28 February 2015


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.

25 February 2015

24 February 2015

23 February 2015

Exterior decoration

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

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.

13 February 2015

12 February 2015

11 February 2015

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.

7 February 2015

Through fleurs

Fragrant bouquets are lined up along a street market stall, packed in thick sheets of plastic 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

Dressed in black from head to toe he cuts a poetic silhouette on a backstreet in the Bastille district.

5 February 2015

Mao Tse Tongue

This sculpture takes up much floor space in this contemporary art gallery, one of many near the rue des Beaux Arts.

4 February 2015

Butterfly bouquets

Small bouquets of white, gold and blue butterflies that seem to flutter inside the window of a Left Bank parfumerie.
12 Place Saint-Sulpice 75006

3 February 2015

Brioches in a window

Sugar-studded brioches teasingly await 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 set out for the daily invasion of terrace smokers.
Since 2007 (law implemented in January 2008) smoking inside cafés and restaurants has been verboten in France.

1 February 2015

Les bouquinistes

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