Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dans le Métro


I like to capture what I call "Day in the Life of Paris" photos from time to time. Reminds me of the daily memories I don't want to forget.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Up on the Roof



This is a view that many of you might have seen. It's the outside of the fabulous glass and steel dome of Galeries Lafayette as seen from the rooftop. In the background, yet another Living Wall/Vertical Garden. These walls are springing up all over Paris!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sérieux


I have learned over the years that chess and card games at the Jardin du Luxembourg and serious business.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Baisser les yeux



I often preach that you should always look UP in Paris. When visiting The American Cathedral in Paris, you need to do that in order to view the beautiful flags of the states. After that, have a look down at the beautifully patterned marble floor.

The American Cathedral in Paris 
22 Avenue George V
75008  Paris

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Chaussures de pointe


This last trip I screwed up my courage and actually went inside Repetto and asked to take photos and they said, "Oui!" Be still my heart. This is a ballerina's dream world.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Hidden Door


The lovely city of Reuil-Malmaison, located just outside of Paris is très charmant! Many thanks again to my blog reader Barbara for inviting us out to have lunch and then tour  the Chateau Malmaison. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tools of the Trade


We're poking around a little passageway near the Bastille, and I peer through the window and spot this work table. The tools of an artisan who repairs and  restores old furniture. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Église Saint-Sulpice


Saint-Sulpice on a spectacular blue sky day in Paris! I was on my way to Luxembourg Gardens and always like this route that goes by this beautiful church.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Iconic


I know le Colonne de Juillet will remain, but looks like the city of Paris will be revamping these iconic journals.  I hope they will keep the character of these wonderful old newsstands.

Deux Amies


These two, most likely Americans in Paris, were having so much fun sharing a pair of ear buds on the Métro. They were laughing and enjoying their music. We were happy just watching. They looked up and one said, "Oh you're laughing at us!" We assured them that we were just enjoying their fun. It's rare on the Paris Metro you know. As we all exited and headed to the stairs, we asked for photos. Such a fun memory.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Statue de la Liberté


This smaller version of Liberty Enlightening the World, Lady Liberty, located on the Île aux Cygnes was erected on 4 July, 1889 four years after the original statue was given to the United States. She faces west toward the New York. It was given by the Parisian community in America to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution. I took this photo in 2009 on 14 juilliet, Bastille Day in Paris. A night I will never forget.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Morning at the Jardin des Plantes


This lovely lady walked along slowly, through the Jardin des Plantes. Parisians of all ages so enjoy the many gardens, large and small in Paris.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Motion

The simple pleasure of catching the rings with your baton.
Jardin du Luxembourg

Today I join my fellow City Daily Photoblog friends around the world for our monthly Theme Day. Click HERE, to see their photos!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Les Papilles


As is the case many times, I don't take note of the place, just the cheerful jaune, rouge, et orange façade! Les Papilles!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

rue de Bac


This could be Peter Olson, but I confess, I'm not sure. Let's just say it is!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Something For Everyone


At the Marché aux Puces offers everything from feed sacks to sterling silver. I shop for photos!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fleurs à Paris


Walking home from Sunday mass at the Vâl de Grace on rue Claude Bernard, I caught Madame Christine Bawedin putting out her lovely flowers at her fleuriste. She was kind enough to let me photograph her and the inside of her shop.

74 rue Claude Bernard
75005 Paris

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections HERE. Please visit the other blogs posting their wonderful reflections from around the world.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Weekend Reflections - Mon selfie


I love capturing reflection in moto mirrors all over Paris. This day I caught myself, with bad Paris hair.

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections. His friends around the world post their captures right HERE!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mon nouvel ami


Normally I like to catch people on the street without them being aware I'm there. This day, there were kids running all around the Palais Royal, and this boy stopped and looked at me. I held up my camera, and he was very willing to have me take his photo. A sweet memory.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bienvenue


These exquisite gates serve as a lovely welcome to Parc Monceau in the 8th arrondissement. It's not in the very center of Paris so is often overlooked. It's a beautiful and quiet park. Put it on your list.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Afternoon at the Mouffetard Café


Oh this brings back so many good memories of days spent along rue Arbalète and rue Mouffetard.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Je ne sais pas


Sometimes while walking as fast as I can,  in order to keep up with my speedy amis, I snap a quick photo, then when I return home and have a look, I have no idea. Today is one of those funny captures with no additional info. Je suis désolé.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Papa et sa petite fille


Papa et sa petite jeune fille. What makes this image especially poignant is that it was taken on the Sunday morning, following the terrorist attacks on Paris just two days before. Parisians marched forth and embraced their normal life that day.