Thursday, February 1, 2018

Pomp and Circumstance

One day last September, I was about to
have lunch across the street from the
Palais du Luxembourg (home of the French
Senate), when this colorful crew
showed up.  Found out that they accompanied
the new president, Emmanuel Macron,
as he came to address the chamber.  

Monday, January 1, 2018


At this 17th-century church—the
second-largest in Paris—you
can see something
everywhere you look.

[Linking back to Macro Monday.]

Friday, December 1, 2017


Have learned to like the inside-out Pompidou,
but don't get me started about the
hideous Tour Montparnasse (I cried the first 

time I saw it).  However, I've always 
loved Pei's pyramids—how about you?

[Linking back to Weekend Reflections.]

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

ABC Wednesday—Q = "quai"

. . . de la Tournelle, that is.  Can you
imagine a more romantic place to stroll—
or a more fantastic view?

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

{I'm scheduling this to post, but I might not be able
to link back to ABC Wednesday.  At the
moment I'm on a ship off the coast of Argentina,
and may or may not have any Internet.}

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.]