Tuesday, July 31, 2018

City Daily Photos Theme Day - Music

How could I offer any other musician but Christian Bassoul! I met him and his band of singers and dancers in June, 2009, when my family found them on rue Mouffetard. For many of my trips to Paris, I make sure I"m there on Sundays. He is a Parisian treasure.

Today, I join my City Daily Photobloggers for this fun Theme Day! 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Alexa et le chat!

This is what happens when four cat lover and Peter visited the Café des Chats! This is the perfect place for cat lovers. Their chocolat chaud was delicious as well.

Café des Chats
9 rue Sedaine
75011 Paris

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sundays on rue Mouffetard

Sundays on rue Mouffetard, a grand time is had by all, young and old. The locals show up and sing and dance, spectators join in the singing and some join in and dance as well. This petit enfant was giving it some thought! 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Les toillet toters

This has to be one of my favorite street shots. I was sitting at a sidewalk café and watched these two go by. The guy in front clearly had the hardest job. The guy at the back, although dashing in his straw hat, was not much help. For those of us in the US who use our cars for every single errand, being a Parisian without a car, creates some very interesting ways to get home from the bricolage!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Très gentil

We wandered into a small courtyard in Montmartre and spotted this chair  beside the stairway as we left. The note above it was so typically French. They manage to get their point across in such a lovely way.

If you are tired before climbing the floors. Sit down. But don't leave with the chair!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Christmas carrousel at the Hôtel de Ville is always a favorite for the children and photographers!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Cimetière de Passy VI - L'ange

We often see mausoleum doors or grave markers with a flower tucked inside. I thought this lovely angel with the dried leaves was especially sweet.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Cimetière de Passy V - Paris Rouge

Peering inside mausoleums in Paris cemeteries is fascinating. Here, all the comforts of home!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Cimetière de Passy IV - La rose

Continuing the Cimetière de Passy series, today a look into one of the beautiful mausoleums.  This cemetery is almost 200 years old and is very well kept. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Cimetière de Passy III - Les fleurs

Today is the 3rd in our series of Cimetière de Passy. As I have shared in previous posts, this is one of my favorite cemeteries as it's so convenient, small, yet lovely.  This day in January, Peter, Mary and I visited just after a rainfall. The raindrops on these lilies was too beautiful to pass up.

Cimetière de Passy
2 rue de Commandant Schloesing
Paris 2016

Friday, July 20, 2018

Cimetière de Passy II - La porte ouverte

Today, the second in the Passy series. The mausoleums here are beautiful. I think I could publish and entire book of just the doors. I especially loved the blue palm fronds and wreath on the doors and the shadows inside.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cimetière de Passy I - La vue

Say what you will about Père Llachaise, the residents of Cimetière de Passy have the best view in Paris. Located across the street from the Palais de Chaillot, the view of la Tour Eiffel is everlasting.

When I meet with friends to help them plan their trips to Paris, I always suggest Passy if they have only a few days in Paris. If they have longer, of course I encourage Père Lachaise, Montmartre or Montparnasse cemeteries, as well. Passy is small and doable in an hour, and you can bundle this with your trip to la Tour Eiffel and perhaps the Contemporary, Architecture and Fashion museums in walking distance.

I"ll be featuring Passy, for the next few days here. Maybe you'll decide to add it to your Paris To Do List!

Cimetière de Passy
2 rue de Commandant Schloesing
Paris 20016

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Marché Bastille

Way back in 2007, we walked up on our first, but not our last, Paris marché. Let's say the offering at a Parisian market can be similar to southern markets but we found quite a few eye opening items! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bon temps!

When you travel to Paris with children, you discover all of the wonderful parks and playgrounds it offers. I think this might have been in Tuileries. Davis loved it!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Le studio de Monsieur Rodin

Located in the town of Meudon, is another lesser known  Rodin Museum. It's a short Metro ride to the town, then you can trek up the hill or taxi. Also of note, Rodin's gravesite and his home where you can tour several of the rooms, including this studio. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Popping the Cork!

Celebrating with France tonight after their World Cup victory!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

la Fête Nationale Française!

I have many photographs of French flags that I could have posted here today, but this one, taken two days after the terrorists attacks in 2015, seems more fitting.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Beaux balcons

Lush, even in November!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Reading in Paris

On this beautiful, blue sky day in November, the Jardin du Luxembourg was the perfect spot to read.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Scooters are a mode of transportation in Paris. Often we see adults using them as well!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Café et un livre

I always love capturing Parisians enjoying a book whether it's in the Métro, on a park bench,  or of course, a Paris café. 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Stohrer, a Paris legend

Stohrer, Paris' oldest patisserie, since 1730. Nicolas Stohrer, was the pastry chef for King Louis XV. Try and top that! This beautiful shop on rue Montorgueil in the 2nd, is not to be missed!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Envie de moto

Nine years ago we stayed in a flat in Paris for three weeks. Davis was just four at the time. It didn't take him long to develop a respect for motos! He also loved spotting Smart Cars and delighted in screaming, "SMART CAR!" every single time. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018