Boulevard Saint Germain – The More things change?

Some things have changed since the epoch in the video. For one, the cast of characters has changed as a matter of course. Intellectual giants of the size of Jean Paul Sartre performed their part of the plot and today it is a more complex scene on St. Germain. Parts of Boulevard Saint Germain, a…

Beloved Boulevard Raspail

It is one of the arterial veins of the 6th arrondissement and – to me at least – one of those places that forces one into walk one’s spouse’s partners hand in theirs. It simply seems the only appropriate thing to do. The history of the neighbouhood is not particularly romantic. It goes back to…

Parisian Wanderings (2)

In yet another episode of wandering,  I happened to walk past an old church which once occupied a very central place in  the politics of France, whose church bell on St. Bartholomew’s Day  summoned the massacre of several innocent people – and in more recent history, was the venue for the ill-fated wedding of Eva…

Village St. Honoré

Tucked away at 91 Rue Saint Honoré, this  little ‘village’ hosts gorgeous antiques, paintings and even vintage  Coco Chanel dresses. There are also remarkable jewellery items ranging from brooches to stunning rings and necklaces. It’s a geat pace to pick up authentic vintage wares, or simply gawk.

Tuileries by ‘night’

Took a walk just before six pm yesterday through the beautiful Tuileries Garden(s). It became clear very quickly that the days are becoming shorter. By the time the stroll came to an end, the geometrical lines of the lawns, the sculptures were now embraced by the deep darkness of the early evening. The benches and…

This Morning in Montmartre

With the sun superimposed against a vast blanket of blue sky this morning – and armed with coats and scarves to cope with the cold – a group of friends and I spent the most part of Saturday morning in Montmartre. It is a well known haunt for tourists, and for this reason I’ve generally…

J’adore Cour Saint Emilion

Perhaps it was just that it was during the week, so there was more space to walk about and slowly pick out a restaurant to eat in – but whatever the case, I am hooked! Cour Saint Emilion has the feeling of being a part of Paris that the city keeps as a secret so…

Secret Garden(s) and Old Vineyards: Parc de Bercy

Parts of Parc de Bercy do not give the impression of being part of Paris. Beautifully green, and untamed, it feels like something of a secret garden hidden away from the hustle and bustle. I took a few pictures of a part of the ‘Parc’ that used to be at the heart of some of…

Seine at Night in Mild November

November 2011 is turning out to be quite mild, and ideal for strolls over the Seine in the early evening. Beautiful! I took the chance to take one or two images while walking over Pont Neuf – well, they are not very clear but what a gorgeous scene to see unfold in front of your…

Sunday Morning Stroll in the 10eme

The weather couldn’t be more gorgeous than it was this Sunday morning – the smiling sun above coupled with the gentle caress of a balmy breeze kind of beautiful. Well, long surrealistic story short – this made for a morning walk around the “10eme’ the 10th arrondissement, quite possibly the sweetest, most beautiful Sunday morning…

Sunday night walk

The “Sunday Night Walk” is a worthy institution to preserve while in Paris: solitary cobbled streets, the muted buzz of renegade commercial establishments that break the commandment of keeping the Parisian Sabbath holy all make each foot bound, late Sunday night walk delicious and distinctly fabulous! These images were taken in the centre of Creteil…