Tag: Paris

My A-Z of Paris: Part II

You’ll find A-M in Part I of my selection of Parisian landmarks. I’ve been visiting Paris regularly since I was 15 years old and over the years, having stayed in many of Paris’ different quartiers, there’s not much I haven’t seen. However, when i… Continue Reading “My A-Z of Paris: Part II”

My A-Z of Paris: Part I

Hands up I’m really missing my regular trips to Paris. I had imagined that I’d be visiting this autumn to see the recently renovated musée Carnavalet in my beloved Marais and the Pinault Collection at the newly opened Bourse de Commerce. With any luck,… Continue Reading “My A-Z of Paris: Part I”

Sculpture Saturday #19

You’ll find La Fontaine des Spheres or Spherades in the Galerie d’Orleans section of the garden within the Palais Royale, Paris. Sculpted by Belgium Pol Bury (1922 – 2005) the stainless steel spheres form a kinetic fountain which, with its mirror finish, reflects the… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #19”

Sculpture Saturday #13

This equestrian statue of Louis XIII is made from marble and was done Jean-Pierre Cortot (1821). It’s been on duty in the centre of Square Louis-XIII (Place des Vosges) since 1825, replacing an earlier statue, commissioned by Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu which… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #13”

Wordless Wednesday

I never tire of views of Paris, this is of the Canal Saint Martin

Wordless Wednesday

A Parisian boulangerie, not far from Bastille

Sculpture Saturday #1

I’m kicking off participation in this challenge hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger with a pretty iconic example. I’m always looking for fun challenges and I’ve decided I might as well join in with this one. If you’d also like to take part:-… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #1”

Thursday doors #55

We return to Paris, this time to the Père-Lachaise Cemetery where there are doors aplenty! Architect Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart won the commission to design the cemetery, a prestigious honour never before bestowed on either an architect or landscape designer. No expense was spared and no… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #55”

Thursday doors #52

With Paris being such fertile territory for doors, here are a few more:- Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in the fun… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #52”

Thursday doors #51

With Paris being such fertile territory for doors, here are a few more:-       Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #51”