Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Parc de Belleville

Parc de Belleville

Autumn leaves
green park benches
temperate weather
light breeze

...just about perfect

Parc de Belleville
75020, Paris

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Église Saint Roch

Église Saint Roch

The late afternoon autumn sun
gives the church a golden glow.

bon dimanche

Église Saint Roch
284, rue Saint Honorée
75001, Paris

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Le Chalet du Parc

Le Chalet du Parc

Enjoying the autumn sunshine on a Sunday afternoon,
there was no need for the heaters on the terrace.

Friends gathered, 
taking a break from their studies?

Le Chalet du Parc
28, boulevard Jourdan
75014, Paris

Friday, October 7, 2016

Cimetière de Montrouge

Cimetière de Montrouge

The porcelain funerary flowers are probably the work of
Céramiques de France in Béthune with origins in the mid-nineteenth century.
This grave tells the story of a brave aviator Maurice Arnoux (7 September 1895 – 6 June 1940) who was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories. He returned to flying fighter planes during the early days of World War II and died fighting for France.

The high polish of the marble reflects the
words of remembrance and honor.

Grave of Maurice Arnoux
Cimetière de Montrouge
18, avenue de la Porte de Montrouge
75014, Paris


Thursday, October 6, 2016

L'arbre hanté?

Haunted Tree?

This tree in Parc Montsouris
seemed almost alive with
its undulating surface.

I am not sure that I would have been
sitting in the same spot at monsieur here.
We hurried along before a branch reached out
and tapped him on the shoulder

Parc Montsouris
75014, Paris

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Square du Serment de Koufra - carrousel

Square du Serment de Koufra

This enclosed carrousel 
resembled a little jewel box
nestled under the trees

(More on this park and its historical 
significance at another time)

Square du Serment de Koufra
75014, Paris

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Le Promeneur

The sun to his back,
the lonely walker 
ascends the steep path

Monday, October 3, 2016

Pots de Cheminées

Chimney Pots, Flower Boxes,
and Blue Skies

Rather ordinary at the street level,
but stunning at the upper floors, 
enhanced by flower boxes and blue skies

82, rue des Cascades
75020, Paris

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Église Notre Dame de la Croix de Ménilmontant

Notre Dame de la Croix
de Ménilmontant

The late afternoon autumn sun
repeated the stained glass patterns
on the stone arches

bon dimanche

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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day - "Abandoned"

Jardin des Tuileries

If you are not familiar with this popular and historied Paris garden 
the photo above might appear as just a "park photo."
This shot was made on the day after the November 13, 2015 
terrorist attacks. 

On this beautiful, crisp November Saturday, the
garden was closed, an eerie sight.  On a typical weekend,
you would not see any empty green chairs, and the paths would be 
filled with families, children, couples, and people enjoying life.

Jardin des Tuileries, abandoned.... and silent

Jardin des Tuileries
75001, Paris

Today I join other City Daily Photobloggers
around the world on Theme Day - here.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

un Perrier et le Métro

Oblivious to the Perrier bubbles, 
there was no effervescence 
with these three commuters

Métro Ledru Rollin
75012, Paris 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Le Bistrot Paul Bert

Le Bistrot Paul Bert

This "foodie" street in Paris' 11ième
has something for everyone.

I plan to have a seat here 
next week!

Le Bistrot Paul Bert
18, rue Paul Bert
75011, Paris

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Palais Royal - Pelouse Interdite!

The gorgeous green lawn of the Jardin du Palais Royal
is as beautiful as the greens of the Augusta National Golf Club,
but you would have an easier time receiving permission to walk
on the greens of the Masters than you would the green grass of
many Paris parks and gardens.

I did take a nap on one such forbidden lawn 
in Paris, but that is another story....

Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Le Grand Chat de la rue

"the big cat of the street"

Guarding this restaurant window on le premier étage
is this realistic and muscular feline.
As you look up from the street you can feel his stare.

I wonder if he chose this spot for the poissons et fruits de mer 
(fish and seafood) featured on the restaurant menu.

"Here, kitty-kitty - nice kitty."

Vin et Marée
165, rue Saint Honoré
75001, Paris

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Une éclaireuse

Place Saint-Sulpice

Gathered in the large Place Saint-Sulpice
were many scouts (boys and girls) of all ages.
It was a day of  recognition and awards.

Place Saint-Sulpice
rue Férou
75006, Paris

Monday, September 5, 2016

Manège du Parc

Manège du Parc

This carousel in Parc de Monceau
is a petite fanciful jewel
nestled among the trees

Parc de Moncau
35, boulevard de Courcelles
75008, Paris

Friday, September 2, 2016

La Mariée - Parc de Monceau

The wedding party paraded
through the park with family, friends,
and photographers

Parc de Monceau
75008, Paris

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Bibliothèque Nationale - City Daily Photo Theme Day - "Library"

Bibliothèque Nationale
Richelieu Library

This magnificent architecture is home to the reading
room at the Richelieu Library in Paris, a part of BnF 
(Bibliothèque Nationale de France).

This oval room is quiet as it should be for reading...
No photos allowed!

Today I join other city photo bloggers around the world in 
Theme Day: Library
Check out the other entries here

Bibliothèque Nationale - Richelieu Library
5, rue Vivienne
75002, Paris

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

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

Saturday, July 2, 2016

un escalier en colimaçon

Spiral Staircase

Leaving Paris for Budapest
this spiral staircase in the airport lounge
was modern and graceful with 
stainless steel bones and rich hardwood steps

Ah, Paris

Charles de Gaulle Airport
95700 Roissy-en-France

Friday, July 1, 2016

CDP Theme Day - "look down"

Avenue des Champs Elysées
seen from l'Arc de Triomphe

The first day of each month is Theme Day
for City Daily Photobloggers and today's theme is
Looking Down

Check here to see the photo interpretations
from around the world

Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile
Place Charles de Gaulle
75008, Paris