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
"Abandoned"

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!
(shhhhhhh)


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
windows.



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