Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pere Lachaise Cemetery

I found the Pere Lachaise Cemetery to be a beautiful and peaceful place to spend a few hours. I plan to go back this next trip and also to visit some of the other lovely cemeteries in Paris. 3 more days! Paris is calling.
Listen to Daniel Lavoie singing "Paris Calling" in my Deezer playlist to the right.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Awhile ago I posted a photo of a scarf shop window. I liked the pink one but went in and bought two smaller ones. They are now draped on my dresser and I need to decide if I should take them back to Paris with me. They are pretty but not very practical.
Packing for a month in a fantastic city with a different climate and not knowing what surprises I may encounter makes packing a chore. The object is to take enough without taking too much and keeping the suitcases within weight limits.
I have a small pile of heavy items to take to share with friends so hopefully will have space for bringing Parisien items home.
Countdown: 4 days until departure.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Statues in the Louvre

I stayed near the Louvre in December but didn't go inside until my last day there. It was the free Sunday and was crowded. I tried to make my way up many flights of stairs and down hallways to see the Mona Lisa, but kept finding more stairs and more long hallways so gave up and went to the Eiffel Tower. I did enjoy that short visit to the Louvre and plan to buy a Friends of the Louvre membership so I can go as often I I like this next trip.
Countdown to Paris: 9 days!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Paris Statues

I think I still have many more photos of the lovely statues in Paris. They are everywhere. It's a visual feast of sculpture. Looking at the photos reminds me of my December trip and gives me a taste of what I'll see and do on this next one.
Only 11 more days!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Oh, no!!!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Les Halles

My hotel wasn't too far from Les Halles and it was nice to walk in this area. Below ground is a shopping area that is so huge you could get lost and not find your way out for days. But the park and area above is very nice.