In all the world, 38 cities are named Paris, but we can agree that none can come close to Paris, France. What cities with this name have you been to? I’ve only passed through Paris Texas, where they have their own version of The Eiffel Tower, donning a cowboy hat.
Is it just me or do macaroons look much better than they taste?
Did you know they are actually an Italian invention?
views from a boat ride on the Seine
The Bridge Pont Alexandre III was built between 1896 and 1900. It is fashioned in the Beaux-Arts style. Below, you’ll see the Nymphs who adorn the central arch. And in the photo on the right, just below that, you’ll see the gilded fames that act as counterweights, stabilizing the bridge.
Sacré-Cœur, or Basilica of the Sacred Heart, sits atop the summit of Montmartre. It’s the highest point in all the city, and the second most visited attraction in Paris. The area around the church is funky and filled with art. As a child, I had my portrait drawn in the square. Visiting as a grownup, I marveled at the graffiti and the street performers. I also noted that these artists truly do such a marvelous jobs, scribbling out fairly accurate portrayals of their subjects in just minutes.
I hadn’t realized that there were houseboats permitted on the Seine. Turns out, boats are utilized not only for living, but book stores, night clubs, theaters, and airbnbs. On the left, you’ll see the Luxor Obelisk. It was originally located in Egypt, a gift to France from the Ruler of Ottoman Egypt. Can you believe it’s over 3,000 years old?!
a quick stop in to see The Cathedral of Notre Dame The famous stained glass windows of Notre Dame were later inspiration for a Halloween costume I designed in college. and a Nike ad for good measure:
I’ve barely scratched the surface of Paris in this post. But as a Texan who’s been much closer to Paris, TX all her life–ain’t it grand?