Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Did we enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Ladurée? Non, we just grabbed a variety of macarons and headed to Église St. Madeleine where we devoured them all on the flower-covered steps. miam-miam!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
This quiet little courtyard, Square Laurent Prache, is just a small jump from Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots. As we walked past these benches several times a day en juin, we found the square a quiet place of contemplation and free of graffiti.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Check out other reflections at James' Newtown Daily Photo
Friday, September 24, 2010
- Monsieur is not working fast enough on his project to paint over this mess;
- Her son painted the veggie-characters and she is unhappy that Monsieur is sanding away these cartoon figures;
- She is giving Monsieur advice about a new color scheme;
- This is her son and he is late for goûter; or
- None of the above.
What do you think is going on?
Pomi Halles Mouffetard
117, rue Mouffetard
Virginia posted this mural in a beautiful night shot here and it was featured on Red Bubble. Great minds, n'est-ce pas?
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Not so quick. He turned and scowled at Virginia right after I had taken my photos. She probably has the grumpy shot. I must get a silencer on that shutter.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
The graceful arches in the ambulatory of Église Saint-Séverin are emphasized by the ambient light of the mid-afternoon sun.
I am fascinated by the architecture of this church and there is much to see both inside out out.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
It was an artistic display of tools but on reflection (no pun intended, bien sûr) I am not certain whether it was the creative expression of the store or indeed an art display. In the Marais either would be possible!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
In June, I spied these two chanteurs who had gathered quite a crowd, or should I say young groupies, on a Friday afternoon on Rue St. Antoine. What do you think? Are they French, American, or are you willing to go out on a limb and tell me another nationality? How can you tell?
I'll give you a hint, they were singing tunes from the 60s.
Monday, September 13, 2010
12, rue de Tournon
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I cannot say how many pairs of pointe shoes I stumbled over growing up, nor the number of times she extended her leg up the passageway wall in an elegant stretch. No one talks about where the hundreds of worn out pink satin shoes went or how many lambs might have been sheared to make the padded cushions protecting the balerina's toes. Nanette, my dear sister and friend, this one is for you.
Repetto went on "the list" when Carol of Paris Breakfasts talked about finding the boutique here. I had already mapped it out before my arrival in June and walked to this incredible spot just after sunset with three friends (Marie, Mary, and Virginia). It did not matter that it was closed as the windows provided a great peek at an entire wall of pointe shoes, all pink of course.
22, rue de la Paix
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The street markets of Paris have fresh, regional produce -- beautiful! I love shopping the thrice-weekly markets, selecting just enough for the evening meal, exchanging a greeting as you make the purchase. Steamed asparagus and a few slices of Comté or Morbier with a drizzle of vinagrette, a baguette, un verre de vin... just about perfect. (Don't forget to pick up un macaron or two)
The City Daily Photo community theme for today as the first day of the month is "open air markets" which Eric Tenin explains here. I have already admired many of this talented group's offerings and markets. Les asperges seemed to fit in today with their theme.