Paris is an amazing, beautiful and overwhelming city. I doubt anyone could ever be bored there or run out of things to see or do. On the other hand, there's so much to see and do--and so many people--it was a bit much for an anxious introvert like me (the smokers everywhere didn't help either). I will go back to Paris again, but I think it's best kept to a few days at a time.
|Gare de Lyon|
|Gare de Lyon metro entrance|
|Lamp post detail|
|I've always loved the Eiffel Tower, but somehow it was even more beautiful in person.|
|It was nice to see the Parisian sense of humour (then again, maybe someone just really doesn't like Marseille).|
|The entrance to the Tuileries|
The rest of the photos were taken in the Tuileries, another amazing public space. I stayed close to the Place de la Concorde entrance because I had plans to go to the Musee de l'Orangerie (more on that in the next post), but even in just that one section I was able to see flower gardens, the grand allee, and impressive works of art.
|Le Tibre, 1688-90, by Pierre Bourdict|
|Even the Tuileries has a lavender field|
|Sadly, most of the roses were finished by the time I visited, but there were still a few pretty blooms left.|
|Annibal ou Hannibal, 1722, by Sebastien Slodtz|
|Jules Cesar (Julius Caesar), 1722, by Nicolas Coustou|
|Pigeons showing their usual amount of respect for art|
|Pomone, 1696, by Francois Barois|
|This was a surprise discovery: Reclining Figure by Henry Moore, 1951. It was the only piece of modern art in this part of the Tuileries, and possibly the only one by a foreign artist.|
Next Post: Paris Part 2
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