Creatures in Paris

As you probably know, I’ve just got back from a trip to Paris.

Parisians love their dogs and you can see them following their owners off the lead in even the busiest streets.

Owners and dogs enjoy life along the banks of the Seine.

Dog and man

The pigeons on the many bridges of Paris

Are remarkably tame and pose willingly for photos.

Tame pigeons

This bird has one of the best backdrops in Paris —

Notre Dame.

Bird ND

My favourite animals, however, have to be

The stone gargoyles that decorate the many churches.

(This one is smiling at me from Notre Dame.

Like me, he seems happy to see some spring blossoms.)

Dragon

For more animals, please visit: Camera Critters.

55 responses

  1. Paris is a photographer’s paradise LadyFi…I hope you enjoyed your trip there and that you had good weather 🙂

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    April 6, 2013 at 19:12

  2. TexWisGirl

    very cool. 🙂

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    April 6, 2013 at 19:14

  3. oh wow…def loving the gargoyle…and the bird does have a marvelous back drop…welcome back…look forward to more pictures!

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    April 6, 2013 at 19:17

  4. Hudson Howl

    A happy gargoyle -who’d thunkd’ it. Must confess, I have known a couple, but I thought it was just me. You’ve proved me right.

    I agree with Anyes comment, “Paris is photographer’s paradise”, your photos proof. I can’t help but insert, the world in it’s entirety is the realm of paradise -that paradise exists in real terms. That the good, the bad and the ugly has a place in paradise. From Stockholm to Paris, to wherever, each mile marker has it own distinct charm, imperfections and beauty.

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    April 6, 2013 at 19:30

  5. Fantastic photos.
    Paris is beautiful.
    Regards:)

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    April 6, 2013 at 19:36

  6. What struck me in Paris was the quality of the light. There’s no place like it that I know of. Your photos are wonderful as always and thank you for brightening my morning with images of my favorite City! Just gorgeous! (One thing I truly love about your photos is that you are never “cliche”!)

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    April 6, 2013 at 19:56

  7. I have been away from visiting your blog for far too long…..
    your photos inspire to try harder!

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    April 6, 2013 at 20:05

  8. Wonderful shots of the place and lovely birds.

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    April 6, 2013 at 20:08

  9. Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Interesting that the Parisians seem more tolerant toward doggie freedom than we are in the U.S.. Having a dog off-leash in the city is a big no-no here.

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    April 6, 2013 at 20:10

  10. Such wonderful captures, Fiona, and it does look as though you had a great ,safe trip! I love Paris, but haven’t been there in a long time! Your photos are the next best thing to being there again! I do love the Parisians tolerant attitude — about many things, but particularly doggie freedom, as Janie wrote. Thanks for sharing the fun!

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    April 6, 2013 at 20:30

  11. I wish I’d had a good camera when I was in France. Oh the shots I missed! I hope you got to the tour of the chateaus (castles) of the Loire valley!

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    April 6, 2013 at 20:44


  12. As I told you, you have brought nice photos from Paris.
    I hope you enjoyed those days

    · hugs

    · CristalRasgado · & · LaMiradaAusente ·

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    April 6, 2013 at 22:09

  13. cloudia

    Thank you. Shall return to savor.

    Aloha

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    April 6, 2013 at 23:30

  14. Is that a magnolia tree I see??? My favorite flower to photograph!
    These are wonderful photograph, and I just love those pigeons.

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    April 6, 2013 at 23:42

  15. Great photos from great places. And nice critters 🙂

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    April 7, 2013 at 00:06

  16. SHE

    I love that pigeon shot!!

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    April 7, 2013 at 00:38

  17. Jim

    Lovely shots of a lovely city, Fiona.

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    April 7, 2013 at 00:41

  18. I loved my trip to Paris. Seing your photos evoke a lot of memories. When I went I took my novel with me so that I could always say I finished my novel in Paris.

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    April 7, 2013 at 01:57

  19. That’s wild that the dogs walk around without leashes. I’d be afraid of the traffic, but I suppose they grow up being used to it.
    Gargoyles are a bit creepy, but they are supposed to protect the buildings, I guess. Great shots! 🙂

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    April 7, 2013 at 03:52

  20. What wonderful photos you captured. I”ve never gotten the birds in Paris to perform for me like you!!! B ravo!
    V

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    April 7, 2013 at 04:33

  21. What a beautiful city. Visiting Paris is one of my dream. 🙂

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    April 7, 2013 at 04:33

  22. Shey

    Oh, what a beautiful place. Thinking of visiting there this year, hopefully. Nice captures.

