Thursday, April 17, 2014

Enough Is Enough


For many of us, the Locks of Love attached to some of the Paris bridges was a lovely thought, and for a time I supported that.  Now, as is the case in so many things, what started as a delightful way for lovers to share the Paris experience, has become a public nuisance!  Have a look at the Pont de L'Acheveche, directly behind Notre Dame. Not only have the locks covered the bridge but taggers have added insult to injury.  Lest you scream, "How can the city of Paris do this?" Be aware that the weight of the locks is creating a huge problem and compromising the fragile bridges,  and the keys at the bottom of the Seine, another issue. I've read that the city of Paris, who has cut off the locks before, are now in the process of taking care of this eyesore once again.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monsieur et son petit chien


Apparently Monsieur, takes walking his dog very seriously!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

La pluie... toujours

When in Paris, expect the rain and be grateful for the photographs.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Channeling Vivian Maier


I"ve been a fan of Vivian Maier for quite a while. This last trip to Paris in November, Peter, Genie and I saw a small exhibit of her work.  She was unnoticed until after her death when a container of her prints, negatives and undeveloped film were bought at an auction. Now she is finally being given credit for her amazing street photography.  Today, a salute to Vivian from the Palais Royal!

If you are not acquainted with her work and her story, you must read more here.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

M is for Métro

The sun came out as we left the Hôtel de Ville and I couldn't resist.  That happy yellow M always makes me smile.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Café le pas sage




Passage du Grand Cerf is one of the nicer passages left in Paris.  Cafe le pas sage is just across from the lovely florist Messages du Grand Cerf so this tiny table was the lucky recipient of this luscious vase of roses.

Passage du Grand Cerf
1 Passage du Grand Cerf
75002 Paris

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Le Café des Chats - Amis




Cat lovers visiting Paris, put this on your To Do list.  We had such a delightful afternoon there sipping some very good chocolat chaud and thé and getting to pet the 20+ rescue cats that make this place their new home.  Today, a very gregarious kitty that spotted a lap!  Reservations are preferred.

16 rue Michel le Comte
75003 Paris



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gare Saint-Lazare


Gare Saint Lazare. These train stations in Paris take me back to another era.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Paris Rouge - There's An App For That


Sadly I saw more and more Parisians reading their phones instead of their books and newspapers this trip.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Les chaussures noires


Must be a French girl.  I was in awe.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Church Series - La Madeleine


This has to be one of the most exquisite altars in Paris.  This summer evening we readied for a beautiful choral concert as part of Fête de la Musique.  The accoustics in this enormous space were perfect.

Église de la Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Signes du Samedi - BON!


C'est toujours bon à Paris! 

(I'm feeling very proud of my French as I ran this past Veronique, my ever faithful translator and
she said I was correct!!! Oh this is really big.)

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais 
75003 Paris

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bleu à Paris


I'm never blue when I'm in Paris and La Fourmi Ailée, with the vélibs all lined up outside certainly made me smile.

La Fourmi Ailée
8 rue de Fourarre
75005 Paris


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Claire Ardaut Fleuriste


Recently I asked one of my newest followers and good friend Mark Cohen,  to choose a photo for me to post on the blog.  He chose this one. Quelle surprise!!!  Claire is the name of his adorable granddaughter.  Today's blog post is dedicated to Claire in Birmingham who has just celebrated her 4th birthday. Joyeux Anniversaire!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Paris Rouge - Les cafés


A Sunday stroll up rue Mouffetard,  I spotted rouge off this side street.

Monday, March 31, 2014

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Triangles



Our CDP theme for the month of April is TRIANGLES.  I simply would not hear of dragging out a shot of la Tour Eiffel, non, it must be more creative than that!  Well it was a bit of a challenge,
but I settled on the top of the sweet Dodo Manège carrousel at Jardin des Plantes!

Today my City Daily Photoblog friends around the world are posting their TRIANGLES. Click HERE to see them all.

Les bouquinistes

I don't know that I've purchased a book here but have found some lovely vintage prints for myself and gifts for family and friends. Always worth a slow stroll.  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Church Series - Église St. Roch


Our favorite apartment in Paris overlooks this beautiful church. We wake up to the bells.  It's a very special place.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Signes du Samedi - Cine 13


This small movie theatre in Montmartre always begs a photo.  Only one hundred seats, get there early.

Cine 13
1 Avenue Junot
75018 Paris

Friday, March 28, 2014

Entrée


I adore this pretty handwritten sign on the door of Lolita.

Today I happily join James' Weekend Reflections right here!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Le Vélo


Tucked away in the Village Saint Paul.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Savon au miel


Les Abeilles is a tiny little shop in the Butte aux Cailles neighborhood, devoted to all things honey. I featured the proprietor here. Today, les savons.

Les Arbeilles
21 rue de Butte aux Cailles

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Printemps

At the beautiful Jardin des Plantes.  As much as I love Luxembourg and Tuileries, this is the place to come, especially if you're visiting Paris with children.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Seul

 This November shower cleared the street side patrons quickly.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dimanche rue Mouffetard


After watching my Parisian friends dancing down by the church on rue Mouffetard, we slowly made
our way up the hill.  We poked around in a few shops,  took a lot of photos and then I spotted Zinc des Fleurs.  Of course I had to stop in and say, "Bonjour Monsieur!" as the owner, Hervé,  is one of my French Strangers from many years ago.  As always he was smiling and welcoming and when I spotted these fabulous roses he said, "Put your nose in those." I did.  Heavenly.



Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fermé



After hours at Place des Vosges. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Quelle surprise!



Je suis en retard.  Jour du Macaron was yesterday.  How fitting that I'm un peu en retard.  Pas une problème, a photo today! Merci Ladurée.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

La porte est ouverte

 

Cimetière de Passy is one of my favorite resting places in Paris.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Paris Rouge - Happy Hours


I laugh at the translation. Happy Hour, Happy Hours.  As long as I get a nice glass of wine, I'm HAPPY!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Des fleurs pour Madame


Monsieur was kind enough to stop and let me smell the roses.  What a thoughtful man. I'll bet she loved them!