Saturday, July 30, 2011
The top view looks across La Seine towards the beautiful Grand Palais with it's exquiste
Belle-Opoque glass domed roof - On the right side of the building is the
magnificent Georges Recipon's sculpture "Galloping Horses"
The beautiful gilded statue atop the pillar is entitled "Fame of Agriculture"
It is one of four gracing the elegant Pont Alexandre iii
So much beauty in one small snapshot!
The bottom view was taken from the Musee d'Orsay terrace
with a view across the river, to the Ecole du Louvre section of the Musee Du Louvre
Student attending this prestigious educational facility can take classes which include
Histoire de l'art - Archelogie - Anthropologie -Museologie
Can you imagine learning right there within La Louvre?
The pont leading off to the left bank is the Pont Royal
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Where the French go for Les Vacances d'été
Cannes isn't only about glitz and glamour
it's a holiday town with beautiful beaches and real sand that you can wriggle your toes in
stunning scenery - amazing restaurants and wonderful weather.
And if you enjoy people and car watching...... you would love it!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Travelling along Quai D'Orsay with the elegant Air France building in the background
I can either turn left into Av du Marechal Gallieni which leads down to the
magnificent L'Hotel Des Invalides - buriel place to Napoleon Bonaparte
Or turn right and cross over the elaborate Pont Alexandre iii onto the right bank
passing Le Grand Palais and Le Petit Palais
Anywhere is fine by me!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
When I think of the colours that make up Paris
I generally think of the soft subdued tones of beige - white - grey - crѐme - gold
elegant and sophisticated!
But Paris has another side - a vibrant richly jewelled persona
It can be seen in her fashion - food - architecture and décore
and it never ceases to delight and amaze me!
From the lavish green copper domes of the Palais Garnier
to the spectacular art nouveau copula in Galleries La Fayette
and even to the delectable food halls - boulangeries
and sidewalk awnings.
Reds - Deep Blues - Greens - Rich Golds - Violets
Sunday, July 3, 2011
~ Some-where in Paris ~
That's what I like to be when in Paris
a stroller a saunterer a wanderer
Charles Baudelaire developed and derived the meaning of flậneur to mean
- a person who walks the city in order to experience it -
I would say to wander aimlessly enjoying the
sights,sounds and smells - the colours of everyday life
being totally unaware of time and place
just being -some-where in Paris -
Friday, July 1, 2011
~ Salmon Tartare marinated in citrus petals ~
If you want to spend a long lunch ... I can't think of anywhere more perfect
than La Belle Provence!!
I joined my sisters under the mulberry trees at this unique Provencal farmhouse
for a delectable meal that lasted over three hours