Was going to take pics today of #Parisians melting in 90 F heat. But it was so hot on the street the only way to cope was to retreat indoors with a glass of rose. In this case the delightfully dry, pale copper-colored Gris Blanc from the Pays d’Oc, which my local Nicolas #wine seller says is number one in town. He’s got #magnums and #jeroboams on display. I settled for a standard 75 cl in #Paris #France, au frais, bien sur.

#Paris #France is stifling today, and hotter still when doing a #liveshot on #CNN

Saint Pancras #Eurostar station #London #UK

So French. Women sunbathing in the parks are reminded to wear the tops as well as the bottoms of their bikinis. CMSD spotted this in the Parc Monceau this morning in Paris France

  1. Camera: iPhone 5c
  2. Aperture: f/2.4
  3. Exposure: 1/140th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm

uneamericaine:

Giant band-aid spotted near the Canal St-Martin yesterday evening. #paris #france #streetart #75010

#Typical #Paris #France #window with #lavender, #lace #curtain and #cat #today CMSD

#Gare du Nord #train #station just about empty at 6:50 in the #morning #today in #Paris #France

For those who care about this tree, the Parc Monceau, and the people who go there: a higher resolution version of the photo posted earlier. (This one’s for you, Lou Garcia.)

  1. Camera: SONY DSC-W830
  2. Aperture: f/3.3
  3. Exposure: 1/40th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm

I love this #tree in the ParcMonceau in Paris France. But in this photograph I also love the tiny details in the background: the child in the arms of the #statue, the #carousel, and the father and son blowing #bubbles.

#Summer #leaves #ParcMonceau #Paris #France #today

#Roots #ParcMonceau #Paris #France #today

#Dejeuner sur l’herbe in the #Parc #Monceau this #afternoon in #Paris #France #picnic #parks #parasols #umbrellas

newsweek:

Online retailer Amazon has defied new French legislation that bans the free delivery of books by offering postage for a single centime (1.4 cents). The legislation, which came into force this week, is aimed at preserving French bookshops against the offers available from online booksellers such as Amazon and French retailer FNAC. The law also caps the discounts made by retailers at 5%, in line with existing legislation.

But according to France24, the FAQ page of the French Amazon site now carries the message: “We are unfortunately no longer allowed to offer free deliveries for book orders. We have therefore fixed delivery costs at one centime per order containing books and dispatched by Amazon to systematically guarantee the lowest price for your book orders.”

Amazon Defies French Free Delivery Ban with One Centime Postage

Geraniums in the early morning light today, a sure sign of summer in Paris, France, even though it’s been quite chilly and wet all week.

  1. Camera: SONY DSC-W830
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/200th
  4. Focal Length: 36mm

Early #Saturday #morning at the #cheese shop in #Paris #France