Friday, October 30, 2015

A-door-able


I love doors.
Pretty and ornate and even plain doors.
Makes you wonder and imagine what could be behind them.
And when they're painted to look like a pretty garden gate then all the better I say.

Have a bon week-end every one
(and if you're in Australia and having a little flutter on the gee gees on Tuesday, then bonne chance)

Paris - June 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Triumphal arch.


Arc de Triomphe
Built between 1806 and 1836 (with a small pause in the middle of construction due to the abdication of Napoleon) to honour those who fought for France,
in particular those who fought in the Napoleonic wars.

It has also been the final resting place of The Unknown Soldier since the 1920's.




You need a ticket to enter, or if you've purchased a Paris Pass the entry will be included.

Lots of stairs in a tight curving staircase, but there is a lift for those who can't manage.


The view is worth the climb.







And traffic was surprisingly sparse,



And the annoying blurred effect in all the photos (including those of the Musée d'Orsay in the last post, was my fingerprint on the lens.  Only took hubby a second to fix it after I put up with it for 2 days before complaining that I couldn't figure out my new camera)

Arc de Triomphe, Paris - June 2015


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Musée d'Orsay


What do you do with a train station you don't use any more?
Why turn it into an art gallery and museum of course!



And turn the clock into an unforgettable view.








It's the long weekend here in Australia, and the weather is fine.
Which means that I will be inside painting.

Musée d'Orsay, Paris - June 2015