Louis Vuitton's store on the Champs Elysées always has windows to delight. This day I captured the reflections across the Champs as well. Of course I'm joining Jame's Weekend Reflections! I hope you will click the link and visit many other reflection blogs!
Aux Merveilleux de Fred, heavenly meringues and brioche is a most charming shop. This night, just two nights after the terrorists attacks in Paris, Parisians were lined up out the door to purchase these delights. I had hoped to get inside for more photos, but had to be satisfied with pressing my lens against the windows.
Yesterday, as luck would have it, I posted a chat from Le Café des Chats, having no idea that it was Journée internationale de chat! Today, I'm posting this photo in honor of my chic chat noir, Meeps. Bon fête for one more day.
This was the second time I'd walked up on a fashion shoot at the Palais Royal. Normally I would have cropped out the guy on the left, but I left him in the shot since he was nice enough to let me take a quick photo , although he said I really wasn't allowed. Merci Monsieur!
Serge Gainsbourg's home in the 7the arrondissement, is colorful and the tribute gets more creative with the years. Located on rue de Verneuil, I hadn't seen it since my trip in 2008 and really stumbled upon it in 2013 when wandering the streets near my apartment.
I love my collections of les tours Eiffel, but refuse to ever purchase one from these illegals street vendors. They are a nuisance and often have other motives when they stop to engage you. Here, I was on a street photography assignment and found the colors and tourists, too interesting!
Today I join my City Daily Photo fellow bloggers from around the world as we gather together with one theme.... Our City Skyline. 12 trips to Paris and this is still one of my favorites, taken from the top of the Galeries Lafayette at sunset. Life doesn't get much better than this.
Have a look at the CDP Theme Page and see all the other fabulous skylines around the world right HERE
The Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis ( 1621) in the Marais. I"ve lost count on how many times I've walked into this sweet church. It's not the largest or the grandest church in Paris, but well worth a visit.
Pardon. I will admit that I've probably posted this photo every summer since I took it in 2009. It's the only time I've photographed the Paris Plage in Paris. Every summer they dump sand, beach chairs, small pools and much more along the quais in Paris, so the Parisians can take a little trip to the coast right there in Paris.
I had to stop and laugh, then snap this photo. Spotted at a café at the Place des Vosgesthis sign caught my eye as it combined Southern ice(d) tea, Cuban mojitos and of course French glace et sorbet. Everyone's happy!
I am a former elementary school teacher, a full-time photographer, lover of all things French ( whose French is slowly improving), obsessive Paris traveler, enthusiastic church and community volunteer, and grandmother to 5 delightful grandchildren.
I fell in love with Paris in March 2007. It was as the French say, le coup de foudre : love at first sight. As a result of that trip, my photography took another direction. Since that time I have pursued a career of sorts in photography and dreamed of returning to the City of Light. November 2008 found me strolling the streets of Paris once again. My first visit I was so overwhelmed with the incredible beauty of the city, I photographed it as a "tourist". In 2008 I returned and I looked at the city with more of a photographer's eye. I wanted to capture the unique, the small details, and oh yes - the people! This blog was started as a photo diary of that trip, but I have been most fortunate to return to the city j'adore 9 times since. Each time I leave, I wipe a tear and start planning my list for the next trip. Paris may well be a moveable feast, but I think it's best savored in person! Someone told me that once you have been to Paris, you will leave a piece of your heart. I left mine right there, but I brought home some wonderful memories. It is my pleasure to share them with you.