Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Paris in November

Musée d'Orsay 
The Louvre, the Pyramid by I.M. Pei, and a statue of Louis XIV that marks he end of the Grand Axis
Aliens at the Etoile

American Icons at the Etoile

Autumn Bicycle

Cannons and the Tower

Saint Paul's all cleaned up

The clock at St. Paul's
Study in Red and Green: Place des Vosges

Our favorite rhino at Café de l'Industrie


Friday, November 02, 2012

Around Paris this Week

Les "Catherinettes" were unmarried women over 25, many of whom worked in the rag trade. They had an annual ball, and this 1908 sculpture dedicated to "The Women Workers of Paris" suggests they had a lot of fun.

Glad to see the sex shop on Rue de Seze behind La Madeleine finally closed its doors. It's been a blight for years.

The door of the neglected "lower church" at Saint Augustin

Pierre Marcolini's amazing chocolate and caramel macarons at his shop on Rue Scribe

Men in green behind the Madeleine

Autumn color in the Parc Monceau

Bicyclers, on of them on a Vélib, along Boulevard de Courcelles

The moon among the street lights near the Etoile

Aboard the Eurostar