Thursday, April 21, 2011

Peter's Paris From Above


My last day in Paris, this past January, Peter ( Peter's Paris blog) gently nudged me to take a deep breath and ride the grande roue at Tuileries.  I'm so glad I did. I got some great photos from high above Paris...after I opened my eyes! Where else could I have had this wonderful view of the city j'adore?  Peter captured some as well, as you can see.

Shhhh, it's his birthday today!

19 comments:

This is Belgium said...

Nice to see fellow bloggers in action !
Vue magistrale !

Maya said...

Good for Peter! This looks like something I'll have to do.

Cezar and Léia said...

So lovely portrait, great picture!
We wish a happy Birthday to Peter, lots of love to his heart!

And a happy Easter to you and your family!
Léia

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love the tiny little buildings behind Peter. You two are lucky to discover Paris together. I love hearing about bloggers' adventures together..

Jeanne said...
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Jeanne said...

Virginia, you are indeed brave but I bet the rewards were many. Do they leave this up year round?

Harriet said...

This may be the only way I'll see these views. I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to the grande rue.

Harriet said...

Love the color of the sky in your banner photo!

Virginia said...

Jeanne, I believe they put it up around Nov. and take it down the end of Jan.

Harriet, I was a bit of a scaredy cat till I saw the city below and had to get that camera working!

Cezar and Leila, I hope you both have a wonderful Easter as well.

Brittany,
It is fun to meet fellow bloggers. Peter has been a great friend to have in Paris. He knows the city and its history better than anyone.

Belgium, We see a lot of Paris !

Maya, Oh I can see you and J on that thing. You'd love it.

Daryl said...

I am not a fan of heights but if you can do it, I can too .. one day

TheChieftess said...

I braved the Eye in London...I think I'd brave the grande roue if there again!!!!

TheChieftess said...

Happy Birthday Peter!!!

Jack said...

Nice portrait, Virginia. Me? I think I will keep my feet on the ground, thank you.

Alexa said...

Wonderful portrait of Peter! Like Harriet, I'm a wuss when it comes to the big wheel—but I wish it had been up when I was there 'cause I would have done it for the photo op. Bet you got lots of great shots!

Petrea Burchard said...

Happy birthday to Peter!

Pamela said...

You were very brave to do this V
I am terrified of heights!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great shot of a nice guy -- bon anniversaire, Peter!

Starman said...

Love the shot of l'Assemblée Nationale et les Invalides in the background.

Peter said...

I find this post a bit late. Sorry! As you said, we will have to wait until next winter to be able to make the same sky trip!
... and sincere thanks for the happy-birthday-wishes I can read here! :-)