LINDA'S PHOTOS OF PARIS
OUR HOTEL
(As seen from the Eiffel Tower)
Room was clean & compact.
Bathroom reminded us of the
one we had on our cruise.
No electricity until you put your
door key in the special slot.
ATM Machine
Put your credit card in and out comes Euros.
The Metro
A fast way to get you to where you wanted to go.
Our first view of Eiffel Tower
from our bus.
View from in front of our hotel.
We spent a couple of hours on the tower to view Paris and see the city lights.
We were this close to the top.  Dick couldn't go any further...:-)
Pull up to the curb and get gas.
Typical Paris phone booth.
We ate at this sidewalk cafe a couple
of times.
Cruising on the Seine
Sainte-Chapelle
A small gothic chapel built by King Louis IX in the 1240s.  It was designed to house  relics from the Holy Land.  The Lower Chapel was for the palace staff, and the Upper Chapel was for the King and his entourage.  Stained glass windows essentially surround the entire upper floor.
Ceiling in the Lower Chapel
The floor in the Upper Chapel reminded me of a quilt - it was beautiful.
Walls of the Lower Chapel are decorated with trefoil arches and twelve circular insets representing the Apostles.
Circular staircase from the Lower Chapel to the Upper Chapel.  (I think this is what irritated Dick's knee.)  The King had it easier as he entered through an outside walkway from the Palace.
NOTRE DAME
Yes, that's Dick.
Detail around arch above entrance
VERSAILLES
Louis XIII had a hunting-lodge and garden built there, but
it was Louis XIV who turned it into a sumptuous estate.
No, I didn't take this picture.
It's from the Visitor's Guide.
These are mine..
Chapel
Ceiling in the Chapel
Hallway going towards the Queen's rooms.
Part of the Gardens
The Louvre
What a thrill to see the Mona Lisa
Louis XIV's Coronation Crown
MUSEE d'ORSAY
The Gare d'Orsay inaugurated for the Universal Exhibition on July 14,1900 was the 1st Parisian train station to have electric power.   In 1977, the station became a museum dedicated to the artistic creation of the 2nd half of the 19th century (1848-1914).
Dick with Whistler's Mother
I loved this bronze sculpture by Degas because he used fabric (tulle)  for her skirt and a ribbon in her hair.
Labourage Nivernais by Rosa Bonheur
One of my favorites.  My photo doesn't do it
justice - it's a wide painting, and so life like.
Sculptures by Charles Cordier
AVENUE DES CHAMPS ELYSEES
Arc de Triomphe
Place de La Concorde
Where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were beheaded in 1793.
Although greatly admired by many artists during his lifetime, including Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917), throughout his career Cordier was forced to defend not only his subjects, but also his materials. Setting aside the standard white marble, Cordier traveled to Algeria, Greece, and Egypt to explore their quarries for black onyx and rare translucent marble veined with blue, peach, and red hues. The confidence of his artistry is captured in every detail, revealing the vibrant humanity of each subject.
Small version of the Statue of Liberty overlooking the Seine.
(Enlargement of bust on far right to show detail.)
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