SLWS Special Edition – Paris Sights

Sunday Evening on the banks on the Seine.

5a Sunday Evening on the Banks of the Seine

The open-air market near our apartment.

Open air market near our apartment

Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques.

Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, Rue de Rivoli

An eggplant-colored side door of Notre Dame.

5d Notre Dame Side Door One of the many beautiful ornaments on the Louvre.

6a Louvre Detail 2

The Cluny Museum has a collection of stained glass from Sainte-Chapelle. It’s displayed in a darkened room with a light behind each pane. This piece is “The Blinding of Samson” and dates from the thirteenth century.

13t C Stained Glass from Saint-Chappelle "The Blinding of Samson"

The Cluny also has an interesting collection of ornate locks and keys.

Mideval Lock at the Cluny Museum Mideval Key at the Cluny Museum

The Hotel de Ville – Liberté Égalité Fraternité.

7a Liberte Egalite Fraternite

It was interesting to see vintage European cars.

7b Vintage Car - Grey

An ornate overdoor.

9 Over Door Next time we hope to take a dinner cruise on the Seine.

Le Calife Dinner Cruise

A bit of the Parisian skyline – the Seine, the Orsay Museum and the Eiffel Tower to the right.

10b Orsay with Eiffel Tower

A colorful sidewalk café in Montmartre.

Chez Marie, 27 Rue Gabrielle, Montmartre

Friday afternoon on Rue Des Martyrs in Montmartre.

Rue Des Martyrs

The scholarly society Institut de France.

10e Institut de France

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was commissioned by Napoleon to commemorate his Austrian victories in 1805. Jim took this great sunset photo.

Sunset at the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

One of my favorite spots, the Fontaine Saint-Michel (Saint Michael’s Fountain), is flanked with these statues of dragons.

Fontaine Saint-MichelFontaine Saint-Michel

I loved the ancient wisteria climbing up the wall of this sidewalk café.

A Colorful Sidewalk Cafe In Paris

The owner of this little Fiat came up with an inventive solution to the crowded parking situation in Paris.

11d Vintage Car - Fiat This vintage Mini has a few more miles on it than mine!

Mini Cooper

Notre Dame at night was beautiful.

11f Notre Dame at Night

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7 thoughts on “SLWS Special Edition – Paris Sights

  1. Anonymous

    SUCH lovely photographs! Really evocative. I can totally see many of them printed and framed on my wall, for example Chez Marie in Montmatre. Ah, I see you’re already planning your next trip … “next time, we’ll take a dinner cruise … “

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    1. Kate Post author

      Thank you. Sorting and posting these has been great. Instead of just filing away the photos like I have in the past, I’m spending a lot of time looking at them and remembering our trip.

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  2. Barbara

    The blooms on the tree at Square do la Tour just about match the doors of the Notre Dame. I wonder if they planned it that way? : )
    That Chez Marie cafe is blinding, really cool, though.
    Rue Des Martyers is an interesting view. I kept thinking as I went through the pictures, okay, this is the best one. No, THIS is the best one. Well, no…….
    Jim picked the perfect time for his picture of the Arc de Triomphe
    The ancient wisteria and the windows look very European (and the wisteria looks almost as old as I am.)
    Last, I am having fun practicing my French. Of course, I don’t know whether or not my pronunciation is all that great.
    You are doing a wonderful job. Keep on keeping on. l&h

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    1. Kate Post author

      Thanks. I did love all the wisteria. It actually grows pretty well here but I haven’t gotten around to planting any yet. We installed a new gate into the garden this summer and wisteria would look just right growing over the top.

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    1. Kate Post author

      I did look at that guy with the knife for a while trying to decide if he looked too menacing. Not quite the vibe I was trying to convey here….

      Reply

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