Sunday, August 20, 2017

Parc Montsouris - Les Enfants et le grand arbre

Parc Montsouris

The height of this sturdy limb
provides an adventurous but relatively safe climb

If you are going to Paris and want to see la vie quotidienne
in Paris, visit this park on a Sunday afternoon.

Parc Montsouris
2, rue Gazan
75014, Paris

Église Saint Roch

Église Saint Roch

The top of this famed church on 
Rue Saint Honoré catches the golden
glow of a late afternoon sun

bon dimanche

Église Saint Roch
296 rue Saint Honorée
75001, Paris

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Le Grenier de Notre-Dame

Le Grenier de Notre-Dame

I eat enough vegetables and fruit to be a vegetarian but do eat
meat in moderation.  However, I can clear the table eating seafood.

Le Grenier de Notre-Dame
18, rue de la Bûcherie
75005, Paris

Monday, August 14, 2017

Arcachon Bay - le carrousel

Arcachon Bay

The gray skies did not deter the boaters, swimmers,
and carrousel riders

Arcachon Bay

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Église de la Madeleine

Église de la Madeleine

There is much written about this very photogenic 
and beautiful church which sits prominently in the 8ième.

Do you know that there are 52 of these Corinthian columns,
each 20 m high (65.5 feet!).  The fact that it was
 designed as "a temple to the glory of Napoleon's army" may explain
the enormity of La Madeleine.  It is one of my favorites, and the
acoustics are amazing!

bon dimanche

Église de la Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine
75008, Paris

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Jardin du Palais Royal - la barrière de fer

Jardin du Palais Royal

Painstakingly maintained, 
the gold spires of the garden's
wrought iron fence are stunning.

Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Friday, August 11, 2017

Jardin du Palais Royal

There are times when you cannot find an empty chair
on the edge of this fountain, but it is a perfect spot for reflection.

bon week end

Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pont de Sully

Pont de Sully

This is one of the few cast iron bridges
remaining in Paris today.  Built (rebuilt, actually) by
Haussmann in 1876, Pont de Sully is actually two bridges
connecting the eastern tip of Ile Saint Louis
with the banks of the 4th and 5th arrondissements.

Pont de Sully
Paris, 75005

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Les balcons fleurissent

Balconies ornate with 

I could be quite content with a corner
of this building in the cinquième, close
to the Seine with an exquisite view.


Monday, August 7, 2017

La solitude

This gentleman had the quay to
himself and one would imagine that 
many are now enjoying the August sunshine

La Seine
75004, Paris