“8:53pm Arc de Triomphe”
Paris, France. May-June 2019. (12 photos)
On this trip I spent 10 days in Paris. Everywhere you look, Paris has something interesting to see. And everywhere you look, Paris is a photo waiting to be taken. So here are 12 random photos for your contemplation.
Above is a photo I took walking towards the Arc de Triomphe. I was a bit nervous about any significant queue preventing me to reach the top in time for sunset, but fortunately I made it.
“The serious french art of doing nothing”
As many of you will know, green metal chairs are everywhere throughout parks in Paris. Here in the Luxembourg Gardens I took the time to sit and act french for a bit, feet up on a second chair, just enjoying life. Some cheese and red wine would have been appreciated.
“Someone to watch over me”
I spent some time wandering around the district of giant murals. Actually it would have been nice to have had an up to date map of the location of the artworks, if such a map exists.
Strolling around a street flea market I came across these guys. Before photographing them, I did pick up the guy on the far right and turned him around – it made more sense that way. The stall owner agreed.
“Standing at the Gates of Hell”
At the Rodin Museum, the Gates of Hell (French: La Porte de l’Enfer) is a monumental sculptural work by French artist Auguste Rodin that depicts a scene from the Inferno, the first section of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. It stands at 6 metres high, 4 metres wide and 1 metre deep and contains 180 figures.
“Another day, another strike/demonstration in Paris”
This one was peaceful, in comparison to the one I saw last year, so I joined along for a bit. Why not?
On the day I went to Orly airport to fly to Lisbon, and also on the day I went to Charles de Gaulle airport to fly to Singapore, there were taxi strikes protesting UberPop services at the airports. Not only did the drivers strike, but they formed a blockade at the airports. Fortunately I did receive early notice so I was able to minimise the damage by leaving for the airport at 6am both days by private hire car.
“I am Pegasus, my name means horse…”
I was standing there for quite a while waiting for someone to appear at that open balcony door, even the security guard started to get suspicious. Sadly it wasn’t to be.
“Liberty extinguishes her flame”
Sighting in Père Lachaise Cemetery. It’s surprising how many “statues of liberty” one finds strolling around Paris.
Last year I spent 16 days in Paris. You can click on the link if you want to see my Paris in the Spring photo series from that trip. I made a specific post last year about Père Lachaise Cemetery as well.
“The first time
I walked in Paris
there was a great remembering
of a thousand different dreams”
“10:27pm Strolling along the Seine”
This is part 2 of my Paris is a photo series. Click the link to see part 1.
This is Part 8 of this photographic series and Part 4 of the posts about France