Thursday, March 22, 2018

La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre

The Sacré Coeur should be on everyone's top 10 list for your trip to Paris. Not only is it a beautiful church, but the view of the city of Paris is breathtaking.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Café Nemours

I've spent a lot of time here. We always have lunch at least once. The quiche is light and fluffy. On other days, we flop down in an outside chair and have a glass of wine and watch the world go by at Place Colette, while munching the ridiculously awful nibbles. We dream of the day Nemours offers cacahuètes!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Un peu

In January 2013,  Mary and I arrived in Paris to a lovely dusting of snow. We had a nice lunch first,  and then Peter and I headed straight to Tuileries for photos. Alas, it started raining and it made trekking through the gardens impossible. Dommage.

Monday, March 19, 2018

La vieille porte

Sadly I think they were preparing to paint this beautiful old door. Le progrès.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Beaucoup d'écharpes

Many of you who know me well, will not be surprised to learn that I could probably recreated this with my very own scarf collection!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Who Knew?

Who knew the Gates of Hell would be found in such a lovely setting?  

Friday, March 16, 2018

Un Cour Charmant

Discovered this sweet courtyard wandering the hilly streets of Butte aux Cailles.

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Eleven years ago this week, we visited Paris together. One of the most wonderful weeks in my life. Amazingly, even at age 5, Eva still remembers that trip to Paris. Here she rode the carrousel at Tuileries all alone as it was cold and most Parisian children was not in the parks. That trip not only sparked my love of Paris, but also for photography. The rest is history!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Bon app!

Ladurées' tea room on 21 rue Bonaparte is a lovely way to take le petit déjeuner.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Look Up!

Paris lanterns, dripping vines. Paris in November.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

L''heure bleue

Today I join my friends over at James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Friday, March 9, 2018

La trottinette

Zipping along beside the Jardin du Luxcembourg!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


I think Mary and I agree that finding a Métro with an escalator is a fine day in Paris! Our friend Peter Olson, is able to climb Métro stairs all day long. 

Un, deux, trois fenêtres

Always look up. You are never disappointed in Paris.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Paris Rouge - Le manteau rouge

I love this arched walkway, located directly behind the Sénat. I loved her coat as well.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Playing in Paris - La Tour Eiffel, Mumsie!

I don't know if there are sweeter memories of Paris than this day when Eva and Davis visited la Tour Eiffel for the first time. We had a lovely picnic close by and then we discovered this little playground. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Playing in Paris - Follow the Leader

June 2009, we were in Paris along with our Birmingham friends, the Wilson's. This grand afternoon Eva, Davis, Katherine and Ethan had so much fun parading around the Pol Bury Fountain at the Palais Royal. Later, they ran and played in the dirt building a little fairy house in the gardens. A very special time for all of us.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Playing in Paris - Le bac à sable

Yesterday's City Daily Photo's Theme was PLAY. While searching through the files for an appropriate  photo, I found several that I think I'll share for a few days. Y

This petit garçon was having fun digging in the sandbox despite the need for a winter coat in Novemb er. This was taken in the sweet little playground on the grounds of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church.

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Play

May, 2009. Eva and Davis loving the seesaw outside Cathèdrale Notre Dame. I love these sweet memories.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pas de cadenas d'amour!

The Pont des Arts has always been one of my favorite Paris bridges. This pedestrian bridge built in 1804 has stood the test of time until recent years.  I always enjoyed the street artists and musicians found there. In later years, the bridge became a disaster, loaded to the breaking point with "love" locks and lock salesmen preying on tourists. Eventually the City of Paris had to close the bridge, remove the 45 tons of locks and eventually were able to replace them with glass panels which are hopefully, lock proof. Now we can enjoy the beautiful view again!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bateaux de Paris - ZOOM!!!

I'd love to be aboard, zooming down the Seine!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Bateaux de Paris - The Julia

 While participating in a street photography class with Meredith Mullins in 2014, I spotted Monsieur as he unloaded groceries to his houseboat, The Julia. I walked up and introduced myself and boldly asked if I could see his boat. He graciously told me after he was done, I was welcome. Unfortunately, I had to move on and never got that opportunity. It was lovely meeting him.  I took the next photo from the bridge.

Perhaps one day I'll get back there and maybe have the chance to sit and have a chat!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bateaux de Paris - Les petits bateaux

Continuing our boat series, today we visit the boat rentals at the Jardin du Luxembourg!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bateaux de Paris - Bleu, rouge et blanc

Today, the second in my Bateaux de Paris series. It was a lovely blue sky morning in Paris. Unfortunately, the last month and a half has not been so sunny in Paris.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Bateaux de Paris - Marie-Jeanne

Today begins another little mini-series. This last trip I focused my lens on the variety of boats tied up along the Seine. I hope you will enjoy this collection!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Musée With A View

From my visit in January, 2010, the view from the Musée d'Art Moderne. It has a spectacular view of la Tour Eiffel.