Boys with birds, Notre Dame, Paris.
In the small park opposite the Hotel de Ville, this chain-smoking gentleman brings a bag of breadcrumbs and holds them - one by one - in the air. Birds flock to him. Click photo to enlarge for detail of the two sparrows on his hand and another en route. I had only my small pocket camera with me, which is limited in capturing movement.
Local musicians on the Ile Saint-Louis.
Bicycle with child's seat near Boulevard Saint-Germain.
Jewel-tone dahlias, Ile Saint-Louis.
Art nouveau sign, corner cafe, Boulevard Saint-Germain. Notice the red geraniums in a window-box?
17th-century building with the slanted foundation and leaded windows to prove it, Ile Saint-Louis.
Courtyard entrance, Ile Saint-Louis. Standing inside the courtyard are visiting Canadian friends Anna and Glenn, with whom I had lunch and spent a lovely afternoon. You may know Anna as the delightful blogger Naturegirl. We are having dinner together later in the week and will take more photos.
Hearts on fire.
An empty doorway midway through renovation.
Exposed wood on the same doorway. I like the effect created by remnants of various paint colours.
Grapes on a vine, local greengrocers.
Too many choices of cheese, shot through the vitrine of the local fromagerie. My friend Karyn once lived in a bijoux apartment three stories above this cheese shop. In the summertime, the aroma wafted through the building, despite the building owner's efforts to minimise the problem.
P.S. Almost anyone who's traveled has an airline horror story. But this one's hard to beat. (Hat tip to Americablog). And now United Airlines has the nerve to consider charging passengers for food on international flights! The words hubris, greed and incompetent management come to mind.