paris in the spring 2008

le jardin des tuileries

even in the rain, the tuileries are beautiful.

you cannot see them, but kids were sailing boats in this pool.

notice the tres chic umbrella :-)

not exactly sure why...but then again, why not?

ah, the Angelina Tea room.
the center of the universe for all chocolate lovers!

peeking in Angelina's window before i went in.
why don't they make macaroons like this in canada?!

Africain chocolat...it doesn't get any better than this!

entrance to metro by the Concorde

see, i actually was here!
here i'm standing in the courtyard of the Louvre

le Arc de Triomphe...from the bottom.

...from the inside...

...and after climbing the 284 steps to the top.
beautiful view of the Champs Elysee, just after the rain.
if you look hard enough, you can see the obelisk and Louvre at the very end!

the one view of Paris that needs no introduction.

inside the Musee de l'Orangerie.
one of the eight panels of Monet's waterlilies.

a garden near Shakespeare & Co.

the Varennes Metro sign with Napolean's tomb in the background.

the Rodin Museum.
just looking at the picture i feel the magic and wonder.
(Rodin's The Three Shades)

Rodin's art

Rodin's The Kiss

the man was an artistic genius...

Notre Dame, my Parisian touchstone.

area behind Notre Dame

quite simply, a Parisian street.
and yes, i would like to live here.

the Luxembourg Gardens

the Medicis Fountain, my favorite.

and just down the street from my hotel, the Sorbonne.

i stood on this bridge listening to a trumpet player who was
down by the river. it was a perfect moment.


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