Paris Afternoon

Jardins des Plantes is the main botanical garden in Paris. It has many sections, but we visted only a few. Hot sunny weather brought people out in droves this afternoon, and many school and other groups were enjoying the gardens. I was sorry we were too late for the bulbs, but there were poppies, and […]

Paris Morning

Dawn light across the Seine, full moon over the city, a long awaited day. After early morning cuddles and games with an eight month old, it was out for a walk to a local food market. Commuters bustled along the boulevards, school children in small flocks being shepherded along, cars and bikes waiting their turns […]

Snow in Paris

My son posted this on Google+ after his morning walk for coffee near Canal Saint-Martin …. and this …  

Paris sunset

Just a quick one, taken of the Pegasus and Fames statues of the Pont Alexandre III bridge, and Eiffel tower against the sunset sky. Posted with Blogsy

Paris with Grey Sky

This afternoon we visited Institut du Monde Arabe, on the other side of Pont Sully near our apartment. We were advised to take the lift to the 9th floor to enjoy the views over Paris, before seeing the new museum. The city and the river appear soft in the hazy light of an overcast sky. […]

Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

Paris is very people-friendly city, with wonderful places to relax and enjoy the sunshine. We were hunting for a new sketch book near the grand Pantheon, just along from the Jardin du Luxembourg. I thought you might enjoy seeing the gardeners at work, the flowers, and buildings, and people. No matter how busy the streets […]

Electric Cars in Paris

Last night we had dinner near Gare du Nord in Paris, since we were meeting our son who was returning from a business trip to London. After the excellent Indian meal he asked if we would like to travel home by autolib. Of course we would! Using his phone he reserved a car at the […]

Men in Frocks, Paris

Yesterday I woke up in Paris (yes it was a long trip, about 36 hours in transit) and I wanted to walk along Isle St Louis to visit the great cathedral of Notre Dame. As we neared the building we could see there was a big event taking place, guards allowing news crew with passes […]

More Delays and Home Again

After our last walk along the Seine I had a sore throat. My baby grandson had been sick with something nasty passed to him by his French nanny, so sadly after checking out of the Lions Den I spent most of the last day asleep with a fever in our son's apartment. Our cab to […]

In the Lion’s Den

We are staying in Rue des Lions, Saint Paul. Curious about the street name, we looked it up and discovered there had once been a royal menagerie here. In fact we remembered the menagerie being mentioned in the description of this tiny apartment … which is reached through a great blue door in a stone […]