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