12 June 2011

Braize in Paris

 John goes sailing in the Luxembourg Gardens.

                        Children playing violins in a rotunda

This cute busker was doing extremely well 
- the sign says "coin operated",
 so each time someone put a coin 
in his hat he played a different tune - it was non stop !

         We walked down quaint and quiet side streets

A lovely lunch at at the traditional brasserie, "Lipp" 
- an institution since 1880 for writers, artists, celebrities, politicians - and now us ! 
 Hardly any tourists, so very French in every way,
 wonderful art deco interior
-  and we just loved the "theatre" of it all.

      Then it was on to the Louvre ...

  From the inside looking out of IM Pei's fabulous glass pyramid

              "The Winged Victory" is beautiful from any angle,
 don't you agree?

   Look at the colours in this Botticelli masterpiece

After navigating the vast galleries of The Louvre 
we discovered John's ancestor, "Master Hare",
 which was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, was not on show !

 Joan of Arc, the famous French heroine, watched over us 
as we worked out where to catch the number 27 bus "home" 
after a very full and interesting day ....

1 comment:

  1. Looking great Braize and not a white sneaker in sight! xx