Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday Challenge—"money"

My father had this bracelet made for my mother about 
60 years ago, and she recently gave it to me.   
The coins are all from the early 20th century—from 
places in Asia.  Some of the names have changed:  Ceylon to 
Sri Lanka, Kwang Tung Province to Guangdong, in China.
Some of the coins feature a portrait of 
Queen Victoria and some her grandson, George V.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, go visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ABC Wednesday—P is for "Paris"

It's pretty much impossible to choose one
image that represents all that Paris is.  I wouldn't
even try.  So I've randomly chosen this
elegant Haussmannian building near the Pantheon,
with its signature wrought-iron balconies 

and red clay chimney pots.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

les lunettes rouges

When I was about her age, I was already wearing
glasses too.  Mine were definitely not as chic 

as these red tortoiseshell specs.  But it figures—
after all, I'm not a French girl.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, October 27, 2014


This apricot tart caught my eye in a shop
on rue Mouffetard, one of Paris's
famous market streets.  Apparently, I'm not
the only one who thought it looked tasty.

[Linking back to Mandarin Orange Monday and Macro Monday.]

Sunday, October 26, 2014

sombras de domingo

Yes, I did walk around Paris looking for shadows.  
Thanks to the sunny weather, I found plenty—these were 
at Lusofolie's, a space in the Viaduc des Arts
(see the post from day before yesterday) 
that's dedicated to Portuguese culture.
(I guess some Portuguese wine is enjoyed here too.)

[To see more Sunday shadows, go here.]

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bon Marché

The apartment I stayed in last month 
in Paris was right across the street from the
Bon Marché department store, and I loved the
neon elements in their window displays.  No French
fashions were purchased, but we did visit
their fabulous food emporium for some baguettes,
butter, and cheese.  When in Rome Paris . . .

[Today is Pink Saturday. To see more, visit Beverly's meme.]

Friday, October 24, 2014

on the mend

This shop, called Artefact, specializes in
making and repairing architectural models.
It's one of the places along the Viaduc des Arts,
a very, very successful rehab of a railroad
viaduct.  The top became the Promenade Plantée
(which inspired NYC's High Line), and the
vaults below were divided into 64 spaces and given
glass walls front and back.  Artists and artisans
work there now, creating porcelain and
parasols, leather goods, furniture, fine art, and more.

[Linking back to Weekend Reflections
and to The Weekend in Black and White.]