Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Spotted in a vacant store window on Rue de Turbigo. The shop was being renovated and these "fragile" models had been covered and protected for the transformation.
To see more reflections, go to James' Newtown Area Daily Photo.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
(In case anyone is paying attention, this one rotates counter-clockwise)
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
After a rousing battle with snowballs accompanied by the laughter of kids playing, it was time to leave the park.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
During the very cold days in early December, I got a shot of this handsome young fellow with hands and cheeks red from the frigid air.
You might be interested to know that there is a story to this one and I will show you tomorrow. I am such a tease!
Métro Ledru Rollin
(Is there a better title than "jeune garçon"?)
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
The first sight each morning from our apartment windows was this grand church, Église Saint-Roch. I have featured Saint-Roch before with photos and interesting facts here, here, and here.
Rue St. Roch et Rue St-Honoré
A talented and dear artist, Carol Schiff, has again honored one of my photos with her beautiful oil interpretation. These are the French sailors I featured on my very first post (July 14, 2010) and you can see the original here. But look at what Carol has created!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
The rainy, very cold December day found these two ladies out on a jaunt, taking a spin on the carrousel (which, for the record, is rotating counter-clockwise)...
Boulevard de Courcelles and
Rue de Miromesnil
Place Prosper Goubaux
See more reflections at James' Newtown Area Photo.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
No chocolate (tant pis), but a pretty nice valentine!
21, Place des Vosges
*or as we might say in the South ... "the perfect valentine from me to all y'all!"
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Église Réformée de l'Oratoire du Louvre is a majestic church filling the block between Rue de Rivoli and Rue Saint-Honoré. It is so large that it is difficult to get the whole church in a single shot. I was not able to go in this protestant church in December but will be back to see the inside.
145, rue Saint-Honoré
Saturday, February 12, 2011
If you remember Holly and I stayed in Janeen's fabulous apartment in December, followed by Mary and Virginia in January. Needless to say we all fell in love with Janeen's quirky style, spectacular art, and her endearing personality.
The flat had Janeen's art in every room and corner... The petite cuisine had this display of "art" on the ledge above the counter greeting us each morning as we prepared our coffee. I believe that living with "art" enriches your life... Janeen does this in a big way!
19, rue Saint-Roch
Friday, February 11, 2011
The December windows at Repetto on Rue de la Paix, almost in the shadow of Palais Garnier, were stunning with three ballet costumes. I took many photos and will share the other two costumes in later posts. It was not until I began to read and translate the silver wording that I discovered the following:
Jewels is a ballet from George Balanchine in three acts which premiered in 1967 in New York. Each ballet is represented by a gem:
Emerald, set to the music of Gabriel Fauré, evoking Paris and Opera, birthplace of romantic dance in France.
Diamond, is the classic Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky and a hommage to Marius Pelipa at the Kirov Ballet.
Ruby, which is set to the music of Igor Stravinsky, recalls the dynamism and vivacity of musical comedies in NYC.
22, rue de la Paix
For more weekend reflections go to James' Newtown Area Photo.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The gallery is lined with elegant fanlight windows and the rotunda is graced with nymphs and godesses. Looking up from the mosaic-tiled floors this is the rotunda framing a Paris blue sky.
La Galerie Vivienne
6, rue Vivienne
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Can you just get a whiff of these still-warm baguettes sliced and filled with an assortment of deliciousness... Holly and I bought several in December and took them back to our apartment where we were meeting Peter (Peter's Paris) for a quick déjeuner and a spot of wine, bien sûr! Yes, they were delicious and not a crumb was left! Then we were off for an afternoon of discovery and photography!
Wish that I had a few of these right now... miam-miam!
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
2, impasse Saint-Eustache
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Bistrot Richelieu's cheerful terrasse is sheltered from the street buy a wood screen of the type often seen in Paris. Although there were no people enjoying the warmth of the café heaters, it appeared that there had been some serious wine consumption as noted by the empty bottles.
45, rue de Richelieu
Tammy at Beatrice Banks has so kindly honored me on her beautiful blog. Please hop over and say "bonjour" to this dear friend. Merci!
Friday, February 4, 2011
Restaurant Le Grand Véfour is a classic in Paris, found at the north end of Jardin du Palais Royal. According to Fodor's review, "Victor Hugo could stride in and still recognize this restaurant, which was in his day, as now, a contender for the title of most beautiful restaurant in Paris." Built in 1784, the elegant mirrored ceiling has reflected the passings of Paris' famous and infamous over the centuries.
One reviewer said that the prices are as extravagant as the decor... Peter, Holly, and I only snapped photos from outside... tant pis pour nous.
Le Grand Véfour
17, rue du Beaujolais
For more reflections, see James' Newtown Area Daily Photo...
Thursday, February 3, 2011