Friday, October 31, 2014

ARC DE TRIOMPHE


After emerging from the metro station, Charles de Gaulle Etoile, this was the sight that greeted us.  I had forgotten how big the Arc de Triomphe is!  Clear blue skies made for a wonderful view from the top.  Bon Vivant J. 

Shared with Sky Watch Friday

Thursday, October 30, 2014

SACRE COEUR


We were fortunate to find Sacre Coeur more populated by pigeons than people when we arrived.  Bon Vivant J. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PARISIENNES


This was our first sight as we entered Rue Mouffetard heading for the famous street market.  We were admiring this lady's pets and she did not hesitate to say "Oui" when we asked her for a photo.  She was very proud of her "petite chiens" and enthusiastically wished us a good holiday in Paris. The people of Paris were delightful.  Bon Vivant J&J.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

THE LOUVRE AND COUR NAPOLEON


Panorama of the Cour Napoleon surrounded by the Louvre beneath the perfect sky. Bon Vivant J&J.  PS - sometimes wide angle is the only way to go.

Monday, October 27, 2014

THE MAGIC OF THE EIFFEL TOWER


On our first day in Paris we strolled along the Seine from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower.  We couldn't believe our luck!  We arrived about 11 am and there were virtually no queues in sight!  We promptly purchased our tickets and took the elevator to the first level.  While there was a queue on this level it only took about 40 minutes before we were in the next elevator to the top! It was morning of blue skies and the whole of Paris became ours if only for a little while.

This photograph is one of many taken from the observation deck on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower.  The City of LIghts shines best at night.

Bon Vivant J&J.
  

Sunday, October 26, 2014

LUXEMBOURG GARDENS - PARIS


The rising sun in autumnal trees,
footsteps heard on fallen leaves,
hand in hand on a promised path, 
I smile with awe, how lucky am I.

Photographed at Luxembourg Gardens in Paris
on an Autumn morning.
A Bientot Mr & Mrs J.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

LE LOUVRE TURNS ON ITS CHARM


We're back! We have just returned from several weeks in France and thought we might share a daily photograph from the land of croissants, bonjours and bon amis.  

We begin with the city of lights, Paris. Le Louvre with its unmistakable contemporary glass pyramid contrasted against the medieval Palais du Louvre turned on its charm at dusk. What was better the magic of dusk in the main courtyard or the treasures housed inside the Louvre? We could not decide. We were in awe of both. 

Join us on our photographic journey through Paris, Lyon and Avignon.  Bon Vivant from Mr & Mrs J.

We send a big Merci Beaucoup to Genie (Paris and Beyond) and Virginia (Paris Through My Lens) for all the travel tips. They were a great help.

Shared with Weekend Reflections

Sunday, September 28, 2014

AT THE GPO


Coffee Break Time. A Bientot J&J.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

TRANQUIL MELBOURNE


Some days just make you go ahhhhhh. Best J&J.

Friday, September 26, 2014

MELBOURNE LIGHTS


With an air of expectation dusk arrives and the city lights welcome the night. 
Bon Vivant J&J.

Shared with Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ALONG THE YARRA


The trees along the Yarra are about to burst in to life.  Cheers J&J.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

AT BRIGHTON BEACH


There are times when its good just to sit and be still.  Relaxed J&J.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

YOUNG & JACKSON


While most people in front of Young & Jackson Hotel rush by, a solitary figure is waiting.  Cheers J&J.

Monday, September 22, 2014

PRINCES BRIDGE MELBOURNE


Princes Bridge Melbourne, a regal gateway to the southern edge of our city.  Cheer J&J.