Monday, September 11, 2017

Walking around on a Sunday in Paris

Susan and I decided to walk to the Marche Des Enfants Rouge yesterday, Sunday, and as always walking anywhere is always richly rewarded with all kinds of sights and experiences. As it was Sunday, some of the main streets were closed off to cars, always a benefit to us pedestrians, and families were out and about.

Not 10 minutes from our apartment this friendly chef greeted us, love his hat and attitude!

Doggy love!

Closed to automobiles, nice.

 The Picasso museum certainly has a beautiful mansion to house his works of art.

Le Marche des Enfants Rouge... it was way too crowded for us to do more than walk through, but a lovely display of flowers were on sale.

 We spent a few hours at this cafe over a wonderful lunch watching the world go by.

 One of many cafes, it would take a lifetime to try them all... I'd love to give it a try :-)

 Amazing boulangeries that are more than mere bakeries.

 Inside a random church.

Stylin' on a scooter.

I remember when Ian had a difficult time deciding on which pastry to choose :-)

More doggy love...

Graffiti art.

A little humor for sale on the street.

Very focused.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Jardin des Tuileries in Paris on a Beautiful Day in September

The Tuileries gardens are enjoyed by many, and are such a lovey place to spend some time on a beautiful day, especially with someone you love :-)
They are located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concord, open to the public and chairs are provided for anyone who wants to sit for awhile.

 Romance in Paris.. J'aime Paris! 

The Eiffel tower in the distance, looks much closer than it is... a long walk on foot.

The Louvre in the background.

A gathering of people with special hats... 

...and one of them picked some flowers to share with the others. 

Yes, cell phones are everywhere, we should have lots of documentation of our lives if we post them somewhere... like a blog maybe ?  :-) 

 In the way distance you can see L'Arch de Triomphe, but I don't think these 2 had eyes for that :-)

Some birds for Ian.

The Louvre in the background, again.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Paris! Beautiful Archives Nationales and L'Eglise Saint-Eustache

I'm in Paris now with my friend Susan for a 2 week holiday exploring the city of light for future visits, what a marvelous place to be! Around every corner is another ancient and historically important building or square, walking around as we are, it's all very accessible. All you need is good shoes and strong legs with a sense of wonder! 
Our destination on this day was the information office off of the Avenue de l'Opera near the Louvre. The walk there was full of surprises! 

We stumbled onto the Achives Nationales in the Marais, free entry and gorgeous architecture, the details in the buildings here are so beautiful!

 Someone else who is also awed by what she is seeing...

 The Church of St Eustache or L’├ęglise Saint-Eustache is a church in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. The present building was built between 1532 and 1632.

It's easy to be moved by a church like this.

There are more cafes here than there are Dunkin Donuts in Boston. They are also used as gathering places, but I suspect Parisiens spend more time at them...

 Apparently a famous restaurant... the foot of the pig. And it's open 24/24!! Whatever that means :-)

 We ate here with a view of the comings and going of Parisiens, a busy corner at Rue des Pyramides.

  Just another good looking corner...The Louvre is on the other side.

Musicians on a bridge near Notre Dame. Closed off to traffic :-)