Tuesday, July 27, 2010

June 17

By now we've crossed and re-crossed many bridges, walked along La Seine, traipsed across Ile St. Louis for ice cream at Berthillon. Today the plan was to go by Le Metro to Montmarte. At Madeleine we managed to sortie when we were supposed to correspondance. But it was all good.

Sacre Coeur

We were mesmerized by this football guy doing his thing on a lamp post.

One of the remaining moulins.

Always a good idea to stop at a cafe.

Walking down from the heights along rue Lepic in search of Toulouse-Lautrec and Vincent,

and Julia Child's Paris.

Friday, July 23, 2010

June 16

Pont Alexandre III (maybe?)

even the backs are beautiful

Cleopatra's Needle
Place de la Concorde
part of our Tour de France pilgrimage

Well, we had to visit La Joconde

one of many artists at work Musee du Louvre

Notre Dame de Paris


and lovely, peaceful behind the cathedral

Monday, July 19, 2010

June 15

la coupe du monde de foot

now doesn't this sound much nicer?

just another front door

perhaps my favorite of the whole trip

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Arriving in Paris

It all seems like a dream. We'd been planning our trip to France since the beginning of the year. Now that we are back home it's hard to believe that we were really there.

We left San Francisco early Monday afternoon and arrived in Paris on Tuesday. It was an 11 hour flight and 9 hours time difference.

We took the train into Paris and then got onto the Metro. There was a wonderful story on NPR last weekend about Le Metro.

Of course I'm besotted by all things French.