Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Parc de Belleville

Parc de Belleville

Autumn leaves
green park benches
temperate weather
light breeze

...just about perfect

Parc de Belleville
75020, Paris

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Église Saint Roch

Église Saint Roch

The late afternoon autumn sun
gives the church a golden glow.

bon dimanche

Église Saint Roch
284, rue Saint Honorée
75001, Paris

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Le Chalet du Parc

Le Chalet du Parc

Enjoying the autumn sunshine on a Sunday afternoon,
there was no need for the heaters on the terrace.

Friends gathered, 
taking a break from their studies?

Le Chalet du Parc
28, boulevard Jourdan
75014, Paris

Friday, October 7, 2016

Cimetière de Montrouge

Cimetière de Montrouge

The porcelain funerary flowers are probably the work of
Céramiques de France in Béthune with origins in the mid-nineteenth century.
This grave tells the story of a brave aviator Maurice Arnoux (7 September 1895 – 6 June 1940) who was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories. He returned to flying fighter planes during the early days of World War II and died fighting for France.

The high polish of the marble reflects the
words of remembrance and honor.

Grave of Maurice Arnoux
Cimetière de Montrouge
18, avenue de la Porte de Montrouge
75014, Paris


Thursday, October 6, 2016

L'arbre hanté?

Haunted Tree?

This tree in Parc Montsouris
seemed almost alive with
its undulating surface.

I am not sure that I would have been
sitting in the same spot at monsieur here.
We hurried along before a branch reached out
and tapped him on the shoulder

Parc Montsouris
75014, Paris

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Square du Serment de Koufra - carrousel

Square du Serment de Koufra

This enclosed carrousel 
resembled a little jewel box
nestled under the trees

(More on this park and its historical 
significance at another time)

Square du Serment de Koufra
75014, Paris

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Le Promeneur

The sun to his back,
the lonely walker 
ascends the steep path

Monday, October 3, 2016

Pots de Cheminées

Chimney Pots, Flower Boxes,
and Blue Skies

Rather ordinary at the street level,
but stunning at the upper floors, 
enhanced by flower boxes and blue skies

82, rue des Cascades
75020, Paris

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Église Notre Dame de la Croix de Ménilmontant

Notre Dame de la Croix
de Ménilmontant

The late afternoon autumn sun
repeated the stained glass patterns
on the stone arches

bon dimanche

Église Notre Dame de la Croix de Ménilmontant
3, Place de Ménilmontant
75020, Paris

Saturday, October 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day - "Abandoned"

Jardin des Tuileries

If you are not familiar with this popular and historied Paris garden 
the photo above might appear as just a "park photo."
This shot was made on the day after the November 13, 2015 
terrorist attacks. 

On this beautiful, crisp November Saturday, the
garden was closed, an eerie sight.  On a typical weekend,
you would not see any empty green chairs, and the paths would be 
filled with families, children, couples, and people enjoying life.

Jardin des Tuileries, abandoned.... and silent

Jardin des Tuileries
75001, Paris

Today I join other City Daily Photobloggers
around the world on Theme Day - here.