Thursday, September 30, 2010

Metro entrance

A very unusual subway entrance. (with rouge letter for Virginia)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rue François 1er

This street is located in the 8th arrondissement near the Champs Elysees, one of the most expensive area in Paris.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The lady in the sun

This lady resting in the sun in the courtyard if the Hotel de Sully is very special to me as she is my mother. I am not used to post family pictures on this blog but today is a special day as my mum is turning 80 and she's a terrific mum. Happy birthday maman !

Monday, September 27, 2010

Marrons chauds

Cold weather is back (only 9 degrees this morning) and street vendors are back too with the "marrons chauds" which are roasted chestnuts. This guy is selling them in front of the big department store called "Galeries Lafayette" .. as you can see on his plastic bags! Actually they are not allowed to sell on the pavement and so they're always ready to disappear quickly if Police comes. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday bridge : from under the bridge

Paris bridges seen from under a bridge ... and a nice autumn sky.

See all participants in Sunday Bridge theme on San Francisco Bay Daily Photo

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Techno Parade in Paris

Today is Techno Parade day in Paris. Youngsters have fun !!! More about the parade on the official website (click here)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010


This statue of Mansart, French architect (1598-1666) lies in the garden of the Invalides. Mansart was one of the architect of that building.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Theatre Metamorphosis

This theater is on a boat on the Seine River. I've never seen any show there but I like the boat. (click here to see their website).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Painted wall rue Mouffetard

This painted wall on the famous Parisian "Fromagerie Androuet" (cheese shop) represents hunting scenes. The paintings were made in 1929 and use the "sgraffito" technique.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Rue de Rivoli

The Street called rue de Rivoli is one of Paris shopping street and is located in the center of the city. In the far background you can see the buildings of "La Defense" the business area in the west suburb of Paris. Yesterday was a nice hot day, maybe one our our last ...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday bridge : les bouquinistes

This bookshop on the river bank near the Pont Neuf (Paris'oldest bridge though the name means "New bridge") is called "Bouquiniste". You can find all sorts of books their. See one of my old post about the Bouquinistes (click here).
To see all participant in Sunday Brige theme see San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Planted balcony

You know how Parisian like to put plants and flowers on their windows and balconies. I thinks these plants seem to like there place, a nice building indeed located rue Nicolas Flamel in the 4th arrondissement.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tour Saint Jacques between buildings

Nice to be back in Paris this morning with a beautiful blue sky. Cold, by the way compared to the weather I had in N'Djamena but isn't the Tour Saint Jacques splendid with this blue background ?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Charles de Gaulle airport

I am leaving for a business trip in central Africa for a few days. See you by the end of next week ! You can still enjoy daily photos of Paris on Virginia' Paris Through my Lens and on Eric' Paris Daily Photo.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hungry ?

Monday Virginia posted one of my "Péché Mignon" with her Nutella crèpes (see Paris Through My Lens) and here is my other one ... patisseries ! One of the good thing in living in France ...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Having fun at the Louvre Pyramid

Kids having fun in the Carroussel du Louvre where the upside down Pyramid is found.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Main entrance (or way out in that picture) of the Hotel de la Monnaie.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

On strike

Today many railroads in France will look like this abandoned one located in the 18th arrondissement as it is a national strike day. Unions and left wing political parties are calling for strike and demonstration in all cities to fight against the government project concerning Retirement.
To come back to the photo, this old railway in Paris has been left alone for years and will probably never be used again for train but we hope that it can be changed into a nice pedestrian promenade like they've done near Bastille with the "Promenade Plantée" (see my last year pictures).

Monday, September 6, 2010

Shakespeare and Company bookshop

Ideally located on the Seine River bank in front of Notre Dame, this tiny shop is Paris' most famous English speaking bookshop. You can read more about this shop history on Wikipedia (clik here).

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday bridge : lovers

A nice couple on the bridge to celebrate Sunday Bridge theme day.

More Sunday briges on San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Dancing in Paris

During the summer, every night on the Quai Saint Bernard arenas, people gather and dance. If you want to have the sound I posted a little video on you tube (click here).

Friday, September 3, 2010

Two men on the balcony

Typical Parisian old rooftops on the Place de la Madeleine.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Back to school

That kid won't be playing in Montmartre stairs this morning as today is back to school day in France.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Theme day : open air market

The lady choosing her peaches at the open air market of the Rue Mouffetard.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants