A view from the flooding Seine River from the Arcole Bridge bult in 1854 made of pure iron
and from where the liberating allies arrived to free the Paris City Hall in 1944.
The dome of the French Academy and the famous Eiffel Tower!
A view of the Pont Neuf from the Pont des Arts!
Here it is : Notre Dame cathedral celbrating its 850th birhtday!
The nine new bells just arrived! (more another post!!)
Metro signs in the "Art Nouveau" style by Hector Guimard!
View from the Pont au Change of the Pont Neuf (which is the oldest bridge of Paris finished in 1607).
We are having a really wonderful time with the family. We are also enjoying the food and liquid bubbly refreshments Paris is so good at providing...
It looks so beautiful Ivan. The photo from the Arcole Bridge is stunning.ReplyDelete
Thank you, it was fun to just click away! I had never taken pictures in Paris at night before, I now have a stockpile!!
I just love those Art Nouveau Metro signs. It all looks magical. Is it me or is the river quite high?? Glad you are making time to enjoy some bubbly refreshments as well as taking lots of photos!ReplyDelete
Thank you, I thought I had better include a metro sign, they shine so much at night. You are right, the road was closed as it was starting to flood. The walkways were also covered in water, with the tree trunks floating!
Beautiful images, Ivan! Notre Dame cathedral is spectacular at night! I'm happy to hear that you are enjoying your family time!ReplyDelete
Thank you, we had a busy and happy trip, with a lot of new memories to cherish.
Lovely photos Ivan! What a magnificent city! Thanks for sharing your view.ReplyDelete
Thank you, not as good as you could do I know, but it was a fun subject, made easy with so much to see!
Sorry I have been tardy in commenting...I read yesterday's post and was in the middle of a response and the power went out....major snow storm hit us.....aaargh!ReplyDelete
Today however....it's back to normal.....both posts are just so beautiful. I do believe you that you are having a wonderful visit and celebration....The pastry shop and the shop of copper pots is unbelieveable. I really am overwhelmed with the beauty and what Paris has to offer. I really shouldn't be like this but when you see the actual pictures it really makes things seem truly wonderful.
Ron and Sophie here!
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Thank you, I hope your snow is melting by now? Happy you liked my view, a bit one sided (food and pans!) but you can imagine all the other things there are to look at! Hope your cold has gone now!
If any city has the power to seduce, then Paris is the High Seductress. Your photography has captured the magic and wonder of this city most beautifully. Thanks for allowing us to tag along with you. – gary
Thank you so much, pleased you liked the pictures. It is a special place loved by so many.
So romantic! Liquid bubbly refreshment - hmmm, I wonder what that could possibly be, lol.ReplyDelete
Thank you, the bubbles are finer and taste better there... so we had no choice!!
It all looks so wonderful, sounds like you are having a great time.ReplyDelete
Thank you, we had such a lovely break. It's always a pleasure to spend time with family.
This is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you, pleased you enjoyed it! We always see lots of pugs in Paris, but we only saw three this time!
Paris is spectacular at night !!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, it does sparkle at night doesn't it!
Ah, the City of Lights, I have always wanted to see it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for these views!
I have been in love with France from a young age, I really must do a post about it! xx
Thank you, you get so close when you visit your UK family... one day soon! You should do a post about it and soon!
Just stumbled by your blog, and I have to follow because I lived in Rouen last year, so the Normandy region has a particular significance to me. And, I am a complete food geek! I look forward to investigating and recreating your recipes. My favorite dishes always included apples of some form (not too hard to do en Normandie!).ReplyDelete
Anyway, Paris is simply magical. It's worth having a nice camera so you can capture the dazzling lights. I hope you're having a nice trip!
Happy you have joined! Food geeks are always most welcome!! Hope you find some memories of your stay in Normandy here. I go to Rouen most weeks, so we probably walked past each other a few times last year! Really like your creative blog and photography. Apples... I will make a note (we have about 37 varieties in the garden!)
Hi Ivan! I finally finished the post Ugly Scary Vegetable. Here is a link: http://selkiegrey4.blogspot.com/2013/02/ugly-scary-vegetable.htmlReplyDelete
If anything about it bothers you, I will change it or unpublish it if you wish. If I could have reached you another way, I would have done so. The soup truly was delicious. I hope you like it.
It's all good and such a funny post - I hope people go and read it (see link above). My E-mail is in the margin at the top (below Aston!)
Best wishes and friendship,