Monday, December 1, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
|I liked this staircase so much, I took 30 pictures of it!|
It's in the Petit (keeping in mind that everything
is relative) Palais—where there were lots of beautiful
things to see and not a lot of people, so I
could actually see them. There's also a very
nice café, they don't mind if you take
photos, and admission is free.
[To see more monochromes, visit Dragonstar's meme.]
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
|This quintessential Jewish bakery (and more)|
has been in business on rue des Rosiers in the heart
of the Marais since 1946, passed down for
three generations. To be honest, I'd rather have
a New York bagel any day, but their sandwiches (made
on an onion roll) are worth the trip—and the price.
[To see more Monday Mellow Yellow posts, go here.]
Friday, August 1, 2014
|I know this looks rather romantic on the surface,|
but when I took this shot last November it
was so cold I could barely snap the shutter.
There are also rats living in the Champ de Mars
and they're not exactly shy late at night.
But, hey—who wouldn't put up with a few rodents
and some frozen fingers for this?
[For more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
|or one of the elaborately gated entries.|
[I'm linking back to Our World Tuesday.]
Sunday, June 1, 2014
|I love this church, but not so much|
when it's filled to overflowing
with visitors. The best time to really
see it, to appreciate the sheer
size—and the silence—is when the
doors are first opened, at 8 a.m.
[Am linking back to The Weekend in Black and White,
Shadow Shot Sunday, inSPIREd Sunday
and Dreaming of France.]
Thursday, May 1, 2014
|I realize it may not be everyone's cup of tea |
(so to speak), but my friends and I loved our visit to
Le Café des Chats, where 12 rescued kitties play,
lounge, and sleep among the clientele (and may jump
up in your lap for a cuddle and a scratch behind the ears).
This one is called Lovely, and she turned this felt
kitty "condo" into her own private bed.
[Today's prompt for the Thursday Photo Challenge
is "small animals." To see more, visit Dale's meme.]
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
|I'm so glad I ate here at the Grand Véfour when I |
did—9 years ago, when the prix fixe lunch was
about $100 total. Now it's at least half again more,
though no doubt still an incredible culinary experience.
Might be best to have lunch here rather than dinner, unless
you've just won the lottery and don't think 84 euros is
a tad dear for caviar "à la cuillère" (i.e., a third of an ounce)
and some whole-wheat blinis—and that's just a starter.
[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]
Saturday, March 1, 2014
|Must admit that I was not an immediate fan of the|
Colonnes de [conceptual artist Daniel] Buren
at the Palais Royal. But they've grown on me—they
are a definite improvement over the parking lot that used
to occupy this space, and small children think they're
a playground. Rosemary Kneipp (whose blog, Aussie in France,
is always interesting and informative) told me when
I met her in November that Buren's design was inspired
by those de rigueur gray-and-white striped awnings that shade
the windows (including hers) overlooking the Palais Royal garden.
[To see more of The Weekend in Black and White,
visit Dragonstar's meme.]
Saturday, February 1, 2014
|Clearly they are masters of more than just macarons|
at Ladurée. You could capture my heart on
Valentine's Day with this pretty pink confection—
though I'm not sure I could bring myself to cut into it!
[To see more Pink Saturday posts, visit Beverly's meme.]
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
|Okay, this stuff is beyond yummy, but|
for me it was mostly a "visual" feast.
[To see more ABC posts, go here.
And, of course, I'm Dreaming of France.]