28 June 2023

Waffle Wednesday


Fresh waffles and strawberries entice from a street stall.

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26 June 2023


A village festival in the Auvergne region of central France?
Not quite: MONT-AVEYRON's weekend-long fête on Place des Abbesses.
Above: a local heads towards the scent of roasting sausages
Below: booths and stalls; dancing in regional costume


16 June 2023

Fishy Friday

Apéro of crispy accras de morue (dried salt cod fritters), calamares with home-made mayo and a bottle of Chardonnay on ice.
 Huguette, Bistro de la Mer
81 Rue de Seine 75006

13 June 2023

Travel Tuesday


"Sur le pont d'Avignon on y danse on y danse....
- Au revoir et un très bon voyage chers amis -

11 June 2023

Strawberry Sunday


Strawberries are in season.
Above: at the pastry counter of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
Below: w/raspberries and blackberries, also in season




8 June 2023

Stair art


After initial sketches were made local children pitched in to finish these stairs that feature the Eiffel Tower.


7 June 2023

Winter Wednesday

Flashback to February: view through trees of Notre Dame being worked on.

The cathedral is not expected to be finished until sometime in 2025 but will begin welcoming visitors in 2024. 


4 June 2023

3 June 2023

Café on a square


Paris' countless cafés are, for many, a hallmark of the city.

Above: a sunny June morning brings out tables and chairs



2 June 2023

Fraîcheur Friday

With glorious warm weather upon us cooling salads are seemingly everywhere.

Above: 1) red cabbage, green onion, carrot, fresh greens, sesame seeds, goat cheese-spinach-sun-dried-tomato samosas 2) salmon gravlax, avocado, green onion, mango, red-&-green cabbage, fresh dill; roasted tiny pommes de terre grenaille w/garlic on the side


1 June 2023

Café culture


It seems the entire city is under construction as Paris updates its metro system and prepares to host the 2024 Olympics, but that hasn't stopped café regulars.