Monday, January 31, 2011

A la plage

What a nice name for a clothes shop: "A la plage" means "on the beach".

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hier Pour Demain

Isn´t this lady beautiful? I discovered her in the window of an antique shop in Rue des Francs-Bourgeois.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Blue Door #3

Of course there´s also a blue door on Place St. Sulpice ;-)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Reflections #2

Reflections in the window of the Baccarat shop on Place de la Madeleine. You just have to love the combination of the candelabra and the macarons.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vehicles of Paris #6

In July 2010 of course there was another Ferrari in front of the Hôtel Ritz. And there´s a blue door in the background....

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vehicles of Paris #5

In front of the Hotel Ritz you just can´t expect any other car than a Ferrari. I took this photo in April 2007.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Le Boudoir et sa Philosophie

Whenever I passed by this beautiful looking shop in Rue Charlot it was closed - and I passed there a lot of times... I just discovered that there´s also one of my beloved blue doors in this photo (although I took this photo before I fell in love with the blue doors of Paris). Another funny thing that I discovered right now: if you search the address of the shop on google maps the streetview shows a nearly identic view of the shop window.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Place des Victoires

The equestrian monument in the center of the Place des Victoires is to King Louis XIV, it commemorates the Treaties of Peace of Nijmegen which ended the Franco-Dutch War (1672-1678).

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sweet Paris #8

Macarons - you can find them in every "pâtisserie" in Paris!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Le restaurant du Musée d´Orsay #2

A yummy cake and "une coupe de champagne" - that´s how I celebrated my birthday in spring 2007.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Le restaurant du Musée d´Orsay #1

The gorgeous restaurant at the Musée d´Orsay was originally opened in 1900 when the museum was still a railway station. I celebrated my birthday here 4 years ago.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Golden Girl

This statue can be found in front of the Palais de Chaillot, a great place to enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Centre Pompidou #3

One of my favourite places in Paris is the Centre Pompidou, more precisely the Musée d´Art Moderne. My favourite time to enjoy the beautiful artworks is Sunday evening, especially if it´s the first Sunday of the month when the admission is free.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ecole des Beaux Arts #2

This statue can be found in front of the École des Beaux Arts (School of Fine Arts). Some event was prepared, that´s why the statue was illuminated with changing lights.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Andrée Putman Exhibition

I would have loved to see the exhibition of "design diva" Andrée Putman at the City Hall, but I was too busy with other things.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Breakfast At "Ma Bourgogne"

In November 2009 I wanted to take my first breakfast in Paris at "Ma Bourgogne" on Place des Vosges. It took me three attempts until I finally got a free table..., I enjoyed my breakfast all the more! (And altough I know that the outside heaters are not good for the environment, I love to sit underneath one of them.)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Blue Door #2

Another blue door... I discovered it on Rue de Turenne in the Marais.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Face

I spotted this face on a building in Rue des Minimes in the Marais. The next time I will be in Paris I will certainly keep my eyes peeled for more of this kind of street art.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rue de Béarn

Rue de Béarn leads to one of my favourite places in Paris: the Place des Vosges.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Flowers

I discovered this sofa at Merci, a concept store on Boulevard Beaumarchais, on a grey day last november. I wouldn´t put it in my apartment, but together with the flowers on the table it definitely lit up my day.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Flower Shop Rue de Turenne

In Paris you can find a lot of beautiful flower shops! This one is located in Rue de Turenne.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dior #1

I love the shop windows in Paris! Last summer I took a ride on a Vélib at dead of night just to admire the shop windows in Avenue Montaigne (One of my best ideas during this stay, I´m dying to repeat this "excursion").

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sweet Paris #7

Message to myself: Don´t just press your nose against the windows of Ladurée, go in and finally get some of these sweet temptations!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Blue Door #1

The last time I was in Paris a lot of blue doors caught my eye. Let´s start with one on Boulevard Beaumarchais, near my hotel.

Friday, January 7, 2011

La Pyramide du Louvre #1

I don´t know how many times I already passed by the Louvre´s glass pyramid, designed by the Chinese American architect I.M. Pei, but I think I will never get tired of this sight.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vehicles of Paris #4: Scooters

Near the hotel in the 11th arrondissement where I stayed in November 2010 (and in November 2009 and in September 2007) there are a lot of scooter shops and garages.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Colours of Paris #8: Orange

Orange is not my colour, nevertheless I like the portal of this small restaurant somewhere near the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in the Quartier Latin.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Haussmannian Building

I love the buildings of the Haussmannian era! This one is located in Rue Saint-André des Arts.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Lycée Fenelon

The Lycée Fenelon, founded in 1892, was the first high school for girls.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rue Cardinale

This narrow street is close to one of my favourite places in Paris, the Place de Furstemberg in St.-Germain-des-Près.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Paris

One of my New Year´s resolutions is to describe the photos in this blog... So, here you go: I discovered these letters in the window of "Lafayette Maison" on Boulevard Haussmann.