Friday, July 27, 2007

Ships at the Louvre

I love these ships sailing right out of the Louvre building. I wanted a better picture than this but I was standing in a crosswalk and despite the fact that I had the green signal, a taxi started honking at me to move. Ah well. This is near the Porte des Lions I've shown in previous posts.

One of the figureheads is a busty woman:

The other is a goat:
I love how they've even got the rolling waves portrayed and the fish.

I've finally seen evidence of the Tour de France coming into town. On Thursday I saw a guy wearing Team CSC Crew clothes carrying a clipboard down near the Place de Concorde and yesterday all the barricades were up. Plus the grandstand set up for Bastille Day is still there. By the way, completely forgot to tell you that Bastille Day was utterly quiet here. We didn't go out to see the parade or fireworks and didn't hear them at all. Not even kids setting off firecrackers in the streets.

I've got friends visiting, so you may not see much from me for the next week. Not quite sure what we're going to be doing, although 70% chance of rain today and tomorrow is not enticing.

8 comments:

candyschultz said...

I would have a crick in my neck from staring up at all the architecture. Or else I would get run over. The photos are great.

Lily said...

Ah yes more wonderful French architecture. I'm surprised the taxi driver even tooted!

Enjoy the final stage of the TdF and all that comes with it. Enjoy your week Tonya :)

YankeeQuilter said...

More fun photos! I like the thready the way it is. Sorry they have managed to mess with the Tour this year...what was that guy thinking?!

Karen said...

I've never seen pictures of this before. You're showing us the world, Tonya!

Quilt Pixie said...

hope you enjoy the ending of the Tour de France!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing these. I love all the detail on them!

Elaine Adair said...

In absolutely LOVE your posts, the statues, the images, the lines in the carvings, etc. I save looking at YOUR post until I have time to savor the texture of all these carvings. 8-) Thank you.

atet said...

Rainy days are always good for museum crawling -- but then again, everyone else will be doing the same thing. Enjoy your guests and share your adventures as you can!-