We've all seen pictures of Paris a gazillion times, but I thought you might like to see a few "off the beaten path" shots...hopefully these are not what you have seen before. I also love to cook, so many of these are about the wonderful food markets. I wasn't blogging at the time; otherwise, I would have taken many, many more to share with all of you. Regardless, I hope you like them!
I was in awe of their flower markets...tons of ideas at every glance.
A convertible on a sunny day in Paris with Notre Dame as a backdrop?
It doesn't get much better.
Check out those grapes!!! Luscious.
Food can be such a work of art!
This little market was right around the corner from our apartment and we visited almost daily for fresh cheeses, etc. I wish I'd taken a picture of the man who ran this wonderful shop...he was at least 80 years old, used the original push-button cash register, wore a beret, didn't speak a word of English...the whole thing. It was awesome.
Just something pretty! Notice the blue skies - we had amazing weather.
I found these doors at one of the many flea markets. I really, really, really wanted to take these home with me for our future dream house. This picture is in the "dream house" folder as inspiration for when we build, so I am hoping I can find someone to replicate something like these.
I also bought all of this hardware (or as my husband says: "old rusty stuff") at the markets throughout the city. Perhaps these are strange souvenirs for most, but for someone with the design of a dream house on her mind, these were heavenly finds!
A couple of months ago I posted about an amazing artist whose work I enjoyed while I was in Paris. Take a look here if you're interested.
All photos by moi!