Sunday, October 17, 2010

Paris is a cold and grey!

My girlfriend Andrea arrived on Friday amidst the strikes. We are spending a fun filled week in Paris before we venture off to explore all that Benelux has to offer us. Spent yesterday shopping around St Germain and today around the Montmartre boutiques. 

Spent Saturday avoiding sun showers. Taken from the Jardins de Tuileries.

Graffiti in the St. Germain
A market in Montmartre

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Sunday Morning "Bird Market"

Last sunday I took the subway up to St Michel and wandered around the bird market which turned out to be just an outdoor pet store full of wandering tourists.

These outdoor stands line La Seine on sunny days.  

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Oct 12 Nation Wide Strike in France

The protests in Paris circled my apartment this afternoon. I could hear the chants through my window. 
They are fighting to prevent pension reform. 

My street corner

Traffic Rerouted onto my street

Saturday, October 9, 2010

First week in paris

Here it is the money shot. I already posted the photos from the day we arrived in paris in the first entry so here are the highlights from the six days that followed.

First view of the Eiffel Tower. 

Fountain at Place de la Concorde

Obelisque de Louxor

Arc de Triomphe

Views from the top of the Eiffel Tower

I live near the tower in the distance.


Palais Royale

The Louvre

Shakespeare & Co. 

The Sea of People that is Montmartre

The back of Sacre Coeur
The City of Lights

Sacre Coeur
Notre Dame on Nuit Blanche

The Rose Window was the only light in the square

Nuit Blanche exhibit at Hotel de Ville

Each bridge was a wall of people

Tour of the Royal gardens at Versailles

Louis XIV's Palace 

Read the sign

See the cameras!
Marie-Antoinette's Bedroom

Ca suffit!