Friday, September 4, 2015

Weekend Reflections


Mme. Monet's batterie de cuisine could give
any cook a severe case of envy.  Someone has been
polishing these copper pots and pans, too  . . .


and there are a lot of them!

[To see more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday Challenge—"seat (2)"


This shot was taken in November and it was
a bit chilly for café sitting.  I do see two
small glasses on a table, though, so apparently 

a couple of people had parked themselves on 
these cold metal chairs and enjoyed a nip.

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ABC Wednesday—H is for "heirloom"


This is what's left of a child's tea set
that was brought here from France in the
1800s by my great-grandmother.
(This is all of it that I inherited from my
grandmother, and I'm pleased that it's still intact.)


[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bonne nuit


A nice glass of rosé in good company on
the terrace of the Flore—my idea of the perfect
way to cap off your first night in Paris.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.
And it's the 1st of the month, so I've posted to my Paris blog.]

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Grand Trianon


Decorating Louis XIV's home-away-from-home
at Versailles: Apparently when they found a
fabric they liked, they cornered the market
on it and used it for absolutely everything . . . 
 
including the draperies, of course!

[To see more Mellow Yellow, go here.]

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I shot a shoot


I came across this photo shoot in the
Palais Royal.  The photographer
made good use of the Buren columns and the
beautiful late-afternoon light and shadows.
(There was probably some post-production
work—I photoshopped a stray person
out of this picture myself.)


[Linking back to Shadow Shot Sunday.]

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Medici Fountain


The fountain was built for Maria de Medici in
the 1600s 
(despite the fact that at that
time they had to haul water 
all the way from the Seine
to fill it) 
in what's now the Jardin du Luxembourg.
 (Polyphemus Surprising Acis and Galatea 
was a 19th-century addition.)

[Linking back to Pink Saturday and Today's Flowers.]