Monday, June 27, 2016

Dubois - depuis 1861

depuis 1861

This establishment has been 
providing fine art materials
to the artists of Paris for over 150 years

The sign is beyond charming...

20, rue Soufflot
75005, Paris

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Église Saint-Étienne du Mont

Église Saint-Étienne du Mont

Perhaps one of my favorite churches in Paris, 
and I discover a new detail with every visit.

bon dimanche

Église Saint-Étienne du Mont
Place Sainte Geneviève
75005, Paris

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Palais Garnier

Palais Garnier

in the rain
at night


Palais Garnier
8, rue Scribe
75009, Paris

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Provins - l'escalier

Medieval stairway
in Provins

leading to the 
city wall

77160, Provins

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Creperie - Mammy Gateaux


There are more than a few creperies in Provins,
but this one had the most charming entrance.

Mammy Gateaux
16, place du Chatel
77160, Provins France

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Église Saint-Quiriace

Église Saint-Quiriace

This church in the small town of Provins, just beyond Paris, 
was founded early in the 11th century.  
The town is divided into an Upper Town and a Lower Town,
 respectively called the Châtel (Castle) and the Val (Valley).
This church sits in its elevated position in the upper town, 
and although it has never been completed it is worthy of a visit.
bon dimanche
Église Saint-Quiriace
9, place Saint-Quiriace
77160, Provins, France

Friday, June 17, 2016

des petits jardins de Provins

In the small spaces,
gardens are abundant
with vegetables, herbs
and plants

A quick train ride
 from Gare de l'Est...
the charming, 11th century
 town of Provins

rue du Four des Raines
77160, Provins

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

thé pour deux

Tea for Two

You may not be able to stay in a Five-Star Paris hotel,
but you can feel just as luxurious having afternoon tea
lounging on butter-soft leather couches.

(Order a selection of macarons, too)

Le Royal Monceau
37, avenue Hoche
75008, Paris

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Avenue de la Grande-Armée

Looking down from Arc de Triomphe
the Paris skyline looks as if you could 
just reach out and touch it.

It is a walking distance of 5.2km, 
not as close as it seems.

Avenue de la Grande-Armée
75008, Paris

Friday, June 10, 2016

Le Petit Colbert

The frosted glass of 
Le Petit Colbert
adds a bit of mystique

Le Petit Colbert
8 rue Monsigny
75002, Paris

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


The expression is 
one of surprise?

Or perhaps suspicion?

Boulevard Haussmann
75009, Paris

Monday, June 6, 2016

Des acrobates - Café de la Paix

Acrobat chairs 
at Café de la Paix

Quite often the terrace seating is stacked
but these two chairs were giving a performance.

Café de la Paix
5, Place de l'Opéra
75009, Paris

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Église Notre Dame des Champs

Église Notre Dame des Champs

Constructed between 1867 and 1876 in the Romanesque style,
the church site has a storied history.
From a Roman temple, a vineyard, a
place of pilgrimage, a monastery,
 this church is now an active parish.

bon dimanche

Église Notre Dame des Champs
91, Boulevard du Montparnasse
75006, Paris

Friday, June 3, 2016

La saison des pluies!

It was raining cats and dogs 
for several days continuously,
but nothing like Paris is seeing now!

The flood waters on June 2nd caused many closures
and rescues: the Louvre, Métro station Saint-Michel,
RER C Line, Musée D'Orsay, and more...

Passage Saint-Roch
75001, Paris

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day - "Shadow and Highlight"

Jardin des Plantes

Today I join city daily photo bloggers around 
the world for Theme Day:

"Shadow and Highlight"

Please take a look at the theme interpretation
of other photographers here.

Jardin des Plantes
75005, Paris