Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shipping on La Seine

From what I have heard, La Seine is still considered a major shipping waterway in Europe. This is a typical shipping barge.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Up and away!

The Eiffel Tower elevator on the way up with Lois Anne on board. I take photos - with both feet on the ground!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sunday afternoon along the Seine

On a beautiful, warm Sunday afternoon, what could be better than a stroll or bike ride along the Seine?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

On the Champs de Elysees

Guarding the Eiffel Tower

When we were in Paris, French military personnel were very much a presence among the crowds at the Eiffel Tower. While discomfiting at first, we came to appreciate the fact that they were standing guard.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

One way street

Can't imagine why this is a one-way street. It was a very busy street in terms of both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Indoor mall on the Champs de Elysees

I was impressed with the beauty of this mall, which offered a variety of shops. As I recall, however, most of the goods were quite expensive. I did see a leather jacket I liked, but it was 1200 Euros...so, I passed.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Le Beaupre

So many Paris cafes, so little time!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Place de Trocadero - Palace of Chaillot

From the Eiffel Tower, one crosses the Seine on this bridge to go to the Place de Trocadero on which site now sits the Palace of Chaillot. The palace was built in 1937 for the International Exposition, and houses the Musee de l'Homme, the Musee national de la Marine, the Musee national des Monuments Francais, and the Theatre national de Chaillot.

Much more information is available here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Peugeot dealership on Champs de Elysees

Notice all the men talking on cell phones. "Can I buy it, hon?"

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday afternoon stroll

It was a beautiful day and some folks took advantage of the weather with a Sunday afternoon stroll along the Seine.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday afternoon on the Champ de Mars

The above is a colored sketch of the photo below

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wedding on the Seine

It looks like this was an important wedding. I mean, you can see two photographers!

Monday, June 8, 2009

First Eiffel Tower shot

It is impossible not to take photos of the Eiffel Tower...it dominates the Paris sky and is extraordinarily beautiful!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Duty Free shop

A steady stream of customers entered the "duty free" shop on Avenue de Suffren.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Le Beaujolais

Cafe Le Beaujolais on Avenue de Suffren in the 7th Arondissement.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009