Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Cidre Kerisac - Paris café



Yes, I have a fascination with the Paris 
café scenes...


stacked cups and napkins included.



Paris café
Ave Ledru-Rollin
75012, Paris

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rue Crémieux



Rue Crémieux


At the very end of this charming street
are these two creative and inspired
windows.



rue Crémieux
75012, Paris

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Le Square Trousseau



Le Square Trousseau


On this street just opposite the Square Trousseau (park)
there are two places worth checking out:
this café on the corner and Blé Sucré, a boulangerie with the very
best madeleines and financiers.


Wish I was here today with friends, 
but I will be again very soon!



Le Square Trousseau
1, rue Antoine Vollon
75012, Paris
Métro Ledru Rollin

Friday, August 26, 2016

La Seine et Square du Vert Galant



Day and Night


Reflections on the Seine
taken from Pont des Arts



Pont des Arts
75001, Paris

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lena Margriet



Lena Margriet


If you take Line 5 on the Métro from Gare d'Austerlitz, you can see
the Port de l'Arsenal from the Bastille platform window.


The boat with the red awning and table
is a regular in the port.



Lena Margriet - Port de l'Arsenal
75004, Paris

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Jardin des Tuileries



Jardin des Tuileries


It may look crowded
but everyone seems to 
find a spot



Jardin des Tuileries
75001, Paris

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Un rêveur



A café,
a daydreamer....


What could be more natural 
in Paris?



Le Métivier
1, avenue Gambetta
75020, Paris


Monday, August 22, 2016

Parc de la Turlure



Parc de la Turlure


Officially known as the square Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet 
but better known as Parc de la Turlure,
 this is a small but charming park in Montmartre, 
located right behind the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. 


This site was once occupied by the moulin de Turlure, 
one of more than 30 windmills that once stood on Butte Montmartre. 
The park has a beautiful pergola and this cascade fountain
Parc de la Turlure
rue de la Bonne
75018, Paris
 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Des fleurs de Montmartre



Although areas of Montmartre may be filled
with tourists, you can find quiet streets
and picturesque scenes as you move away from 
Place du Tertre



Rue Cortot
75018, Paris

Friday, August 19, 2016

Réflexions sur la Seine



Seine Reflections


The quiet of late night
on the Seine.....

perfect solitude



la Seine
75001, Paris

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

La Porte Cachée



The Hidden Door


Shaded by vines, this small courtyard
is almost obscured from the sidewalk


8, rue Yvonne le Tac
75018, Paris

Friday, July 29, 2016

Palais Royal - des ombres



Palais Royal


The lamps at Palais Royal are
distinctive and recognizable.


The shadow almost resembles 
a contact print on the promenade wall.



Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Christian Bassoul



Christian Bassoul and his group of fellow musicians,
singers, and dancers pass out the words (les paroles) to the old 
French songs and invite you to sing and dance along 
with them.  It has been a tradition on almost every Paris trip
to gather in the street at the base of rue Mouffetard on Sunday morning.


Come, sing, dance, laugh, 
and transport yourself back
in time 100 years.


(Oh, and buy the CD)



Christian Bassoul on rue Mouffetard
75005, Paris


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rue de l'Estrapade



With the photo taken through an impressive gate, 
I wondered what it would be like
to call this place home.



9, rue de l'Estrapade
75005, Paris

Monday, July 25, 2016

Jardin du Luxembourg - Tai Chi



Jardin du Luxembourg


A serious group engaged 
in Tai Chi exercises...


Love the lady in the background 
with her red fan.



Jardin du Luxembourg
75006, Paris

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Église Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts


Église Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts


If you enter a church in Paris and do not immediately see
the organ, look above the main door.


This is a beautiful Cavaillé-Coll organ
and you can click here to hear the music of this organ
as played by reknown organist, Eric Lebrun.


bon dimanche


Église Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts
66, avenue Ledru-Rollin
75012, Paris


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Le Tour de France?



Le Tour de France?


Well, perhaps this young boy is not quite ready
for the famed race, but he handled his bicycle well on
the park path.



Tomorrow the race will finish on the Champs Élysées
and I will be watching from home.



