Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Postcard Paris

Let's end August with a "carte postale" view of my city through this picture of a painting in Montmatre's Place du Tertre. That's anyway also a side of Paris I like.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bike in the city

If you've been in Paris during the past 2 years you've probably noticed that the city has now a lot of bikes on the streets. Not only the Velib, our free bike system, but also private bikes that Parisian now use really more than ever before. This weekend I was in London and I was happy to see that they also started last july with a free bike system like in Paris. The good thing about Velib is that you don't have to care about parking your bike. I think that the owner of the bike of today's photo found a quite nice parking place (not sure it's allowed by the way ...)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday bridge : Pont Bir Hakeim

It's been a long time since I posted a picture of the Lady so on this Sunday bridge theme day I decided to show you the Bir Hakeim bridge crossing the river between 15th and 16th arrondissements. One of my favorite because of the subway riding on top and because of the lights. 
For more Sunday Bridges see San Francisco Bay area Daily Photo blog

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Paris d'Amour

This exhibition called "Paris d'Amour" took place in the City Hall building and though it ended last July 31th, the posters are still in place along the rue de Rivoli. Maybe because Paris is the city of love ...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Narrow Rue de Nevers

This street is located the 6th arrondissement . Very narrow with nice street lights it leads to the Seine and it is one of Paris' oldest street.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Free relaxing massage on the Seine river bank

Let's continue to have good time on the river bank with these people give a 10 minutes free relaxing massage. They are here every afternoon if weather is fine and I did try it for the first time last Sunday ! If you're in Paris you should absolutely go there. They're really good and on top of it where sitting on these little chairs you are facing ... Notre Dame Cathedral !  I also like this picture because I find the atmosphere of that warm Sunday afternoon on the banks.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Long chair on the boat

Don't you think these chairs are inviting us ?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Willy Ronis exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris

Yesterday I finally managed to see the beautiful Willy Ronis exhibition that took place at the Monnaie de Paris building. It was ending that day and I really feel lucky not to have missed it. He was a fabulous photographer and the exhibition showed some famous pictures like the little Parisian boy with his baguette (see below) but also others less famous and still very touching. A real Master.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday bridge : Pont de Bercy at night

I am back from a week on the splendid Island of Corsica (French Mediterranean island) and to celebrate the Sunday bridge theme day here is a view of the Pont de Bercy at night.
See all participants of Sunday Bridge on San Francisco Bay area daily photo

Friday, August 13, 2010


Yes, I am away from Paris for a while on beautiful Corsica island. See you !

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Parisian windows

Lots of Parisians like to put plants and flowers on their windows or balconies. I'm one of them. This is in the 5th arrondissement near the Paris Mosque.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Velib is 3

Velib, Paris free bike, is celebrating its 3rd birthday. Of course it is not perfect but it really didi change the city and it became the first transportation choice for many Parisian (I am one of them!).
Lots of big cities around the world also started their free bike system like recently in London. In France, the city of Lyon (south east) was the first to install these bikes and since Paris did it many other French cities joined the movement.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Boat reflexion

On the Paris Port near Bastille.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Old car for "Paris au mois d'août" event

I took this picture last Sunday 1st of August near the City Hall where this car was passing by, going to a yearly event for old cars like this called "Paris au mois d'août". I especially loved the couple driving this car.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Paris Plages week : sunday bridge

One last picture to end the Paris Plages week and to also celebrate Sunday Bridge theme day.
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Paris Plages week : dancing

Yesterdya evening I went to have an "apéritif" (drink before diner) on Paris Plages and look what I saw : people dancing ! I posted a video of this nice moment if you want to enjoy more of the atmosphere : Dancing on Paris Plages

Friday, August 6, 2010

Paris Plages week : need some fresh spray ?

Giant water spray ... a real great thing when hot !

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Paris Plages week : at the pool

Yes , they even built a pool on the bank !

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Paris Plages week : resting

While kids are spending their energy, what about a nice calm rest on the river bank ? I can even see tourists with the suitcase, maybe spending some last hours in Paris before leaving the city.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Paris Plages week : kids on the bumps

Paris Plages offers lots of free attractions like this up and down hills for young bikers. They really have great fun and it's especially great for kids who can't afford to go on vacation and don't even own a bike.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Paris Plages week : entering

To start what will be a Paris Plages week, here is one of the entrance to the river banks. Usually it's a quite non stop traffic jam on this expressway entrance but for one month Parisians and visitors can slowly go down and enjoy. I could have used the plant pots for yesterday's bright colours theme day !

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Theme day : bright colours

Located on the Seine river banks and on the La Villette water pond, the Paris Plages event is full of colours and fun. I will show you some of it this coming week.

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