November 7, 2016

A sunny Sunday autumn afternoon

Yesterday was one of those days that Parisians greatly appreciate for they know that what lays ahead are months and months of drizzle and grey skies. Therefore not only were the tourists out in full force, the locals also were enjoying every minute and soaking up the rays of sunshine. 

I might be mistaken but did I just see a Parisian smile?!? 

November 6th and the sun is out!

An abandoned entrance of the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Madame de Fer in her autumn dress

The Grand Palais, is one of the most iconic Parisian monuments. Built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle, it is recognizable by its large glass dome flanked by the French flag. This architectural masterpiece of stone, steel and glass has been listed as a historical monument since 2000. 

The Pont Alexandre III is classified as a French Monument historique.

This kinetic sculpture was created by Belgian artist Pol Bury. The chrome balls gently move up and down with the rhythm of the water while reflecting the passersby.
Since 1990, the traditional noon-cannon sounds every day.

In 1781, the Duc d'Orléans, later known as Philippe-Egalitié, who also owned the Parc Monceau, commissioned architect Victor Louis to enlarge the palace and shrink the garden, allowing for the construction of houses with regular arcaded facades on three sides of the Palais Royal garden.

While Philippe-Egalitié opened the Jardin du Palais Royal to the public, he prohibited it to the police. It thereby became a place of liberty not found anywhere else in Paris and a gathering place for intellectuals and artists.

Time for a break!

Just found the perfect spot for a coffee.

The Stravinsky Fountain is a whimsical public fountain ornamented with sixteen works of sculpture, moving and spraying water, representing the works of composer Igor Stravinsky. It was created in 1983 by Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely and his partner Niki de Saint Phalle.

Street Art has become the latest craze in Paris.

St-Paul-St-Louis is a seventeenth-century church situated in the Marais neighborhood of Paris. The domed church was built by the Jesuits after a design inspired by that of the Gesù church in Rome.

This is when I fall in love with Paris every time... when the Eiffel Tower starts to sparkle!

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