Tag: Paris

July 14: . . . Ste Chapelle . . .

As promised, here is the other photo of the live marionette of probably Victorian vintage, that saw me off from the courtyard of Notre Dame and on to my wander across the Seine, where I got lost in a few blocks, then wandered back, having decided to visit Sainte Chapelle, highly recommended by my friend… Read more »

Later on July 10: Flourish and Blotts

I’m sitting in my room on Sunday evening writing this blog and listening to what are obviously fireworks, maybe getting ready for tomorrow night, the Catorze Julliet (Bastille Day). I’m going to try and figure out how to get downtown to see them, though they are at the Eiffel Tower and begin at 10:45 p.m.,… Read more »

10 July: Le Tour Eiffel

Today, Thursday, I used the first day of my Batobus (Boat-Bus) pass to travel along the Seine and see the Eiffel Tower. It seemed the easiest way to get to it, as it’s way off the Route 1 Metro line. It was a little bit of a disappointment because the Batobus was all enclosed with… Read more »

July 8: Into the Fray, Le Champs Elysee

8 July 2008 To the left here is a pic I took at the bottom of the stairs going down to the Metro from the Chateau de Vincennes stop. A little old lady hobbled up to me on her two canes demanding to know whether or not I’d taken her picture, but no, unless she… Read more »

Why Paris? Grandmere A Betty and Art

I’ve always wanted to go to Paris–to see the museums, the bistros, the jardins, and experience the ambience. As many of you may know, I’m a painter and graphic artist. I’ve drawn and painted (though somewhat sporadically) since I was six years old when I won an award for “A Bride and Her Horse“. In… Read more »