Monday, October 14, 2013


I had been to Paris twice before, each time for a brief three days, but I loved it so I was anxious to go back.  This was also a brief three day visit, so I saw most of the same things again, but it was still a treat.  Paris is a beautiful city.We were very fortunate with the weather.  It was quite warm, just a lightweight jacket was needed and though we did carry our umbrellas with us, we only needed them briefly for a few sprinkles.

If you have been to Paris, you may recognize this gorgeous stained glass ceiling, but if not you may think it's a cathedral.

But it's not.  It's the stunning Galeries LaFayette, an upscale department store.  You can see the beautiful ceiling from most of the store.

This was one of the window displays all made from lipsticks. That's the only thing I bought at the store, since they carry a brand that's hard to find at home.

We saw all of the required tourist attractions, including Notre Dame and the fabulous rose windows.

I took so many pictures of the Eiffel Tower, but this one proves that I was really there.

We popped into this tiny charming flower shop while waiting for our bus one day. They only sold roses and the fragrance was heavenly.

We visited the Musee d'Orsay, a repeat visit for me, but I loved it. Unlike the last time I was there, no pictures were allowed, but I sneaked this one of one of their famous clocks.  The building was a train station in a former life and the architecture was fabulous. If you saw the movie Hugo, this was very reminiscent.
We had a docent tour and I always find that enjoyable.

On this trip I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I usually do.  Not sure why, perhaps because I have soooooo many in my computer.

Come back tomorrow for some pictures of London.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Great pictures of Paris. Considering it's only across the English Channel I have only been twice before. Your pictures make me want to go again!