Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Au revoir!


For the next week, Mary and I will be roaming the streets of Paris. I hope to bring home many tales and photos!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Amis à Paris


Remembering a delightful afternoon at the Palais Royal with our Birmingham friends the Wilsons. The kids played in the dirt and ran up and down the arcade. This must what it feels like to be a Parisian kiddo every day!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Square du Vert-Galant


Square du Vert-Galant, located on the western tip of Île de la Cité at the Pont Neuf. It's lovely any time of year but especially in the fall. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sunday Church Series - The American Cathedral in Paris


The residence of the Dean of the Cathedral is located above the enclosed courtyard. I always enjoy attending services there when I visit Paris. This trip, Mary and I will be attending a mass at Notre Dame de Paris as we will be meeting Vincent Dubois, one of the organists. I am hoping to be able to photograph him play during the mass. He will be playing a recital at Independent Presbyterian Church here in February. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

One of My Top Finds


I love being asked to help friends, and friends of friends plan their trips to Paris. I'm no travel agent by any means, but I do have a VERY LONG list of to dos. When asked about museums I always offer this one, Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine ( Architecture Museum, it's easier). Located near Palais de Chaillot, it's a must see. After,  have a coffee or glass of wine on the terrasse overlooking the Seine and Eiffel Tower! You'll thank me for this one.

Friday, November 3, 2017

My Happy Place


Next Friday, with any luck at all, I'll be right here photographing the Colonnes de Buren with Mary and Peter!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Michael


I"ve been photographing this guy dancing on rue Mouffetard since 2009. He's a flashy dresser and great dancer. We've never spoken, but I do believe I might have taken him a print. His favorite dance partner was a tall blonde who dressed to the nines. I hear she moved away a few years ago and now  he dances with several of the regular ladies. You can find them every Sunday around 11 -12. Don't miss it. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CDP Theme Day - Rock and Roll

This band of young Parisians braved a messy, drizzly day in Paris to gather across from the Louvre and play for us. The song was, "I Love Rock n Roll", sung en anglais!

Today I join my fellow City Daily Photo blog friends around the world for our monthly theme. Click HERE to see all of their creative photographs!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

La conversation


In this little park, I noticed that the gentlemen congregated on one side, and the ladies on others. Everyone seemed happy with that arrangement.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Huile d'olive


Olivier and Co. shops can be found across Paris. Good selections of oils etc. Photo ops are an added plus.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Les bougies


Église Saint-Paul-Saint Louis, consecrated in 1641 is one of my favorite smaller churches in Paris. Located in the Marais on rue Saint Antoine, it's not as grand as some, but I love it. Take the side door on the left and you will find a charming little alley.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Window Shopping in Paris


Paris shop windows are always worth a look! This trip, Mary has suggested I start a new series of Paris shops. I like that idea!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Un Sourire!!!


As we waited to cross the street, a large bus containing soldiers or perhaps band members in dress uniform went by. I took a series of photos. He spotted me, gave me a smile then waved. Who says that the French never smile. I"m proud of this one.

Today I finally rejoin James' Weekend Reflections again! Click HERE to see all the other lovely reflection photographs from around the world!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Museum of Asian Arts


Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet is considered one of the finest collection of Asian art and  civilizations. After 14 trips to Paris, I'm convinced it's impossible to visit all of the outstanding museums and galleries the city offers. This museum, located near Trocadéro and the Palais Chaillot, is just one of an exceptional concentration of fine museums in the area.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Urban Art Series - Fini


Today ends the Urban Art Series, for a while. When I return to Paris next month, I will be searching for many more! Today, le photographe and I snap each other!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Urban Art Series - Léo & Pipo


Léo & Pipo are a  French duo whose creations feature collages of  BW 1920's photographs. I find them charming. From reading about them, it appears that you can find their work in countries around the world. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Urban Art Series - Philippe Baudelocque


This little series have been fun and educational for me. Until now, I"ve known a few of the more well known artists but I've had to really zoom in and do a little googling to find the others. Philippe Baudelocque, a French artist, uses chalk on black backgrounds to create his intricate creatures. You'll want to visit the site to see them all. I will definitely be looking for more on future trips!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Urban Art Series - Jana und JS


This little urban art series has forced me to research some of the photos that I've taken on Paris streets over the years. Jana & JS are a French /Austrian couple whose stencil art is distinctive and completely unique. I am almost certain that I shot these in the Butte aux Cailles neighborhood. 



Saturday, October 21, 2017

Urban Art Series - Jef Aerosol


An Urban Art Series would not be complete without another of my favorites, French stencil artist Jef Aerosol ( Jean`François Perroy)! He was one of the first urban artists in Paris and his creations can be found all over the city, but  I have found many in area around rue Mouffetard. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Urban Art Series - Jérôme Mesnager




I must confess, Mesnager's Man in White series are some of my favorites. I love finding them all over the city. He and Némo, seen earlier this week, were some of the first urban artists in Paris.

"I make paintings and the canvas is the world." Mesnager

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Urban Art Series - Invasion of the Space Invaders!!!


These cute tiled space invaders are the work of Invader. He's quite prolific as his work can be found not only in Paris, but 65 cities in 33 countries! Have you spotted them on your travels?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Urban Art Series - Finding Nemo!


So let's start a mini series again. Street art in Paris can be found in every neighborhood. NOT to be confused with tagging, which I despise, but the creative endeavors of many street artists who do their work, I assume, in the dark of night. I'll share some of my favorites in the days to come.

Today, Nemo. His work is distinctive,  featuring the silhouette of a man with recurring rouge umbrellas and balloons. With my Paris Rouge obsession, I"ve enjoyed finding Nemo all over Paris. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Le Ciel Bleu


Le Grand Roue is installed at the Concorde entrance to Tuileries for the holiday season. I went up years ago on a gray drizzly day in January. I"m still kicking myself for not taking advantage of this gorgeous and rare blue sky day!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Le serpent


Gorgeous Virginia Creeper/Boston Ivy vines snake their way across every available surface in Paris. The green turns to beautiful shades of red, coral and yellow.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pots en cuivre


My Paris savvy readers probably are thinking  E. Dehillerin, and that would be an excellent guess. They are known for their extensive collection of copper cookware. These well worn pots and pans were spotted at Marché aux Puces. I love the patina.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Of all the offerings at the Marché aux Puces, I think I enjoyed the lace and linen vendors the most. Such beautiful handwork. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


These green chairs are calling my name. I'm looking forward to pulling one up and propping my feet on a fountain at Tuileries... or maybe Luxembourg Gardens... or most likely the Palais Royal with Peter and Mary.  Paris, je t'aime!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Paris Rouge - Packing ....

ma valise soon! Mary and I are planning our trip the second week in November. Would love to meet up with blog friends in the city while we're there!

These colorful red suitcases were spotted at

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris

Saturday, October 7, 2017