Since the weather in Denver finally decided to cooperate and behave springlike and it stays light out until 8.00pm or so I've been thinking about Paris and Paris in springtime, which is arguably the most magical time to be there (any time in Paris is magic, but then again I am a tad biased).
I was flicking through photos that I took during my first springtime trip in 2005 to Paris and thought that I would share some with you:
View of Le Grand Palais from the 7e Arrondissement on the Left Bank
I don't think this monument requires identification! One look at the color of the sky and you understand where the term "French Blue" comes from!
Oh, to have this view from your Parisian flat. This is one of my favorite photos of the Eiffel Tower because it shows how well the monuments of Paris are incorporated into the city planning.
Le Grand Palais with Pont des Invalides in the foreground
View of Pont Alexandre III -- my favorite bridge in Paris
Close-up of the medallion at the center of Pont Alexandre III and some of the many boats tethered to the banks of the Seine.
Just one of the beautiful statues adorning the Pont Alexandre III. I think this statue represents Joan of Arc...
One of Hector Guimard's beautiful Art Nouveau Metro stations. This particular station is Abesses.
Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre is located on the highest point in the city and on a clear day you can see the basilica from most areas of the city.
Place des Vosges is the oldest public square in Paris and was one of the first examples of urban planning. Victor Hugo once lived in one of the houses facing the square. His home at 6, place des Vosges is now a museum.
If these photos are not enough to sate your Parisian-jones, click over to fellow Francophile Nichole Robertson's blog littlebrownpen. She has an amazing eye and an even better way with words!