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.]


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday Challenge—"home"

When my kids and I first moved into our Brooklyn 
apartment, I gave them the master bedroom to share
and took a much smaller room.  They've now
moved out and I've moved into the master—but I love
this cozy, quiet room and still sleep here

sometimes.  It's especially nice in summer to wake
up to a cool breeze coming in through the wide-open window.

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ABC Wednesday—O is for "opera"

I'm pretty sure I used "opera" for O in the
last round.  But that was the Metropolitan Opera
in NYC.  This is the Hungarian State Opera House,
 in Budapest.  This extravaganza of gilt and
red velvet 
was completed in 1884.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Afternoon break

I spotted the aftermath of a little Paris
pick-me-up.  Naturally, the waiter was in no
hurry to clear things away and pick up
the check—these folks could have occupied
that table until closing time, I bet.

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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

père et fils

On a sunny Sunday in September, 
what could be more fun than
going to the Jardin du Luxembourg
with your papa and sailing your
boat in the pond?

[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows
and to Mandarin Orange Monday.]

Shadow Shot Sunday

It's almost rush hour at the Nyugati
(i.e., Western) Railway Terminal in Budapest.
This beautiful structure was built in the 1870s
by Gustave Eiffel's company—and Eiffel's
hand is evident here, I think 
(more than 
decade before he built his famous tower).

[To see more Sunday Shadows, go here.]