Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bienvenue à Parc Monceau

Only in Paris do the gates to a park make your feel like you've just entered Versailles!  Parc Monceau, located in the chic 8th arrondissement, is lovely, quiet park. I have only visited once, but would love to spend time there again.  Another little Paris jewel.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Boys in the Band

One of the things I love most about Paris is the music. No I'm not talking about operas or symphonies, it's the music that surprises you while you walk in the Métro or walk down the street. This band greeted us after an exhausting haul up the zillion steps of Abbesses Métro in Montmartre.  A welcome sight and sound.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Looking Down

Most visitors think that the only views of Paris from high above must be from the Eiffel Tower or the Sacre Coeur. Luckily for me, I have some pretty savvy friends,  and I've learned to love the rooftop decks of Galleries Lafayette and Printemps . This view of the beautiful Madeleine Church was taken from Printemps' rooftop deck.  Merci Peter Olson!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Le Musée Carnavalet

Located in the heart of the Marais, the Musée Carnavalet tells the history of Paris.  Not only that but you can stroll its beautiful gardens.  One of the few free museums (except for special exhibits), it should find a place on your Paris To Do List.

Musée Carnavalet
16 rue Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Chuch Series - Le vitrail reflet

The afternoon light streaming into Basilique Saint Denis, took my breath. The final resting place of almost every king of France from the 10th-18th centuries, this is believed to be the first Gothic church ever built.  Located in the northern suburb of St. Denis, it's about a half hour Métro ride, but the stop is very near the church.  This is a must see for return visitors to Paris or those lucky to have an extended stay.

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

One Of Paris' Best Kept Secrets

The commanding views of la Tour Eiffel from la Cité de l'Architecture et du Partrimoine stopped us in our tracks.  Well worth the price of admission (8 euros). This is, in my opinion, one of Paris' best museums and might just need to go back on my list again.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Super Geraniums

Even in November!!! these café chairs are looking fresh with the lovely geraniums in the background. I have a theory that Paris geraniums are on steroids!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Un Petit Bouquet Pour Vous

L'artisan Fleuriste

Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting my photo talk, Les Fleurs à Paris, to the Rockbrook Garden Club. I thought I'd share one of the images with you as well.

L'artisan Fleuriste
95 rue Vieille du Temple
75003 Paris

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pâtisserie Stohrer

Since 1730.  A long history of providing Parisians with delicious pastries.  This shop on rue Montorgeuil, is so beautiful, you almost forget them..... well just for a moment.

51 Montorgeuil
75002 Paris

Monday, October 13, 2014

Novembre à Paris

 Dripping in glorious vines.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Le reflet

Le boudoir

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections right HERE

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Examiner attentivement

Rarely does she take a backseat.  Taken through the window of the Mona Bismarck American Center, she seemed rather demure hidden behind the fall leaves.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


I'm fairly certain that there's nothing more beautiful than a stairway in Paris. This especially elegant one from the Musée Rodin.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Automne à Montmartre

This charming green door in Montmartre was fairly dripping in automne!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Walking On Rooftops

High atop the Centre Pompidou, the tubes allow a pretty good view of Paris from above.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday Church Series - La bougie

Église Saint Germain-des-Prés is one, if not the oldest church in Paris. I  always try and stop in when I'm in Paris. Certainly not the grandest, but the patina of age makes it even more beautiful to me.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

La porte blanche

I found this wonderful old door in the medieval town of  Provins, located about an hour southeast of Paris.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Le penseur

I've posted this petit garçon previously playing among the Buren Columns.  Today a quiet moment. I suspect he was actually looking through the grate to the water below.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Table and Chair Series - Autumn Reflet

Outside Cru in the Village St. Paul, the golden leaves of autumn peaked around for a look!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CDP Theme Day - Motion

It's no secret that the dancers on rue Mouffetard on a Sunday in Paris is the place I return to time and time again. Michel and his partner never disappoint. This Sunday, after photographing them at street level, I found them again from the second floor of our café as we all enjoyed lunch.

Please click HERE to see how my fellow City Daily Photo bloggers have interpreted our monthly theme of MOTION. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Le bateau

 It rains in Paris... embrace it and photograph it.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Vintage Pétanque

This well worn set of pétanque balls in its case was very tempting.  Being a carryon only girl, they were sadly out of the question. Je regrette.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Jardin du Luxembourg is the place to be on a Sunday in Paris.  This petite fille was enjoying the afternoon on her bike.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cimetière de Saint Denis

 The former municipal cemetery in Saint Denis, proved to be just as beautiful as some of the more famous cemeteries in Paris.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Paris Rouge - Les damiers

This charming café in Butte aux Cailles, was all ready for the déjeuner crowd that would be arriving shortly.

Today I am pleased to join James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Les fourmis

The top of the Centre Pompidou offers a great view of Paris from above. Whether or not you choose to take in an exhibit there, be sure to zip to the top via the very cool outside escalator and have a look from above.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Les Lettres

If I had an ENORMOUS suitcase, I would purchase PARIS JE T'AIME in colorful letters for my home from Merci!

111 boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Paris Rouge - L'écharpe

Place des Vosges

Merci Monsieur!!

Monday, September 22, 2014


I've only done this once. If you're a bit claustrophobic, think twice