Sunday, July 31, 2011

Reflections #4

Reflections in the window of "Repetto" in Rue de la Paix.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Paris Bleu

I saw this painting on Place du Tertre and loved it immediately because currently I see a lot of blue in Paris.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Waiting for the rain to stop

Currently the weather in Paris is rather unsettled, yesterday I put my sunglasses on, put them off, opened up my umbrella, closed it... and so on...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Books & Coffee

Yesterday I took a break at the bookshop of "Merci" on Boulevard Beaumarchais.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sunflowers

I discovered this beautifully greened up window on an apartment building in Rue de Passy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dolce Vita

Durig my yesterday´s first walk my eyes were delighted by the colours that the city is offering. Amongst others this red scooter caught my eyes, I like the writing "Dolce Vita" on it.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Breakfast in "my" studio

I arrived to Paris this morning, settled down in "my" studio, had breakfast and now I´m leaving for my first walk around.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Le Village Royal

The "Village Royal", right next to the Madeleine Church, is a quiet street where you can find a couple of upscale shops and a restaurant.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Les Chics de Claire

This shop window attracted my attention with its green and pink writing - a combination of colours which I love.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sweet Paris #15

"Tendresse de fruits" - what a name for a cake!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

La Fontaine des Quatre Saisons

The "Fontaine des Quatres Saisons" (Fountain of the Four Seasons) is a monumental 18th-century public fountain in Rue de Grenelle. It was executed by Edmé Bouchardon, royal sculptor of King Louis XV, and opened in 1745. The Fountain was the largest and most ornate of the thirty fountains built in Paris in the 18th century to provide drinking water to the city´s residents.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Le Quatorze Juillet

Today is the French National Day - it commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison on 14 July 1789. The anniversary was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation. Last year I was in Paris on 14 July, but neither saw the military parade on the Champs Elysées nor the fireworks in the evening. I really messed this day up...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Champs Elysées

The Champs Elysées are ready for tomorrow´s "fête nationale"...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Equipment

Equipment for children for the summer vacation: a folding chair, a sun shade, buckets, a watering pot... Unfortunately I don´t remember the shop where I took this picture.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hot in the city

When I was in Paris in July 2010, it was very hot. This father and his son (obviously tourists - look at their shoes) tried to cool down by putting their feet in the fountain at the Palais Royal and then simultanously put on their socks. Click here for the before photo.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Place du Marché Sainte-Catherine

Yesterday I saw the movie "Les petits mouchoirs" (Little White Lies). One scene was shot in a square that I recognized immediately: Place du Marché Sainte-Catherine in the Marais. Click here for the trailer of the movie which I can highly recommend.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Faire la queue

Visiting Paris includes a lot of "faire la queue" (to line up) at the important sights. I think the longest waiting lines are at the Eiffel Tower, that´s why I´ve not yet been able to go to the very top of her. Seeing all those people lined up, I always decided to climb up by foot, but this way I only reached the second floor.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

Last summer, nearly every french girl was wearing this kind of shoes, "les spartiates". I also saw some men wearing them. I´m curious to know which kind of "chaussure" is the must-have of this season.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Reflections #3

Reflections in a shop window. "Un jour un sac" - what a great name for a shop!