The struggle for originality in a city where every photo is a cliché (in more ways than one) has prevented me from posting photos in the past, but today, as autumn slid into winter and cool blue skies and sunshine provided a backdrop to the end-of-November haze, I couldn't resist getting out my (phone) camera. The results might not be quite Elliot Erwitt standard, but they are at least 100 percent mine:
Not for the first time, it was the Place de la Bastille and the Arsenal that enticed me to get my camera out and get snapping.
Victory and Boats
Must remember this next time I get my iron out !
Bikes and Boat at Bastille
Playing with the light - the Ile Saint Louis and the Pantheon
Rue des Barres - one of the prettiest streets in Paris
This shop entirely devoted to articles produced in monasteries is just behind the church. Could be a good source of Christmas presents!
You aren't allowed sell Parisian wine, but you can grow grapes here in December.
I spent ages waiting for a gap in the traffic and the pedestrians to take this picture. Then the woman moved and a post got in the way. Another frustration of Parisian photography.
I liked the shadow shape of this street lamp in the Marais
Back near Bastille, in a street where everything was grey.
Can you see Victory now? Getting close enough to take this picture and remain alive was something of a challenge!