This and That in Paris:

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Metro entrance at Palais Royal made of hand blown Murano glass for the millennium.

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Pyramid at the Louvre shining in the sun.

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The pyramid was and is controversial but I do like how you can see the Louvre through the glass.

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Most French eat their hamburgers with a knife and fork. The hamburgers cost about 20 Euros unless you go to Macdonalds.

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A nice place in Montmartre that I want to try sometime.

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On a beautiful day Palais Royal was full of people, like this lady with her bike.

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The tulips are doing their thing.

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Everyone was taking in the sun, except me who stays in the shade as much as possible.

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The trees are now covered in green leaves.

The weather has turned fabulous here in Paris and the parks are full of people enjoying the sunshine.

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This is Bercy Park next to our favourite movie theatre.

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I love reflections in water.

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Closeup of a flower there with no filter used.

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In the heart of a flower.

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Just a few of the people there having a picnic.

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This is new to me. I liked the painting on the building, especially the pot of flowers.

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Two ancient buildings squeezed in between two others.

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A closeup. Love that bike.

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Found a pink tree in front of Shakespeare and Co.

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And pink flowers on a chestnut tree by the Tour Saint Jacques.

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And some more pink flowers around a lamp post in the square of Tour Saint Jacques.

I made it outside into the sunshine looking for flowering trees in Paris, hoping I hadn’t missed it all while visiting in the States.

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I found this pink flowered tree next to Notre Dame. I think this is a cherry tree.

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Across the street from Notre Dame is this interesting building. I’m always attracted to the architecture here.

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And I like this street next to it. I imagine all sorts of areas like this were torn down by Haussmann when he put in the wide boulevards. I’m glad he skipped this area.

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A Woody Allen Film is showing in Paris. I think his films come to Europe before the States now. I plan to go see it. I usually like his movies.

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There are many bouquinistes along the Seine near Notre Dame. They once just sold books but many now also sell things for tourists.

I’m back in Paris with the usual jet lag and a sore throat to boot. It’s so beautiful today in Paris that I’d love to get out but I will probably have an emergency nap instead. Here are a few photos taken in the States while visiting.

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The bluebonnets were in bloom in Texas so I went out into the countryside to have a look.

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A nice lady there said, “Are you alone? Let me take a photo of you with the bluebonnets.”

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Then, as I struggled to my feet she took about ten more.

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I saw some beautiful cactus flowers in Arizona while visiting my Mom.

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And I took a ton of photos of family. This is one of my grandsons, Micah, who dressed for charcoal fire. Made me laugh.

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