paris when it drizzles

in europe one has got to be lucky with the weather, if one is traveling in winter. putting my finger on a paris map is easy peasy, a talk to the weather gods nigh to impossible. therefore i found myself driven by rain, drizzle and ice cold wind. the ride into the 16th arrondissement ran smoothly enough. turning my notes up and down, and trying to hold them straight while working the camera (you've got it), i found myself led from the rue de l'assomption onto porte d'auteuil. below you find what happened next, and what all i saw. if you feel like it, then walk along with me. here you find the chronological walk, as always.  
et c'est parti, mon kiki.

hector guimard designed his castel béranger in 1897, by sarcasts called le castel dérangé
the assymetrical entrance to castel béranger
guimard built textiles baron mezzara his cute little dwellings, in 1910
my kinda art deco design, on avenue du recteur poincaré

my kinda lunch at café poussin, rue poussin
one of many (141!) hector guimard entrances, here to métro michel-ange-auteuil
crossing le boulevard saint michel
shakespeare and company bookshop, rue de la bûcherie
the seine, quai de la tournelle
p'tit magasin sur l'ile saint louis
salon de thé, run by a charming old man displaying a flamboyant flair
my little coffee table, near the window, next the heater
my gigantic piece of tarte au citron
my other favourites, les macarons de paris
also, still  
giving it away! ♥


  1. i have to go back to the shakespeare and company bookstore!!! it's been too long.

  2. Amazing just amazing I jumped over and went through them all, I want to go next time....everything looked so well different then what i see everyday!

  3. Great Paris impression, the art nouveau designs are amazing and they are so 'Paris', but me too, I prefer the art deco style. It's kind of timeless and keeps feeling 'modern' and fresh.
    Now you made me longing for Paris too, xx

  4. thanks ever so much for taking me along for your rain-swept visit. it still looks lovely to my eyes, and yummy too!

  5. gracias por este maravilloso paseo!!!

  6. now I feel like I have been to Paris..through the eye of your camera! Wonderful...I think that is the only city in the world that is still beautiful in the rain.
    I noticed another carousel among your pics.

  7. sorry about the rain, but Paris is always great.