Monday, March 17, 2008

The Grand Palais

Two days ago I took detail shots of the Grand Palais (and woohoo, there weren't big blurry fingerprints on all of them) but I realized today that I've never posted my pics of the whole thing. So to start off with, these are my photos from 30 Sept 2007.

The Grand Palais was built in the late 1800's as an exhibition hall. The big Courbet painting detail advertises a showing of the artist's work.


I'll show you detailed photos of the building on another day, instead, here are some street scenes taken on 15 Mar 2008. Unfortunately I didn't have beautiful blue skies so most of my photos got tossed. A couple came to the Pont Alexander III for their wedding photos.

I absolutely laughed when the Japanese tourists asked to pose with them and the one woman put her fingers in a peace sign (you can barely see it in the hand behind the bride). Do you remember Tanya's post about that particular habit?

Uh oh, look out for the hordes of tourists on their bicycles. That's the golden Dome Church at the Hotel of the Invalides that you can see straight on.

More tourists.

Look, budding trees along the Seine. Spring can't be too far off.

I can't believe how many photos I've never posted. I guess when you take 140 photos at a shot it's a bit hard to cram them all in.

13 comments:

Cascade Lily said...

And you know we can never get enough of photos of Paris! That cropped Courbet image looks amazing. Lucky you!

jovaliquilts said...

Paris never fails to delight! And I love the peace sign story -- who knew?

Bonnie said...

People's comments and emails aren't coming into my inbox! I am so frustrated. I emailed you last night about the book telling you more about it..did you get it?

Bonnie

Peggy said...

Tonya,
Thanks for all the Paris pictures. My daughter is over there doing study abroad program. She took her good camera but not a laptop so I'll have to wait until May to see her pictures. Your photos help me imagine all she is getting to see and experience.

Meg said...

Wonderful photos! It doesn't matter that the sky is overcast---that's part of the ambiance. I'll look at them all, no matter how many you post.

Belém said...

After vewing your photos I realize how Paris can be so delightful. How I miss it!!!!

Vaughanville said...

I love when you share your Parisian pics with us...and the quilts too of course! LOL

Michele

Sharon said...

Thanks for all the wonderful pix of Paris! I love seeing them, even if the sky isn't blue. Have you seen this blog? http://www.parisdailyphoto.com/
I like your photos better!
Love the quilts in your last post - yummy colors!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Wow. This is neat. I like the trees along the Seine. Budding green is so vibrant, ya know?

Oh and on previous post forgot to mention I totally dig the quilt over your bed!

Karen said...

Show more, Tonya, we don't want to miss any. Absolutely adore seeing your photos.

McIrish Annie said...

Great photos! Looks like spring has sprung there.

Tanya said...

Everyone is still flashing the peace sign in Japanese photos. I took a picture of a little girl today in kindergarten and specifically told her. "NO FINGERS!"

Annemiek said...

My neighbour just booked a short trip to Paris in May. I want to go too!!!!!