Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Street Art - 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

Friday, October 6, 2017

Le Pigeon


Autumn in Paris. Hoping there will still be some colorful leaves when I return in November!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Le matin au Palais Royal


My heart always skips a beat when I get right here. The gardens of the Palais Royal are truly my happy place.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Paris Passage


Galerie Vivienne, built in 1823, is one of Paris' loveliest covered passages.

6 rue Vivienne
75002 Paris

Monday, October 2, 2017


Wandering around le Village Saint Paul one afternoon, I poked my head into a small courtyard and discovered this little photography exhibit, but alas, the artist must have stepped out for a smoke! If you are spending some time in the Marais, I highly recommend.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Sensual


Well it's the first day of the month and you know by know that my fellow City Daily Photoblog friends are all posting their take on this month's theme, SENSUAL. Ooh la la. That was chosen just for Paris, nest-ce pas?

Today we stroll down rue Saint-Honoré and peek into Chantal Thomass' divine shop. Her windows are always tastefully, sensual. I"ve never been inside, but who knows.....

Click HERE to see all the other CDP Theme Day entries!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Skipping Along at the Place des Vosges


One of those Paris memories that I will always love.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Le spectateur


The pétanque courts at the Jardin du Luxembourg always draws spectators.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Les huîtres de Paris


               Reminded me of an audible book I enjoyed, The Paris Oyster by Mireille Guilland

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Les vignes d'automne


The Parisian pruning corps needs to pay a visit.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Église Val-de- Grâce


We had this view of the Val-de-Grâce from our living room window in June, 2009. I photographed this beautiful church in every light, at many hours of the day. A storm was gathering this afternoon.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Heurtoir de Porte - De luxe


I would love to revisit this beautiful door, don't remember where on earth is it!

Friday, September 22, 2017


Sometimes I marvel that when I see an image, I know exactly what trip and where I was. This lovely door was just a few blocks from Place des Vosges, June 2010.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Heartoir de porte III



I love the color, I love the peeling paint. J'adore.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Heurtoir de porte II


Today we travel 80 km SE of Paris to the fortified medieval town of Proving. This lovely heurtoir and porte was a good find.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Heurtoir de porte I


How about a little mini-series of fabulous door knockers in Paris. Shall we?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Canal Saint Martin


Canal Saint Martin was drained and given a good cleaning in 2016. Click HERE to see what was found! Any of my readers ever taken a boat trip here?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Church Series - The Restoration


As is the case is in this old city with old churches, there is continual restoration going on in one place or another. Abbey Saint-Germain-des-Prés, one of the oldest in Paris, camouflaged the scaffolding beautifully with this lovely trompe l'ceil screen.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Beaucoup d'argent


Many treasures to be discovered at the Marché aux Puces.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Les arches


I"m not sure what this building is called but I can share that it is behind Le Sénat at Jardin du Luxembourg.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Les savons


Peter and I stepped inside this charming little honey shop in Butte aux Cailles. The owner was very kind and allowed me to poke around with my camera. I need to go back and buy soaps for all my friends at home!

Les Abeilles
21 Rue de la Butte aux Cialles
75013