Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Beautiful Architecture in Paris!

What can I say about how beautiful Paris is besides showing it to you? These photos evoke for me the beauty of this city, and if you've been fortunate to be visit or live here, you know it's even better in person. Around every corner is something even more compelling to look at, and the backdrop of these skies... I'm in love!!!
J'aime Paris!!

I was standing on the Pont du Change looking over the Seine River towards the Conciergeri. I think the Conciergeri looks like a fairy tale castle with those turrets :-) 

A neighborhood produce store near where we're staying in Marais.

Looking smart while on his smart phone.

My view as I looked up at lunch, these 2 were joined by another friend and looked so good against the backdrop of the building. Man on the right is smoking, lots of smoking going on in Paris.

Susan and I found this lunch spot, perfect! View of the Panthéon in the background.

Area around the Panthéon.

The actual imposing Panthéon in Paris!!!

We wandered over to the Luxembourg gardens that are a few blocks from the Panthéon, and were treated to some wonderful landscapes, flowers and gardens!

A lovely pond for people to sail these small boats that were for rent at the Luxembourg gardens.

Another view at the Jardin du Luxembourg looking at the Luxembourg Palace.
This area is considered the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank.

At the end of the day Susan and I head back home near the Place des Vosges, our local park :-)

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.