Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Grand Palais

Happy New Year!

We're back...sort of. While we have moved "successfully" across town, we're still inundated by "stuff" and the trials and tribulations (and joys) of moving into a new place, along with the various responsibilities of selling an "old" house.

So, posting will be sporadic at best for awhile.

But, we wanted to thank all of our special friends in the photoblogging world for wishing us well at Christmas and giving us such great support during our move. We deeply appreciate your concern and your kind words.

In return and in gratitude, we send our best wishes to each of you for a wonderful New Year!

[We'll repeat this message on our other blogs. If you check Ocala Daily Photo, you'll find a photo of the entrance to our new community - Stone Creek, in Ocala.]

Monday, December 14, 2009

Pont Alexandre III

I just can't get enough of this bridge. More photos will be coming.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Life on La Seine

Life on La Seine is ever-changing.

The photo will embiggen by clicking on it.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Maintaining the Eiffel Tower

Maintenance is an ongoing affair at the Eiffel Tower. Bolts have to be tightened and it has to be painted - massive jobs. This sculpture pays homage to those men who risk their lives to take care of these things.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cruisin' down the river

You may click on the photo to embiggen.

Best Blog Award

Best Blog Award Image

Paree - Photos of the City of Light has received the Best Blog Award from Louis LaVache at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo!

Many thanks, Louis. This is an honor and greatly appreciated.

Please check out Louis' blog here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Eiffel Tower et nuit 2

This was taken late evening while walking back to our hotel.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Eiffel Tower et nuit

On the Seine, the Eiffel Tower et nuit. Photo by Lois Anne.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Eiffel Tower, looking down

Checking out the scene from the first level.

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The Eiffel Tower, looking down

Checking out the scene from the first level.

Click photo to embiggen.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Will you marry me?

He came over to our table in the Eiffel Tower restaurant surreptitiously and whispered, "Hi, we're from Germany. I'm going to ask my girlfriend to marry me. Would you take a picture of me proposing?"

Well, who could say "No" to that?

So, he proposed and I took a picture. She said "Yes!" Everyone applauded.

And they lived happily ever after. We hope.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fine dining on the Seine

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Paris via the Notre Dame towers

Photo by Lois Anne. Please click on the photo to embiggen.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Along the Champs de Elysses

The Champs de Elysses with a little help from Photoshop.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Versailles statuary

It was a very cold day in June!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lining up at the Palace

It was late June. Very cold. The lines were long to get into Versailles.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gardens at Versailles

Photo painted with Triqui Paint.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Parisian children's store

The reflections are a bonus.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Travel via Segway

We found a number of people traveling around Paris on Segways. They were relatively inexpensive to rent, and could move you from place to place quite easily and safely.

Photo by Lois Anne. Canon Powershot SD600, f/2.8, 1/1500 sec.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Commissioned by Louis IX in 1242 to be royal chapel and a repository for the relics of Christ's passion, including the crown of thorns, Sainte-Chapelle is considered today to contain the most beautiful stained glass in all of Europe.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Notre Dame facade

Photo by Lois Anne.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

De Venus

I know, everybody's seen this photo a hundred times, but do you know how hard it is to get a good picture of de Milo? This one was sheer luck, as usually there are people knee-deep to Versailles and back standing in front, snapping photos, waving their arms (probably 'cause Venus doesn't have any), lifting kids on their shoulders, jumping up and down...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Looking back at Pont Alexandre III

On our way to Les Invalides, we looked back toward Pont Alexandre III.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Musee d'Orsay

You'll notice the well-behaved students on a field trip getting instructions on how to remain well-behaved while in the d'Orsay.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Chateau de Versailles poster

Cieldequimper at Versailles Daily Photo has posted several beautiful photos of fountains, statuary and fireworks in recent days. It is my understanding that this event is held each summer. This photo was taken, obviously, in 2007, and I believe it is advertising the same event.

If not, I'll ask Cieldequimper to correct me.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

On la Seine - a floating restaurant

A lovely restaurant, docked near d'Orsay. Done in watercolor.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Notre Dame gargoyle

Lois Anne took this shot from the tower at Notre Dame. She must have had a "vintage" camera!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hotel - on the Right Bank

A quaint little hotel tucked in between two other buildings on the Right Bank near the Eiffel Tower.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Moon over the Tower

This is an altered photo. Well, the moon was not there originally. I thought it added a nice touch, though.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Notre Dame - polarized

A polarized view of the Notre Dame towers.