Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dior #2

I always love to watch the beautifully decorated windows of the Parisian high fashion stores. Well, Dior wasn´t paticularly inventive in November...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Beautiful View

These beautifully greened up windows were right across the street from my hotel some weeks ago.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Chez Julien

This restaurant is close to a bed & breakfast where I stayed two years ago. I´ve never eaten there and completely forgotten about it until I passed by during my last stay.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bright colours at Ladurée

Adjacent to the salon de thè on Rue Royale, Ladurée has opened a new boutique. If you just want to buy some sweet treat "à emporter" (to take away") you don´t have to enter the tearoom any more.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

First Lady

I discovered this photograph of Carla Bruni Sarkozy at the "Paris Photo". Unfortunately I didn´t write down neither the name of the photographer nor the price of this print.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Inside the Grand Palais

This year the "Paris Photo" took place for the first time at the Grand Palais. I have been at two exhibitions in this building before, but only now I got finally in the main space with the beautiful glass roof and the impressive staircase.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Grand Palais

The Grand Palais, an exhibition hall and museum complex, was built for the Universal Exposition of 1900. It was designed in the style of Beaux-Arts architecture. The building spans an area of 775,000 square feet in the form of an 'H'. Listed as a historic monument, it is recognisable from a distance thanks to its glass roof, the biggest in Europe.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pink Hair

I saw this girl with pink hair at the "Paris Photo" in the beautiful Grand Palais. I guess she is a tourist, French girls usually prefer a much more natural hair colour.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Street Art #1

I discovered this collage by Franck Duval in the Passage Louis Philippe in the 11th arrondissement. Click here for Monsieur Duval´s blog.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pink Flowers

This beautifully decorated window belongs to an Italian restaurant right next to the Place de la Concorde.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Breakfast at "Les Philosophes"

During my last stay in Paris, I took my first breakfast at "Les Philosophes" in the Marais.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Head in the clouds

That´s how the Eiffer Tower presented herself a week ago today....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Place des Vosges #4

One of my favourite places in Paris - the Place des Vosges. I took this photo only a few days ago, le sigh...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Goudemalion

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is currently showing the first exhibition of Jean-Paul Goude’s work in Paris. This master of style, whose resolutely avant-garde and multidisciplinary work - whether as an illustrator, photographer, and art editor for "Esquire" , or as the director of exquisitely iconoclastic films for Chanel perfumes, or as the orchestrator of spectacular performances, from his former partner Grace Joness groundbreaking music videos to the dazzling parade he staged for the 1989 bicentennial of the French Revolution - constantly blur the boundaries between publicity and high art. The exhibition will close on 18 March 2012.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

L´Acteur Grec

I just returned from a short trip (4 days) to Paris! As always time was running and I couldn´t do all the things that were on my list... One of my favourite places is the Jardin du Luxembourg, especially on a sunny and unusual warm november day. In the background of the Greek actor you can see the Panthéon.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Look Up

There are a lot of beautiful things to see in the streets of Paris, but you also have to look up - there is more beauty. Aren´t these decorations around the window gorgeous? On my friend Genie´s blog you can find another photo of this window

Friday, October 28, 2011

Paris Bleu #2

A blue door, two blue portals, beautiful white shutters - simple but perfect.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Madame et ses fleurs

Madame is looking after her beautiful flowers...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rue Perrée

Rue Perrée is located in the north of the Marais. It is named after Jean-Baptiste Perrée, Rear Admiral  under Napoleon Bonaparte.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fabrics Shop

If you are looking for exclusive fabrics for your apartment, this store of the Italian company "Decortex" on Place de Furstemberg is surely a good address.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sweet Paris #18

"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." - Ernestine Ulmer

Friday, October 21, 2011

I would like to live in one of them...

