Charming Architectural Details Exploring an old city can be so rewarding. In Paris, everything from the door knockers on the street to the ceiling tiles in department stores was stunningly intricate. However, not everything beautiful was ancient! Paris is also a street art Mecca, and I took as many snapshots of this avante garde art as I did of the old stuff.
|Mysterious fox plaque spotted on an apartment building|
The bookstore ceiling in Bon Marché, one of the finest department stores in Paris
Unusual Shopping In Austin, we have no shortage of unusual shops. As much as it pains me to admit it, Paris has even stranger ones. Deyrolle, a historic natural history shop, and Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, the world's largest flea market, were standouts in this regard.
|A sliver of the majestic offerings at Deyrolle|
|A set of 67 (!!!) nesting dolls spotted in a shop window- they've got ours outnumbered by a few.|
|Beautiful flea market ephemera.|
|Image via The Conran Shop|