Wednesday, November 01, 2006

PARIS - "A MOVEABLE FEAST" - PART I

JUNE 2004 - JUST VIEWS - CIVIL BUILDINGS - AND A FABULOUS DINNER

In May 2004, I made a short trip to Rome and the Vatican, where I got some photos with VIPs. Such photos will probably be shown only some years from now, if ever...
In June 2004, however, I went once again to Paris, and that is always a feast, as the photos, mostly from Rita, show...!


"EIFFEL TOWER - The most well-known monument in Europe, according to the publicity..."


"EIFFEL TOWER - Going up in style..."


"EIFFEL TOWER - TROCADERO"



"EIFFEL TOWER - LE CHAMP DE MARS"


"EIFFEL TOWER - TRIUMPH ARCH"


"TRIUMPH ARCH - Unknown soldier and tourists..."


"CHAMPS ELYSÉES - TRIUMPH ARCH"



"CHAMPS ELYSÉES - Louis Vuitton building..."


"ÉLYSÉE - Entrance of the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré to the official residence of the President of France"


"OPERA GARNIER - A fabulous building, both outside and inside!"


"LA TOUR D'ARGENT - Join the successors of the Three Emperors Dinner - Alexander II, Czar of All the Russias, his son, the King of Prussia, Wilhelm I and the Prince of Bismarck had a dinner at the Tour on June 7th, 1867 - not for the «Poulets à la portugaise» but for the world famous duck!"


"ARAB WORLD INSTITUT - An impressive building, dedicated to making known the Arab culture"


"NATIONAL LIBRARY FRANÇOIS MITTERAND - Designed by Dominique Perrault, opened in 1998. It is one of the oldest in the world, as France's first royal library - the Bibliothèque du Roi (“King's Library”) - was established under Charles V - 1364–80"



"COUR SAINT EMILION - Bercy village, the old Bercy goods station, a new commercial area near the Bercy Park..."



"OPERA BASTILLE - Another impressive building; and the ladies"


"PLACE DES VOSGES - One of the most beautiful squares in Europe"




"BEAUBOURG AND STRAVINSKY FOUNTAIN - A «crazy» building and a «crazy» fountain..."


"LES HALLES - Façade"


"PLACE VENDOME"


"PALAIS ROYAL"


"MUSÉE D'ORSAY - One of the best - if not the best - impressionist painting collection in Europe"




"MUSÉE DU LOUVRE and the Pei Pyramid"


"SAMARITAINE - View towards Beaubourg"


CHEZ LA VIEILLE (ADRIENNE) - rue Bailleul/rue de l'Arbre Sec - ALWAYS A FABULOUS DINNER



"AFTER DINNER - Lights at the Concorde and Eiffel Tower"


"OBELISC"


"RELAIS CHRISTINE - A very nice place to stay in the Latin Quarter"

4 comments:

Clarence said...

Hey thanks for your help. I certainly expect to freeze over there since I know what the temperature is like over in Finland when I go over in January. (it's deep winter oh my god.)
I'll probably wrap myself up more thickly than I ever have in my entire life. =P

guida said...

Birthday in Paris, good company, wonderful food - may be the best in town! Wo could ask for more?

Anonymous said...

nice.. paris doesn't look like it's changed much =)

Trotter said...

It's true. Actually, after the Great Works of President Mitterand - Louvre Pyramide, Bercy, Grand Arche, National Library, La Villette, etc..., nothing particularly impressive has been built. Even if you compare with the nineties (http://blogtrotta90s.blogspot.com/2006/11/eurodisney-paris-france.html), there is not much to be surprised (maybe the new developments near the Canal St. Martin)...