The Louvre Pyramid at dusk
We are on the road for a few days, so I am posting some photos taken last week. This is one with my sister and me in Angelina's, a famous Paris sweet shop.
We're just back from three days in Paris with my sister Liz and her friend Joyce. Yesterday we visited the Jardin du Luxembourg in all its fall glory. It was a delicious moment.
Quinn and Zinnie at Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the most visited burial ground in the world. It's 110 acres of ornate tombs with many famous people buried there including Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Balzac, Molière, Colette, and most visited tomb of all, Jim Morrison. They were following a scavenger hunt published by the city.
Emily said it was creepy and interesting. Perfect for this time of year.
Driving back from Paris last night (where we went for a couple of days break) I took this photo of the sunset with my iPhone, as we sped along the autoroute.
Our butterfly (Mutablis) rose in it's full glory. It will bloom from now until late in the fall. The flowers change colors.
Rowing along the river Oise. Quinn turn's out to be a natural.
Auvers-sir-Oise is the town where Vincent Van Gogh died. He painted this church and several other scenes which are marked with reproductions of his paintings.
Playing in the grass on the river bank.
The river Oise
Another photo from our day in Auvers-sur-Oise. I will post a few more in the coming days as the photographic opportunities were abundant.
We took a couple of days off of work to visit the family in Paris. We had a lovely afternoon at their local park Henri-Barbusse which is just a few minutes walk from their house and positively enormous.
Wesley is growing tired of Paris...he's decided to come to the Maison Conti today.
Wesley at the Eiffel Tower.
Amy's friends Grant and Marc are arriving on Sunday with their dog Wesley. Meanwhile they've sent this photo from Paris. Wesley looks right at home in a Paris cafe.
One more photo from our short trip to Paris, even though we are back home today.
Paris is such a rich and interesting city; exploring it's many corners could be a life's work. On this visit we discovered something wonderful that we'd never heard of. Our lunch restaurant was just a short walk from one of the entrances to the Promenade Plantée, a four and a half kilometer (almost 3 mile) walkway elevated above street-level. It was opened in 1993 and was the inspiration for the High Line Park in NYC. It is built on an old railway line that went from Bastille to the Bois de Vincennes. You can walk the entire distance in a beautifully maintained garden. This time of year there were many trees in bloom and the birds were happily building nests and playing together. Below the path in the supporting arches is a series of store fronts, Les Viaducs des Arts, housing shops and artists' ateliers.
Here is the photo I had intended to post yesterday. We had lunch with Pascale and Pascal at their very beautiful apartment in Paris on Sunday. The meal was wonderful, the table elegant and the company très sympathique.
Wendy and Pascale met one another over twenty years ago on the back of a camel somewhere in China. They have been fast friends ever since. Pascale spent time in Australia and of course whenever Wendy and Margot come to France, they see Pascale and her husband Pascal. (They are called "les Pascals" or "le and la"). We're grateful to Wendy for sharing her friends with us and so happy to have gotten to know les Pascals. We really enjoy their company!
I'm in Paris with the family this morning. We're going to see Jos' new show today.