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monicapileggi May 29th, 2007 06:52 PM

My Paris Photos (Monica)
Well, I FINALLY uploaded a ton of photos from my recent trip to Paris. I have them sectioned out at this link:

I didn't annotate each photo, so if you have questions about any of them, please let me know; however, I did write up a short summary for my days.

Monica ((F))
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grandmere May 29th, 2007 07:01 PM

Lovely pictures!

monicapileggi May 29th, 2007 07:07 PM

grandmere, LOL! You couldn't have possibly seen them all! :)

Oh, I should comment that my photos from dinner at Les Ombres is on Part III of my photos.

Monica ((F))

cigalechanta May 29th, 2007 07:19 PM

Thanks Monica, I enjoyed virtually traveling with you :)

grandmere May 29th, 2007 07:39 PM

I did not look at all of them, but the ones I chose to view were indeed lovely!

luvtotravel May 29th, 2007 08:11 PM

Thanks for the photos. You arrived in Paris on the 9th, and I left Paris on the 9th. A plaque for Rue Le Pic is in one of your photos. There is (or was) a great little restaurant in San Francisco by that name, although I haven't been there for years. Looks like you had a lovely trip.

Traviata May 30th, 2007 04:27 AM

Hi Monica,

EVERY workday should start with photos like these. I'll be thinking about them and Paris all day....thanks for sharing.


monicapileggi May 30th, 2007 04:31 AM

grandmere, Yes, I was sure you didn't see all of them. I probably posted close to 500!

Thanks everyone for your compliments. Sandy, there's plenty of photos to start your mornings! :)

Monica ((F))

gard May 30th, 2007 04:47 AM

hehe...nice to see that I'm not the only "freak" who takes pictures of everything including the food :d

Gard - trip reports and pictures

monicapileggi May 30th, 2007 05:20 AM

Hey Gard,

Check out my food photos from my last cruise! Same page I provided. :D

Monica ((F))

Rosiegirl May 30th, 2007 06:27 AM

Lovely pictures. I enjoy seeing food pictures. And I especially enjoyed seeing Les Ombres as DH and I have reservations in July.

moolyn May 30th, 2007 06:59 AM

Monica, I enjoyed your wonderful photos of Paris and Dijon. They brought back lovely memories of my visits there. I also enjoyed reading about the restaurants you visited and have added some of them to my files for my next trip to Paris, although this is just a dream at the moment. Got to be prepared! Thanks so much for sharing!

By the way, what kind of camera did you use?

monicapileggi May 30th, 2007 07:36 AM

Rosiegirl, You will love Les Ombres! We did notice that the restaurant does have cheese for dessert. They bring a cart around and you choose what you want.

moolyn, I have a Canon SD550 digital camera. Love it!

Monica ((F))

cocofromdijon May 30th, 2007 09:16 AM

Hi Monica, I've just posted a comment on your Dijon page :-)
I really wonder what you had in your plates!!!! (n 461 and 462)
The guy in n 318 is very nice and with Betty1 and her friends last Friday we tasted great tapenades and olives!
On 407 on the right, you can see the entrance of "myhome" ;;)
Thank you!

parisnewbie May 30th, 2007 12:46 PM

Vivres est votre art! Hopefully that translated to food is your art, lol!
Loved the pictures and posted on your site too. We're staying in the Marais...anything specific you can add about the neighborhood?

MissZiegfeld May 30th, 2007 01:45 PM

AWW I miss Montmartre so much right now!!! I think I may have to go back to Paris, asap.

thank you for sharing your photos.

moolyn May 30th, 2007 02:53 PM

Monica, I'm so pleased to learn that your photos were taken with a Canon SD camera! I recently bought a Canon SD800 and so far I'm loving it too.

Of course, it's not the camera that takes the photos, it's the photographer, right? You need a good eye as well as a good camera.

monicapileggi May 30th, 2007 03:11 PM

Thanks Coco for your comments! Dijon is just lovely and small enough to get around on foot.

