Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Matinée au Jardin du Luxembourg

This sunny November morning,  I had my choice of green chairs around this fountain at the Jardin du Luxembourg. No kiddos sailing boats, but a few pigeons to keep me company.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Marché aux Puces VII

Today ends our mini series at the Marché aux Puces. I"ll leave you with one of the most unusual booth that we've ever found, Tombées du Camion (fell off the truck).  Actually, I read about their shop in Montmartre years ago and we tracked it down. Now they have several booths at the flea market as well. If you're looking for out of the ordinary finds, this is your place. It defies description.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Marché aux Puces VI

Of course Paris would have a vendor for old champagne corks. I'm pretty sure mes amis could have our own booth there!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Marché aux Puces V

And sometimes I get lucky enough to capture a bit of Paris Rouge at the same time.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Marché aux Puces III - Les chaises et les feuilles

Lovely old furniture is in abundance but there is so much more to shop for. Plan to stay quite a while when you go.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Marché aux Puces II

Like most Parisian shopkeepers, the vendors here keep to themselves, usually reading. If you need assistance or pricing, you greet them with a, "Bonjour Monsieur" first of course, them ask your question. Leave with a friendly, "Merci, bonjournée. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Marché aux Puces I

Today, we're beginning another mini series. We'll travel to the 18th arrondissement to the well known Paris Flea Market, Marché aux Puces.

This shop full of antique linens and lace items if probably my favorite. We'll come back here tomorrow to look around!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Vieux et Nouveau

Just as there was restoration work at Notre Dame de Paris, there is ongoing work at almost every church in Paris. Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, one of Paris' oldest churches has benn in the midst of repair for several years. This photo seems to say it all.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Les trésors de Paris - Sainte-Chapelle

The fires at Notre Dame this week,  made me more mindful of all the other historical, religious, architectural treasures I think we take for granted in Paris. I've only visited Sainte-Chapelle once in 2008. I hope I will be able to visit Paris again and spend time in this beautiful sacred space.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Musée Rodin - Meudon FR III

Inside of Rodin's home in Meudon, a small studio features some of his work. I loved the black berets.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Soirée à Notre Dame

In the evening, the lighting on the façade highlights the incredible detail work. She looks like an elaborate wedding cake. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Bonnes nouvelles!

We woke today to learn that the fires have all been extinguished and that much of the interior did not suffer the damage that seemed inevitable. Hearing that the Rose Windows, the cross, the organ, and much more were saved is really unbelievable.

Tonight I will share a collection of images that I found yesterday while pouring through my archives. These images brought me comfort. I hope they will do so for you as well.

Thank you for the lovely comments yesterday. I appreciate them every one.

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Heart of Paris is Broken

We all grieve the loss of this historic cathedral tonight. This beautiful statue of Pope John Paul II is located just below the rose window facing the Seine.

At the request of some of my followers, for the next few days, I will share a few days of my favorite images taken over the years. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Musée Rodin - Meudon FR II

Today we continue the visit to Rodin's home and museum in Meudon, FR. Rodin lived for 20 years at Villa Brillants. Visitors can tour some of the rooms as well as his studio. 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Musée Rodin, Meudon FR

Rodin's home, studio, and burial site,  as well as a small museum are just a Métro ride to the town of Meudon. From the Métro, we took a taxi up the hill to the home and after, walked down for lunch. This day, there was a special celebration of the 100th anniversary of his death. It was drizzling rain but well worth the trip.

For the next several days, I will do a mini series of our visit. 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Sainte-Chapelle de Vincennes

The chapel at Chateau Vincennes has undergone a lovely restoration. It's a nice trip just outside of Paris on the Métro.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Country Roads

Small town outside of Paris. I wish I could remember the name.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Photographe parisien

This Paris photographer is usually set up right here by the Saint-Germain- des- Prés church. He's quite good and I recommend stopping by to see his work. Buy something! Photographers always need customers. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Petite fille et papa

Weekends at the Jardin du Luxembourg, the perfect time to people watch. It's a grand time for Parisian families to enjoy the gardens. This sweet girl and her Papa were so kind to let me photograph them several times that day.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Organiser la fenêtre

Making the window at Annick Goutal just perfect

14 rue de Castiglione
75001 Paris

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Un endroit heureux

On this November day, things were pretty quiet. On the weekends it's teeming with happy kiddos. 
Jardin du Luxembourg

Friday, April 5, 2019

Art On The Run

The area around the Boulevard Saint-Michel entrance to the gardens is especially delightful. Year round there are wonderful photography or art displays along the fencing. 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Glaces et Sorbets

So many choices.
Jardin du Luxembourg

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Rainy Night in Paris

Rainy nights in Paris can be a photographer's delight...or not.

Theme Day Runner UP

Yesterday was City Daily Photo Theme Day and the theme for April was YELLOW. I posted my entry but wanted to share the runner up. La Macaron Ladurée Paris' délicieux tour des macarons was tempting.

La Macaron Ladurée Paris
14 rue de Castiglione
75001 Paris

Monday, April 1, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Yellow

It's the first of the month again. My how time flies! It's time for my City Daily Photo Theme Day entry. Yellow was a fun theme this month. I had several choices but decided on this one.

As you know by now, my fellow City Daily Photo blog friends around the world are posting their choices. Have a look, right HERE!