Jardin du Luxembourg
75006, Paris

Friday, July 22, 2016

Réflexions de nuit à Paris



Louvre courtyard at night


Such diverse architecture... 
from the graceful arches to the glass angles, 
all reflected in the shallow fountains!




Musée du Louvre
75001, Paris



Thursday, July 21, 2016

Place de la Contrescarpe



Place de la Contrescarpe


Bicycles, fountain, café terrace, shade trees,
and sometimes on Sundays a white haired
piano player.


I wonder how he gets that piano up the hill?



Place de la Contrescarpe
75005, Paris

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

La Fontaine Medicis



Medici Fountain



A quiet respite in the midst of 
Paris, even in the summer.
Definitely one of my favorite places
to meet a friend...
 or just to sit quietly alone.



Medici Fountain
Jardin du Luxembourg
75006, Paris
 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Rue de l'Élysée de Ménilmontant - street art



Street Art


If you look at this address on Google-Maps
you will see only a plain corrugated metal building.


I found no signature but liked the effect of the patterns
as a background, the black and white realism of the boy, and
the cartoon-like blue birds.


I think that the café terrace just opposite on this narrow,
dead end street has a much nicer view thanks to this artist.



Rue de l'Élysée de Ménilmontant
(au coin de la rue Julien Lacroix)
75020, Paris

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Église Notre Dame de la Croix de Ménilmontant



Église Notre Dame de la Croix
de Ménilmontant


The Neo-Gothic architecture was the
work of Antoine Héret.  Construction began
in 1863 and was consecrated in 1869.
In 1871, the Paris Commune met here at 
the church and voted to execute the Archbishop
of Paris and his fellow hostages.


This photo was taken on November 13th (2015)
in afternoon light of a setting sun.  Four hours later,
our world was changed.



Église Notre Dame de la Croix de Ménilmontant
3, place de Ménilmontant
75020, Paris

 



Saturday, July 16, 2016

Le Bouillon



Le Bouillon


Sunshine, colorful glassware,
a corner spot...


It has just about everything
needed to gather with friends



Le Bouillon
10, rue Saint-Marc
75002, Paris

Friday, July 15, 2016

Catherine André - la mode parisienne



Paris fashion


The Paris windows 
are never mundane



bon week-end



Catherine André
26, Galerie Vivienne
75002, Paris


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Quatorze juillet et l'anniversaire de mon blog!



Quatorze juillet


This shot was taken in 2008 on a two-week
solo trip to Paris.  I waited for what seemed hours against
the barricades on Champs-Élysées for the procession.  
The parade was fabulous but the preparations
were even better.


It is not a coincidence that I chose this date
for the beginning of my blog six years ago.
Virginia Jones (Paris Through My Lens) guided my 
entrance to blogging and I will be forever grateful for
her help and lasting friendship.


Thank you all for your support
and comments over the past six years.



Avenue des Champs-Élysées
75008, Paris

Monday, July 11, 2016

Lumière du matin



Morning Light


So, is the light magical
in Paris or am I just so
enamored with Paris
that I overlook the ordinary?



Bistrot Vivienne
4, rue des Petits Champs
75002, Paris

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Église Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet



Église Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet


The early morning sun 
casts long shadows 



bon dimanche



Église Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet
23, rue des Bernardins
75005, Paris

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Robes de Mariée



David Purves
robes de mariée


Whether a gown for
a bride or the tuille of
a ballerina,
delicate and lovely



David Purves
3, rue de Fleurus
75006, Paris
 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Boulevard des Capucines



Boulevard des Capucines


Street lights, traffic lights,
car lights, and more...
perfect illumination
for a rainy night



Boulevard des Capucines
75009, Paris

Monday, July 4, 2016

Île aux Cignes - Statue of Liberty



Île aux Cignes
Statue of Liberty


This quarter scale replica of the original
was inaugurated on July 4, 1889.
It was given to the City of Paris by the
Parisian community in America to mark
the centennial of the French Revolution.


(Consider reading Liberty's Torch
for the whole story)


Statue of Liberty (1 of 3 in Paris)
Île aux Cignes
75015, Paris