There have been times in the past on the blog when I thought anybody who read it regularly must be getting tired of seeing photos of grape vines, vineyard plots, and grapes. Or sunsets and sunrises. Or food. Now I'm wondering if you who look in here often are getting tired of photos of Paris from on high. Oh well — here are some more.
The photo above is specifically for CHM. It was taken looking toward the southeast from the top of the Tour Montparnasse, down the Avenue du Maine past the cemetery. The church on the left is Saint-Pierre-de-Montrouge, and CHM said in a comment yesterday that his grandparents got married there late in the 19th century. The church was built between 1863 and 1872.
This second photo today shows a famous Paris hospital, L'Hôpital du Val-de-Grâce. It's a military hospital, and anytime you hear about a major politician or government official who has had to be hospitalized, you hear about the Val-de-Grâce. The domed building is the Église Notre-Dame-du-Val-de-Grâce, built over a 20-year period in the first half of the 1600s in the French classical baroque style. It's on the southern edge of the Latin Quarter of Paris. There is a large modern wing of the hospital that you can see on the right side of the photo.
Here's one more photo that I want to post today. It's something completely different.
One warm day last week, I was upstairs watching a film on TV or doing something on my computer. I went downstairs to the living room for some reason, and there was Walt "watching tennis on TV" with Bertie. Bertie watched me carefully as I picked up my camera and snapped a picture...