Thursday, August 17, 2017

Le Grenier de Notre-Dame


Le Grenier de Notre-Dame


I eat enough vegetables and fruit to be a vegetarian but do eat
meat in moderation.  However, I can clear the table eating seafood.



Le Grenier de Notre-Dame
18, rue de la Bûcherie
75005, Paris

Monday, August 14, 2017

Arcachon Bay - le carrousel



Arcachon Bay

The gray skies did not deter the boaters, swimmers,
and carrousel riders



Arcachon Bay
Gironde
33009

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Église de la Madeleine


Église de la Madeleine


There is much written about this very photogenic 
and beautiful church which sits prominently in the 8ième.

Do you know that there are 52 of these Corinthian columns,
each 20 m high (65.5 feet!).  The fact that it was
 designed as "a temple to the glory of Napoleon's army" may explain
the enormity of La Madeleine.  It is one of my favorites, and the
acoustics are amazing!


bon dimanche



Église de la Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine
75008, Paris

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Jardin du Palais Royal - la barrière de fer



Jardin du Palais Royal


Painstakingly maintained, 
the gold spires of the garden's
wrought iron fence are stunning.



Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Friday, August 11, 2017

Jardin du Palais Royal



There are times when you cannot find an empty chair
on the edge of this fountain, but it is a perfect spot for reflection.


bon week end



Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pont de Sully



Pont de Sully

This is one of the few cast iron bridges
remaining in Paris today.  Built (rebuilt, actually) by
Haussmann in 1876, Pont de Sully is actually two bridges
connecting the eastern tip of Ile Saint Louis
with the banks of the 4th and 5th arrondissements.


Pont de Sully
Paris, 75005

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Les balcons fleurissent



Balconies ornate with 
flowers


I could be quite content with a corner
of this building in the cinquième, close
to the Seine with an exquisite view.


Paris
75005

Monday, August 7, 2017

La solitude




This gentleman had the quay to
himself and one would imagine that 
many are now enjoying the August sunshine



La Seine
75004, Paris

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

La Tour d'Argent - les lumières


La Tour d'Argent


Although I have not dined at La Tour d'Argent 
and would love to explore their wine list
one can enjoy the aesthetics of the wrought iron lamp posts
and the Guimard awning over the entrance door.



La Tour d'Argent
15, quai de la Tournelle
75005, Paris


Monday, March 13, 2017

diptyque - parfumerie



diptyque

This is a charming shop on boulevard Saint-Germain
specializing in perfumes and also scents for
the home.  Even if you already have a favorite there
are scents which are not available elsewhere.


Plan a visit to the original diptype store.
This small shop is big on friendly customer service and
I have always been well-received on my visits.


diptyque
34, boulevard Saint-Germain
75005, Paris


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Palais Garnier



The tremendous size of this building
almost causes a person to 
overlook the magnificent
details.


Did I mention that I have
a thing for shoes?


Palais Garnier
8, rue Scribe
75009, Paris

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Basilique Saint Denis


Basilique Saint Denis

It is worth the trip to the outskirts of Paris to see this basilica, 
with its outstanding array of 
stained glass windows, 
Gothic arches, 
funerary art, 
tombs and sculptures.

For more information on the Basilica
click here.

 
bon dimanche

Basilique Saint Denis
1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur
92300, Saint-Denis

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Deux amoureux



Jardin du Palais Royal


Hold on, sweet lovers.
Spring is coming!


Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Les vitrines de jouets - CDP Theme Day



Looking out of a store window at the winter
landscape, the tin toys resemble paper silhouettes 
against a palette of neutrals.


The theme for the City Daily Photo Bloggers
on this first day of March:  A photo that is in color
but appears almost as a black and white shot.
Click here to see the selections of other City Daily photographers


Avanti la Musica (unique toys and music boxes)
73, quai de la Tournelle
75005, Paris

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mairie d'Arcachon



Mairie d'Arcachon


Just a block from the beach in the charming
town of Arcachon, the bleu-blanc-rouge flies
in the bay breeze.


Did I mention the fabulous oysters?


Mairie d'Archachon
Gironde department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region
33120, France

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Église de la Madeleine


Église de la Madeleine


La Madeleine assumes a prominent footprint
in the 8ième arrondissement.


