Thursday, October 8, 2015

le château de ma Mère

le château de ma Mère

This little shop on rue Ledru Rollin
features furniture, toys, clothing and accessories for 

How would you like to take home 
a child-sized café chair?

le château de ma Mère
108, rue Ledru-Rollin
75011, Paris

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"Blues" de Paris

Paris "Blues"

Paris style...
to each his own!

rue du Faubourg Saint Martin
75010, Paris

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Le Marché Couvert Saint Quentin

Le Marché Couvert Saint Quentin

One of the oldest covered market in Paris 
features Baltard style glass and ironwork with high ceilings
and an expanse of windows. 

These architectural details permit 
much natural light and great ventilation.

Le Marché Couvert Saint Quentin
85 bis, boulevard de Magenta
75010, Paris

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Église Saint-Roch

Église Saint Roch

This late Baroque church is filled with art,
stunning architecture, a storied past, and
three magnificent organs.

The Marquis de Sade was married (!) here in 1763,
and Yves Saint Laurent's funeral brought over 1,000 people
 to this church in 2008.  

My friend Peter Olsen (Peter's Paris blog) provided 
many interesting photos and facts which you can find here.

bon dimanche

Église Saint Roch
298, rue Saint Honoré
75001, Paris

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Chez Gladines - cuisine Basque à Paris

Chez Gladines

This charming bistrot serves reasonably-priced Basque cuisine. 
I first "discovered" Chez Gladines, the original restaurant, 
on rue des Cinq Diamants in the 13ème.  The food is simple, but delicious. 
Be sure to select a dessert while I whisper in your ear....
(crème caramel -or- mi-cuit au chocolat et Piment d'Espelette ).

This lively scene is on Boulevard Saint Germain and 
the warm September evening filled all the tables,
 inside and on the terrace.

Chez Gladines
44, boulevard Saint Germain
75005, Paris

Friday, October 2, 2015

Quai de Conti

Les Bouquinistes

Very near the Left Bank entrance to Pont des Arts
the bouquinistes kept their stands open
even in the steady rain.

bon week end

Quai de Conti
75006, Paris

Thursday, October 1, 2015

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Shelter

Jardin des Tuileries

The shared umbrella was scant shelter 
in this October deluge.
The trees provided a bit of shelter
but the downpour drenched us all that day!

The theme for this first day of October is SHELTER.
Click here to see the interpretation of City Daily Photo bloggers 
from around the world.
Jardin des Tuileries
75001, Paris

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Artiste à l'oeuvre

an artist at work?

The Viaduc des Arts houses many 
artists ranging from design artists, textiles,
furniture-making, printmaking,
parapluies (umbrellas), musical instruments,
jewelry, porcelain, and more.

The studios have full glass fronts which 
allow the flâneur a clear view of the studios within.

Viaduc des Arts
1-129, avenue Daumesnil
75012, Paris

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Terrasse de Café

Paris in autumn

Café scene on the broad sidewalk
of Avenue Daumesnil...

Even the late afternoon sun has the
warm glow of autumn

75, avenue Daumesnil
75012, Paris

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Le Train Bleu

Le Train Bleu

High above the platforms of Gare de Lyon 
sits this elegant restaurant, Le Train Bleu.

Although the menu is rather expensive,
one can enjoy the ambiance with a glass
of wine or Champagne.

Le Train Bleu
Gare de Lyon
Place Louis Armand
75012, Paris

Monday, September 21, 2015

Rue Crémieux

Rue Crémieux

Bicycles, red geraniums in window boxes,
wrought iron, a resident cat (or two)...

Love this quiet rue

Rue Crémieux
75012, Paris

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Église Saint-Antoine-des-Quinze-Vingts

Église Saint-Antoine-des-Quinze-Vingts
the primary organ

This great organ comes from the instrument built 
by the renown Aristide Cavaille-Coll in 1894 for the mansion of Baron Espée.  
It was moved from the Baron's residence on 
Avenue Bois de Boulogne to Saint-Antoine in 1909.

Like many churches, there is a second organ, 
a practice organ for the choir, which I will show you another time.

bon dimanche

Église Saint-Antoine-des Quinze-Vingts
57, rue Traversière
75012, Paris

Friday, September 18, 2015

Port de l'Arsenal

Port de l'Arsenal

From certain Bastille Métro platforms 
you can see the boats moored in Port de l'Arsenal.

This warm September day reveals a business meeting
on the deck of a boat.  The three look as if
this is "business as usual."

bon week-end

Port de l'Arsenal
75004, Paris

Monday, September 14, 2015

Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre

The inner chambers of the
Louvre museum.

Take a peek

Musée du Louvre
75001, Paris

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Église Saint-Roch

The candles in this side chapel 
of Église Saint Roch
may not capture your attention
but I wonder about the image
of a young woman crying that appears 
in the upper right corner.

a ghost or my imagination?

bon dimanche

Église Saint Roch
296, rue Saint Honoré
75001, Paris

Friday, September 11, 2015

Paris de la nuit

Paris by night

Looking west from Pont Neuf
the Seine sparkles with the 
reflection of lights...

both the famous 
and the ordinary

from Pont Neuf, the Seine
75001, Paris

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tombant en ruines

In need of repair
but the ghosts are free
to come and go

What a beautiful tomb this 
once was

Père Lachaise
75020, Paris

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

L'or de septembre

September "gold"

There is something to look forward 
to with the changing of seasons
in Paris.

This is the first glimpse of gold.
It will be another month before the Ginko leaves turn.

Père Lachaise
75020, Paris

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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


Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sacré Coeur et Sainte-Trinité

Paris skyline

From the rooftop of Printemps, looking north/northeast,
one can see a soft palette of colors 
in the outline of Sacré Coeur
and Sainte-Trinité

(The tower to the left of Sacré Coeur 
is the basilica's bell tower)

bon dimanche

Paris skyline from Printemps
75009, Paris

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Allée d'arbres

A long row of trees
and dancing shadows
in Cimetière du Père Lachaise

(Joyeux anniversaire, Lisette!)

Cimetière du Père Lachaise
75020, Paris

Friday, September 4, 2015

Le Metivier et la vie quotidienne

Across from Père Lachaise
the tree-filtered sun on the terrace
leaves a lazy afternoon ambiance
as the week draws to an end...

bon week end

Le Metivier
1, avenue Gambetta
75020, Paris

Thursday, September 3, 2015

un artiste de Place du Tertre

Place du Tertre

Surrounded by the sights and sounds
of Montmartre

Sitting in a silent world 

Place du Tertre
75018, Paris