31 December 2015

Hands on


A gallery wall in the Marais district.
 
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- Bonne Année / Happy New Year 2016 -

30 December 2015

Paris at dusk




The magic of a Paris street just before night falls and when lights start to come on.

29 December 2015

Marché Raspail




Open Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays when it's a marché biologique (organic), this Left Bank market goes on for blocks.

28 December 2015

Sign of the times


This year's holiday window display theme at Galeries Lafayette department store is all about the new Star Wars movie.

27 December 2015

26 December 2015

Yule log


In France, no Christmas table is complete without its Bûche de Noël, the traditional Yule Log dessert, and every bakery and pâtisserie gets well stocked.

25 December 2015

Deck the windows


All over the city toy stores, like this one, stayed open late Christmas Eve anticipating last minute Père Noëls.

24 December 2015

Bagel on the block


New York style bagel shops have sprung up around Paris. Today's bagel at this one in Montmartre (seccond from the right) is, "Christmas spices."

23 December 2015

Three kings


Life-sized figurines made of silk, satin and brocade decorate the courtyard of a luxury hotel.

22 December 2015

Christmas lights


As soon as it gets dark festive lights appear in corners and line entire streets overhead.

21 December 2015

Aftermath


It's a strange sensation to walk down familiar streets and see photos of the dead; neighbors, familiar faces posted in doorways where they lived.

19 December 2015

Get Rihl


Whimsical tote bags by Barbara Rihl flirt from a shop window on a side street in the fashion district.

18 December 2015

Bakery on the Butte


A photograph of the Basilica of Sacre Coeur covers an entire wall of this Montmartre bakery.

17 December 2015

16 December 2015

Candy man


This corner sweets stall is a permanent fixture year round, rain or shine, on Boulevard Saint Germain near Odéon.

15 December 2015

Doorway


Details such as the tiny oval window on one side, make this door unique.

14 December 2015

Clopes


Big Tobacco is thriving as evidenced by the many brands on offer at any corner tabac, the most popular by far being Marlboro and not, as expected, Gauloises.

12 December 2015

Choux in

 
At La Maison du Chou flavored cream fillings are pumped into airy choux before your eyes using a pastry syringe.

10 December 2015

Métro exit

 
Buildings behind this métro sign create a sharp angle at the exit.

9 December 2015

Enfants Rouges


The Marché des Enfants Rouges covered market dates to the 1600's and is named for orphans dressed in red.

Above: florist at entryway

8 December 2015

Smarter


The latest "smart car" is an efficient way to buzz through narrow city streets.

7 December 2015

5 December 2015

Saint Sulpice organ

 
The massive Cavaillé-Coll organ dominates the interior of the Church of Saint Sulpice.

4 December 2015

Un café noisette


This is the French version of Spain's café cortado, an espresso to which a drop of milk the size of a hazelnut (noisette) has been added.

3 December 2015

Designer vintage


In Paris, experimenting with and discovering one's own personal style is de rigueur.

2 December 2015

Autumn in Montmartre #7


Montmartre can astonish with quiet passageways, artists' studios and single family houses.

1 December 2015