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    April 7, 2013 at 04:58

  23. Spring time in Paris..lucky you! What fun to photograph all that beauty:)

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    April 7, 2013 at 05:00

  24. J Cosmo Newbery

    That gargoyle definitely looks a bit to happy to be holding that post!

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    April 7, 2013 at 05:37

  25. Wow Paris! Lovely pictures.

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    April 7, 2013 at 07:35

  26. Loved them all – but the dog was not a patch on Oscar. But you knew that.

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    April 7, 2013 at 07:54

  27. Wow, spring in Paris that must have been wonderful.

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    April 7, 2013 at 09:21

  28. Yes, pretty pictures! I also just arrived from Paris, possibly somewhere we have agreed …

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    April 7, 2013 at 12:20

  29. This surpasses any romantic notions I had about Paris! Sensational!!

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    April 7, 2013 at 12:26

  30. Lovely Pictures! So you seen some spring already…when will our come??

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    April 7, 2013 at 12:38

  31. What a lovely tour of Paris. Glad you’re back!

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    April 7, 2013 at 13:07

  32. Great series of photos!

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    April 7, 2013 at 13:14

  33. Wonderful animal shots. Although I sometimes wonder how the Parisians keep dogs in those tiny apartments.

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    April 7, 2013 at 13:44

  34. Fantastic — love the gargoyle!

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    April 7, 2013 at 13:49

  35. Lovely glimpse of what I imagine to be a lovely city!

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    April 7, 2013 at 14:12

  36. i am happy one of us actually got there .. and it looks like it was pretty … BIG SIGH .. we’re rescheduling our trip …

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    April 7, 2013 at 14:22

  37. Oh wow…this is the reason Paris is on my “travel bucket list” 🙂

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    April 7, 2013 at 14:56

  38. How neat! I love the shots of the pigeons. Paris is such a dream!

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    April 7, 2013 at 15:01

  39. A beautiful place captured so very well by you, my dear. Those gargoyles do give me the creeps, though…even the smiling ones 😉

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    April 7, 2013 at 15:22

  40. I like all the creatures you captured, but the gargoyle is definitely my favorite.

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    April 7, 2013 at 17:01

  41. Beautiful and truly impressive photos! Loved the pair of Paris pigeons 🙂

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    April 7, 2013 at 17:31

  42. Lucky you! I have always wanted to go to Paris to see the kind of amazing places you’ve shown today. Great photos!!!

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    April 7, 2013 at 17:45

  43. Al

    Beautiful photos. I was probably 6 years old the last time I was in Paris.

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    April 7, 2013 at 18:57

  44. mtwaggin

    Those are the happiest gargoyles I’ve ever seen. Love them!

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    April 7, 2013 at 19:07

  45. WOW, beautiful shots and love the second one.

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    April 7, 2013 at 19:36

  46. The gargoyles of Paris are a very special breed, aren’t they!

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    April 7, 2013 at 20:03

  47. Wonderful shots! I would love to visit Paris one day.

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    April 7, 2013 at 21:06

  48. Your great pics rekindled my craving for another visit to Paris. Love the gargoyle shot especially :-).

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    April 8, 2013 at 15:12

  49. Wonderful…! I love the city’s varied creatures, and this post’s title. 🙂 Just beautiful.

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    April 8, 2013 at 15:49

  50. Paris is a lovely city.
    It’s so nice how those gargoyles posed so perfectly still for you.

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    April 9, 2013 at 02:39

  51. That is one serious looking gargoyle, even if he is smiling!

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    April 9, 2013 at 23:51

  52. Liked the 2nd one very very much. Stunning photography 🙂

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    April 11, 2013 at 08:31

  53. Paris looks so much different with a bit of sunlight. I was there a few months ago and we had only a lot of rain. That made the city look a bit sad and we felt unwelcome (not sure if that is the right word).

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    April 14, 2013 at 18:31

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