Saturday, September 10, 2016

un Perrier et le Métro

Oblivious to the Perrier bubbles, 
there was no effervescence 
with these three commuters

Métro Ledru Rollin
75012, Paris 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Le Bistrot Paul Bert

Le Bistrot Paul Bert

This "foodie" street in Paris' 11ième
has something for everyone.

I plan to have a seat here 
next week!

Le Bistrot Paul Bert
18, rue Paul Bert
75011, Paris

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Palais Royal - Pelouse Interdite!

The gorgeous green lawn of the Jardin du Palais Royal
is as beautiful as the greens of the Augusta National Golf Club,
but you would have an easier time receiving permission to walk
on the greens of the Masters than you would the green grass of
many Paris parks and gardens.

I did take a nap on one such forbidden lawn 
in Paris, but that is another story....

Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Le Grand Chat de la rue

"the big cat of the street"

Guarding this restaurant window on le premier étage
is this realistic and muscular feline.
As you look up from the street you can feel his stare.

I wonder if he chose this spot for the poissons et fruits de mer 
(fish and seafood) featured on the restaurant menu.

"Here, kitty-kitty - nice kitty."

Vin et Marée
165, rue Saint Honoré
75001, Paris

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Une éclaireuse

Place Saint-Sulpice

Gathered in the large Place Saint-Sulpice
were many scouts (boys and girls) of all ages.
It was a day of  recognition and awards.

Place Saint-Sulpice
rue Férou
75006, Paris

Monday, September 5, 2016

Manège du Parc

Manège du Parc

This carousel in Parc de Monceau
is a petite fanciful jewel
nestled among the trees

Parc de Moncau
35, boulevard de Courcelles
75008, Paris

Friday, September 2, 2016

La Mariée - Parc de Monceau

The wedding party paraded
through the park with family, friends,
and photographers

Parc de Monceau
75008, Paris

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Bibliothèque Nationale - City Daily Photo Theme Day - "Library"

Bibliothèque Nationale
Richelieu Library

This magnificent architecture is home to the reading
room at the Richelieu Library in Paris, a part of BnF 
(Bibliothèque Nationale de France).

This oval room is quiet as it should be for reading...
No photos allowed!

Today I join other city photo bloggers around the world in 
Theme Day: Library
Check out the other entries here

Bibliothèque Nationale - Richelieu Library
5, rue Vivienne
75002, Paris

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Cidre Kerisac - Paris café

Yes, I have a fascination with the Paris 
café scenes...

stacked cups and napkins included.

Paris café
Ave Ledru-Rollin
75012, Paris

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rue Crémieux

Rue Crémieux

At the very end of this charming street
are these two creative and inspired

rue Crémieux
75012, Paris

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Le Square Trousseau

Le Square Trousseau

On this street just opposite the Square Trousseau (park)
there are two places worth checking out:
this café on the corner and Blé Sucré, a boulangerie with the very
best madeleines and financiers.

Wish I was here today with friends, 
but I will be again very soon!

Le Square Trousseau
1, rue Antoine Vollon
75012, Paris
Métro Ledru Rollin

Friday, August 26, 2016

La Seine et Square du Vert Galant

Day and Night

Reflections on the Seine
taken from Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts
75001, Paris

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lena Margriet

Lena Margriet

If you take Line 5 on the Métro from Gare d'Austerlitz, you can see
the Port de l'Arsenal from the Bastille platform window.

The boat with the red awning and table
is a regular in the port.

Lena Margriet - Port de l'Arsenal
75004, Paris

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

It may look crowded
but everyone seems to 
find a spot

Jardin des Tuileries
75001, Paris

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Un rêveur

A café,
a daydreamer....

What could be more natural 
in Paris?

Le Métivier
1, avenue Gambetta
75020, Paris

Monday, August 22, 2016

Parc de la Turlure

Parc de la Turlure

Officially known as the square Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet 
but better known as Parc de la Turlure,
 this is a small but charming park in Montmartre, 
located right behind the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. 

