Tuesday, January 26, 2016

un petit bistrot

On a cold day
a cosy bistrot
provides a respite 
from the wind and rain

Having lunch like a Parisian
with no place special to be
is a wonderful luxury

le Cosy
26, rue du Mont Thabor
75001, Paris

Monday, January 25, 2016

Rue Cambon

Window boxes in Paris
are often abloom with geraniums
providing color above the city streets
well into the winter months

Do you recognize the dome reflection
in the upper left window?

12, rue Cambon
75001, Paris

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Église de la Madeleine

Église de la Madeleine

Created in marble by Turin-born sculptor Carlo (Charles) Marochetti in 1841
for this historic church, the subject is the "Ascension of Mary Magdelene."

The photo shows the artist's remarkable detail 
in one of the angels

(Joyeux anniversaire, Nanette)

Église de la Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine
75008, Paris

Paris, au soir

Paris at night

In temperate weather
an evening stroll gives a 
different perspective.

Geraniums in window boxes
are a common sight

Hôtel Abbatial
46, boulevard Saint-Germain
75005, Paris
Métro Maubert Mutualité

Friday, January 22, 2016

Fondation Louis-Vuitton II

Louis Vuitton Foundation
(Frank Gehry, architect)

As I posted yesterday, the museum appears as a ship,
white and translucent with billowing sails.

Here at the very base of the "hull" 
you can see the body of water in which it sits.

Today I am joining James' Weekend Reflections

Fondation Louis-Vuitton
8, avenue Mahatma Ghandi
Bois de Boulogne
75116, Paris
Métro Sablons

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fondation Louis-Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Foundation

This creative structure designed by Frank Gehry, 
is an architectural wonder.  To say that it was
a challenge to build/assemble is a gross understatement.

The exterior resembles a ship with billowing sails, 
an image reinforced by the movement
of moving water.

Fondation Louis-Vuitton
8, avenue du Mahatma Ghandi
Bois de Boulogne (north end)
75116, Paris
Métro Les Sablons

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Pont de Bir-Hakeim

Pont de Bir-Hakeim

Quick of step
she was gone 
in an instant...

Pont de Bir-Hakeim
75015, Paris

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Des chiminées et des ombres

Chimneys and Shadows

The buildings on this street are interesting
with varied patterns and colors of brick.

The sun adds a design touch with 
a shadow...

Rue Georges Desplas
75005, Paris

Monday, January 18, 2016

Le Jardin de Hôtel Biron - une rose

In the garden of 
Hôtel Biron, we found a rose
in the lilting rain of autumn.

Can you tell what is seen in the

Hôtel Biron - Musée Rodin
79, rue de Varenne
75007, Paris

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir

Passerelle Simone-de Beauvoir

A few lonely walkers on the passerelle between le Parc de Bercy 
and Bibliothéque Nationale de France.

Constructed of steel and installed in 2006,
it is known by Parisians as la lentille (the lentil).
It is an impressive work of art and a marvel of design:
The center span crosses the river without
external support.

Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir
75012, Paris

Friday, January 15, 2016

Musée Rodin

Musée Rodin

"I choose a block of marble and 
chop off whatever I do not need."

Auguste Rodin, sculptor
b. November 12, 1840
d. November 17, 1917

Hôtel Biron
79, rue de Varenne
75007, Paris

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hôtel Récamier

Hôtel Récamier

Wonderfully situated in a corner of Place Saint-Sulpice,
I wondered if it was as lovely on the inside.

Hôtel Récamier
3, place Saint-Sulpice
75006, Paris

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Jardin des Plantes - la Bruette

Jardin des Plantes
the wheelbarrow

Well-used and caked with mud,
this wheelbarrow has had a place in
Jardin des Plantes for many years.

Jardin des Plantes
75005, Paris

Monday, January 11, 2016

Bateaux sur la Seine

Boats on the Seine

Dwarfed by the large Yacht de Paris, 
the classic sleek wood bateau stole my heart.

One can imagine the same scene
fifty years ago....

la Seine
75005, Paris

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville

Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville

Believing that there was only one neo-Gothic double-spired 
church in Paris (Basilica of Saint-Clotilde), 
we found this one in November 
just on the southern edge of the 19ème.
Click here to see an interior view and 
a bit of history of the church.

There is an abundance of churches in Paris
and I am convinced that it would be impossible to see them all.
The same applies to cemeteries.

bon dimanche

Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville
139 rue de Belleville
75019, Paris

Friday, January 8, 2016

La Grande Roue de Paris

La Grande Roue de Paris

Although this ferris wheel is commonly known as "la Grande Roue de Paris" 
it is a relatively new construction which is portable and requires no
special foundation.  It is held in place with ballast of 11,000 gallons (40,000 liters) of water.
This roue de Paris was designed and built for the 2000 millennium celebrations.

It has traveled to England, Belgium, Thailand, Italy, and the Netherlands
over the past ten years.  It is always a welcome sight on Place de la Concorde and can be seen from the Arc de Triomphe in line with the Louvre.

The original "Grande Roue de Paris" was built for the 1900 
Exposition Universelle and was dismantled in 1920.

La Grande Roue de Paris
Place de la Concorde
75008, Paris

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Le Grand Colbert

Le Grand Colbert

A favorite place for dinner with friends,
warm and inviting, perfect on a cold evening

joyeux anniversaire, Marie

Le Grand Colbert
2, rue Vivienne
75002, Paris