Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Citroen 2CV


Brightly polished and ready
to ride.

Rue du Fiquier
75004, Paris

Monday, May 30, 2016

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Recognizing all who fought for France during World War I,
this darkened room on the top level of the arch is a quiet,
reverent place.

My grandfather (World War I) and my father 
(World War II) both fought on French soil and survived
to share their stories.

I am remembering them 
on our US Memorial Day.

Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaule
75008, Paris

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Église Saint Paul Saint Louis

Église Saint Paul Saint Louis

Beautifully restored, it is a visual treat
to turn a corner and see this magnificent church
in the heart of the Marais

Constructed from 1627 to 1641,
it was due for another refreshing

bon dimanche

Église Saint Paul Saint Louis
99, rue Saint Antoine
75004, Paris

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Jardin du Palais Royal - beaucoup de pigeons

Jardin du Palais Royal

I have seen her over the span of many trips
to Paris and she always appears the same,
pensive and feeding the pigeons

Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Aux Couleurs Modernes - quincaillerie à Paris

Aux Couleurs Modernes

This hardware store was established in 1876
and I can assure you that although this is a smaller 
store than I have in my neighborhood,
you can find most anything you need here.

Having always called a store of this type
un magasin de bricolage, I do love the French 
noun une quincaillerie.

Aux Couleurs Modernes
6, rue Monsigny
75002, Paris

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Prêts à aller déjeuner?


Looks like we will have our choice of seating.

Le Petit Colbert
8, rue Monsigny
75002, Paris

Monday, May 23, 2016

Marché aux Fleurs

Marché aux Fleurs

Rain or shine, the Sunday market
does not disappoint with an array of flowers and containers,
plus the birds, rabbits, and chickens!

Marché aux Fleurs
Ile Saint Louis
75004, Paris

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Congregation de la Mission - Rue de Sèvres

Not easily seen from the street

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Palais Garnier

Palais Garnier

A grand reflection of this empty
ballroom. I can hear the haunting music 

Palais Garnier
9, rue Scribe
75009, Paris

Friday, May 20, 2016

Cimetière Montparnasse

Cimetière Montparnasse

The lavender petals of spring blooms
line the cemetery paths - 
A bit of cheer in the midst of death.

Cimetière Montparnasse
75014, Paris