Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Cow

I discovered this Christmas cow in front of a café on Rue Saint-Antoine.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bûches de Noël

"Bûche de Noël", a type of sweet roulade, is a traditional Christmas dessert in France. During Christmas time you can see them in different sizes and sometimes even with the most fancy decorations in every boulangerie/pâtisserie.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Trees

During my recent trip to Paris I´ve seen a lot of Christmas trees on squares and in front of "important" buildings, but the trees in front of the "mairie" of the 3rd arrondissement were the most beautiful.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Chanel Be@rbrick

Be@rbrick is a collectible toy designed and produced by a Japanese toy company. The name is derived from the fact that the figure is a cartoon-style representation of a bear. The first figure was released in 2001 as a free gift to visitors of the World Character Convention 12 in Tokyo. Since then Bearbricks have been released in several different sizes using a variety of materials. Many contemporary artists and designers have designed figures. Last November I discovered this Chanel figure in a shop window.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Café Jacquemart-André

I think the Café at the Musée Jacquemart-André is the most beautiful tea room in Paris. The café is housed in the mansion’s former dining room and accessible independently of the museum.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Les citrouilles

Pumpkins for today´s Halloween, seen at the Marché Bastille two years ago.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

View from the Centre Pompidou

The view from the Centre Pompidou of Place Georges Pompidou and the surrounding buildings.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Blue Door #14

A beautiful blue door in Rue Madame in the 6th arrondissement.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Au Nom de la Rose

The flower shops "Au nom de la rose" are specialized in everything roses. Not only do they have a spectacular selection of roses, they also offer a product line of other rose products, including jam, lollipops, chocolates with crystalized roses, perfume, candles, room spray, and rose flavored syrup.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Chez Janou

I passed by "Chez Janou" many times and always thought that it looked nice but never ate there. I would love to sit under the green/white canopy and next to the olive tree.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon

The Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (PLM) was a French railway company. Created between 1858 and 1862 the PLM operated chiefly in the south-east of France, with a main line which connected Paris to the Côte d'Azur by way of Dijon, Lyon, and Marseille. The company was also the operator of railways in Algeria. Several of their draughtsman went on to notable careers, including Alfred Grévin. Absorbed in 1938 into the majority state-owned Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, the PLM's network became the south-eastern region of SNCF. The PLM domicile in Paris is loctated in Rue Saint-Lazare.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Rue de Vienne

As I´m native of Vienna, I just had to take a photograph of this street sign. The Rue de Vienne starts at the Place Bergson and ends at the Place de l'Europe. It was created in 1826, but construction acitivity started only in 1832.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Le Bristol

The 5 star luxury hotel Le Bristol opened in April 1925 when Paris attracted all the big names from the worlds of culture and fashion: Marcel Rochas, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Salvador Dali... From 1940 to 1945 Le Bristol became residence to the American embassy and American nationals.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Pastel Colours at Ladurée

The Ladurée windows are always a delight for the eyes. I immediately fell in love with these pastel coloured boxes.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Quiet Courtyard

A quiet courtyard somewhere in the 2nd arrondissement.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bright Coloured Tables & Chairs

Bright coloured tables and chairs always catch my eyes. I discovered these in the 2nd arrondissement in front of the bistro "Dalva".

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dalida

Dalida (1933 - 1987), born with the Italian name Lolanda Cristina Gigliotti, was a famous singer and actress born in Egypt to Italian parents but naturalised French with the name Yolanda Gigliotti. Dalida performed and recorded in more than 10 languages including: French, Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, English, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish. A 30-year career (she debuted in 1956 and recorded her last album in 1986, a few months before her death) and her death led to an iconic image as a tragic diva and renowned singer. In 1997 Paris the Place Dalida was inaugurated in the Butte Montmartre, and this bust in her memory was erected.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Les Touristes

I discovered this cute shop in Rue des Blancs-Manteaux during my last stay in Paris. The store offers home furnishings that make you feel like you are on holidays! Check out the website.

Saturday, September 29, 2012