Why do we click, my maker, why;
through the shadows, beyond the grey? Is it the spell of the sun arched high,cast on light, sight then memory's sway? Why do we share, my patience, why; perhaps so dreams don't slip away? Witness with me this scene in my eye. Smile with me one moment a day. - Melbourne Snaps - 13.06.14
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.
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.
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.
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.