Eiffel Tower

On the way to, and leaving, the Quai Branly Museum, we saw the Eiffel Tower several times, always a pleasure.

This, on the way to the museum, is a new Greek Orthodox church. I’m not sure if you can visit it or not. I liked the exterior. I wish the sky had been blue. Right after I took this, it started pouring rain, along with some snow.

I saw this from inside the museum.

This view when we went to lunch at a cafe on the grounds. It was a good meal, just a bit pricy.

Because it’s December, the sun starts setting early which was nice for photos.

This was my best photo-sunset, Eiffel Tower, Seine, boat-what more could you need?

Still Here

Still here in Arizona and haven’t done a thing except walk each morning at the mall, talk with my Mom and watch all of the New York Tennis Open and some college football and go to a couple of movies. Oh, and read a lot, lots of mysteries. Nothing worth photographing except a few things at the mall. I’d like to do a short day trip this week. I don’t think my Mom will be up for it but we will see.

The carousel in front of the Hotel de Ville in Paris. I was going through my Paris photos and found this. I don’t remember when I took it. It’s always there.

I took this from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower as I climbed the stairs with my grandsons some years ago. Not the best photo ever. Did you know that you now have to go through security to get below the Eiffel Tower or to get into line to go up?

Near and Far

I haven’t been out yet to take photos so searched through my archives for various photos of the Eiffel Tower previously posted on my blog:

It was built for the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris and, as you can see from this old photo, started out being photographed as much as possible.

From the Post Alexander III.

From the end of the same bridge.

Against a pretty sky.

One of my favorites taken last Spring.

Morning Walk

Maurice and I walk just about every morning unless I get up really early and walk with a friend. Sometimes I want a change from the usual, though beautiful, Promenade Plantée and I wanted to get a photo of Spring flowers with the Eiffel Tower in the background on a day of sunshine (rain was expected the next day) so we took a metro which was packed with people on their way to work to the Eiffel Tower and then walked to Concorde from there before taking a metro back home.

Pretty pink flowers everywhere.

These yellow bushes are everywhere, all over Paris.

This girl was having photos taken. I noticed that her gown matches the pink flowers in the tree above her.

We walked right along side the Seine up to Pont Alexander III, the prettiest bridge in Paris.

Then went up to the street level to cross it and on down to Concorde.

Always Special

We don’t go out at night very often, a sign of age I’m sure. We did go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day to a place called Mallobar, owned by a friend of Maurice’s daughter. They have very good cocktails.

Here it is looking very special lit up at night.

It’s not too far from the Eiffel Tower so we walked over after dinner. You now have to go through security to go underneath.

Looking up from underneath. They now have a glass floor on the first level. I may check it out one of these days.

On the other side on the bridge. The lights had started sparkling which they do on the hour for five minutes but it’s hard to capture in a photo.

We walked on to the Hotel de Ville, the seat of the Paris government, which looks very different at night.

A lamp post looking pretty lit up for the night.

Pink Flowers

Spring is here, the time when you can find flowers all over Paris. I always try and get photos of them each year.

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It’s always cool to get flowers in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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No pink flowers, but a horse drawn carriage, new to me.

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The Eiffel Tower looks strong and delicate at the same time.

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The next day I went to Palais Royal but it was gray and cold, no blue sky to brighten up things.

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The pink flowering trees were just about finished blooming.

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A statue there with the pink flowers behind him. I guess wisteria will be next.