Monday, August 14, 2017

Arcachon Bay - le carrousel



Arcachon Bay

The gray skies did not deter the boaters, swimmers,
and carrousel riders



Arcachon Bay
Gironde
33009

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Église de la Madeleine


Église de la Madeleine


There is much written about this very photogenic 
and beautiful church which sits prominently in the 8ième.

Do you know that there are 52 of these Corinthian columns,
each 20 m high (65.5 feet!).  The fact that it was
 designed as "a temple to the glory of Napoleon's army" may explain
the enormity of La Madeleine.  It is one of my favorites, and the
acoustics are amazing!


bon dimanche



Église de la Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine
75008, Paris

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Jardin du Palais Royal - la barrière de fer



Jardin du Palais Royal


Painstakingly maintained, 
the gold spires of the garden's
wrought iron fence are stunning.



Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Friday, August 11, 2017

Jardin du Palais Royal



There are times when you cannot find an empty chair
on the edge of this fountain, but it is a perfect spot for reflection.


bon week end



Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pont de Sully



Pont de Sully

This is one of the few cast iron bridges
remaining in Paris today.  Built (rebuilt, actually) by
Haussmann in 1876, Pont de Sully is actually two bridges
connecting the eastern tip of Ile Saint Louis
with the banks of the 4th and 5th arrondissements.


Pont de Sully
Paris, 75005

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Les balcons fleurissent



Balconies ornate with 
flowers


I could be quite content with a corner
of this building in the cinquième, close
to the Seine with an exquisite view.


Paris
75005

Monday, August 7, 2017

La solitude




This gentleman had the quay to
himself and one would imagine that 
many are now enjoying the August sunshine



La Seine
75004, Paris