Paris in 5 1/2 Weeks : 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 – # 10
To the Tuileries
(Day 11, 2 of 2)
This Series – Paris Photos
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I’ve been remiss. I’ve not posted for a few weeks, though not be choice.
It turns out the reason for my delay is a happy reason. My wife’s cancer has been removed, with no indication of remnants. Intensive radiation treatment went better than expected.
So with the good memories below of our trip to Paris late last year, we have great news for more memories now.
Below, the second of two posts on our trip to the Musee d’Orsay.
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There’s lots of obvious things to like, and love, about the d’Orsay, and one of the less obvious to me, until I’ve reviewed my images for these posts, is the ability to rest one’s eyes from close-ups of great art, to distances to rest the eye.
Inside, on little terrace like landings, there’s opportunities to see and feel the vastness of the interior of this former train station. But it’s the views of outside from within (doors were locked, probably for good reason) that these images are of.
The vastness of Paris outside the train walls!
I don’t know the history of the figurative statues seen here, but I get the impression of watching a party, circa long ago, happening on the roof on a spring or summer sunny Paris day.
I also imagine that river (Seine) looked a lot different then too. Kinda like the history of Lady Bird Lake here in Austin. Used to be a mud banked mess susceptible to periodic flooding. Not it’s smooth enough to call a lake!
Either way, we visited in November, so no parties outside like that then!
I especially like this image because of the giant ferris wheel, le Carousel, in the distance at the Place de Concorde.
But this is one of those images that just has a lot of stuff going on, thanks to the Parisian architects and planners. This city is beautiful by design, and it shows.
The two earth tone sculptures in the foreground and middle left, off-set the blue-grey spike top-side-left. The latter is mirrored by the peaked dome in the middle-side-right in the far distance. The bridge spans near and far. And the huge wheel diversifies the whole scene.
Visible from inside the Musee d’Orsay. Nice!
It’s no wonder Part Two of my “Slumming in Paris” series will include the experience of some of this. I couldn’t resist. Due out late summer ’13.
Though this giant clock, unlike those inside I featured in part one of this post, I didn’t spot until our way out!
The Musee d’Orsay is a place to explore and discover.
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Back in 2001 or 2, we forget, on our first trip to Paris, Sheila and I came across this little church set back from a really busy big street. The big street turned out to be Blvd Saint-Germain, and the small church, which reeked of history, was the Church of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Located at 3 Place Saint Thomas d’Aquin, it’s one of those small streets with big treats we really enjoyed discovering.
Sheila and I had planned to catch the bus home from the Musee d’Orsay, got mixed up where the bus stop was, and passed by here. We’d end up passing by this several time in our 5 1/2 weeks in Paris.
And from what I learned via the first link above, next time, we’ll make sure to go inside.
We ended up walking home, as happened many a time. Once we got to Saint Germain de Pres, we knew we were too close to home to bother with the bus. It’s on one of those walks home I got that Metro shot near by I like so much too.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed another of our days in Paris. Next post, Day 12, we’re on the other side of Blvd Saint-Michel, a little south of Blvd Saint-Germain. There seemed to be something for us to see and enjoy every which angle we went. Thanks so much.
English Language Places We Liked in Paris
And a special gracias to all the French, German, Italian, Swedish, Venezuelan, and Russian folk we met in Paris who knew English and helped us.
namaste´- con dios – god be with you
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