28 February 2015

Dora


Bust of a young woman by Pablo Picasso is said to represent Dora Maar, darling of the Left Bank literary and artistic set at the height of La Belle Époque.

27 February 2015

After the rain


Locals in trendy "SoPi" (South Pigalle) stop to pick up last minute supplies before heading home. Sacre Coeur Basilica overlooks emerging street scene.

26 February 2015

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23 February 2015

Exterior decoration


Place de Furstenburg, known for its upscale fabric and deco shops, decked out with oversized lampshades for Design Week.

21 February 2015

Le Passe-Muraille



"The Man Who Walked Through Walls," a sculpture by Jean-Bernard Métais on Place Marcel Aymé.

20 February 2015

19 February 2015

Pâtes de fruits


A trove of pâtes de fruits in dozens of flavors are a specialty at Hediard, which began as a fruit-filled wheelbarrow on a street corner.

15 February 2015

Une carafe d'eau


Natural light brings out the beauty of this cluster of green bottles ready to be turned into carafes d'eau.

13 February 2015

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10 February 2015

Organic fresh produce


Multicolored carrots and crisp greens at an organic market will be gone by noon.
Just a stroll through any of Paris' open-air markets inspires dinner.

9 February 2015

Waiting for his master


This pup awaits the return of his master who's nipped into a shop filled with aromatic sausages and hams.

7 February 2015

Through fleurs


Fragrant bouquets are lined up along a street market stall, packed in thick sheets of plastic that are filled with water.

Ready for tea


Intimate salons de thé dot the city, where there will be specialty teas, home-made cakes, pastries and even refined lunches.

6 February 2015

Man in black




A man dressed in black from head to toe cuts a poetic silhouette set off by the fluffy fur of his little dog on a backstreet near the Bastille.

5 February 2015

Mao Tse Tongue


An imposing sculpture takes up much of the floor space of a contemporary art gallery, one of many near the rue des Beaux Arts.

4 February 2015

Butterfly bouquets


A winter evening and shimmering bouquets of white, gold and blue butterflies seem to flutter inside the window of a parfumerie off Place Saint Sulpice.

3 February 2015

Brioches in a window


A lineup of sugar-studded brioches teasingly awaits adoption in a window of a small cake shop on a Left Bank side street.

2 February 2015

Early a.m. café... and cigarettes


Ashtrays are set out for the daily onslaught of terrace smokers. Since 2007 smoking inside cafés and restaurants has been verboten in France.

1 February 2015

Les bouquinistes


Paris' reputedly surly bouquinistes get the best views across the river. A centuries-old tradition of selling used books and manuscripts along the quais continues uninterrupted.