Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Paris Rouge - Le clown


Outside the Hôtel de Ville, there are always street artists of all kinds.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Street Art



Sometimes it is just the little touches that the Parisians think of that bring a smile.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Paris Rouge - Les avirons


Rent a rowboat at the Bois de Boulogne and enjoy a sunny summer afternoon on the lake.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

P'tit Déj.

This colorful café in Butte aux Cailles is offering a pretty sweet deal for petit déjeuner. We should have stopped!

Monday, August 15, 2016

BHV Marais Homme

Living walls are nothing new in Paris. I shot this one at BHV Homme. These living walls fascinate me. I"ve photographed the one near Musée Quai Branley in January with ice dripping, but the thrive !

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Paris Rouge - Le ballon à air chaud


Louis Vuitton's store on the Champs Elysées always has windows to delight. This day I captured the reflections across the Champs as well.  Of course I'm joining Jame's Weekend Reflections! I hope you will click the link and visit many other reflection blogs!

101 Avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris

Friday, August 12, 2016

Le ciel est bleu !


A blue sky day in Paris is always an occasion to celebrate. With Printemps exquisite dome is even better.

64 boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Through the Gates


These beautiful gates at l'Université René Descartes were locked tight. Also known as Paris V, it is the French public research university. I'd like to try another time, to get inside and have a look.

l'Université René Decartes
12 rue de l'École de Médecine
75006 Paris

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Les meringues


Aux Merveilleux de Fred, heavenly meringues and brioche is a most charming shop. This night, just two nights after the terrorists attacks in Paris, Parisians were lined up out the door to purchase these delights. I had hoped to get inside for more photos, but had to be satisfied with pressing my lens against the windows. 

24 rue du Pont Louis Philippe
75004 Paris

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Paris Rouge - Le Chat Noir

 Yesterday, as luck would have it, I posted a chat from Le Café des Chats, having no idea that it was Journée internationale de chat! Today, I'm posting this photo in honor of my chic chat noir, Meeps. Bon fête for one more day.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Shhhhhhhhhh!




Chats dorment, but don't worry, there are always plenty who are awake and awaiting a lap or some petting.

16 rue Michel le Comte
75003 Paris

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Les boulangers







Making baguettes is serious business. No time for photos.
Paul Boulangerie et Patisserie

Friday, August 5, 2016

Photo Shoot at the Palais Royal



This was the second time I'd walked up on a fashion shoot at the Palais Royal. Normally I would have cropped out the guy on the left, but I left him in the shot since he was nice enough to let me take a quick photo , although he said I really wasn't allowed. Merci Monsieur!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Chez Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg's home in the 7the arrondissement, is colorful and the tribute gets more creative with the years. Located on rue de Verneuil, I hadn't seen it since my trip in 2008 and really stumbled upon it in 2013 when wandering the streets near my apartment. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Paris Rouge - les feuilles


I return to Paris in November for a very good reason..... les feuilles!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Beaucoup de choix


I love my collections of les tours Eiffel, but refuse to ever purchase one from these illegals street vendors. They are a nuisance and often have other motives when they stop to engage you. Here, I was on a street photography assignment and found the colors and tourists, too interesting! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day - City Skyline


Today I join my City Daily Photo fellow bloggers from around the world as we gather together with one theme.... Our City Skyline. 12 trips to Paris and this is still one of my favorites, taken from the top of the Galeries Lafayette at sunset. Life doesn't get much better than this.

Have a look at the CDP Theme Page and see all the other fabulous skylines around the world right HERE

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Church Series - Les bougies


The Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis  ( 1621) in the Marais. I"ve lost count on how many times I've walked into this sweet church. It's not the largest or the grandest church in Paris, but well worth a visit. 

Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis
99 rue Saint Antoine
75004 Paris


Saturday, July 30, 2016

la Coix


Cimetière Père-Lachaise, the largest cemetery in the city of Paris. As my cemetery expert, Owen Phillips likes to say, "Père Llachaise is the moss capital of the world!" 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Paris Rouge - Soixante


The Used Book Café at Merci, where while shopping, you may shop the wall of used books and enjoy a café or thé. The café is closed now for renovations, but will reopen on 8 août, 2016.

Merci
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Été en ville



Pardon. I will admit that I've probably posted this photo every summer since I took it in 2009. It's the only time I've photographed the Paris Plage in Paris. Every summer they dump sand, beach chairs, small pools and much more along the quais in Paris,  so the Parisians can take a little trip to the coast right there in Paris. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Été à Paris



I had to stop and laugh, then snap this photo. Spotted at a café at the Place des Vosges this sign caught my eye as it combined Southern ice(d) tea,  Cuban mojitos and of course French glace et sorbet. Everyone's happy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Une rose, est une rose, est une rose


Roses Hôtel Costes is a delightful shop filled with nothing but....roses! One of my favorite fleuristes in Paris.

239 rue Saint Honoré
75001 Paris

Monday, July 25, 2016

Les mouettes



Waiting. Waiting for Monsieur who brings food each day for them at Tuileries.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sunday Church Series - Basilique royale de Saint-Denis



Walking into this amazing basilica and seeing the afternoon sun streaming through the stained glass windows is a sight I will never forget.

Today I happily join James' Weekend Reflections right here!

Bonjour Petit Chien!



This adorable guest a our neighborhood restaurant was a regular.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Les huîtres



A few years ago, my friend introduced me to an audiobook he was certain I would love. Meet Paris Oyster: A Love Affair with the Perfect Food, by Mirielle Giuliano. The author's words with her enchanting French accent mixes memories of her childhood and her life in Paris enjoying them at Huîterie Régis, along with fascinating information about the wide range of oysters available in France.

I always enjoying stopping and enjoying the seafood stands found outside Paris restaurants and seafood shops, such as this! If enjoying them in Paris for the first time, you Americans will be interested to note that they are never served with any kind of cocktail sauce or crackers. Expect instead, small slices of a thin rye bread and a tiny cup of vinegar with minced shallots. Délicieux!