Paris : Fiction and Images, a New Series of Each
Pictured Left : New – Slumming in Paris, Part One, Arthur & Gricinda.
A fun novella. A young couple with a little time before their two children and the children’s four young cousins all arrive to join them in Paris (Parts Two & Three).
And yes, the characters are all from Texas, just like me.
The images in this series of posts of Paris photos, are a record of the visual experience that provides part of the inspiration for my series of Paris based family novels.
“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”
Paris in 5 1/2 Weeks : Photos – # 9
To the Tuileries
(Day 9, 1 of 2)
This Series – Paris Photos
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Some perceptive people have already noticed and wondered, where’s Day 8?
I can’t say for sure, I do have a few days missing in the sequence of images saved, but I do know we were still there, and “probably” didn’t go out, expect for maybe a bite or groceries, that day.
And, we were either very tired, or the weather got really yuk.
But here we are, the beginning of Day 9.
Originally, that day, we were just headed to the Visitor’s Center at the Pyramids location to get a discount book of bus tickets so we could travel the city more at will. We got taken off the bus (all of us on it) because of street closures due to a protest, walked and found the visitor center, and were told we had to go to another location for our discount tickets, because it was “off-season.”
Well that would wait for another day.
The Tuileries turned out to be a short walk away. Which turned out to be a nice long walk in the park. Which took us to the Orangerie, where Monet’s huge water lily paintings are, the Place de Concorde, and more great views of the Eiffel Tower.
Much too much for one morning, this would be an all-day’er.
And much too much for one post, so thus today, here is Part One.
What surprised me here, in this early stage of our walk, was how crowded with traffic this street was, and I’m not sure which street it is. If anyone very familiar with Paris lets me know in the comments, I’ll insert the info into the post.
Exploring and discovering the “ways” of life in Paris is something I try to place into my novel series set in Paris, “Slumming in Paris.” The characters are regular people, not the super rich, exploring the everyday in Paris.
Enroute to the Paris Visitors Center, we found the reason we had to get off our bus and walk: our routed side of the street was closed off because of a protest, which we also found out is called a manifestation there.
Trying to find the equivalent of our city hall, the Hotel de Ville, to find out more about wifi in Paris, we got lost again and crossed a side street and found this!
There was a time this belonged only to whoever was ruling France. Thank goodness that’s no longer true.
You can barely see the pyramid for the Louvre in the distance.
Next image is what’s seen to the right.
This group of what I think was older students, were chipper and happy to be there that morning: a bright crisp rare clear sky day.
The image was originally back lit pretty intensely, but playing with it in Photoshop got me detail I liked, yet kept much of the sense of the sun coming up for the day. Sunrise this time of year is about nine a.m.!
Images to the right of this part of the vast area once reserved for kings and queens, is below and in my Tuileries photopoem post.
There’s quite a nice walk inside the Tuileries, from the point of the image just before this one, to this point. The link under the photo before shows a nice sequence of scenes.
The ferris wheel, which seemed so odd to me, out among the park and palaces, came to attract my attention more and more in the month plus still left in our stay in Paris.
I like also that I caught a bird in flight to the left of the big wheel.
Crossing the left at the pond ahead, leads to the image below.
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From the pond that sits before the giant ferris wheel, le Grande Roue, via a short walk past a few statues, is this nice run, being well used by a couple of pet owners.
Directly behind the figure in the foreground is the Musée de l’Orangerie, housing most of Monet’s giant water lily canvases.
And to the right of this image is the River Seine.
Next Paris Post
From our walk above, we ended up going around to the front of the Musee de l’Orangerie, where I took several evening shots of the Eiffel Tower, and the Paris evening rush hour!
I hope you’ll join us in our Paris pictorial journey of our 5 1/2 weeks in Paris.
It was really good to post some new fitness articles recently, plus some images of a nice area of Austin along the lake, but it’s especially nice to get back to my Paris Photo series.
namaste´- con dios – god be with you
*** INTEGRATING YOGA FITNESS AND THE ARTS
- Paris in 5 1/2 Weeks : Photos # 8 – At the Eiffel Tower (Day 7, 2 of 2) (felipeadanlerma.com)
- Captioned Photos # 1 – Happy Earth Day! (felipeadanlerma.com)
- Austin Texas : PhotoPoem # 6 – Spring Time Along the Lake (felipeadanlerma.com)
- “Grandma” – Original Family Poetry (felipeadanlerma.com)