Arc de Triomphe at Night
June 2013: Arc de Triomphe at Night celebrating French Nationalism and history.
Palais Royale Tree Corridor. This is a wonderful place to explore and was recently in the Mission Impossible movie.
Saint Chapelle Stained Glass Wall
is literally about the size of a football field. The glass tells thousands of religious stories and was made so beautiful because they wanted it to represent heaven.
Notre Dame Across the Seine, classic European icon.
Reflections off the Glass Pyramid: sky, building, cloud.
Paris takes window displays to a whole new level of art, sophistication and entertainment. This may be a more simple display yet it caught my attention as I walked around one morning.
Morning Monuments found along the Seine.
Blue Door Number 14 in Paris.
The Three Graces (Les Trois Graces)
a.k.a. Three Happy Endings
Jean-Jacques Pradier, sculptor
Walking in Paris this woman turns into a blur.
on the water fountain at the Louvre
Trocadero: THE place to get your photograph with the Eiffel Tower.
Sully Pavillon at Sunset, Paris
Clown Making Giant Bubbles
on the Pont Des Arts in Paris
Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite: the French 3 principles.
Running in Paris in the morning with Notre Dame in the distance. Paris mornings are magic.
Shoot Through Glass at the Louvre
First Light on Paris
Several sources of light are in this picture: the waning moon is setting, the lampposts are in alignment, and the sunlight from dawn begins to reach the buildings also.
Lamp Posts of the Pont Alexandre III, my favorite of the many wonderful bridges in Paris.
Rue Montorgueil, a classic pedestrian thoroughfare.
a huge and impressive statue
Paris Apartment Buildings
add some artistic architectural elements I truly enjoy. These two buildings are so similar and yet each have small differences.
Hotel des Invalides Garden: this is another Paris must-see.
are gold, reflecting the strong light of the late afternoon
A Place For You in Paris
A Place For You in Paris: These chairs looked so inviting.
Saint Chapelle Column
from the lower chapel.
Attacked by Pigeons and laughing about it.
Approaching Art: Through the Louvre Corridor
These shadowy figures are walking to the Louvre glass pyramid, a portal for art lovers worldwide.
Sully Pavilion of the Louvre
The sun is getting low. The golden castle facade glows in the reflecting pool.
Arc du Carosel, a smaller monument on the tourist drag.
Welcome to Paris is what I get from this little guy.
Winged Victory in the Louvre
Rue Nicolas Flamel
named after the famous wizard or the historical chemist?
across a Paris Bridge. The Musee d'Orsay is in the background
an old French cannon
Trocadero Statue of Girl
with the dome of Napoleon's Tomb in the distance
Outside the Louvre
this statue disrobes
Old Saint Chapelle Columns in many different colors and patterns
Upper Levels of Notre Dame Cathedral's stained glass windows.
This statue of Montesquiel is perched high on the Louvre castle walls, up with the birds. He sits above some ornate columns.
Pyramid and Louvre Abstract, Paris
Chimneys and Puff Clouds
look like they should go together. This is one of the end towers of the Louvre museum. The morning light and wispy clouds made for a beautiful view.
Place de la Concorde
is a pretty but sometimes empty spot in Paris. This is where many were beheaded during the French Revolution. Now it is quiet and no one would guess its' past.
Cherub Buns made of marble
Hotel de Ville
is the seat of democratic government in Paris
Empty Pont Des Art
fills up once the sun rises. At dawn, it was empty for me.
Statue at Napoleon's Tomb: sombre and dignified.
and over the Champ du Mars
Tuileries Garden Statue with bulky limbs
Saint Chapelle Ceiling
from the lower chapel
Windowmen of Notre Dame Cathedral: if you look closely you can make our their stories and many identities.
Now an unmistakeable piece of art, the Louvre Museum Pyramid and its' fountains and pools still makes for artistic photographs. I am amazed by the architect's creative vision.
Louvre Late Afternoon
with a small slice of the castle, pyramid and reflecting pool. I tried to show the French flag in the glass reflection.
I didn't have to walk far to see plenty of monuments. Here is a military general's statue, the gorgeous golden tower of Pont Alexandre III and the Eiffel Tower.
Macaron Monument in Paris Window Display: in Paris they DO taste as good as they appear.
by Jean-Jacques Pradier, sculptor
The most beautiful stone woman I've ever seen. Here she plays with a butterfly on her arm.
Composing the Law
in front of the Hotel de Ville, Paris
and fountain on an overcast day
Say Cheese at the Cheese Store in Paris (Fromage)
Eiffel Heights, metal and sky