February 13, 2013

Paris in February Part 2


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Except for the view of Notre Dame Cathedral (above), this post is a mix of all the random/beautiful/fun things that I found while wandering around Paris. Why only a side of Notre Dame, you ask? Well, the cathedral’s bells were taken down for restoration and were on display and for some reason, there was a giant structure that served as a ramp and a set of stairs (for the winding lineup). It’s also used to make sure that you can’t get a nice photo of the front of the cathedral. Oh well, I hope I get better luck in the summer.

Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, this seemed like a good first photo to show. There are a few bridges in Paris, like this one, where couples write their names on a lock and then throw the key into the river (I would LOVE to see someone one day with a lock cutter after a breakup on that bridge).

Paris France Passerelle Solferino

Another lovely site is the Luxembourg Gardens, which is not so pretty in February, but the fountain and palace (which houses the Senate) are still beautiful.
Jardin Luxembourg Paris France
Jardin Luxembourg Paris France

They also seem to offer pony rides inside the gardens.
Jardin Luxembourg Paris France pony ride

This is a French cartoon character and this is actually one of those electric rides for kids, although the positioning of the character is a bit awkward (hence why my friend didn’t want to sit on it for a photo)…
Paris France cat

 

…and some more photos around Paris…
Foyer Mon Vietman Paris France
Paris france street
Opera Garnier Paris France Statue
Paris France
Montmartre wall



Rendez-vous sur Hellocoton !

3 Comments

  1. Grenobloise

    February 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm — Reply

    Haha — I’m watching a show on Notre Dame de Paris right now on France 3 (http://www.buzzmedias.net/des-racines-et-des-ailes-les-850-ans-de-notre-dame-ce-soir-sur-france-3-a48082.html)! They were talking about the “nouvelles cloches” and I saw them making them in a factory in Normandie. Fascinating. They will be installed on March 23rd! They also have already installed a new organ, as well as new locks on the doors (for fire safety).

    Flo and I have a lock on one of the bridges. :-)

    Nice pics once again!

  2. breadispain

    February 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    Gorgeous photos – as always! I want you to go to Prague and take photos there!

    • admin

      February 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm — Reply

      Thanks! You know, I went to Prague 5 years ago (and 2 AMAZING villages in the countryside) but it was before I was remotely interested in photography. I think I had less than 50 photos on a dinky little camera from a 2 week trip. Still kicking myself.

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