A few years back I had the luxury, and yes I will call it luxury, of visiting the sublime Musee de l’Orangerie in Paris. It was a trip highlighted by Mr. Claude Monet first at Giverny, then at Musee Marmonttan Monet and finally at Orangerie. Monet felt Paris needed a little cheering up after the war and … Continue reading Monet Earlier Years – Paris
Paris has been on my mind as is often the case when the weather is nice and the flowers are out. I was sorting through photos looking for something else and came across Picasso. I realized I never posted on my visit to the Musée Picasso in Paris. So bare with me while we re-visit … Continue reading Picasso Museum – Paris
The French Presidential Election has my mind in Paris again. I was reminded by the Captain over at Equinoxio that I never posted photos from the beautiful Palais Garnier (Paris Opera House for those of us non French speakers). When I was in Paris last year my friend and I took in the ballet at … Continue reading Paris Opera House Grandeur
After returning from Paris last spring I set off to write a flurry of posts about all the glorious things I saw in Paris. One that stumped me however was about the Bataclan nightclub. I didn’t know how to write about it. We visited and saw that it was boarded up and gated. We stood … Continue reading Bataclan Anniversary – Paris
After visiting Pere Lachaise Cemetery we took the metro to Colonal Fabian to take a walk along the Canals eventually winding up at Republic. We had an amazing lunch at the Atmosphere Cafe and meandered up and over every bridge we encountered. This is a lovely part of Paris with lots of options for shopping and … Continue reading Paris Canals
I couldn’t decide if I wanted to see the Paris Catacombs or not. On the one hand it seemed like a can’t miss opportunity. I mean who else buries 6 million people underground and makes it a tourist attraction? On the other hand, it’s kind of gross and sad. I left it up to my … Continue reading Paris Catacombs -Warning Graphic Photos ahead…
One of the many things that make Paris interesting and different than a lot of other places is its Passages. These passages connect streets together though either covered or uncovered passages. Some of them show a lot of age and heritage where others are industrial and stark. Any opportunity we got we walked through them … Continue reading Paris Passages
A good travel partner can be hard to find. When you have a good one you stick with them. My German friend Manuela and I have been traveling together since we met taking a college class in Dublin in 1999. And sometimes, you have to take one for the team. She insisted on taking me … Continue reading Père Lachaise Cemetery – Paris
Its hard not to walk through Paris and just comment on or behold every little inch of beautiful architecture you walk by. So many of these buildings, streets, and gardens are so breathtaking.
Despite the fact spring hadn’t quite sprung in Paris quite yet, the flower shops all had the most amazing blooms.