||Spied while walking to the Bastille. Notwithstanding
the number of years I live in France, I will never tire of seeing
these little cartoon cars.
||I asked him if I could take a picture of that little
Vespa, and he said yes. Then he smiled for the camera. What a sport.
||By the Seine.
||This is a zoom. Who is this? I do not know. She was
sitting by the Seine, and I love her pose. It's got just enough bored
nonchalance without being tiresome.
||The Louvre! I will never tire of visiting this place.
Except, maybe, between July-August when the whole world decides to
come here at the same time. (Been there, done that.)
||Knitters at the Louvre!
||As you can see, we were having lovely spring weather.
||The last time I was here I couldn't get a clear shot
of this gorgeous chandelier. Well, haha! I got my shot this time.
||In Napoleon's apartments.
||(Here's a spontaneous shot of our B-M looking around.)
||Can we get enough of this historic bling-bling?
||What's that? A zoom? Oh, alright.
||How could I not take a mirror shot while passing in
front of this vanity? It's like a rule. (The shot of the three of
us in the vanity was taken a few minutes later.)
||And here's a zoom on a big vase I saw while walking
through the apartments.
||In the wing of the Dutch masters. Here are a few shots
of the pieces that I liked the most...
||(I liked this one because it reminds me a little bit
of Renoir's The Artist's Son Jean Drawing.)
||The Lacemaker. (You knew I'd include this one,
||Diana the Huntress.
||A piece by Michelangelo. (Right before I took this
shot Bonne Marie and I saw a tourist striking the same pose for his
||Canova's Cupid and Psyche. (This is the main
reason I wanted to visit this wing.)
||I will never tire of looking at this work. And that
is why I bought a bookmark of it in the overpriced museum boutique.
||Exiting the museum.
||As we left the museum and started walking towards Les
Tuileries we got blasted in the face with a big gust of wind carrying
what seemed to be about two tons of dust. But isn't that a cool view?
||This was taken in front of l'Assembleé Nationale.
[Gratuitous anecdote: The last time I passed by l'Asambleé
Nationale I was walking my bichon frise Lucy, and she decided
that the sidewalk right in front of this building would be the perfect
place to ceremoniously hunch over and relieve her needs, even though
the guards there were looking daggers at us. I stopped her in time
and started hightailing it out of there, and a man passing by in the
opposite direction (and who apparently hadn't missed anything), gave
one of the crackers he was eating to my dog and said loudly, "Yeah!
There's someone who knows how to give a proper opinion about politics."