Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The façade, with its three porches and gallery above, is topped by a large rose window and two large windows. Rising above these windows is a four-story bell tower with two cupolas at the top.
Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité
66, rue Saint Lazare
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
To see more reflections, go to James' Newtown Area Photo here.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
This photo was taken on a gray December day in Jardin des Tuileries near l'Orangerie, and there was no need to present it in black and white as the weather had reduced the landscape to monochrome tones. This white marble statue is one of over a hundred found in this park, bordered on one end by Place de la Concorde and on the other end by Jardin du Carrousel and the Louvre. Peter of Peter's Paris had a post on the statues of Tuileries and noted that most of the marble ones were from the 19th Century. The marble statues in his posting appear to have been cleaned since my photo was taken.
For those of you who saw my post "Un, deux, trois" a few days ago (Nov 18), Laurent of Daily Photo in Paris has an almost identical perspective only taken at night... have a look here!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
When the Louvre was still a royal palace (Palais du Louvre), Église Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois was its church, the former parish of the kings of France. The unusual bell tower seen here was constructed in the 12th century and is the only remaining element of that early church. It was transformed in the 19th century to its current Gothic style. The stained glass windows from the Renaissance period are magnificent and the impressive organ was originally ordered by Louis XVI for Sainte-Chapelle.
Église Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois
2, place du Louvre
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The usual crowd shopping in Place Maubert includes pets and acquaintances, exchanging pleasantries. This pup and his family are regulars in the neighborhood. May you enjoy your weekend comme ce monsieur et son chien.
Friday, November 19, 2010
For other reflexions (reflections) see James' Weekend Reflections
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Holly and I stepped into this historic bistrot after a little shopping at Mora next door. The outside has the original 1919 façade with a tiny outdoor terrace, but the inside is stunning with its original zinc bar and XIX Century ceramic tiles. The wooden seats are reminiscent of the old time Orient Express.
We did not check out the menu but had a refreshing verre de vin rouge!
Le Cochon à l'Oreille
15, rue Montmartre
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
These macarons are guaranteed to have NO calories and will not cause weight gain! Aren't they lovely... spied in the holiday windows on Boulevard Haussmann.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Taken in December 2009, the neo-Byzantine stained glass cupola of Galeries Lafayette becomes the "theatre of the holiday season" with a multi-storied display. Each year's design seems to out-do the previous, and I am anxious to return to see what les grands magasins have in store for 2010!
Galeries Lafayette's Haussmann Boulevard is Belle Epoque architecture modeled after a mideastern bazaar. Although this photo is looking from the bottom floor up (rez de chaussée), Laurent of Daily Photo in Paris has a wonderful view looking down from le troisième étage.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I have brought you here before to see this beautiful church on Rue Royal facing Place de la Concorde and the Seine from its elegant perch. If you missed it, the previous posts are here and here.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
The intricate ironwork door at 29 Boulevard de Courcelles is only one section of this beautiful building with its curved balconies and floor to ceiling windows. It is just a few steps from Monceau Fleurs. Très chic.
To see more reflections... James' Newtown Daily Photo
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Paul Bert Market
Monday, November 8, 2010
We visited the courtyard here and will come again as there is much more to discover.
(I have been on the road since last Thursday, not in Paris, and I am loading these photos from my laptop, untouched. Please accept them naked as they came right out of the camera. Also, please forgive my lack of accent marks as I am stumped on my baby computer)
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Do you know these fine shoes? Louboutin! One could say that they are "all the rage" in NYC (and elsewhere) but they are so pricey! All I could do in Paris is lèche-vitrines!*
(lèche-vitrines = lick the windows = window shopping!)
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
After a week (eating) in San Diego followed up with a week (eating) in New Orleans, I thought it would be better to go for the vegetables rather than the macarons. Okay, so I am stoic!