Sandra, not much to add to the Marais except there's a lot to see and do and many places to eat! Lots of cafes, bistrots, food shops, wine shops, etc. Don't miss the Carnavalet museum and the Histor of Paris museum. The Bastille has a great market and just wandering in the village St. Paul area is especially nice with the ancient timbered buildings. Don't miss any bakeries, especially "mine" next to where I was staying! Tell Nadia that Monica says hello!

Monica ((F))

monicapileggi May 30th, 2007 03:12 PM

Moolyn, yes, having a good eye is important, but with a digital take extra shots at different angles and one of them will come out great!

Monica ((F))

monicapileggi Jun 2nd, 2007 06:17 AM

Coco, to respond to your photo comments/questions: "I really wonder what you had in your plates!!!! (n 461 and 462). The guy in n 318 is very nice and with Betty1 and her friends last Friday we tasted great tapenades and olives! On 407 on the right, you can see the entrance of "myhome" Thank you! coco"

The food photos:

Photo number 461 from Chez Marianne, ( has fallafel, a large Kefte, hummus, olive tapenade.

Photo 462 ( has sliced pastrami, feta cheese, grilled eggplant, eggplant caviar. A pickle and olive on both plates.

We had ordered tarama, which the waitress accidently added the eggplant caviar instead. She did bring out the tarama but I didn't photograph it.

We were stuffed after this meal!

Too bad we didn't meet on Fodors before my trip! I would have knocked on your door!

Yes, the guy in photo #318 was very nice. He let us sample some of his olive flavored tapenade! Delicious!

Monica ((F))

marrsbar Jun 2nd, 2007 07:08 AM

These pictures are great. We are going to Dijon from Paris on our trip for one of the days. I see you took the train. Did you need a car to get around to the vineyards in Dijon? We were going to get a car so we could see the vineyards. What do you think?

monicapileggi Jun 2nd, 2007 08:13 AM

marrsbar, we didn't visit the vinyards, just a day visit to Dijon. Yes, I believe a car would be best to get around.

Monica ((F))

cocofromdijon Jun 2nd, 2007 08:42 AM

agree with Monica about the car. It is necessary to from a village to another along "la route des Grands Crus" :-)
Welcome to Burgundy!

Monica thanks for the details, I know now it is not typical Burgundian food!
BTW I don't live in the flat I rent out, so we would have met somewhere else... ;-)

Girlspytravel Jun 2nd, 2007 11:16 AM

Very nice photos Monica-you have a real talent for photographing food-you should be peddling to those companies who specialize in taking photos of food for restaurants!

Love the area of the Marais that you stayed in-there's no better area of Paris to stay, as far as I'm concerned. The area around the Village St. Paul with its art and antique shops (I went to an art exhibition opening on the Rue St. Paul given by a friend of a friend last September) is charming and interesting-always something going on in this area.

parisnewbie Jun 2nd, 2007 11:29 AM

Monica, I am here in the Mararis. What is the "bakery" you frequented? There are so many...just thought it would be nice to pass you name one

beaupeep Jun 2nd, 2007 12:21 PM

Monica, I finally had time to look at your photos (everyone knows how it is when you get back to work from vacation - no surf time available). It made me smile to see you since I now know you! And I burst out laughing at your picture of the radishes because on the phone the other day my mother asked if I would take pictures of the radishes at the market because she never saw so many different kinds.

I especially like the photo of the young handsome gendarmes. Makes me want to do something to get arrested!

monicapileggi Jun 2nd, 2007 12:41 PM

Sandra, the bakery is on 32 vieille du Temple, about 2 blocks up from rue Rivoli on the right side. Across the street is the gelato place. On the right side of the bakery, you'll see a blue door and #32. My studio was in that building.

Here's a photo of the building/bakery

and a photo of Nadia:

Tell her Monica and Louisa say Hello!!!

Hmmm Susan, I wish I had thought of something to get frisked by those handsome men! ;)

Monica ((F))

beaupeep Jun 2nd, 2007 12:46 PM

Well, I guess our husbands wouldn't really appreciate it so I will just stick to eating all that lovely food!

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