Right Bank to the Left Bank

 I love to start a walk at the Palais Royal, take a look around the gardens, then cross the Pont des Art to the Left Bank.

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A detail on the freshly painted fence by the Louvre Museum

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As you cross the Pont des Arts over the Seine you get a view of Ile de la Cite where Notre Dame is located. Here is the end of the island with Pont Neuf on either side.

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 On the Left Bank, the first building you reach is the Institute de France which was once a boarding school for boys set up by Mazarin.

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It was a very busy sunny Sunday and also Palm Sunday so the streets and gardens were packed with people. These girls were set up in a little alley and I bet they made alot of money.

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 A view of the Luxembourg Gardens which is huge but it was so full of people it was like being on a street. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it so crowded.

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An Easter Egg in a window created with macarons by Gerald Murot. He’s the “Pope of Macarons”. They are very tasty. I did a taste test.

7 thoughts to “Right Bank to the Left Bank”

  1. I would love to taste a macaron from this egg 🙂
    Your first photo reminds me of a photo in my blog today, taken through the bathroom in our Venice flat.

  2. Those gold-tipped gates are beautiful! I just love the emphasis they place on the small things, like gates and shutters. I photographed some pretty, lilac, wooden shutters in Avignon about two days ago. Unfortunately, I was unable to get a good shot of them, so I’m a bit wary of posting them onto my blog. Maybe I will soon.

  3. When do you think technology will evolve so that we can taste the things we see in your wonderful photographs? I’ll start with those macarons as I have had them before and KNOW just how good they are. So glad that you did a taste test!!

    Meilleurs voeux!!

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