Friday, August 31, 2012

Old & New

The clock tower of the Gare de Lyon peeping out between modern office buildings on the banks of the Seine.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Messieurs au parc

You can spend your time in the Jardin du Luxembourg in many different ways. These two men opted for people-watching and reading...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sweet Paris #20

Paris is not only the city of love, but also the city of macarons.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Le saxophoniste

At the Butte aux Cailles you can find a lot of street art, for instance this saxophonist.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Window Shutters

I love the French windows with the wrought iron decorations and the shutters, however in this photo something is missing. The geraniums!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Le Quai de Bourbon

The Quai de Bourbon on the Île Saint-Louis on a sunny Sunday afternoon: people taking a walk, having a picnic...

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Blue Door #11

I discovered this blue door in the beautiful Rue Crémieux, a small street in the 12th arrondissement, close to the Gare de Lyon.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Super Mario

The famous video game character Super Mario as street art in Rue du Plâtre in the Marais.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

L´Heure de tous

This clock sculpture ("L'heure de tous", 1985 ) by Arman is located in front of the Gare Saint-Lazare.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Monsieur et le Tableau

Monsieur admires a painting in the Gerhard Richter exhibition at the Centre Pompidou. I love how his outfit perfectly matches the colours of the artwork. The exhibition runs through September 24, 2012.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Les Soldes #1

When I was in Paris in July, sale was still going on and the shop windows called the attention of the passers-by to their special offers. This is the window of one of my favourite shops in the Marais, "DOM- Christian Koban", you can find there kitsh and funny items as well as fancy furniture.

DOM-Christian Koban: 21, Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris

Monday, August 20, 2012

Rue de l´Arsenal

A quiet street close to the Port de Plaisance, soft coloured window shutters, flowers in front of a window, a bicycle - basically nothing special, but to me in Paris even the normal things are beautiful.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

L´Heure du Thé

I don´t know how many times I have already walked past "A Priori Thé", the salon de thé at the beautiful Galerie Vivienne, thinking that one day I will treat myself to an afternoon tea and some delicious sweet...

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Le Fleuriste - Rue du Temple

The arrangements in front of the Parisian flower shops always catch my eyes.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Reading in The Park #2

In Paris you can see a lot of people reading in the park. I discovered this couple in the Parc Monceau.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

La Tour Saint-Jacques

This 52 metres (171 ft) Gothic tower, built from 1509 to 1523, is all that remains of the former 16th century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie ("Saint James of the butchery") which was leveled shortly after the French Revolution. The tower's rich decoration reflects the wealth of its patrons, the wholesale butchers of the nearby Les Halles market. The ancient church and its landmark tower welcomed pilgrims setting out on the road that led to Tours and headed for the way of St James, which led to the major pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Geraniums

The Parisian window boxes are traditionally planted with geraniums. A hotel in Rue Cler sets a good example...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Paris Bleu #2

In Paris the colour "bleu" always caughts my eyes. I don´t know any other city where you can see so much of it.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Le Port de Plaisance #1

The marina at the Bassin de l´Arsenal is on the Saint Martin Canal, has 170 berths and receives boats of a maximum 25 meters long, on a yearly basis, or by the month or the day. The north end of the marina is adjacent to Place de la Bastille - if you watch carefully, you can see the July column.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sweet Paris #19

One of the things I love to do in Paris is watching the windows of the numerous pâtisseries.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Above The Roofs of Paris

The roof-terrace of the Galeries Lafayette is a popular place not only for tourists who want to take a picture of the roofs of Paris and the Eiffel Tower but also for locals during their lunch break.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Les Archives Nationales

The Archives nationales (National Archives) preserve the national archives of the French state. The original documents stored at the AN range from AD 625 to today and constitute one of the largest and most important archival collections in the world. The AN has been located since 1808 in a group of buildings comprising the Hôtel de Soubise and the Hôtel de Rohan in the district of the Marais.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Le Pique-Nique

A sunny and warm Sunday afternoon - the perfect time for a picnic with friends on the banks of the Île St. Louis.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Le petit déjeuner

After a pause of some months, I´m now trying to reanimate this blog. Let´s start with a photo of my first breakfast after my arrival to Paris in July at "Le Square Trousseau". When I recently watched the film "Paris je t´aime", I noticed that one of the episodes was shot at this restaurant - click here to watch it.