Tag Archives: Paris

People of Paris #6… Parrot and Conversation

The “Lady in Red” puts down her accordion and stops to amuse an equally colorful parrot while the vendor strikes up a conversation.

Image by Joyce Meyer

Near the steps of Sacre Coeur in Paris, France.

People of Paris #5… Gizzards and Potatoes

Hungry?  Try some chicken gizzards and Noirmoutier potatoes, the “Rolls Royce” of potatoes, named for the French region it is grown. There’s no doubt as to who is in charge of this business found in the Paris Farmers’ Market.


People of Paris #4… Caricature + GoPro

GoPro video of your own caricature…

Image by Joyce Meyer

Because you can never have enough pictures of yourself, right?

Artists’ Market in the Montmartre district. Place du Tertre is where the legends of 20th century art used to roam. Now it’s filled with watercolors, portrait sketchers and caricaturists.…

People of Paris #3… Beggar Woman

Waiting to enter Notre Dame Cathedral.

Image by Joyce Meyer

Well known scam in areas with plenty of tourists. It’s a living, I guess…

People of Paris #2… The Butcher

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.  ~ William Morris

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Farmers’ Market in Paris, France.


People of Paris #1 …Lady in Red.

Yes, Paris is well know for its cathedrals, museums and the iconic Eiffel Tower.  Interesting, but  the people are what really make this town tick. Thus begins a series of posts showcasing the people found in this fair city… People of Paris.

I hear accordion music while descending the many steps of Sacre Coeur and looking down witness this inventive vendor.Paris-1070974web

Image by Joyce Meyer

Video credit to Elaine Sarantakos, Fabulous Living Coach.

A Proper Farewell…

A-h-h-h… Farewell to the Love Locks Bridge…

Paris, the city of love, will need to become creative again and find new ways to express affections due to the determination that the Love Locks phenomenon  has caused a degradation of the heritage of Paris, the heavy weight upon the bridge is causing harmful damage and a safety hazard to tourists. The tradition of adding a padlock has been traced to an Italian teen novel titled I Want You published in 2006.     ~USA Today

So, how do you correctly say “goodbye” when in France?

1. Say “au revoir” in any setting. This is the standard French translation of the English “goodbye” and it can be used in both casual and formal settings, with strangers and friends alike.

Pronounce au revere as oh duh-vwar.
LofL-1080154dmv2. Use “salut” informally. You can use salut as a way of saying “bye” when among friends or in other casual settings.

Pronounce salut as sah-loo.

LofL-1080156dmv 3. While adieu is no longer as common as it once was, it can still be used in most contexts as a way of saying farewell.

A rough pronunciation of adieu would be and-joo.

LofL-1080165crThis lonely accordion player will need to find a new location so he can continue to share his cheerful disposition. Bon voyage!


How to Say Goodby in French ~ WikiHow