Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Paris Windows

I am going to enjoy life in Paris I know. It is so human and there is something noble in the city… It is a real city, old and fine and life plays in it for everybody to see.   -Katherine Mansfield

Beautiful stained glass.  I love how the light through the glass colors the side of the window well. 

The light shining through the window highlights the pipes in the Abbey of Saint Germain-des-Pres 

Windows in our apartment.  They let in the light and the music from the Rue Mazarine

A side chapel in one of the cathedrals.  It's hard to convey how massive these cathedrals are if you haven't been in one.  They are humbling.

Part of Parcours des Mondes, the tribal art show that I went there to see. 

Beautiful scarfs

And more scarves

A hat shop.  I love the zebra. Every zebra should have a hat!! 

The clothes and jewelry were beautiful

Old tools and purses...of course they go together!!

Repetto...THE ballet shoe store. Rose Repetto made a pair of red ballerina flats for Bridgette Bardot which she wore in the movie "And God Created Woman".  A year later Audrey Hepburn wore black ballerina flats in "Funny Face".  Who doesn't have a pair of ballerina flats in their closet?

Lovely silver...I don't think this window display has changed much is 4 years. 

I love this bunny with her crown and trench coat in the window of Catherine Andre. I wish the picture was better.  I did buy a scarf here. 

Part of the tribal art show

Lou took this gorgeous picture of the church window. 

Window shopping is such a joy in Paris because they pay so much attention to detail. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Paris Streets

Sitting there, alone in a foreign country, far from my job and everyone I know, a feeling came over me. It was like remembering something I’d never known before or had always been waiting for, but I didn’t know what. Maybe it was something I’d forgotten or something I’ve been missing all my life. All I can say is that I felt, at the same time, joy and sadness. But not too much sadness, because I felt alive. Yes, alive. That was the moment I fell in love with Paris. And I felt Paris fall in love with me.    -from in the final vignette of Paris Je T’Aime

On the street where we lived.  Our apartment was on the third floor on this street.

Just around the corner from the apartment.  Cafe Conti was a common stop for us.

Lovely little streets everywhere

Place de Furstenberg

Another view of Place de Furstenberg

And another

I want the apartment at the top

Lou taking a break underneath a statue of Nicolas Poussin, a french Baroque painter from the 1600's.

M. Chat...there is actually a documentary about Monsieur Chat

More winding streets...in the Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter again...a hangout for the students at the Sorbonne.

View out the apartment window

Dome of the Institut de France.  This was just down at the end of our street. 
Another pretty street in Saint Germain.  We had lunch at a cafe here.

Just another pretty face in Paris!!