Friday, January 16, 2009

Au Revoir for Now



Today marks the end of my photos from my November, 2008 trip.  Thank you all for stopping by and leaving your nice comments.  Paris Through My Lens will remain here with no new updates until the end of May.  At that time I will be returning to France and will begin posting on a frequent, if not a daily basis!  Feel free to look around and enjoy Paris.  Leave comments if you like,  as I will be reading them daily.  For today, a potpourri of  my last photos!
Virginia

"One Last Look"

"Trés Chic"
I saved this one for today!
"The Perfect Window - The Perfect Dress"

THE CAST OF REAL CHARACTERS!

Peter and Alice, dear French and Swedish  friends, and fine bloggers, that made our trip so much fun and helped us in so many ways!

"That's What Friends Are For"
Peter helps me delete photos from my maxed out memory card so I could take more!!! 


Karen and I enjoy our last omelette avec fromage before we bid au revoir to Paris!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

01.15.09

"Vive la France!"
Musée Rodin

"The Ascent"
(Taken on the trek to the dome of the Sacre Coeur, March 2007.  If you have the strength-  enjoy.  This is the lovely view of Paris. Many more steps to go.)


"Parisian Treasures"
Musée Carnavalet


Pont au Change
( Merci Peter!)



Wednesday, January 14, 2009

01.14.09

"Door Number Nine?"
(I've lost count)

"The Reader"

"Sailing at Tuileries"

Narrow Street in the Marais


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Musée Rodin



This photo taken in March, 2007 shows the lovely facade on a fine day.


Trying to capture the reflections in the antique mirrors without the photographer proved impossible.

The chandeliers and antique mirrors are a beautiful backdrop 
for the sculpture and paintings.

"If Mumsie's here, who's taking our picture ????"

"Just Hanging Out With the Guys"
( Ummm, yes.  This museum led to a very interesting "anatomy" conversation later!)

Housed in the stunning 250 year old Hôtel Biron, the Musée Rodin is probably one of my favorite museums in Paris.  The lovely surroundings allow the viewer an intimate look at some of Rodin's exquisite works of art. In addition there are wonderful paintings and sculpture from other well known artists as well. Because we visited on an especially cold and rainy day, a stroll throught the manicured gardens was out of the question. I have included a few photos from my trip in 2007 so that you can see how nice it can be on a sunny day!

Monday, January 12, 2009

01.12.09


"Madame, no photos allowed!"
"Pardonnez-moi, Monsieur!"
American Embassy
( You will remember we spent an interesting afternoon right here!)

" Magnifique!"

"The Interview"
Palais Royal



"Les Deux Nymphes"
les Jardins des Tuileries

This week my friend Peter is featuring the " Sculpture of Tuileries" on his Paris Photo Blog.  He has kindly posted a photo of our Eva with a favorite piece of sculpture from a Swedish artist!  Please jump over to Peter's blog to have a look.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

01.11.09



"Saint Chapelle"



Musée Picasso
March, 2007

" Have a Seat"

"Oblivious"
Petit artistes - le Petit Palais

Saturday, January 10, 2009

01.10.09



Cemetery, Montmartre
"la tour Eiffel, Mumsie!"
March,2007 *

" la Maison Jaune"
le Marais

" le Philosophes "
le Marais

*For the remainder of my posts, I will from time to time include photographs from my previous trip to Paris in March, 2007.  

Friday, January 9, 2009

01.09.09


Lobby- Hotel Meurice
rue de Rivoli

"le chien patient"

"Anchored"
Square George Cain

Saint- Paul- Saint- Louis Church
side entrance- le Marais

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Two Doors and a Bistro


" Another Door??"
Montmartre

Artist Jérôme Mésnager's work can be found all over Paris.
Paris DP featured it here.
le Marais

"Yellow Leaves"

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mercredi at the Palais Royal III - Les Deux Plateau



One of Paris' most controversial  sculptures ( and there are plenty to choose from) is Les Deux Plateu.  Created by French artist Daniel Buren, it has caused a stir since its installation in 1985. It consists of 260 striped marble pillars.  The pillars have fallen into disrepair and at the artist's insistence ( hissy fit is more like it) there is currently a 3 million euro renovation taking place.  I was disappointed that I wouldn't get to have a field day photographing those columns from every angle to say the least.  As only the French can or would do, they have managed to make the surrounding safety wall look eye catching during the renovation process.  I found one "window" with clear plastic so I could get a few shots.  I'm thinking those cute soccer boys might have had some big fun in here in the past!




Tuesday, January 6, 2009

01.06.09

" Wary Bookseller"

" le Louvre"

Saint- Paul-Saint-Louis Church
le Marais

Monday, January 5, 2009

01.05.09

" Olive Oil Chandelier!"
Oliviers & Co.

" Afternoon Stroll"
Palais Royal

Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis Church
le Marais

Sunday, January 4, 2009

01.04.09

" Oh,  I Loved the Gorgeous Balconies !"

"Newspaper Salesman Extraordinaire"

" Rainy Day at  Musée Rodin"