This site was once occupied by the moulin de Turlure, 
one of more than 30 windmills that once stood on Butte Montmartre. 
The park has a beautiful pergola and this cascade fountain
Parc de la Turlure
rue de la Bonne
75018, Paris

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Des fleurs de Montmartre

Although areas of Montmartre may be filled
with tourists, you can find quiet streets
and picturesque scenes as you move away from 
Place du Tertre

Rue Cortot
75018, Paris

Friday, August 19, 2016

Réflexions sur la Seine

Seine Reflections

The quiet of late night
on the Seine.....

perfect solitude

la Seine
75001, Paris

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

La Porte Cachée

The Hidden Door

Shaded by vines, this small courtyard
is almost obscured from the sidewalk

8, rue Yvonne le Tac
75018, Paris

Friday, July 29, 2016

Palais Royal - des ombres

Palais Royal

The lamps at Palais Royal are
distinctive and recognizable.

The shadow almost resembles 
a contact print on the promenade wall.

Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Christian Bassoul

Christian Bassoul and his group of fellow musicians,
singers, and dancers pass out the words (les paroles) to the old 
French songs and invite you to sing and dance along 
with them.  It has been a tradition on almost every Paris trip
to gather in the street at the base of rue Mouffetard on Sunday morning.

Come, sing, dance, laugh, 
and transport yourself back
in time 100 years.

(Oh, and buy the CD)

Christian Bassoul on rue Mouffetard
75005, Paris

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rue de l'Estrapade

With the photo taken through an impressive gate, 
I wondered what it would be like
to call this place home.

9, rue de l'Estrapade
75005, Paris

Monday, July 25, 2016

Jardin du Luxembourg - Tai Chi

Jardin du Luxembourg

A serious group engaged 
in Tai Chi exercises...

Love the lady in the background 
with her red fan.

Jardin du Luxembourg
75006, Paris

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Église Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts

Église Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts

If you enter a church in Paris and do not immediately see
the organ, look above the main door.

This is a beautiful Cavaillé-Coll organ
and you can click here to hear the music of this organ
as played by reknown organist, Eric Lebrun.

bon dimanche

Église Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts
66, avenue Ledru-Rollin
75012, Paris

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Le Tour de France?

Le Tour de France?

Well, perhaps this young boy is not quite ready
for the famed race, but he handled his bicycle well on
the park path.

Tomorrow the race will finish on the Champs Élysées
and I will be watching from home.

Jardin du Luxembourg
75006, Paris

Friday, July 22, 2016

Réflexions de nuit à Paris

Louvre courtyard at night

Such diverse architecture... 
from the graceful arches to the glass angles, 
all reflected in the shallow fountains!

Musée du Louvre
75001, Paris

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Place de la Contrescarpe

Place de la Contrescarpe

Bicycles, fountain, café terrace, shade trees,
and sometimes on Sundays a white haired
piano player.

I wonder how he gets that piano up the hill?

Place de la Contrescarpe
75005, Paris

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

La Fontaine Medicis

Medici Fountain

A quiet respite in the midst of 
Paris, even in the summer.
Definitely one of my favorite places
to meet a friend...
 or just to sit quietly alone.

Medici Fountain
Jardin du Luxembourg
75006, Paris

Monday, July 18, 2016

Rue de l'Élysée de Ménilmontant - street art

Street Art

If you look at this address on Google-Maps
you will see only a plain corrugated metal building.

I found no signature but liked the effect of the patterns
as a background, the black and white realism of the boy, and
the cartoon-like blue birds.

I think that the café terrace just opposite on this narrow,
dead end street has a much nicer view thanks to this artist.

Rue de l'Élysée de Ménilmontant
(au coin de la rue Julien Lacroix)
75020, Paris

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Église Notre Dame de la Croix de Ménilmontant

Église Notre Dame de la Croix
de Ménilmontant

The Neo-Gothic architecture was the
work of Antoine Héret.  Construction began
in 1863 and was consecrated in 1869.
In 1871, the Paris Commune met here at 
the church and voted to execute the Archbishop
of Paris and his fellow hostages.

This photo was taken on November 13th (2015)
in afternoon light of a setting sun.  Four hours later,
our world was changed.

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