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.]

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


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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

les mains du captif

These belong to one of Martin Desjardins'
Four Captives (this one is Holland),
who've been in chains since 1715.

Find them in the Cour Marly et Puget,
in the Louvre.

[Linking back to ABC Wednesday:
H is for "hands."]

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

un bon dessert

This is un "merveilleux," my fave dessert
at my fave Paris restaurant.  The
restaurant is Circonstances, and this
concoction of silky crème Chantilly, crunchy
bits of meringue, and sweet/salty caramel
is indeed marvelous. 

[Linking back to ABC Wednesday,
where the letter this week is D.]