The leaves are brown and the light is gold.
Lovely organ music lured us into this small gothic church near the Le Centre Pompidou. People were assembling and handing out programs, so we hurried past to get a peek at the architecture in case we were crashing an event.
Many of the confessionals were empty with the exception of a few chairs here and there. As I neared the organ, I saw a student/teacher scenario that made me smile.
Has a happier word ever graced a cafe window?
Café Le Nemours is one of the most famous cafés in Paris. When you round the corner at Rue Richelieu and see it across Place Colette, it’s easy to understand why. As beautiful as it is during the day, there’s something magical about the warm light at night. Add rain, and it just about brings you to your knees.
If you’re in the mood for a mini escape, take a virtual tour of Place Colette and Café Le Nemours on google street view (a somewhat embarrassing guilty pleasure of mine).
Something about the way the warm light from the street lamps hits this spot. Gets me every time.
Lights from the boats illuminate the trees along the Seine. It’s one of my favorite things about walking along the river at night. It reminds me of snow.
I waited a long time for the train to arrive, and there were very few of us in the station. I appreciated those few tranquil moments.
Warm rain. Beautiful light.
The last two were shot at 3am, and there wasn’t a soul in sight. The empty cafes and warm, almost surreal light presented the opportunity to pretend I was in a different era.
You do that too, right?
The time of year when I start to think about the holidays, but think it’s too soon to think about the holidays, so I repress thoughts of twinkle lights and warm cookies until it’s useless to resist them. And then of course, I cave, and that happened around midnight Friday night.
I partly blame Ez, for her fantastic gift guide. Have you seen Gifted? If not, check it out here. I don’t think there’s one thing in there I don’t like.
And then there’s the treasury making at etsy. I admit it, I’m kind of obsessed with curating gift guides like:
Are you in the holiday mood? I’m *this* close to adding the Bing Crosby holiday tunes to my play lists.
What could be more romantic? Under the bridge by the Seine, the tangled couple kissed. In the movie version, we would have quickly cut to another scene or a montage set to Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away.”
But in real life, they just totally got it on. And on and on and on…
One delicious little sliver.