Monday, December 20, 2010

I wish I were in Paris

Inspired by two fantastic Paris photo blogs I am now following, here are a few of my photos of Paris which were taken in June and July 2009.  In June, I had taken my Dad to Normandy for the 65th anniversary of D-Day (not a vet, just a history buff) and in July I carted my Mom along to see the Lavender in Provence as well as the Tour de France. 

We saw the last two days of the Tour - the Col des Abeilles on Saturday with a mad race to Avignon to catch the Eurostar to Paris, and, the very last etage in Paris.  We stood on the Quai de Montebello and saw the riders on their way to the Champs Elysees.  This worked out perfectly even though it was due to bad planning.  Hint:  don't have lunch on the Ile St. Louis the day of the Tour because you will be "stuck" on that side of Notre Dame for the duration.  I am glad that we did that though because we had a tree shading us and were right in the front row.

Here are the two blogs I mentioned, and I urge you to take a look:  She has numerous photography books and I can assure you the photography is even more stunning in a hard bound coffee table book with full bleed photos!  I am waiting for "French Essence" to arrive in the post, and I have "My French Life" from a few years ago. Virginia visits Paris frequently and updates her photo blog almost every day.  She has outstanding photographs and do take a look this Xmas season to see her banner photo of Galeries Lafeyette.  I especially like her B&W photo from today's date. 

Mostly Canon 30D, with one Canon SD800IS. 


Mary Watt said...

I wish I could see Paris now, the way you represent it in your photos, thanks for sharing.
Compliments from;
Hotel Paris la Defense

Carla said...

Thanks for your wonderful words about my photography. have a great break. Love your pics. Carla

Elizabeth said...

Thank you Carla and Mary! Have a fantastic Christmas and New Years...

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