During the half-dozen years I lived in Germany, I visited Paris often. It’s more convenient to fly now, but I’ll never forget the road trips. Less than seven hours from Bavaria at 25. That’s 25 years old.
The Canal Saint-Martin is one of the quieter, cooler spots in Paris. Quieter because fewer tourists know the area; cooler because of shade trees and iron footbridges along the banks and cafes and quirky boutiques along the streets.
The Luxembourg Gardens occupy 60 acres between between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, a wonderful example of what a big-city park can be.
Here’s what it looked like walking around the city.
Can’t be any place better for being a flaneur (dictionary says “flânerie” is the act of strolling …. ) than in Paris and no place better in Paris to stroll than along the Seine.
It’s hard to separate thoughts of Paris from thoughts of the Eiffel Tower. Here are some additional views of the city’s most indelible symbol.
We went to France to join in celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of my sister-in-law’s parents. It has been nearly 20 years since we’ve been in Paris, but except for Notre Dame, it’s hard to believe these icons of the city have changed much.
After the 2019 fire, it seems especially appropriate to admire Notre Dame.
A bit of what you see when you’re walking the streets in Lisbon. Even windows, doors, balconies and (tiled) walls deserve a moment’s attention.