Behind my favorite Palais Royal is an interesting area.
We had a fabulous sunny day in Paris. Here are some more photos around the Palais Royal, one of my favorite places for photos.
This restaurant is at the entrance to the Palais Royal. If you saw the rather ordinary movie called The Tourist, the movie opens with the character played by Angelina Jolie sitting here at a table outside.
The Grand Vefour, a famous restaurant in the Palais Royal. I wanted a photo of the flowers inside and had my camera up when a waiter stuck his head around the door. He invited me in to take a photo if I wanted. Colette and Napoleon both ate here in past times.
I took a quick walk into Palais Royal with a friend and had a wonderful surprise as we rounded a corner and saw all sorts of color.
Paris doesn’t get a lot of sun and this winter has been very gray and wet so there is a lot of joy when the clouds break and those golden rays rain down.
An entrance at the back of Palais Royal with the sun streaming in. There is all sorts of work going on in the front section of the Palais Royal, mostly to some conceptual art found there, and a walk around the outside is required right now to get in. I hope it is done soon.
It’s hard to beat the Palas Royal for photos. I go there all of the time.
I was disappointed this time when I walked into the interior courtyard and found the conceptual art there surrounded by a wooden fence for work. They were kind enough, however, to put in windows covered with different colors of plastic. They gave some spectacular photos-like a Hawaiin sunset.
The garden there had these unusual sunflowers. I’ve seen fields of the same variety in Provence.
On the edge of life.
Love the silver balls in the fountain.
Across Rue de Rivoli leaving the Louvre Museum, is the lovely Palais Royal. I go there all of the time which you will already know if you have been reading this blog for any length of time. At Christmas they put a Christmas tree(undecorated) on every column of the covered passage ways and roll out a red carpet.
I’ve taken so many photos of the fountains there. These silver balls always reflect the columns of the Palais Royal and the balls themselves. Very Christmassy. One of these days I’m going to buy a blow up Santa Claus and situate him so he is reflected in these balls and use the photo for a Christmas card.
There is the typical round fountain in the gardens of the Palais Royal and there are often modern sculptures placed here and there, different every month or so. This artist did groups of people he called Waiting and he also stuck a few of the upper torsos in the pond.
They lock up the Palais Royal at night by closing these gold topped gates. Pretty elegant place.
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