Sunday, October 1, 2017

Les ombres du Louvre


I appreciate that these sumptuous carpets
and gorgeous painted dressers are
still here for us to admire.
The chairs aren't too shabby, either.

[Linking back to Shadow Shot Sunday.]

Friday, September 1, 2017

aux puces


I could spend days at the Marché aux Puces,
even if I were just looking—though
buying (and haggling over the price) is more fun.
I was tempted by this pretty silver pot
the last time I was there.


[To see more Weekend Reflections,
visit James's meme.]

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

dans le métro


Every time I'm in Paris, I find an ad
(or two or three) that makes
me smile, or frown, or shake my head
—or all three.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]

Saturday, July 1, 2017

c'est triste


It makes me so sad to see what's happened
to some of the gravesites at Paris's
most famous cemetery, Père Lachaise.

[To see more b/w photos, visit
Dragonstar's meme.]

Thursday, June 1, 2017

bienvenue!


Sign outside Cosi's tiny flagship sandwich
shop
 on rue de Seine.  (There are
Cosi shops in NYC, but it's just not the
 same here.)  BTW, I like to
 think
I'm one of the nice ones.


[Linking back to Signs, signs.]

Monday, May 1, 2017

in Père Lachaise


A detail from one of the thousands 

of family crypts in Paris's
most famous cemetery, final resting 
place of Abelard and Héloise
(together at last), Colette, Chopin,
Stéphane Grapelli, Molière . . . and a few
people I actually knew.

[Linking back to Blue Monday at Magical
Mystery Teacher and to Macro Monday.]

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Le Weekend en Noir et Blanc


A runner in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 
which looked like this before the
far-sighted Baron Haussmann decided that
the people of the newly annexed
19th and 20th arrondissements needed
a beautiful green space.

[To see more b/w images, visit
Dragonstar's meme.]