Tag Archives: winter


Christmas Day, Paris

After a leisurely Christmas Day breakfast this morning at Hotel Indigo Paris, it is time to relocate to my apartment in the Marais. After the spacious suite-like accommodation at the Hotel Indigo, my tiny, “can’t […]


Paris in the Fog…

Paris in the fog this morning. A week in Paris has flown by, and it’s time to head to Charles de Gaulle airport for the flight home via Hong Kong. Before I leave, there are […]


London to Paris in the fog…

A visit to London yesterday to visit friends means an early departure from London to Paris on the Eurostar. At 7:30am, London is in the grip of a ‘pea-soup’ fog, as seen in the photo […]


Around Paris, from Bastille to Canal St Martin

An early morning stroll in Paris from Bastille to Place des Victoires finds some interesting street art on the side of a building. It must have needed scaffolding and perhaps a hoist for the artist […]


A flâneur in Paris in winter

Paris is the perfect city for a flâneur  like me – someone who walks out the front door, turns left and keeps walking with no apparent destination in mind. An early morning stroll along the Right […]


Around Paris – Boxing Day 2016

As I’ve written in previous posts, there is no concept of ‘Boxing Day’ in Paris. Around Paris it’s a normal, if quieter than usual day. The major department stores are open, and it is generally […]