travel amie, Mary Gilbert, I've learned to love the beauty of Paris cemeteries. Mausoleums are particularly beautiful. This one captured at Père Llachaise. This cemetery, located in the 20th arrondissement, is the largest so plan to spend a long time there exploring this lovely resting place.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Cimetière de Passy

As you know by know, Passy is one of my favorite resting places in Paris. Conveniently located near Trocadéro and la Tour Eiffel, it's small, well kept and doable in a short amount of time  If you have the luxury of an extended visit to Paris, of course visit Père Lachaise, if not, this will give you the Paris cemetery experience. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Amical parisien

This photo was taken in November, 20008, my second trip to Paris.  I had not even started my 100 Strangers Project on my Birmingham blog. Later, I would add this blog and searched for 100 French Strangers over the years since. The "rules" are that the person must be a stranger and you must have some verbal interaction with them. For most Parisians, it was VERY minimal, but I loved meeting so many friendly French strangers.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Au Marché de la Butte

 Amélie shopped here. I think it might have been spruced up a bit since I took this photo a few years ago. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

L'élégante porte

The history of Paris museum, the Musée Carnavalet,was closed this day, but the view through the gate was lovely. Today the museum is again closed for renovation until the end of 2019. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

Waiting in Paris

Once a Paris waiter, always a Paris waiter apparently. I love it when I see the same guys year after year. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018


Meet Olivia Clétienne, who paints in her tiny studio at the Village St. Paul in the Marais. She paints animals and restores artwork. She kindly allowed me to photograph her at work.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Notre beau balcon

This was our sweet balcony on rue Berthollet, June 2009. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Grand mère et sa petite-fille

Both enjoying a lovely morning in May at the Jardin du Luxembourg.

Monday, June 4, 2018

My Favorite Cemetery in Paris

Oh, Cimetière de Passy is one of my favorite resting places in Paris. Located near Trocadéro and the Palais de Chaillot, it's a small, lovely cemetery that gives you a taste of Paris resting places.

Sunday, June 3, 2018


Prowling around the Village Saint-Paul, I spotted this artist at work. Olivia Clétienne, peinture animalieret et restauratrice de tableaux. She heard the click of my camera and looked up. She kindly allowed me to take more photographs.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Fontaine Saint-Sulpice

I will be presenting a phototalk on Sacred Spaces of Paris at my church, Independent Presbyterian Church this coming Sunday at 10:00 a.m. While gathering photos for my presentation, I discovered this image of the magnificent fountain at Saint-Sulpice If you are in the Birmingham area, I hope that you will attend. Everyone is welcome!

Friday, June 1, 2018

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Me!

I'd do almost anything to stay our of the camera, but in 2009, when I did a walkabout in Paris with one of my favorite photographers, Meredith Mullins, I complied. She was sneaky. She waited till I looked out over the sunset on the Seine, then said, "Virginia!" I turned around and she caught me. It's not everyone who has a Meredith Mullins portrait. I"m very proud.

Today, I can't wait to see what my City Daily Photobloggers around the world will post as their ME photo. Click HERE to see the gallery.