Beautiful houses on Montmartre... I especially love all those flowers in front of the windows...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Zoom zoom

If you don´t want to take the métro or explore the city riding a vélib (self-service bike system), you can rent a scooter - there are a loto of renting agencies.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Historic Balcony

The beautiful wrought iron balcony of the Hôtel d´Arvers on the Île St. Louis has been classified as a "monument historique" in 1926. You can find the complete list of the National Heritage Sites in the 4th district here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bling Bling

Kitschy souvenir Eiffel Towers in a shop in the Marais. If I had to choose I would take a green one...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Purple House

This nice house is located in Rue Crémieux in the 12th arrondissement. Although this street is close to the Gare de Lyon, it is very quiet and you can find there a lot of small and colourful houses. Click here for the photo of another house in this street.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Dots

I love how the dots of this Asian tourist´s coat are matching with the pattern of the chair.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Chef´s suggestion

I discovered this blackboard outside a clothes shop in Rue du Marché Saint-Honoré in July. It recommends the boutique´s "weekly menu".

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Blue Door #10

A blue door in Rue des Tournelles, white shutters, flowers... That´s so Paris!

Friday, September 30, 2011

The observant cow

This street art cow is watching over the two-wheelers in a parking area in Rue des Minimes.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Les chaises rouges

Tables and chairs of a café on Place de la Bastille waiting for guests...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

French Dad

A French Dad taking a walk or running errands in Rue Montorgueil with his offspring - not without his baguette, of course...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Windows & Shutters

Parisian windows and shutters are very appealing to me... This building  in a sidestreet of Rue Montorgueil has a lot of both of them!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Les Grandes Eaux Musicales à Versailles #2

The "bassin de Latone" was designed by André Le Nôtre, sculpted by Gaspard and Balthazar Marsy, and constructed between 1668–1670. The fountain depicts an episode from Ovid´s "Metamorphoses": When Leto (Latone) was wandering the earth after giving birth to Apollo and Artemis, she attempted to drink water from a pond in Lycia. The peasants there refused to allow her to do so by stirring the mud at the bottom of the pond. Leto turned them into frogs for their inhospitality, forever doomed to swim in the murky waters of ponds and rivers.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Les Grandes Eaux Musicales à Versailles #1

From April to October, at paticular days and times, there are beautiful fountain performances, set to the tones of baroque and classical composers. A really awesome spectacle! Click here for a short video of the performance of this fountain.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Le Château de Versailles #9

The Palace is hiding behind another sculpture by Bernar Venet. You can find an interview with the artist about the exhibition at Versailles here (I love his English!).

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Le Château de Versailles #7

Until November 1st you can still see seven monumental sculptures by French artist Bernar Venet in the garden of Versailles Palace. The first one welcomes you on Place des Armes in front of the palace and embraces a monument to the "Sun King" Louis XIV.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

French Girl #1

This French girl with her interesting style caught my eyes at the Fête foraine des Tuileries.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blue shutters

Usually blue doors catch my eyes, but on a building in Montmartre I discovered these beautiful blue shutters.

Friday, September 16, 2011

La vie en rose(s)

 "You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ("Le Petit Prince")

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Brigitte Bardot Bag

Inspired by Brigitte Bardot, the famous model, actress, singer and sex-symbol of the 1960s, this bag by Lancel reflects her femininity, coquettishness and curvaceous sensuality.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bird´s eye view #1

The view of the Tuileries Garden from the Giant Ferris Wheel. In the background, on the other side of the Seine you can see the Musée d´Orsay and the Tour Montparnasse.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Look who´s watching

I discovered this head made of papier mâché in the window of the shop "Un jour un sac".

Friday, September 9, 2011

La maison bleue

The owner of this house on Rue Traversière seems to love the colour blue!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Paris, Paris, Paris

This shop in St. Germain-des-Près offers a lot of souvenirs! Which one would you choose?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pistache & Rose

I love these kind of tables and chairs and the combination of pistachio and pink! I´m still regretting to have only passed by...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Reflections #5

Reflections in the window of the "Repetto" shop on Rue Vieille du Temple.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sweet Paris #17

What would Paris be without macarons?