Paris through an arch

Bonjour from the land of croissants, berets and haute cuisine!  I’ve only been here a day, but so far Paris hasn’t disappointed.  Today, after leaving my husband at the Théâtre du Châtelet where the New York City Ballet will be performing for the next three weeks, I meandered over the Pont Neuf winding past the Sorbonne into the Latin Quarter of the city.  My destination was the food vendors along Rue Mouffetard.  Although I passed cheese, chocolate and Gelato shops to die for, a small unassuming creperie called Chez Nicos caught my attention.  I ordered a ham and cheese crepe along with the fixin’s (lettuce, onions and tomato.)  Not only was the chef gracious with my halting French, but he even took my wallet and zipped the change back into it for me so I could concentrate on more important things (like holding the beautiful crepe in my hand!)

And how was it?

Très délicieux!

As you can tell, my attention was also taken with Paris’ lovely balconies…

Paris window boxes
Paris Angels
Modern building in Paris with pretty window box

Charming cafes…

Typical corner building in Paris
Corner restaurant cafe in the Latin Quarter
Pretty cafe in the Latin Quarter

And beautiful lanterns.

On the left bank2
The Louvre
Paris archictecture and statue
On the left bank
Paris lampposts


  1. sharon miranda says:

    Yay! Paris! Lovely postcards. I can almost taste the crepe.So I see it’s not raining there, good. What about dinner? Have you had any scrumptious meals? Good cheese? Oh enjoy enjoy! love mm

    • Joana says:

      Hi Meh-meh,

      You would have enjoyed the crepe and seeing Rue Mouffetard again. I expected more vendors (from your description), but they were mostly concentrated towards the bottom end of the street. But I got a good look at that portion of the street because I passed Chez Nicos and then couldn’t find it when I turned back up the street. So I went back and forth about 3 times on the lower portion of the street before I finally realized that it was located much further up the street. Silly me!

      Today is supposed to be sunny and warm (83 degrees) and I will be smarter and wear sunscreen on my body (I got a bit of a sunburn on my upper torso yesterday. Oops!)

      Now I’m going to email you a real email. I lurve you!

  2. How wonderful!!!!! I just love Paris!!!! I went on a girlie trip with my cousin who speaks French and I had the most beautiful experience of my life… My memories are so fond that I long to go back… Enjoy Joana, your pictures are just beautiful and so reminiscent of the ones I had taken!

    • Joana says:

      Hi Denise,

      Thanks so much, Denise! I certainly am enjoying my time here. And so far I’ve pretty much lucked out with the weather. Although the first two days were hot and quite humid, the rest of my time here is forecast to be cooler, less humid and partly sunny. I’m off to start my day and get out with my camera.

      Hope you have a great weekend! Joana

      On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 10:08 AM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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