Thursday, May 21, 2015

Minuit à Paris

Actually it was a little earlier but these are the steps of Saint Étienne du Mont made famous by the movie Midnight in Paris.

Today I rejoin James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

La porte ouverte

Attente pour les amis.

Update: Thanks to Vreni who shared the location that I had long forgotten. 
This is in Cour Damoye in the 11eme.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lisez mes lèvres


My friend Martha had stopped in this eyeglass shop on rue Bonaparte, and I waited outside. I got very lucky.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Le livre de lecture

I would love the time in Paris to be able to sit at the Palais Royal and read.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Church Series - Le plafond


Ceiling detail, Saint-Étienne-du-Mont

This is one of my favorite churches in Paris. Nestled beside the Panthéon, we always stop in on our way down to Luxembourg Gardens. The ceiling alone is worth the trip.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Le Mouffetard Café


Passed this place a million times going up and down Mouffetard, and in the summer of 2009,  every single day going to and from our apartment. Barely room on the sloping sidewalk for chairs and a table but they were usually full.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Les portes bleues


Can you blame me for stopping to photograph these lovely doors with the fabulous carving all around? Ahhhhh, Paris!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On the Road



Today we travel about an hour SE of Paris through a sleepy little village. Loved the hollyhocks along the road.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Les détails


L'école nationale supérieure des beaux- arts de Paris was just a hop from our apartment last November. Peter kindly helped us gain entry. (Don't ask)

École des Beaux-Arts Paris
14 rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris

Monday, May 11, 2015

Pétanque dans le jardin


It is no secret that I fell in love with the game of pétanque and the players in June, 2009. That day, while Eva and Davis played on the playground in Luxembourg Gardens, I wandered down the walkway and discovered pétanque. It's boules in the south and bocce in Italy. This game is played with metal balls and there are numerous courts laid out for the very serious players, who seem to come day after day, even in the winter. I sat on a green bench and took it all in. After a while, one of the players spotted me and enjoyed my photographs. He and his friends tried to explain the rules to my delight. Now, every trip I seek them out. As happens a lot in Paris, I sometimes find the same gentlemen there again and again. This last trip in November, 2014, I had the luck to visit them two Sundays. I have a series I'm working on. I'd like to do an exhibit or share in another way. Anyone have an idea?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Church Series - La Fontaine



La Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, designed by Louis Visconti, in 1843, sits on the plaza in front of this beautiful church.Visconti also designed the tomb of Napoleon.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Le vélo bleu

Parked beside a lovely old church.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Oh My...

I will have to admit that sometimes a photo just stops me in my tracks and makes me heave a huge sigh. What I wouldn't give to be sitting there right now with friends. Just across from Saint-Séverin.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

J'adore


What is not to love... gorgeous old door, great vines, hearty geraniums in Paris. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Old and New


Under serious renovations, but of course, they found a way to make it beautiful. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Biking Across Paris


Renting a Vélib in Paris is a great idea. Most Parisians don't own a car and renting a Vélib is an economical and easy way to zip around Paris for a few euros. I will admit the thought of riding a bike on the streets of Paris terrifies me, but I'm in the faint of heart category. Don't listen to me. If you are fit and courageous, got for it. If you're not, join me on the Métro or bus!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

L'île

This photograph is very special. I am almost positive that the rue that runs between the first and second set of buildings on the left is the home of my dear Paris friends Keri and Richard. I spent a lovely night in their apartment last November. Keri, I'll await your comment to verify. Regardless, Île Saint Louis is a very special place, and I loved photographing it day and night!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Crêpe???



We passed this guy many times on Boulevard Saint-Germain. I always stopped for more photos. Do you blame me?

Friday, May 1, 2015

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Revolution



Carrousel, Tuileries

Revolution - the movement of one object around a center or another object.

My City Daily Photo friends around the world, are posting their take on our theme right now.  Click right HERE to see them all!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rose


What could be more delightful than to live in a divine rose apartment in Paris.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chantel Thomass, Never Disappoints


Sometimes it's the window, and then when you have another look, it's the reflection. Chantal Thomass, always a delight.

Chantal Thomass
211 Saint Honoré
75001 Paris

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Coming and Going


The bridges of Paris, always a subject for my lens.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Joueurs d'échecs


Every single hour spent at the Jardin du Luxembourg brings so many images. I often wish I could just spend a few days just there, doing nothing but wandering, sitting and finding images.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

P is for Polâine


Stop by 8 rue du Cherche-Midi and you will find Poilâne's charming flagship boulangerie. Dupuis 1932,  they still bake bread here and at their other locations like they always have. In November, 2013, we stayed in a lovely apartment just doors from this very special Paris boulangerie. Of course we bought several of these wonderful loaves and enjoyed with wine and cheese, many nights.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Alexis



You all know Alexis by now. He has this lovely shop, just off Places des Vosges. He designs over the top wedding and evening gowns. Unlike many Parisian shop owners I've met over the years, and become friends with, Alexis more or less lets me have the run of his shop. He nods, turns his back and gets on his cell phone, smoking a mile a minute. I can accept that. Left on my own, I find things such a this lovely sketch and swatch on a chair! Merci Alexis.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

La porte rouge



The side entrance to the beautiful Cathédrale de Troyes ( Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint Paul de Troyes). Begun  in 1208 and finished in the 17 century, I'm always amazed that these remarkable churches have stood the test of time.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Entrez

Guillon Fleurs  is a delightful flower shop that I've visited several times. The owner, Laurence, is a charming lady. The last trip she sent me on my way with a bouquet of  anemones.