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.

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