Chambiges Elysees Hotel
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... in person. All copies, even the best ones, are a pale imitation of the original. I sometimes wonder if this is how it will be when we see the Son of God face to face for the first time. We spent half the day there. I should mention that one of the nice things about our apartment is that we can hear young French people walking past our window at night talking. We have just heard a group walk by. We are in the uncommercial section of Montmartre and while there are shops, lots of them, ...
A new land, a new language!!
Fran has been resolutely trying to convert any available Parisians to Spanish, one lucky French person at a time (seems its her go to language in foreign lands after all that training prior to Peru trip!). Lots of Gracias and uno dos tres going on which is highly amusing :o)
Between Jeff's german, Fran's spanish and a french phrasebook, we managed to successfully order a beer, a ...
... painters because it's a bit darker, more eerie, and way less dramatic than the Italian and French Romantics, where everyone is always fainting!
After 3 hours, we were toasted on the Louvre. We walked across the Tuileries Garden to the Orangerie, where Monet's Water Lilies are housed. Such a lovely small museum and the way the paintings are displayed, in oval shaped rooms, is perfect. A special treat was the ...
... 8217;s Renovations
· Eiffel Tower
· Tuileries Gardens
· Les Invalides
· Académie Française
· Opéra Garnier
· Musée d’Orsay
· Pont Alexandre III
· Napoléon’s Tomb
· Assemblé Nationale
· Arc de Triomphe
· Grand & Petit Palais
· Place de ...
... normally on exhibit in the south pavillion when you enter the Petit Palais. The French art glass makers, Galle, Daum, Baccarat and Lalique are all beautifully represented in the sun-filled room--a perfect palatial setting built for the Universal Exposition of 1900 and contemporary to many of the examples in glass. There is also a piece by Louis Comfort Tiffany, who also displayed at the 1900 ...