Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Carriage lamps and red geraniums

The clear Paris sky
provided a serene backdrop 
for these carriage lamps 
and red geranium flower boxes

28, rue Gabrielle
75018, Paris

Monday, June 29, 2015

la petite

This precious child 
was with her older (not by much) brothers
and grandmother to see the Niki de Saint Phalle exhibit
at the Grand Palais

...a good time was had by all

Niki de Saint Phalle exhibit
Grand Palais-Galeries Nationales
75008, Paris

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Saint-Denys du Saint Sacrement

Saint-Denys du Saint Sacrement

Etienne Hippolyte Godde was selected in 1823
 as the architect of this church in the Marais.  
The style is reflective of the time but the paintings of the Restoration Period 
are of particular interest.  
The most prestigious is the "Deposition of the Cross" 
by Eugene Delacroix.

If you enjoy the work of Delacroix, you could go on a hunt 
around Paris to see how many you could find in the Paris churches.

bon dimanche

Saint-Denys du Saint Sacrement
68, rue de Turenne
75003, Paris

Saturday, June 27, 2015

un musicien de jazz

As we waited to enter the Niki de Saint Phalle exhibit
at the Grand Palais last September, 
we were delighted with the smooth notes 
and melody transitions of the jazz clarinetist.

Grand Palais
75008, Paris

Friday, June 26, 2015

Montmartre Café

The long banquette seat
makes it possible to crowd in
many friends during busy hours

They are just getting started
and it is still early

Montmartre Cafe
75018, Paris

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Des lumieres?

Although these look like 
Paris confections
they are colorful
covers for little lights

la case de cousin paul
4, rue Tardieu
75018, Paris

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Le Rendez-Vous des Amis

Le Rendez-Vous des Amis

With a name like this and a reputation for 
music, food and a fun place, 
this guy looks pretty lonely.

Perhaps he is waiting for ses amis?

Le Rendez-Vous des Amis
23, rue Gabrielle
75018, Paris

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

la Porte Verte

the green door

In the process of 
getting a 

75018, Paris

Monday, June 22, 2015

Piccola Strada

Piccola Strada

Just where I would like to be
watching the parade of characters
while sipping a cool beverage with friends.


Piccola Strada
6, rue Yvonne le Tac
75018, Paris

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Basilique du Sacré Coeur

Today is le solstice d'été and 
la Fête de la Musique

I wonder what the music program holds
for Sacré Coeur today.  It will surely be magnificent!

bon Fête des Pères, Papa.
Tu me manques

Basilique du Sacré Coeur
from Rue Norvins
75018, Paris

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fête de la Musique - le solstice d'été

Fête de la Musique
June 21

Celebrating the summer solstice in Paris is an experience beyond
imagination with every street corner, church, bar, park,
and even the pedestrian bridges filled with music and musicians of all genres.

Le Pré aux Clercs was just on our corner
and the perfect way to sit on the terrace and watch the sun set...
at 11:00pm

Make plans for tomorrow...
wherever you may be.

Le Pré aux Clercs
30, rue Bonaparte
75006, Paris

Friday, June 19, 2015

Une table pour deux

Table for Two

Sometimes a window washer 
can provide a little assistance
with a photograph...  merci beaucoup!

bon weekend

Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bicentenaire de la Bataille de Waterloo

Musée le l'Armée

The Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815, 
stopped the advance of Napoleon 
and sent him into exile for a second and final time.

In the one day of fighting there were around 55,000 
either killed, wounded, or missing in action.
 However, the battle ushered in more than 50 years of peace.

Musée de l'Armée
129, rue de Grenelle
75007, Paris

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Un cafe de Bercy

Sunlight on an empty cafe table,
abandoned after a beverage and a smoke

Village de Bercy

75012, Paris

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Passage Jouffroy

Passage Jouffroy

How much would you love to have
a light fixture comme ça?

It was not for sale and
would not have fit in my carry-on.
Tant pis pour moi!

Passage Jouffroy
Boulevard Montmartre
75009, Paris

Monday, June 15, 2015

Musée du Louvre - la nuit

Musée du Louvre

Late at night...
Two strollers walking through
Cour Napoléon

Plentiful open space
and perfect for a photographer...

Musée du Louvre
75001, Paris

Sunday, June 14, 2015



This lower chapel with its 
medieval Gothic 13th century architecture
is as awe-inspiring as the elegant
chapel above

How many arches can you count
in this intersection of color and design?

75001, Paris

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Montmartre Carrousel

This carousel at the foot of Sacre Coeur
 is beautifully sculpted
with intricate details

The horses appear quite animated
and you can almost hear a whinny

Montmartre Carrousel
75018, Paris

Friday, June 12, 2015

Rue de Sèvres - le reflet

This unusual chandelier appears to float 
on rue de Sèvres

The windows of Hermès are always intriguing
and we passed by this one at least twice a day.  

bon weekend

17, rue de Sèvres
75006, Paris

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Une femme et un homme

Palais Royal

Watching and photographing
the stylish people of Paris....

Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Le Cycliste

The Bicyclist

Pedaling easily up the narrow brick-paved alley,
this mature gentleman quickly passed through my camera's focus.

Always be ready for the unexpected....

75016, Paris

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Une Poupée

This shop window was filled with dolls 
and other toys for children.

This doll with carefree red hair
looks particularly lovable

l'ourson en bois
83, rue Charenton
75012 Paris

Monday, June 8, 2015

Cimetiere Montparnasse

Montparnasse Cemetery

This cemetery is the resting place 
of many of Paris' intellectuals and artistic elite.

You will find quiet paths and an easy walk as you recognize
19th and 20th century writers and artists.  I was pleased to find
the graves of Brassai (photographer) 
and Bartholdi (sculptor of the Statue of Liberty)

Cimetiere Montparnasse
3, boulevard Edgar Quinet
75014, Paris

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Église Saint Pierre de Montmartre

Saint Pierre de Montmartre

Built on the site of a Roman temple and a 7th century Merovingian church, 
Saint Pierre de Montmartre was consecrated in 1147
 and is one of the oldest churches in Paris.
When all of Montmartre is crowded,
 Saint Pierre offers a quiet and cool respite
with shadows and architectural details to discover.
bon dimanche
Église Saint Pierre de Montmartre
2, rue du Mont Cenis
75018, Paris

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Marché aux Fleurs

Flower Market

The flower market on Ile de la Cité 
has attracted both avid gardeners
and curious passersby since 1830.

Located near Notre Dame in 
Place Louis Lépine, 
it is worth strolling through.

Marché aux Fleurs
Place Louis Lépine
75004, Paris

Friday, June 5, 2015

Café Antoine

Café Antoine

Sadly, this charming little cafe 
with its red facade
and zinc bar is closed.

Happy to say that before it closed
 I enjoyed lunch with a friend as we sat 
in this front window and chatted with the regulars.

Café Antoine
17, rue Jean de la Fontaine
75016, Paris

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Parc de Monceau - zoom zoom

Parc de Monceau

Despite living in a city
Paris children always seem to be
in motion.


Parc de Monceau
rue Courcelles
75008, Paris

Frédéric Garrigues

l'Atelier Frédéric Garrigues

An artist of design and master of flowers...

the Marais boutique provides a brief glimpse 
of his artistry

l'Atelier Frédéric Garrigues
2, rue Saint-Gilles
75003, Paris
Métro Chemin Vert

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015



This stylish young woman was impressive enough 
that the bicyclist almost lost his balance...

Today is the first day of the month and I join
all the City Daily Photo Bloggers in Theme Day
See the other interpretations of "stylish" here.

Parc de Monceau
rue de Courcelles
75008, Paris