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.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Lois Anne holding up the Arch de Triomphe

With Lois Anne in the photo, one gets a sense of the size of this monumental arch.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Disney bus

This is for people visiting Paris who feel the need to go to Disneyland. Hop on board the Disney express! It's only a 35 minute ride!

From the top!

Lois Anne went all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower, something like 900 godawful feet into the sky! Nevertheless, just south of the nearest clouds, she took a number of beautiful photos. This is one of them.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tomb of Lyautey

Lyautey's tomb is in the l'Eglise du Dome. It is my understanding that he was a French military hero of some note. Years ago, when in the Navy, I spent a few days at the Port Lyautey Naval Base in Morocco. I'd like to think that base was named for this French military hero, but I've been unable to verify that.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Napoleon's tomb - another view

Another view of the emperor's final resting place in the l'Eglise du Dome.

Saturday, August 1, 2009