29 July 2021

Qui est Raoul?


J'vais lui montrer qui c'est Raoul! - "I'm going to show him who Raoul is!"
 
From:
Les Tontons Flingueurs (1963)
 
 

28 July 2021

Six of one


A half dozen hard-boiled eggs huddle around a salt shaker on a Paris café counter.

27 July 2021

Sitting pretty

 

A vintage car sits outside a boulangerie while its owner nips in for croissants.

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From:
 Traversée de Paris en voitures anciennes
held Sunday, July 25, 2021

24 July 2021

Alexander



 The large black and white tags seen on taxis, buses and in subways in fashion capitals are for English fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who passed away in 2010.

“This is not a new logo or a capsule" notes the house, just a graphic that will be seen in coming seasons.

 Above: on the wall of a Paris métro station

22 July 2021

Throwback Thursday

On dit a heat wave is due today and tomorrow, but compared to the Moroccan desert Paris' periodic canicules are almost heaven.

Above: camels chill on hot sand

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Morocco: a 3 hours (or less) from Paris destination

(road trip adventure 2014)

21 July 2021

17 July 2021

Le Tricolore

 

Into the weekend with a shot of planes over the Pyramide du Louvre on Bastille Day, July 14.

16 July 2021

Falafel Friday

Gigantic falafel sandwiches on rue des Rosiers in the Old Jewish Quarter.

 (most take-away shops closed Saturdays)

15 July 2021

Le 14 juillet

  

Planes flew overhead all day as Paris celebrated Bastille Day yesterday.

12 July 2021

Through the grapevines

 The grapes of Montmartre's vine-covered hillside are nearly ready for the annual récolte.

9 July 2021

Flashback Friday



Today's flashback is Cadaqués, Spain (just south of the French border) circa mid-80s - days of endless celebrations, couch squatters, drop-ins, gallery openings, seaside cafés and feasting - that we will always call home.

 Above: watercolors of mommy's helper Danielle on our terrace at sunset w/unobstructed views of bay and village (the artist was a young Australian en passant, hence the kangaroos)

 

8 July 2021

Heavenly

There's a saint for almost everything in France, and this pastry, Saint Honoré, named for a 6th century bishop from Amiens who became the patron of bakers, is a quasi religious experience.

6 July 2021

Baking bad




Paris' boulangeries work round the clock, in good times and bad, turning out an essential part of life in France.

3 July 2021

1 July 2021

Throwback Thursday




 Today's throwback is to last month's road trip.
 
Above: a small caravan by a river turns out large galettes using organic ingredients; lacy buckwheat crêpe w/smoked trout, red onion, cucumber, melted gruyère and pumpkin seeds
 
 

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