• Renovated Fontaine des Innocents June 2024
    History,  Monuments

    Jean Goujon and La Fontaine des Innocents: Their Stories

    An exhibition opened new doors to learning of a little known sculptor of a Parisian masterpiece. The exhibition poster of a woman holding a jug on her shoulder with water streaming out in droplets caught my attention. The Musée Carnavalet's poster for La Fontaine des Innocents drew me in with image and the subtitle: “Histoires d’un chef d’œuvre Parisien”

  • image of fountain reflection Les Halles
    Let's Explore,  Seeing Paris

    Les Halles and the Mist in Paris

    After walking for the last 20 minutes between the shade of the buildings and the sun, our body temperatures mounted. On this warm, July morning we were sitting in the shade chatting before going into Les Halles. Without warning we received a lovely surprise: a light mist spouted forth from the fountain in the Jardin Nelson Mandela. It lowered our body temperatures and the air around us. We were ready to attack the book section at FNAC!

  • Tour Jeans sans Peur details of ceiling in stairwell
    Shopping/FleaMarkets/Organic

    Paris Spring and Shopping in January

    The full moon is scheduled for January 19 in case you are out and about for a stroll. Spring must be on the way! Today, a television reporter spoke of the acacia plants and flowers with the yellow puffy mimosas. The ones you usually sees months before the other flowers to lift your gray spirits and anticipate Spring. He was reporting from Rungis in south Paris. Rungis took the place of Les Halles when it closed in the 1970s. Did you know that “…there are over 1200 species of mimosas in the world. The majority are native to Australia. The mimosa was introduced along the Côte d’Azur around 1850.” —Philippe…