This and That in Paris

A few photos of things that I really liked around Paris.

A narrow street in the Latin Quarter with a colorful advertisement on the wall.

Look at this great display of autumn leaves seen on a dawn walk by Lake Daumesnil

A fabulous sunrise reflected in Lake Daumesnil. I went on a walk with a friend at  7  AM and this was our reward. As the days get shorter and shorter we end up walking in dark mornings.

These remarkable palm tree columns are in the Saint Sauveur church in the Latin Quarter. I had a spare minute and quickly popped in for a photo.

Autumn in Paris

Autumn in Paris is one of my favorite seasons. The temperatures are usually mild, there is often sun and, of course, the leaves start turning.

img_2113 I often see these plants at florists around the city. I don’t know what they are called but they look like little lanterns.

img_2163 This florist had added some pumpkins to the flowers. They do some decorating for what is called All Saints Day, or Toussaint, instead of Halloween, but not on the scale seen in the States.

img_2147 I went for walks each day with a friend around Lake Daumesnil in the Bois de Vincennes. Maurice and I used to walk in the Bois but I never saw this lake. We started early one morning and there was mist, always  a pleasure for this Southwest girl who seldom saw it growing up.

img_2162 Loved seeing these golden leaves reflected in the lake.

img_2151 There is even this temple on a little island.

img_2180 I even got a swan in the mist which turned golden in the early morning sun. I don’t like the early nights, especially with the time change, but I do love the mornings, especially as the sun comes up.