This and That

Here are some photos I took in October before we headed to the States. I’ll probably post some photos from our trip too soon. I think a blog is wonderful for that. No one is as interested in my photos so they languish on my hard drive but thanks to the internet there always seems to be someone in the world of blogs who likes to look at the photos of others. I sure do.


I like this sign up on Montmartre.


This sign is right across from the one of the black cat.


I can’t remember if I actually posted this photo before or just thought about it. I’m suffering from jet lag and have been up since 4 AM, thus the mental confusion. In any case, I loved the sun shining on the Garnier Opera House with that dramatic dark sky behind it.


Doesn’t this table setting make you want to eat here? I read somewhere that red and white checked table clothes in a French restaurant usually means the food isn’t good-that it’s just a way to trick people inside-but I haven’t found this to be true. I have this restaurant on my list of places to try. It’s near our apartment. I don’t think we will be eating outside though as we could have on the day I took this photo. It’s cold and gray in Paris right now and we may get a bit of snow later on.

Paris Potpourri

I’m back in Paris and was out and about yesterday and I have to say I even felt hot. There was sunshine and blue skies and the temperatures got up into the seventies. Hard to beat that. Here is a mix of a few photos I took yesterday.


That tunnel of trees that I love in Palais Royal.


That tunnel at the Louvre leading to the pyramid. My camera was set wrong and too much light is in the photo but I sort of like the result.


Up in Montmartre, an artist’s palette.


An artist at work.

And now I must start going through the apartment and start getting rid of things that I don’t want to move. Why is there so much of it? Read my blog post called Changes is you are wondering what I’m talking about. I am indeed moving to another apartment. Lots of work ahead.

This and That

A few photos taken here and there that don’t really fit into any theme. I usually try to put photos together that way but sometimes a few stand alone.


Ear muffs making a fashion statement of sorts.


This is the Tour St Jacques. It has been under scaffolding since I have lived in Paris and is finally in full view. It was once the tower of a church.


James at the top of the tower. I’m wondering if some day they will allow people to climb to the top.


A reflection in a puddle. I’m always looking for reflections in water or windows. I like this one because it was in the sun.

A Week in Paris 2

A few shots around or on rue Montorgueil.

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I love this old door. I almost think painting it would be a shame.

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An inviting line of tables. I learned from a friend to look for lines of objects for photos which is a fun thing to do.

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A cute little pig on an advertisement for a clothing shop who has a color fetish, whatever that means.

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A place that has served escargot for years. Not my favorite thing seeing my garden crisis in Provence but, I guess if you put enough butter and garlic on something, it can be pretty tasty.

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The church, St Eustache.