Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More Pictures from Paris-December 2008

Here are four more photos from the hundreds I took while in Paris last December and early January. I haven't posted that many and in two months I am going back to Paris and will probably take hundreds more.

This is the entrance to the Petit Palais on a rainy day.

This is the famous Olympia Theatre as seen from the bus.

This was in the Marais. I like the tower.

La Tour on a rainy foggy day.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Everywhere you look in Paris there are statues. And everywhere there are statues, there are pigeons and seagulls. I think the fellow above who is holding his head in his hands is just checking for birds.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Preview of Paris by Lonely Planet

Sweet and short quick guide to Paris. This trip I will take the boat ride on the Seine and sit outside at more cafes. Don't think I'll do the Friday nights city on line skating. The last time I got on skates, my knees paid the price.
I did not find the parisians to be either distant or rude. The ones I met were delightful and friendly.

Friday, July 10, 2009

My Paris Kitchen

This is my kitchen in my Paris apartment. I don't know how much cooking I'll get done here but I'm going to try. When they say it has an oven, they mean a microwave so I guess no roasted chickens will be made here, unless I can find a way to do it on the top of the hot plate. I'm looking forward to my great adventure.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

I'm going back to Paris in October for a full month!!! Hooray! The photo below is the entrance to the apartment I have rented. It is in the Latin Quarter and close to the Luxemborg Gardens which are beautiful. Not too far to walk back to my 1st arrondisment where my favorite Gardens of the Palais Royale are and some of the cafes I enjoyed during my last stay.

Now I need to get busy and get to the spa to work out and get in shape for all those stairs. This trip I am going to attempt the top of Notre Dame so I can see the view and photograph the gargoyles.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Il Divo in Orlando

Il Divo came to Orlando and the show was done on the big stage with the ramps. Great show as usual and I managed to make a little video that I posted to Youtube. As you can see my favorite Il Divo is Sebastien Izambard, the French Guy. Urs Buhler was friendly and charming at the Meet 'n Greet and so was David Miller. Sebastien spoke to me but it caused my brain to misfire and I have no idea what he said to me. Sorry Carlos Marin fans, he can be heard but barely seen.

I must have been holding my breath because that loud sigh at the end was me.