We arrived in Paris on World War II Victory Day, a national holiday to celebrate the anniversary of when Charles de Gaulle announced the end of World War II in France on May 8, 1945. Streets and buildings were draped with French flags, especially the Champs-Élysées.


Morning smoke


I spy a man walking his dog in a Paris park near Notre Dame, with the biggest cigar I’ve ever seen a Parisian smoke.

Artist in residence


This artist chose to sketch in the Jardin des Tuileries, just outside the Louvre in Paris. But what was he looking at? A family playing amongst the statues? A beautiful woman sunning herself in the morning light? I will always wonder what was on the other side of his sketch board.