Here are three photos of the Seine taken near the Place de la Concorde, in central Paris. I took them Wednesday morning about 11 o'clock, actually from the Pont de la Concorde in front of the Assemblée Nationale (the Palais Bourbon). As always, you can click or tap on the images, often twice, to see them at full size.
It had been a foggy morning and the sun was just breaking through the haze. Above, that's the Eiffel Tower and the Pont Alexandre III, with the Palais du Trocadéro in the background. Tour boats and freight barges ply the waters of the Seine.
Looking in the other direction (east), people are crossing the pedestrian bridge that links the Louvre and the Tuileries garden to the Left Bank and the Musée d'Orsay, with the towers and spire of Notre Dame cathedral in the background.
And finally, for today, a view of the same pedestrian bridge (La Passerelle de Solférino) and a couple of Batobuses (public transit boats), with part of the buildings that make up the Louvre museum in the background.
I was just beginning what would turn into a 10-kilometer walk through the middle of the city, winding through Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Quartier Latin, the islands called Cité and Saint-Louis, and the Marais, all the way back to the Gare d'Austerlitz to catch my train to Vierzon and on to Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher.
Isn't a nice long hike in Paris lovely. I'm so glad the weather was good on Wednesday. Looks like today is going to be beautiful, too.ReplyDelete
It's true, isn't it, Ellen? I didn't have a plan when I set out from the embassy. I just wandered and took photos. Had lunch.ReplyDelete
(sigh) so timeless!ReplyDelete
Ken, these are marrrrrrrvelous photos -- especially when enlarged. They take in so much, and you have such a good eye for framing. (I'm super duper impressed, as well, with your doing a 10km walk -- you really keep yourself in shape. How long is your daily walk with Callie, usually? )ReplyDelete
My daily walk around the vineyard varies from 2 to 4 kilometers. Ten kilometers on hard pavement made my legs and feet hurt, especially since I wasn't wearing my usual walking shoes.Delete
I like the first picture showing both rives :-)
We can see a church steeple somewhere in the 16th , across from the Eiffel Tower and , kind of, south of the Trocadero Palais.
Would you know which church that is?
NB: There is currently an Impressionist exhibition at the palais de Luxembourg museum
The steeple you see is that of the American Church [65 Quai d'Orsay, 75007], known as l'église américaine.
Merci. J'espère qu'il fait beau de par chez vous. The kids will have fun this Halloween evening - it is sunny and warm ( no rain or sleet) here and no school tomorrow.
Wonderful panoramic views Ken.ReplyDelete
Notre Dame Cathedral is amazing . What a shame I can't see it inside..ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots Ken!ReplyDelete
Your pictures reminded me of all the locks now hanging on the bridges. I hate them.ReplyDelete