The Abesses Metro stop; we rented an apartment in this area.
Totally jet-lagged people getting coffee at a neighborhood cafe.
A first glance a Sacre Coeur. One irritation is all the tourists. The joke is that in August there are no Parisians in Paris; these are all tourists -- lots of French people from other places; Germans; Brits; etc...
Sacre Coeur from the front, more or less.
My favorite museum in Paris, Musee d'Orsay. Lots of impressionists (e.g. Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir).
IMG_3086 The Louvre. Too big for me; I've been before but not this year.
Cathedral of Notre Dame.
Sacre Coeur in the evening.
Sacre Coeur at night. Duh.
The heart of Montmartre, with Sacre Coeur in the background.
Excusez-moi, mademoiselle. Etes-vous un mannequin?
(Excuse me, miss. Are you a model?)
Transferring to another line on the metro.
Somehow I don't think this should be mistaken for the Grand Ole Opry.
Inside the Paris Opera Theatre.
Inside the Opera Theatre.
Look carefully down the street -- Sacre Coeur in the background.
Red car and red car.
Ferrari. I came to realize that "no parking" in France means "except for everyone unless you get caught or don't have the secret authorization." I suspect owning a Ferrari automatically authorizes illegal parking.
The Grand Palais.
Playing dodge-car on Avenue des Champs-Élysées, stuck on a pedestrian island looking toward the Arc de Triomphe.
An attempt at photographic impressionism.
The cathedral of Notre Dame, late in the afternoon. An unfortunate shadow across the left side...
The central corridor of Musee d'Orsay.
A shot from the 5th floor of Musee d'Orsay, looking through across the Seine to the Jardin des Tuileries -- a ferris wheel can be seen.