Bonjour Mes Amis!
I apologize for being missing in action for the past two weeks! I promised you that I'd share more photos of our trip in May to Paris, and I've not forgotten! Of course, life gets in the way, we've been going crazy with selling our house, trying to figure out details like where we will live, etc, etc. Let me tell you, it is not fun, and I've been more than a little stressed, to say the least! But, I will save all of that for another time. For now, let's just talk about the fun stuff, Paris!
Of course it's not a proper trip to Paris without a visit to the Eiffel Tower!
It was a glorious warm and sunny day the day we were there.
On our last trip to Paris, we climbed to the top. But this time, we decided it was much easier to enjoy the view down at ground level!
Notice that large round ball suspended from the center? We couldn't figure out what that was til we got closer. I swore that it looked like a giant tennis ball, and I was right!
I didn't get a shot of it, but in one of the park areas at the base of the tower, a tennis match was being broadcast on a large screen, and several hundred people were watching from the lawn.
Oh, you can get a glimpse of the screen to the right of hubby! (above)
And a shot I snapped while standing underneath the tower!
Just look at all those roses! They weren't fragrant, but they were oh so pretty!
Next lets visit another favorite of ours, Luxembourg Gardens. The gardens are a short walk from our hotel, and a very popular spot, especially on the weekend. It was Sunday when we visited, and the park was full of sun bathers, runners, picnickers, and people just relaxing and having fun people watching.
First off, the park is huge (over 56 acres) and very impressive!
The amazing building you see here was built in 1612, and was the palace of Marie de Medici, widow of King Henry IV.
Now days it's owned by the French Senate.
Gorgeous urns, statues and flowers are everywhere.
I love the tranquility of this shaded pool and fountain.
The large pond, below is always full of toy remote control sail boats, that young children race.
I was loving all of the pink foxglove, behind me.
Thanks for joining me on my little tour!
Hope you have a great week!