Category: Travel

One from the Vaults: Postcard from New York

I’m continuing to trawl through and resuscitate my November/December trips to New York. This one harks back to our 2016 trip. One year on and we’re back in Manhattan though my trip was almost cut short by my beloved. On leaving the plane he… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from New York”

Postcard from Paris: Part II

Yesterday’s Part I covered the first half of our recent trip to Paris. Today, I’ll explain about the remaining three days and later I’ll cover the museum visits in greater detail. Thursday morning we visited l’Atelier des Lumières to see its immersive experience featuring… Continue Reading “Postcard from Paris: Part II”

Postcard from Paris: Part I

I can’t articulate how much I’d been looking forward to this trip because, prior to you know what and the various lockdowns, I generally managed one if not two trips to Paris per annum.  Christophe, our regular chauffeur, whom we’ve not seen since we… Continue Reading “Postcard from Paris: Part I”

Photo from Paris: Day 7

All too soon, it’s time to go home but not before enjoying lunch at Le Train Bleu.

Photo from Paris: Day 6

We enjoyed a personal guided tour of one of Paris’s most famous hotels – more about which on Sunday – where we also lunched after a quick trip to Musee d’Orsay. We were there so long that when we came out…..

Photo from Paris: Day 5

Today we made our third visit to Atelier des Lumières, this time to see their Dali and Gaudi shows. This was quickly followed by a trip to the Palais des Congrès de Paris for the French Dental Show. I was mollified by oysters and… Continue Reading “Photo from Paris: Day 5”

Photo from Paris: Day 4

It’s mid-way through our trip – time certainly flies when you’re having fun. Today we visited the recently opened Bourse de Commerce which houses the Pinault Collection. Frankly you’re no one in Paris if you don’t have a vast building where you can share… Continue Reading “Photo from Paris: Day 4”

Photo from Paris: Day 3

Today was spent in one of my favourite areas of Paris, Le Marais. We passed the morning at the recently refurbished and reopened Musée Carnavalet, the museum of the history of Paris. Then, just wandered around in the afternoon.

Photo from Paris: Day 2

Today my beloved achieved a long-held ambition, he visited the Louvre for the first time! He’s tried to visit many times before but has always been put off by the lengthy queues. During the pandemic, entrance to all museums has to be pre-booked, a… Continue Reading “Photo from Paris: Day 2”

Photo from Paris : Day 1

We’re (finally) spending a few days in Paris catching up with new museums and exhibitions. I can’t wait as I’ve been experiencing serious withdrawal symptoms. I have organised a pretty packed schedule which will probably be derailed by some of my beloved’s business meetings.… Continue Reading “Photo from Paris : Day 1”