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.

Mexican Food

Can you get good Mexican food in Paris? Yes and no. I went to this place, Mexi and Co in the Latin Quarter because I heard the burritos were good. Mine was just okay but I loved the interior.

The chandelier made of bottles hanging amongst many other items.

They sell Mexican food products as you can see.

An informal place. I liked the flowers in an empty can of salsa.

I’ve always loved the bright colors used in Mexican decoration.

This and That

I don’t really have a theme going here, just a few photos that were actually all taken around the Latin Quarter and Notre Dame where I met an Internet friend.

It’s hard to get shots like this unless it’s pretty early in the morning.

Sine it is freezing or below these last few days I’m starting to think these aren’t real but they are pretty.

Notre Dame when the sun came out to light it up.

A little tea shop has this unusual sitting area out front.

See-you can wind the seat up or down.

A statue of Charlemagne in front of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame reflected in a puddle.

Here and There

Here is a mix of photos from a day out in various parts of Paris.

The sun came out and lit up Île de la Cité and the Seine.

There are still locks in every possible place, especially on the Pont des Arts. There are plans a foot to get rid of all of them. Hopefully, one day, it won’t be a trend.

A pretty entrance to a courtyard.

The old section of the church, St Julien de Pauvre.

I always find this architecture interesting. It’s in the Latin Quarter.

The Latin Quarter

I was early to a meeting in the Latin Quarter area so I took a walk around with my camera and here’s what I saw:

The Seine where it splits into to go around Ile de la Cite.

Then I noticed these two guys down below in scuba diving gear. I guess it’s sometimes necessary to go into the river for various reasons. I’ve just never seen anyone in gear like this. I do notice police boats buzzing around occasionally.

A photo of Notre Dame is obligatory. The sun is changing now that we are moving into Autumn. It seems softer and more moody and often has a delicious slant.

A grumpy cat in a window of a bar not yet open in the Latin Quarter. He was looking out at pigeons with lust in his heart.

Around The Latin Quarter

Across the way from Notre Dame is the area called the Latin Quarter, called that because students of the schools there were taught in Latin and spoke it around there. Maurice says they should call it the Greek Quarter because it is now full of Greek restaurants. I’m not too fond of it myself as it is always full of people and I think it’s dirty. You can find pockets of beauty here and there though.

There’s the St Severin Church with lines of gargoyles.

A gargoyle with wavy hair and a bad temper.

During the Revolution anything to do with royalty or the church was usually destroyed. As you can see by this old street sign, St (saint) was removed. Kind of silly in my opinion. They also beheaded all of the statues of the kings of Judah (26 in all) on the front of Notre Dame. The church itself was almost destroyed as well.

Grafitti on the Rue Chat Qui Peche (the fishing cat), a very narrow street. The artist always puts a red umbrella, the guy with the hat, a cat, a blue bird and a red ballon in his paintings. I only took a photo of a part of it as you can see.