The Eiffel Tower and the Sacre-Coeur Basilica are iconic images of Paris and are certainly magnificent in all of their grandeur but some of my favorite photos record the seemingly inconsequential events of daily life - a solitary man drinking a glass of red wine at a cafe, a group of small children playing soccer, or a young woman cooling her toes in the fountain in the Jardin du Palais Royale.
I'm not sure if it's his fashionable red-rimmed glasses or his total concentration as he artistically forms each gold letter, but there's something about the sign painter that seems to symbolize the people of Paris, for whatever it is that they're doing, Parisiennes usually seem to enjoy doing it...with perhaps the exception of driving and waiting in line!
The "before" photo was taken while having tea with Christine, a charming Canadian woman whom I met while snapping pictures during our tour of Legeron Flower and Feather Boutique and the "after" photo was taken a couple of weeks later when I returned to the Galerie Vivienne with my parents-in-law.
4 rue des Petits Champs
What are the subjects of some of your favorite photos? Please feel free to include an internet link in the comment section if they're posted on the web.