31 March 2021

Wishful Wednesday


 With travel restrictions still in place last night's apéro was an attempt to re-create the gezelligheid (coziness) of an Amsterdam "brown bar."

 Above: a batch of beef Bitterballen, the fabled Dutch tapas w/two kinds of mustards, washed down w/icy brut cider

26 March 2021

Doggie style

 
 
A small dog sports the stripey shirt of Brittany with matching jeans.

 Below: a closer look

 
(click to enlarge)
 

25 March 2021

New rule


 A new "no more than six together outside" rule goes into effect today and includes coffee gatherings, only this time around subject to fines.

22 March 2021

Curieux

 
An easy-to-miss boutique on a Montmartre side street caters to the curious.
 
 Above: anatomical charts; specialty candles; skull of a spiral-horned antelope
 
Below: skeleton w/sign, "I am fragile. Thank you for not touching me"; portraits, butterflies, bats, bugs, brains




Curiositas:
Cabinet des Curiosités 
7 rue Ravignan 75018

16 March 2021

Haussmania


 A Haussmannian building with a domed roof commands a corner of a Montmartre street.

13 March 2021

Café Paris

The talk in Paris is that cafés will re-open in mid April.
 And maybe restaurants.

 Above: fresh croissants and hot coffee en terrasse

12 March 2021

Dry run

 
 
Soon after the rain stopped these pompiers left the caserne to get in some exercise.

10 March 2021

A weekend planche

A simple yet bountiful Franco-Italian-themed planche mixte to ease le confinement.

(click to enlarge)

Merci nos chers amis

8 March 2021

A thousand oaks

  

One thousand hundred-year-old oaks will be felled by the end of this month to rebuild the spire of Notre-Dame de Paris.

Above: the spire through trees before the fire
 

4 March 2021

2 March 2021

Saint Aubin

 

Yesterday marked The Feast of Saint Aubin (Albinus d'Angers) who, along with Saint Honoré (Honoratus d'Amiens), is the go-to patron saint should you be a boulanger or pâtissier.