est très gentile, according to his loving human. He was the perfect gentleman throughout their long Parisian lunch at La Polidor.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Here in my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, we have some charming little "book houses' on posts stationed around town. I love this free library concept. You share your gently read books and take another from a generous neighbor.
Last November during our walk from the center of Rueil-Malaison to the chateau, we came upon the French version. These former phone booths are now transformed into a lovely free library. Now I'm regretting I didn't do a little shopping!
Monday, January 16, 2017
Peter Olson, for providing them!
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
The French have a flair for displaying their wares most of the time. Here at the Marché aux Puces, this stall owner took a simpler approach. Those white gloves on the top brought back memories of my childhood!
Friday, January 13, 2017
As most of my readers know by now, I arrived in Paris last November the morning after our presidential election. I snapped this photograph a few days later at a newsstand in Gare Lazare. I have held onto it for several reasons. Maybe I just was hoping for the best, didn't want to be political here or just couldn't really deal with it. Now, I feel is the time to share.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Comédie-Française at Place Colette seems to be the favorite spot for a smoke break. Seems like I catch someone almost every trip.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
UPDATE! Thanks to my kind reader JPD, who left a comment, we all now know this is the Hôtel de Beauvais on Avenue François Miron in the Marais.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
Sunday, January 8, 2017
I love this bridge. I love it more now that the city of Paris has removed the 45 tons of "love" locks to save it. Now with the new glass panels, you can actually see the Seine again!
Saturday, January 7, 2017
For the four trips to Paris in January, only once, ONCE, was I lucky enough to experience a magical snowfall, January 2010. That morning held another delightful surprise. For the first time since I had visited Paris, the construction walls had been taken down overnight to reveal the newly restored Colonnes de Buren! I'm grateful for the wonderful memories of that morning walking through the Palais Royal with Mary.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Monday, January 2, 2017
Sunday, January 1, 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO MY FAITHFUL READERS. THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY AND EVEN LEAVING A COMMENT. I HOPE YOU WILL CLICK HERE TO SEE THE OTHER CDP PHOTOS OF THE YEAR.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
This lovely man with checking his phone at the the Marché aux Puces this last trip. I walked past and stopped to snap. He heard the CLICK and looked up. I smiled and asked and he nodded. I think this might be one of my favorite Paris portraits. Merci Monsieur!
Monday, December 26, 2016
Rue Crémieux, near Gare de Lyon, is probably one of the most colorful and charming streets in Paris. Peter and I explored this in 2009 and after a very long, long day of walking, he lured me back for another photo shoot. How could I resist! Mary and I agreed that this flat, with the chat noir was meant for us!
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Galeries Lafayette absolutely took my breath. Due to energy costs, they discontinued this fabulous lighting a few years later. I'm grateful for my photos to remind me of that magical trip.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
In 2008, my second trip to Paris, I connected with Paris blogger Peter Olson. Since then, I've been fortunate to spend many wonderful hours walking the streets of Paris with him. He's probably more knowledgeable than most Parisians, he's Swedish after all, and our journeys around Paris never disappoint. The City of Paris benefits from his expertise as a Paris Greeter. After 13 trips to Paris, Peter and I have walked many, many miles, explored numerous sites and of course enjoyed many laughs and glasses of champagne. I have called him "The Most Patient Man In Paris" and after years of photo walks, he still holds the title!
This photo of Peter is exactly like every walk we take. He's ahead, I'm behind. It's how we roll!