Saturday, September 20, 2008

Roadworks Steamroller Prints

Roadworks Steamroller prints put on by the SF Center for Books featured large linoleum cuts made by printmakers, inked up, then run over by a steamroller. The result? Fabulous prints!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Especially noteworthy: the rigatoni with fois gras, black truffles and Marsala paired with 1988 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Paris, Mon Amour

View of the Seine from the Solferino Footbridge
Rodin Museum
In front of D'Orsay
Art student sketching a statue
Richard Serra's sculptures framing the Obelisk
A beautiful fountain at the Place de Concorde

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sunday at the Cluny

We spent several hours at this lovely Medievil museum. They are famous for their unicorn tapestries, but there were many other works of art that were absolutely stunning. The museum itself is a medievil structure and built on the site of Roman baths.

Eiffel Views

Afternoon clouds framed by iron arches
night view from the street
Eiffel strobing out
Sunset view of the Seine from Troisieme Etage

Street Scene

A photoshoot was in progress at Place Vosges.
The easiest way to get around is on a scooter or motorbike. Captured this young woman in a stylish mini and boots.

I came upon these fair-haired waitresses in their lacy headdresses taking a break between shifts.

Rooftops on the 16th

We stayed at a bed & breakfast in the 16th arrondissement. The view from the kitchen window was typically Parisian with rooftops and chimney pots. The clouds were puffy and full of moisture.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Reception at Hotel De Ville

After an all-day conference on human rights at UNESCO, we went to a mayor's reception at Hotel de Ville. All the conference participants were given the red carpet treatment, including fine wines and delicious hors d'oeuvres.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Arriving in Paris

Walked that first day around Rue de Bac and Blvd St Germain, soaking in the aroma of Paris and dodging rain showers. Lots of fashion in this area, including my favorite redhead designer, Rykiel. I was also taken with the chocolatier, Chapon, which had an all-chocolate icecream on display in their front window. I went inside and bought a bar of very dark chocolate by the name of Equateur, which had a hint of jasmine in it. This bar was to sustain H and I during our next three days.