Monday, April 24, 2017

Non, pas Le Pen!

I have chosen to be quite public with my views on our recent election here in the US, and don't apologize. Today, I make my feelings known regarding the current elections in France. I hope and pray that the French will learn from our mistakes here, and make the right choice in the next election in two weeks.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Sainte Chappelle

Sainte Chappelle, one of the most beautiful churches in Paris. I have visited once, but have it on my list for another and hopefully a concert!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Paris Rouge - Didier Ludot

Didier Ludot's boutique at the Palais Royal features vintage designer delights. I will admit that as often as I've pressed my nose and my lens against this window, I've never gathered enough courage to walk in. Maybe next time.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Most Patient Man in Paris

Today let us all celebrate the anniversaire of our friend Peter Olson ( Peter's Paris). I've known Peter since 2008, and he and I have walked a million miles up and down and all over Paris. He's an incredible expert on all things Paris, despite the fact that he's a Swede!  He is always generous with his expertise and time. I'm so grateful that he willing to wait while I take endless photographs, just like here in 2009.  Merci mon ami, for your time, your patience, but most of all your friendship. My best friend in Paris.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Paris Rouge - These doors!!!!

Perhaps my favorite doors in all of Paris. The fact that they are ROUGE, is beside the point! 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


The Musée Carnavalet, the history of Paris museum, is closed for restorations until at least 2019. Located in the Marais, you should put it on your list when it reopens.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Café de la Paix

Remembering a lovely lunch here last November.

5 Place de l'Opéra
75009 Paris

Friday, April 14, 2017

Dimanche à Paris

If you are lucky enough to be in Paris on a Sunday, be sure to visit the Marché aux Oiseaux et le Marché aux Fleurs on Île de la Cité. This is a special treat if you are traveling with children as the Bird Market also offers, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. for them to pet. A lovely way to spend a Sunday in Paris.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Paris Rouge - Le carrousel

The carrousel at the Hôtel de Ville is always such fun to photograph. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Place Vendôme

The Vendôme Column, erected by Napoleon I to commemorate theBattle of Austerlitz.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Matin au Pain Quotedian

Remembering a nice petit déjeuner with friends on the morning we arrived in Paris, 2016.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Au revoir!

Join me in bidding a fond au revoir to Paris' iconic kiosks. They will soon be replaced with more updated and modern versions. Le sigh....

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Les détails

I think we always look at her from afar, but I love to zoom in on her details.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Grand ou petit?

Many choices at the Marché aux Puces!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Église Val-de-Grâce

We had this amazing view of this beautiful church from our apartment window for 3 weeks in 2009. I took advantage.

Église Val-de-Grâce
1 Place Alphonse Laverin
75005 Paris

Saturday, April 1, 2017

CDP Theme Day - WET

Today my City Daily Photobloggers around the world are posting their favorite photo on this month's theme....RAIN right here.. It was a no brainer for me. I"m reposting one of my favorite photos taken from the second floor window of our favorite apartment on rue Saint Roch. It's also the cover photo of my book, Paris Rouge. If you'd like to have a look, the link is on the sidebar!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Paris Photos on the Fence

I've enjoyed this Paris photographer's work on many trips. He sets up his work along the fence of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church on nice days. He's very talented, and I will probably buy one of his images one day. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017


My happy place, the Palais Royal. I go again and again, and always love the shop windows but the quiet times I spend there around the fountains, are the best.  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Les fenêtres

If I had to choose, I think I would go with the traditional windows with shutters but the colorful newer ones do make me smile.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tromp l'oeil

The elegant Hôtel de Crillon at Place de la Concorde, has been undergoing extensive renovations. Built in 1758, it has been a luxury hotel since 1909. It closed it's doors in 2013 for the renovations and is scheduled to reopen in 2017. During this restoration process, this lovely tromp l'oeil screen was erected to hide the day to day construction from view.

Hôtel de Crillon
10 Place de la Concorde
Paris 75008

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Les lettres

You could easily spend an entire day poking through the treasures and oddities at Tombées du Camion ( fallen off the truck) at the Marché aux Puces. It really defies description! Years ago Mary, Peter and I found the shop first shop tucked away in Montmartre ( 17 rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris 75018). This last trip, while photographing the Marché aux Puces, we stumbled on two more stalls there. The sheer volume of the tiny treasures could be overwhelming but each shop is incredibly organized to make your search much easier. There are crates upon crates of letters in all sizes and styles. A photographer's buffet!