The Wheels Go Round

The Wheels Go Round

La Grande Roue (Ferris Wheel), Place de la Concorde, Paris. In the foreground, right, is one of the striking lamps that line the Pont Alexandre II. Dusk on a misty foggy day. Later, inside Notre Dame, witnessing mass, the priest’s voice (tenor) echoed off the damp stone stone walls through a haze of incense that conjured centuries long past.

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A Pair of . . . Curves

A Pair of . . . Curves

Grand Palais des Champs-Elysees, built in the style of Beaux-Arts architecture. The soaring glass vault is supported by a lattice-work of iron and light steel anchored by columns such as these. Pairs abound here including several pairs of “eyes.” Site of the Paris Photo expo, November 2012.

I say black, you say . . .

Large brass “sculpture” of a conch shell in a pond near the east end of Jardin des Tuileries, Paris. The light was flat, the sky overcast with intermittent rain. Yet here came this splash of color spanning black to white.

Sound of Music

She seemed lost in reverie. The ideal spot to lose oneself: in front of Shakespeare & Company, the iconic English language bookstore, directly across the Seine from Notre Dame, on Ile de la Cite, birthplace of Paris.

Red, White and Blue

One of the entrances to the Banque de France. Opposite the Banque, across Rue de Valois is the Jardin du Palais Royal. Not far from the Louvre. A bustling area of Paris, but once one enters the gardens (jardin) calm prevails.