If I weren't so sleep deprived (experiencing a wave of insomnia the past 4 or 5 nights, where I wake up at different times during the night and then can't get back to sleep again for hours, dammit), I might have more energy for writing, and I do have a few longer posts in the works, but in the meantime here are some random images I've taken recently with my new iPhone 6. Got to say, I am LOVING the improved image quality (I already thought the iPhone 4's camera was pretty awesome, but this is even better!)
At a restaurant we like near our home. We arrived early, but the place filled up very quickly. It's always full. The patron/chef makes a point to come out and shake everyone's hand; he always wears one of those flat-top straw hats. It's a lovely family business where his wife and adult kids all work there.
I was on my way to meet a friend the other day, but my bus was blocked on Rue de 4 Septembre near Opéra. As I walked down that street trying to find an alternate bus, I saw WHY the street was blocked: a fire at a construction site. All the workers were milling around down on the sidewalk with their hardhats on, while the pompiers scaled this ladder with a hose. I didn't see or smell smoke so maybe by this time the fire was well contained. Firemen are awesome.
I was walking with a friend in the Marais on a rainy day, and we spotted a courtyard with this charming little corner, and the large, colorful ivy leaves looked so lovely and autumnal!