Last week-end I did not only visit the Eiffel Tower but also had a trip on the Bateaux Mouches along the Seine. That's the kind of thing you only do when friends come to visit you in Paris and I enjoyed it a lot.
On the banks of the Isle Saint Louis we saw this very strange painting that was being done. I am not sure but I guess it is made for the next big event in Paris which will take place next saturday called "Nuit Blanche" that can be translated as White Night but also meaning a night with no sleep. I will talk more about this event when it happened.
This week-end I went to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, something that Parisians seldom do. The view is always so magic and we had the chance to have a perfect clear weather. The light was going down and the tower'shadow on the city added beauty to the scenery.
We have quite a lot of bricks made buildings in Paris. Most of them are standing along the "outside boulevards" which are the streets making this circle that gives the city limits. Some inside quarter also have these buildings like this one from in the 12th arrondissement overlooking the Promenade Plantée.
I've already posted photos of the inside of the Orsay Museum. Here is a view from across the Seine of this beautiful former railway station which has been transformed into one of the best Paris museum.
No, Paris has not suddendly changed into this fabulous part of Myanmar called Bagan ! Today I break the CDP rule and I do not post a picture of my town because I want to introduce to you my new daily blog : Come Fly With Me.
Since I have the chance to travel during my holidays, which as you all know, we have plenty of in France ! I wanted to share some of my "coups de coeur" photos I took in different parts of the world. I hope you'll enjoy it and of course I will still be posting Paris pictures on this blog !
JM has already found the blog before I even talked about it. He's the winner for the first comments!
Every september, France is celebrating the Wine Fair (Foire aux vins). Here is a view from my "Monoprix" shop on boulevard de Charonne where they put for the event some glass bubbles with a tube so that you can smell all the different flavours found in wines like spicies, flowers ...
With every flavour you can smell, there is a list of wine associated. It's a great idea and as you can see on the background, we have quite a large choice of wines in that shop.
"Paris Plages" is over but every sundays of the year the roads on the river bank are closed to car traffic and open for pedestians, rollers, bikes ... it's always a great walk or ride even for a longtime Parisian like me. I just love it !
This "no car" event started on the banks and has now spread to 15 quarters in the city and the 2 woods (Boulogne and Vincennes) where during sundays and public holidays streets are closed to traffic. This permanent event is called "Paris Respire" (Paris is breathing), some of you who already visited the city may have noticed the signs in the street.
A list of the places concerned with maps is available on the City Hall website (French only ... sorry).
This is one of my favourite street in the "old Paris". It leads from the Seine to the Marais and is surrounded by very old and beautiful houses. On the left you can see the back of the Saint Gervais-Saint Protais church which you can enter there. I will show a picture of the inside tomorrow.
During this week-end there is an event in the 12th and 13th arrondissement called "Opéra des rues" (Street Opera). Many events take place in streets, square and even in a shopping center like this one yesterday at the "Italie 2" mall. A great idea !