Monday, January 24, 2011

Posting from Paris!

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Still in Paris, but have a little time to post some pics from yesterday, then we're off to dinner ...

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Outside the Musée d'Orsay - entrance
Paris, France - January, 23, 2011

New rules for d'Orsay: Not allowed to film or take pics inside anymore!!

Luckily, the last time I visited the Musée d'Orsay, (in 2000), you were allowed to take pics - and I have them safely filed away. This time we just viewed the ground floor level of rooms. It's a gorgeous museum with wonderful, famous, art inside. Worth a trip and a re-visit, pics or no pics.

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Metro stop Cité -  Île de la Cité
Paris, France - Jan.23, 2011


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City Rental Bikes
Paris, France - Jan. 23,2011

Noticed several stands of these rental bikes throughout Paris. They seem to be quite popular with the locals,  for short trips in the city.

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Pont Neuf at Night
Paris, France - Jan. 23, 2011

This is the oldest bridge in Paris, depsite its name (Pont Neuf = new bridge)- first foundation stone laid in 1578. The Pont Neuf connects the two banks of the Seine River, the  Rive Gauche (left bank) with the Rive Droite (right bank). I love this bridge.

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The Kermits Delighted at the Notre Dame
Paris, France - Jan. 23, 2011

Once again, the Christmas decorations are still up in January. After several trips in January to Paris, I still don't know why Christmas decorations stay up so long - it's well past Three King's Day, but this is Paris! Of course, the Kermits were so thrilled - had to have their picture moment in front of the big Christmas tree outside the Notre Dame Cathedral. ;o)

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Notre Dame at Night in January
Paris, France - Jan. 23, 2011

And one of the Notre Dame without the silly Kermits. Had a terrible time keeping those Kermits out of this picture too!! ;o) :o) 

OK, we're off to dinner now! I'll post more pics when I return to Holland and yes, I did manage to draw a few things in my Moleskine - but I need to scan those...

tot ziens or au revoir,
Judy
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