Sunday, August 05, 2007

Ferris Wheel View of Paris

Last Wednesday was a glorious sunny day. My friend and I took a ride on the ferris wheel that has been set up as part of the fair on the Jardin des Tuileries near the Louvre museum. My previous pics of the fair can be seen here.

The sign says La Grande Roue de Paris. The Big Wheel of Paris.

It's set up a bit differently than the typical U.S. ferris wheel. You sit in a circle and if anyone moves much the bucket goes around and around.

Looking at the Louvre:

The Jardin with the Eiffel Tower in the background:

Rue du Rivoli and beyond:

You can barely see the Sacre Couer Basilica up on the butte in the background:

Paris is suprisingly gray from above. The splashes of terra cotta help to break up the blahness.

My company has now departed. I'm trying to get caught back up with my backlog of laundry and blogs.

My friend Siobhan sent me a postcard from her trip to Dublin. The card shows a bottle of Guinness sitting on a window ledge by a bottle of milk. My husband the Guiness lover immediately put it up on the fridge.

Unfortunately Harry Potter still hasn't arrived. Our mail here is very unpredictable - some things we get quickly, others are really slow.

Speaking of books, I can highly recommend Stuart MacBride's Cold Granite. It's a police procedural along the lines of two of my favorite writers Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin. Detective Sargeant Logan McRae is just coming back to work after medical leave and he's having a very bad week investigating missing children and a possible serial killer in Aberdeen, Scotland where it's raining, raining, raining. The author's blog is a hoot and you can see some wonderful pics of the book's setting at his website.


candyschultz said...

And I am only just now getting back to the Keyes books. I am starting book three. I seem to have been going through a period of mourning after Harry Potter. I just couldn't pick up anything to read.

I am glad you like the art piece. This is one I think I can finish. That makes me very happy and I have ideas for a series as well.

Those are damn good pictures from a ferris wheel. I could never have done it. You see how bad my pics are when I am standing still.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

And I thought I was the last to get my copy of harr... you will love it. (Don't you hate it when people tell you that...but with harry it is different!)
Love the scenic view of Paris today, and you are right, soem views quite dull from above, cheers, tracey

Kathie said...

Wonderful photos! As always!

jovaliquilts said...

Paris is great, but refrigerator magnets -- now you're talking!! I got my husband one that says, "Beer, not just for breakfast anymore."

San / Gypsy Quilter said...

What a wonderful view! I love Ian Rankin's books. I'll have to look for Stuart. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Wow, amazing views! But I hate ferris wheels, so I"m glad you took pictures for me to see! I could never ride in it myself.

Mary said...

Thanks for the link to MacBride's blog. I'll have to check out the book as well as some others he recommends.

Willeke said...

I love your photo's from Paris. I have visit it a few years back!
Together with my daughter.
Simply love the place!
Greetings from a quilter from the Netherlands, Willeke

Paris Photo said...

beautiful view..nice photos =)

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