street art Baudelocque Paris

Animals on walls

Emerging from the metro at Place d’Italie in the southern part of the city does not inspire: huge buildings, a confusing traffic circle and a fast food restaurant or two. But the contrast, just a few blocks away, with the

street art Baudelocque Paris

Animals on walls

Emerging from the metro at Place d’Italie in the southern part of the city does not inspire: huge buildings, a confusing traffic circle and a fast food restaurant or two. But the contrast, just a few blocks away, with the

Spear-wielders

Anyone know about these spear-wielding guards on Rue Meslay near République? A man on almost every window stands watch on this building under construction.

Spear-wielders

Anyone know about these spear-wielding guards on Rue Meslay near République? A man on almost every window stands watch on this building under construction.

A thorough boot cleaning

Behind busy Place de la République, an unremarkable plaque sits on a huge square building that now houses the French Republican Guard. It commemorates the location of an early 1800s entertainment hall that gave viewers the illusion of watching moving

A thorough boot cleaning

Behind busy Place de la République, an unremarkable plaque sits on a huge square building that now houses the French Republican Guard. It commemorates the location of an early 1800s entertainment hall that gave viewers the illusion of watching moving

paris woman street art facade

Face of a building

A gaze chiseled out of the side of a building in the 11th.  

paris woman street art facade

Face of a building

A gaze chiseled out of the side of a building in the 11th.  

Keep your tops on poster in paris

Not topless in a secret garden

My kind of nature-urban balance is perfected in a little park hidden within a bunch of streets in the 11th. Inside Le Jardin de la Folie-Titon, lily pads and huge pink flowers float on a pond, a big grassy area

Keep your tops on poster in paris

Not topless in a secret garden

My kind of nature-urban balance is perfected in a little park hidden within a bunch of streets in the 11th. Inside Le Jardin de la Folie-Titon, lily pads and huge pink flowers float on a pond, a big grassy area

La Récyclerie in Paris, 18th. Cafe on the rails.

Portlandia in Paris

A new event space-cafe recently opened in an old train station at the far end of the 18th. Inside La Récyclerie, you can use a free tool room to repair appliances and bicycles, listen to live music, buy wine by

La Récyclerie in Paris, 18th. Cafe on the rails.

Portlandia in Paris

A new event space-cafe recently opened in an old train station at the far end of the 18th. Inside La Récyclerie, you can use a free tool room to repair appliances and bicycles, listen to live music, buy wine by

Square de Montsouris Paris

Mice mountain

After seeing a mouse three different times in my apartment (I choose to think of it as just one mouse rather than a growing family), the name Parc Montsouris evoked too many unpleasant images. But a nearby bakery beckoned, and

Square de Montsouris Paris

Mice mountain

After seeing a mouse three different times in my apartment (I choose to think of it as just one mouse rather than a growing family), the name Parc Montsouris evoked too many unpleasant images. But a nearby bakery beckoned, and

Yellow splash rainy Paris street

Rainy day color

Yellow zig zags popped out on a rainy, quiet street.   Location: rue Edouard VII, in the 9th  

Yellow splash rainy Paris street

Rainy day color

Yellow zig zags popped out on a rainy, quiet street.   Location: rue Edouard VII, in the 9th  

Red Bread

Every boulangerie makes baguettes and other breads, some phenomenally better than others. But at La Gambette à Pain, a red rice yeast and goji berry bread pops up once each week, offered alongside the traditional fare. I found out about

Red Bread

Every boulangerie makes baguettes and other breads, some phenomenally better than others. But at La Gambette à Pain, a red rice yeast and goji berry bread pops up once each week, offered alongside the traditional fare. I found out about

124 year-old Stones

Not those Stones. Since it was founded in 1890 by the current owner’s great grandfather, A Romand has been selling and buying precious and semi-precious stones.   Working in a sparse, dimly-lit store, the friendly owner keeps most of his

124 year-old Stones

Not those Stones. Since it was founded in 1890 by the current owner’s great grandfather, A Romand has been selling and buying precious and semi-precious stones.   Working in a sparse, dimly-lit store, the friendly owner keeps most of his