Thursday, September 29, 2016

Les raisins



Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre takes place 5-9 octobre. This was taken in July in the Champagne region.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Reflets









Les Fontaines de Pol Bury at the Gallery d'orleans at the Palais Royal offer endless photographic possibilities.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Le Troubadour

Montmartre is always a good idea but especially in autumn!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Une promenade dans la pluie

Just outside the iconic steps (Midnight in Paris) at the Église Saint Étienne du Mont.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

L'alphabet français

Merci , one of my favorite shops, always has bins full of these wonderful letters. Today I share wth you how I learned the French Alphabet! 

Merci
11 boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Les portal avec la plante grimpante


beautiful vines crawl and climb all over Paris. In the fall, they are spectacular. I expect some of my French experts will question my translation, but Monsieur Google says this is the term for a creeping vine. I welcome your thoughts.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Joli sourire


This cute waitress, having a little smoke break, was most willing to give me a smile.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday Church Series - Look Up


The vaulted ceiling of Église Saint-Étienne du-Mont. Completed in 1624, it holds the shrine of Sainte Geneviève. Although her remains were burned and thrown in the Seine during the French Revolution, the slab that her remains had rested upon is now enshrined  in gold lattice. Located next to the Panthéon, it is a must see.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Le toilet Degas


Only in Paris. Degas in the Ladies' Room at CDG. It's right outside of customs, so we always stop in and say, "Bonjour Monsieur"!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Raspberry Beret

Technically, this jeune fille is not wearing a beret but the minute I saw her I started humming Prince's Raspberry Beret!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Marcher les chiens

Nice that les chiens match the columns at the Palais Royal.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Art For Sale

Street artists in Paris find unusual places to display their art. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

L'artiste


Happily sketching the animals at the charming little zoo in the Jardin des Plantes.

For my readers in the Birmingham area, I will again be teaching my 5 week photography classes at Vestavia United Methodist Church's Conservatory of the Arts beginning Monday, September 12. These classes are designed for the amateur photographer who wants to improve their photos. Come join us!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Le garçcn


A group of students on their way to Musée de la Magie. I found this one.
11 rue Saint-Paul
75004 Paris

Monday, September 5, 2016

Nouveaux vs anciens


Cimetière du Montmartre, the third largest in Paris, features a road running directly overhead some of the resting places. The current cemetery was finished in 1824 and built in an abandoned gypsum quarry. Rue Caulaincourt, or Pont Caulaincourt, a decorative metal viaduct runs over it. This is a resting place in Paris that I recommend if you are visiting Montmartre and want to experience a Paris cemetery. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday Church Series - Église Val-de-Grâce


The summer of 2009, our apartment overlooked the back of the beautiful Val-de-Grâce church. I walked over for services twice and was able to enjoy lovely services there.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

La Vue


A little quiz for my very sharp blog readers. Where was this taken?
Update: We had one reader who was close. Indeed this is close to Trocadero, but actually it was taken from Cité d'Architecture et du Patrimoine

Friday, September 2, 2016

Les fleurs éternelles

Every cemetery I've visited in Paris has these lovely porcelain flower remembrances. Some are wreaths, some crosses, always beautiful. As they are exposed to the elements, their patina gets even richer. Often, as here, tiny moss begins to grow amongst the petals.

16 rue du Répos 
75020 Paris

Thursday, September 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Library

Well the theme this month was a cinch, as I have only been in two libraries in Paris and neither one allowed photographs. Fortunately I could take this through the glass doors at the Bibliothèque national de France, Richelieu Library.

5 rue Vivienne
75002 Paris

Today, I join my fellow CDP bloggers for our monthly theme day, click right HERE!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Institut de France


Mary and I were most certainly being watched.

23 Quai de Conti
75270 Paris


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Paris Rouge - Les volets


This nice vignette, complete with these beautiful red shutters, were spotted in a booth in the antique fair at Place Saint Sulpice.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Deux amies

Taken near our flat in 2009, I found these two deeply engrossed in what looks like a cellphone. Not an iPhone, but after enlarging the image, it does appear to be a phone. Surprising I think as in 2009, I don't remember seeing many Parisians with phones, but maybe these are future techies! I loved this for other reasons.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Church Series - Église Saint-Augusti


I spotted this church, with a red steeple,  from the bus on the way into Paris from the airport. Mary, Peter and I visited later that day! A lovely church, not often mentioned in guide books, but worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood.

8 Avenue César Caire
75008 Paris



Saturday, August 27, 2016

Samedi sur le Seine


I channel Henri Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau, Bressaï, and so many others  at moments like this. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Paris Rouge - Football!

Place Stravinsky, around the Stravinsky Fountain is just another playground for Parisian kids it seems. After school, you can find a crowd playing football (aka soccer)! 












Thursday, August 25, 2016

Le Marais

One of the my favorite neighborhoods to wander.  Pitzman Kosher is very well loved and known in the Marais. I was fascinated watching him at work.

 Pitzman
8 rue Pavee
75004 Paris