from around the corner
Sunday, 31 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Lovely flowers on the way!!
and there she was, waiting for us!!! We all went off to a little cafe/bar..and chatted away, so pleased we managed to meet up..even if it was just for an hour or so..Better than not at all!!!!
It was great to meet everyone, made the trip very very enjoyable, and now we are all FRIENDS...not just online faces behind a blog!!
Monday, 25 May 2009
Clive, Carolyn, Kim B, Caroline, Dasha and Serene
Dawn (standing) Mel and Andrea
Unbeknown to me Leesa had arranged with 10 others to meet too!! We all met outside Aimees Teashop....L'Oisive The...we were getting quite excited about this...and Leesa wanted to surprise Aimee with us all, so had not booked, but unfortunately, it did not go to plan, as Aimee's assistant, took the day off, had to do something else, and poor Aimee was not feeling well....we never did get to eat one of her famous salads, we did go there again but was closed Exceptionally...Maybe one day!!
There was Leesa, Dawn, Elizabeth, Andrea, Dasha, Mel, Kim B, Joanne, , Serene, Carolyn and Clive, Sam, Caroline and Me!! Unfortunately Barbara could not make it due to an unforeseen operation..but we did get too meet her..so another post to do!!
Ok not everyone had a blog..did we care, of course not, We were all with Friends having Fun!!!
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Even if you are not going there, visit her anyway, it is such a brilliant read and fab photos, you might just be tempted to book a flight there, I know I am !!! Who would not want to visit this fabulous place..!!
Saturday, 16 May 2009
I am so happy and thrilled that I have given you enjoyment, and for quite a few of you, have brought back very good memories. Also shown some of you, places and things that you missed, whenever you visited Paris...so you need to go back!!!!
I have tried to reply to as many of you as possible, before I put up a new post, so if I haven't got to you yet SORRY.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
The Dome is 83 meters high and is open to the public by way of a narrow stairway of some 234 steps. . At the top, you are treated to a spectacular panorama of Paris. On a clear day, you can see nearly 20 miles.
These are views from all different angles and different areas of the walk up.
I really hope that you enjoy these photos, and that you can one day make that walk up!!
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
We climbed the steps up .. thought if they can do it so can we!!
We had to climb some more, as we had taken some different steps :-( never mind, what we saw at the end was truly fascinating...this magnificent building, dominating the whole area!
The views are brilliant, and we had good weather for the trip too!! It looked a bit doubtful at first, but so pleased we made it without getting soaked.
Once inside you are not allowed to take any photos, on one hand a shame, but on the other it is respectful, and they have mass going on most of the time I believe..
After walking around with the crowds, we stopped for a little reflection time, and just soaked some of the atmosphere up..before leaving to go to 'Le Carré aux Artistes' Place de Tertre,which is the place of artists and the vibrant heart of Montmartre!
Little did we know ,before we made it there, we were going to do more climbing..we found out that you could climb to the top of the Dome!!!
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Thank you so much Nicolette, it was a great joy to receive these....!!
In the bottom postcard from Den Haag, is the Houses of Parliament to the right and on the left is the "Mauritshuis" The Royal Picture Gallery..very famous for a wonderful collection of old Dutch paintings..! In front you can see "The Hofvijver" known as the "Pond".
I hope that you vist her wonderful blog, not just to read about Holland but to see her fantastic Quilting too!!
Thursday, 7 May 2009
In the picture you can see a flame, This is The Flame of Remembrance on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and is a tribute to the dead, who were never identified in the First World War I and the Second World War.
After this we walked down the Champs-Elysées, looking at all the fantastic cafes and shops ..we were on our way to The Lourve and then to meet Leesa!
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
St Eustache was just one of the churches we visited, it was truly amazing..!
The Sculpture in the photo is called l'Ecoute by Henri de Miller...this is located in the square "Place René Cassin", just outside the church. This a popular area for people to take a break from their sightseeing tours, just to have a coffee, a sandwich or simply to rest the feet a bit. Long cement benches surround the square, and the lively atmosphere of this area makes it quite an enjoyable place to sit down for a few minutes.
In 1969, Paris’s ancient central market of Les Halles, having grown enormously, and congested, moved to Rungis, just on the outskirts of the city.
Les Halles dated back to at least 1183. St Eustache, where Louis XIV received his first communion, contains one of the most interesting and startling sculptures ever seen in a church: Raymond Mason’s ” Le départ des fruits et légumes du cœur de Paris, le 28 février 1969” (The Departure of Fruits and Vegetables from the Heart of Paris, February 28, 1969).
We had a brilliant day out, as usual, but this time we had to find our own way back. First time for everything..no problem..! Leesa had been with us just before our visit to the church, she had to head off to meet up with Alex to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Before we made our way home we had a walk up Rue Montorgueil, and a quick bite to eat in Caldo Freddo's, fantastic Paninis. Just right for us, as we were eating later...getting used to the French way of eating!
Sunday, 3 May 2009
The Moulin de la Galette is a windmill situated near the top of the district of Montmartre in Paris, France. The area has been depicted by artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Ramon Casas, Vincent van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso. The windmill has been classified as a monument since 1939.
I thought this windmill looked really cute, not knowing, until I arrived home and read up on it, that it was famous...!!