from Paris –
2005 – We're finally back from France. It's nice to be home.
(Well, sort of.) These are the things
I loved most about Paris:
The scenic old buildings,
the French language, the art galleries and museums, the
the outdoor cafés, the flower vendors,
the bread stores, the ease and efficiency of the Paris Metro, the talented
musicians within the Paris Metro, the diverse restaurants, the public
gardens and parks, the wonderful weather,
and the gleaming architecture at La Défense.
Was there anything I didn't
like? Aside from the miserable Dollar-to-Euro exchange rate, no. Any
regrets? Yes – I didn't see a single Great Dane. But I saw
a lot of other things...
is best known known for its large Delacroix frescoes,
its huge pipe
organ (over 6500 pipes) and, recently,
its prominent role in "The
We took a train to Giverny, which was impressionist Claude Monet's home for
years. His spectacular garden(s) inspired many of his most famous paintings.
Located just 4 kilometers from the heart of Paris, La Défense is Europe's
largest business center. I happen to love modern architecture, so
La Défense was
one of my favorite places in Paris. I did a lot of shooting there.
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