Built in the Neo-Classical style its
fifty-two (52!) columns surround the building.
The interior is stunning and worth a visit.


bon dimanche


Église de la Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine
75008, Paris

Saturday, February 25, 2017

La solution au casse-tête



So, here is the answer to the puzzling photo of yesterday. 
The afternoon sun was shining on the frieze of 
the building on the opposite site of the Cour Napoleon (Louvre) which is
the Pavilion Richelieu. The image of the 
frieze is seen as a reflection off the interior back wall
  (yes, through the round opening). 


It was a special moment.




Cour Napoleon
Musée du Louvre
75001, Paris

Friday, February 24, 2017

Qu'est-ce que c'est?



What is it?

A porthole, 
a painting,
a tapestry?


I had to look at the surrounding photos 
of this image to figure it out...
and I was the photographer.


bon week end

Somewhere famous in Paris

I am joining other photographers
 at Weekend Reflections here

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Les Toits de Paris



Les Toits de Paris


From the Printemps rooftop there
is much to see:
windows, chimney pots, roofs, and domes


Paris rooftops
75009, Paris

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

"Selfie" au Cour Napoleon



Cour Napoleon


Watched this sweet couple as they took multiple selfies
in front of the impressive façades that form the 
Cour Napoleon of the Louvre.

Monsieur had his digital slr around his neck,
but Madame was adept with the phone.


Cour Napoleon
Musée du Louvre
75001, Paris

Monday, February 20, 2017

Musée du Louvre


Musée du Louvre


Although the installation of I M Pei's glass and metal
pyramids at the Louvre must have been met with the ire
of many, the attraction to this large icon of Paris has withstood
the test of nearly three decades.


It is a kinetic sculpture of sorts with
an ever-changing view depending on the time of day,
the weather, and the season.


Cour Napoleon
Musée du Louvre
75001, Paris

Saturday, February 18, 2017

La Vieille Ville de Bordeaux



Through a passageway in
Old Town Bordeaux


bon week end



Bordeaux, France

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Joyeux Saint-Valentin



Joyeux Saint-Valentin

Not from a fine Parisian pâtisserie, 
but the wish for a Happy Valentine's Day
to all my readers just the same

Somebody has already
asked for the sugar-laden
Eiffel Tower.



Beyond Paris

Monday, February 13, 2017

Musée Rodin


Musée Rodin

Hôtel Biron is a jewel of Parisian rocaille architecture, 
with its expansive park.

From the Musée Rodin website:

First opened to the public on 4 August 1919, 
the Musée Rodin was housed in a mansion, 
formerly called the Hôtel Peyrenc de Moras. 
Now known as the Hôtel Biron, it was built on Rue de Varenne 
between 1727 and 1732. Nearly 300 works from Rodin’s collection 
are on view in this mansion.

Do you know how long you have to stand here to capture 
a photo with absolutely no one but M. Rodin in view?



Musée Rodin
79, rue de Varenne
75007, Paris

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Église Saint-Sulpice

Église Saint-Sulpice

This enormous late Baroque church
in Paris is surpassed in size only by Notre Dame.


I would have guessed Église Saint-Eustache, but
really should go back for another look.  
What would you have imagined?
The façade is massive and imposing.

bon dimanche


Église Saint-Sulpice
2, rue Palatine
75006, Paris



Friday, February 10, 2017

Le Comptoire de la Gastronomie



Le Comptoire de la Gastronomie


A café with a view in all directions,
from the impressive Art Nouveau façade of the
café/boutique to the café across the street
(Le Cochon à l'Oreille).

bon week end

Le Comptoire de la Gastronomie
34, rue Montmartre
75001, Paris


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Art d' Arcachon


A bigger than life painting
in an Arcachon gallery,
caught in afternoon reflections


Arcachon 
Gironde department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region
33120, France
 
 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Les Marquis de Ladurée


Les Marquis de Ladurée

The windows of Paris never disappoint and
Les Marquis de Ladurée displayed
exotic birds of organza and wire


(Hint: If you have trouble getting
photos of windows without a reflection,
try an evening photo shoot.)


Les Marquis de Ladurée
14, rue de Castiglione
75001, Paris

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Le Métro






Sometimes a simple smile
transcends language 


Make a difference


Le Métro 10
75008, Paris