It’s Big

It's Big

From Jardin des Tuileries where it abuts Place de la Concorde. For scale note the crowd on one of the viewing decks.

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The Old and The New

The Old and The New

Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs-Elysees, La Defence and La Grande Arche straddle the Axe Historique or Grand Axis that also bisects the Louvre. Sunday afternoon with everyone taking the air between rain storms.

The End

The End

End of daylight. End of Rue de Monceau. Musee Cernuschi is half a block away. One of the smaller museums in Paris, Cernuschi features the Asian collection of Henri Cernuschi, who in fleeing the political upheaval of mid-nineteenth-century Paris, discovered Chinese, Japanese, and Korean treasures, some nearly 2000 years old.

Faith

Faith

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Montmartre, Paris. Heavy cloud cover with sporadic rain. Taken from some distance, perhaps Boulevard Haussmann not far from Galeries Lafayette and Opera Garnier. The haze and graininess lent an air of mystery to the scene, despite Sacre-Coeur’s relative newness (completed 1914).

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

Over the North Atlantic, west of Ireland, en route Paris to Chicago. Clouds fascinate me. Only rarely do I see them from above. On a nearly empty 767, I may have been the only passenger awake. But the show was irresistable.