October 12, 2016

Looking out the window at the Louvre.

After months of not posting on this blog, I've got my mojo back!  On 9/25, our tour group visited the Louvre.  These are some photos I took looking out from the windows at the Louvre.  Paris is such a beautiful city.  The bottom photo focuses on the Montmartre Cathedral.
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September 25, 2016

Cafe Art at Au General La Fayette

I traveled to France with Road Scholar Tours.  While we were in Paris, our lectures were held at Au General La Fayette, one of the oldest cafes in Paris.  It was established in 1880.  

The art inside the cafe looks original and it looks as if time has stood still.  They remind me of the drawings and painting of my friend Jordan Wester, who blogs at nouvellegamine.  I went to the cafe' early one morning to take these photos, in order to show them to her.
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September 24, 2016

Views of Paris

I love architecture, the first thing that struck me about Paris was the unusual buildings.  Of course, the buildings had to conform to the streets they were built on.  The current streets of Paris were laid out in the late 1800's, before cars.  The streets often meet at 45-degree angles and sometimes 5 or 6 streets meet at the same point.  You should see large buses turning those sharp corners!

The iron detail on a door.  Pressing my camera against the glass, I captured this hallway and the label above the courtyard door.  My best guess is "Hall of Typist".  I'm open to correction.

Chalk graffiti, in Spanish, near the subway entrance.

Getting ready for sunset.  View from my hotel window.  These photos were all taken on 9/24, my first day in Paris.
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