A Bridge

I wanted to get a sunset photo on the Alexander III bridge so walked there where many people had the same idea. There are often brides here being photographed as it is a particularly beautiful bridge but there were none this day.

On the way I passed this statue of Thomas Jefferson. He spent time in Paris.

Here’s the bridge from the side.

I like the row of lights.

One of the figures on the bridge with the Eiffel Tower in the background. The sun did indeed set, but it wasn’t very spectacular as you can see.

Love the light fixtures.

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.

The Eiffel Tower

I can never get tired of seeing the Eiffel Tower. It’s such an icon of Paris and a thrill, really, to be walking around and suddenly, there it is. I was in the area not far from it and took a few photos.

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From Trocadero.

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This is on the Pont Alexander III as I walked across to get another view of the tower.

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A very well known spot for a photo of the Eiffel Tower.

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From the other side of the bridge.

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You can tell that Autumn is arriving when you start finding chestnuts on the ground.

Sun

Paris can be very gray and you can go weeks without seeing even a hint of blue sky so when the sun breaks through the clouds, it’s a big deal. I went out this last Saturday to check out a Christmas Bazaar. It turned out to be less than exciting and I left after about five minutes. Since it wasn’t horribly cold I set out to walk a bit when the sun made an appearance.

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Here it comes!

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I was on Pont Alexander III, the most beautiful bridge in Paris.

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The lights are especially lovely all lined up.

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I walked on down to Place de la Concorde where the ferris wheel is set up for Christmas.

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Backing up and taking the photo from another angle, you can see the blue sky. Such a gift.

Coast To Coast

It’s been a busy month. We landed in New York City and had a great few days. Then we flew to Dallas to visit my son and while there, drank a few margaritas and ate Mexican food and barbeque. From there we went to Austin where Maurice and I visited our old haunts. We met there and lived there for a little while when we were first married. There’s a wonderful area called Town Lake where we went every day to jog and we revisited some favorite restaurants and had our fill of migas, a Tex Mex type of breakfast consisting of scrambled eggs, tortillas, tomatoes, cheese topped with salsa. Soooo good.
Then on to Arizona to visit my parents. We stayed there for a week where I took my Dad to Doctor’s appointments and I did a lot of cooking to give my mother a break. We jogged just about every day while there in a park with a path that circles a duck and goose filled pond-water too, of course. As you can see, we are trying to get back into an exercise mode. I am not a natural runner. I’m very slow and I don’t enjoy it that much but I want to get my weight down and keep healthy. So does Maurice so we are trying to eat well and exercise. Can margaritas be counted on as a source of Vitamin C.
Next we flew to los Angeles. When we arrived at the airport in Phoenix to take our flight on Southwest Airlines we found an enormous line of probably 300 to 400 people, even those who had checked in online. For some reason, when Maurice got our tickets online we were given priority status although we hadn’t paid extra. To our surprise and delight we were able to go to the front of the line, then to the surprisingly short security line. We had so much spare time, we sat in a cafe and had coffee and breakfast. We are staying on the beach in Hermosa Beach, in the area of LA called the Beach Cities. It’s one of my favorite areas in the States. We can see the ocean breaking on the shore from our hotel room. Unfortunately, a cold front arrived with us along with wind but it’s so beautiful I think we can survive. We will be here a few days then drive up north a little way and explore there. Then back to Dallas for one night before heading back to Paris.
Below, another favorite photo taken years ago.


I love this bridge. There are so many interesting objects to photograph-not to mention the Eiffel Tower in the distance.