Welcome  Contact
FAQs  Links  News

France

La France… meilleur pays du monde (according to some).

Well. Let's face it: the French have it all. The highest mountains, the wildest coasts, amazing buildings, superb food, wines to die for… so what's not to like? (The frustrating strikes, perhaps?)

Full map of all France pages

Other Things

Translate & Share

Path: Photos > Summer 2014
Tags: France

Summer 2014

 

(thomas;2018-Sept-12)

A strange sort of lighthouse? This is actually the view from my mother-in-law's kitchen... for her that's an everyday scene.
Colourful display, Bon Marché department store. Even Death has to check his Facebook page between jobs. Lighthouse, take two. Pont Alexandre III: a bridge with a view. <a target="_blank"  href="https://www.musee-moyenage.fr/en/home.html">Musée de Cluny</a>, a treasure trove of medieval art. This is a stained glass window showing a man torturing another man. Musée de Cluny: some of the finest ivory works we've ever seen. Musée de Cluny: more ivory carvings. Musée de Cluny: as well as some of the best embroidery in France. Musée de Cluny: detail of an embroidery. Inside the Conciergerie: this used to be a royal palace but it became a revolutionary tribunal and a prison (Marie-Antoinette spent some unhappy months here before her trial and execution). Just around the corner, the Sainte Chapelle, built by Louis IX. Another pensive onlooker on top of Notre Dame. <a target="_blank"  href="https://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html">Musée d'Orsay</a>: this is not art, it's an emergency stairwell. <a target="_blank"  href="https://www.louvre.fr/en">Musée du Louvre</a>: Mary Magdalene, detail of Rogier van der Weyden's Braque Triptych. Musée du Louvre: Venus and the Three Graces Presenting Gifts to a Young Woman, Sandro Botticelli. Musée du Louvre: detail of Jusepe de Ribera's Adoration of the Shepherds. Musée du Louvre:detail of Antonio Canova's Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss. 80 Avenue Daumesnil: <a target="_blank"  href="https://www.nunez-yanowsky.com/works/project/police_station">Art Deco 1980 style</a> along the Coulée verte René-Dumont. France is full of frogs and this is one of them.

Go back to Montmartre or go on to Landscapes or go up to Photos


$updated from: Parisian Impressions.htxt Sun 13 Dec 2020 16:00:13 trvl2 (By Vero and Thomas Lauer)$