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Posting this one again, as it went up on the first day of the convention when our attention was elsewhere. donatellonerd lives in Paris, and gets to look out the window every day and see places we only dream of seeing, at least for now. donatellonerd, I hope this is the first of many submissions from you – do you take requests? ~WaterGirl
I’ve lived here for 36 years now, and for 23 in this apartment with its lovely view of the Conservatoire des Arts & Metiers, a desacralized church some of which dates from the 13th century (and the museum hangs WWI planes from the nave). 23. I used to run along the river and through the parks … and i still walk through them. These are all iphone photos of my favorite places. doesn’t include most of my spring and garden pictures, or the flood a few years ago.
This is the view from my office. almost identical to the view from my bedroom.
snow that sticks is very rare here. but gorgeous.
sunset from the balcony. the same tree as in the previous two.
my favorite view. though of course it’s different now since the roof is collapsed. but everything else still standing.
the trees that blossom next to Notre Dame in the Spring, from across the river
this spring was the first spring since i’ve been here that I didn’t walk past these trees at once. because the park is closed for reconstruction.
sunset, rough river.
this is the Stravinsky fountain, next to the Centre Pompidou, a five-min walk from our apartment. sculptures all based on Stravinsky pieces, by Nikki de Saint Phalle (the bright colored ones) and Jean Tingueley (the machinery ones). another favorite place.
These are so great! Thank you for sending them. I love the view of Notre Dame from the back.
ETA, love the trees in bloom beside Notre Dame.
Love the view toward Notre Dame – the flying buttresses are fantastic. The very idea of flying buttresses still kinda blows me away.
Lovely. I especially appreciate the Stravinsky sculpture photos.
Oh, these are terrific! I love the view from your office AND the Stravinsky fountain.
There go two miscreants
Just popping over after the DNC … really liked the snow picture. I was there several times in the Winter and never had snow! Also like the Stravinsky fountain — unfortunately I did not see it in person.
Great shots. I loved the museum of Arts & Metiers when we visited Paris. We got there late in the day and rushed through in about 45 minutes, but the artifacts were great – things like a mechanical calculator built by Laplace. Laplace! Holy moley.
I didn’t even think about the convention and Paris After Dark overlapping.
Should we think about pausing Paris After Dark until Friday when the convention is over?
@WaterGirl: We’ll always have Paris.
@Omnes Omnibus: A classic!
@WaterGirl: I really should have gone with “Paris is a moveable feast.”
Pausing might not be a bad idea. But pause for how long? Next week is the GOP shitshow, and that’ll eat up bandwidth as well.
@Wag: Next week we could really use some beauty.
@Omnes Omnibus: Absolutely true. But I could use some now, as well.
@WaterGirl: I think so, yes.
Okay, I think we’ll pause Paris After Dark until Monday, and then run the schedule next week that was planned for this week.
I will re-post this particular post again on Monday since I don’t think it got nearly as many eyes as it normally would have.
These Paris posts are the shit, yo. Don’t stop
Tonight my eyes are drawn to the picture of the Seine.
Arts & Metiers is a fascinating museum. Last time we were there, we discovered the room with the automatons., which we hadn’t noticed before.
@Auntie Anne: If that’s the photo just above the lips, me too.
J R in WV
I missed this the first time, so glad you reposted it WG.
Donatellonerd, thanks for sending in these photos, wonderful work, great taste. I hope France will be willing to take in Americans again eventually, so we can come and wander those streets again, some day.
Love all of this post! Stravinsky Fountain is so goofy, and so cool !!
@J R in WV: Yeah, this post went up on the first night of the Democratic convention, and my first thought was:
What was I thinking!?!?!!? And promptly moved this – along with the rest of Paris After Dark – to the following week.
We couldn’t let the one person who is living in Paris have his post go unseen!
@WaterGirl mentions requests, so here are mine: Rouen et Dieppe. OK, they’re not in Paris, but that’s where I visited in ’89 for the weekend when the youth hostel was full in Paris. The Brits in the that I had been randomly having dinner with thought I had left, but then I met them on the metro (!!!) on my way back into town.
Or forget that and just surprise us.
Also, let me reiterate from 8/17: flying buttresses are fantastical!
I had a moment of déjà vu.
@Omnes Omnibus: Just a moment?
I should send in my pictures from my Paris visit…I took tons of pictures inside Arts et Metiers (but I’m not going to have time to go through and identify everything until October).
@Kayla Rudbek: Well, Paris After Dark will surely be over by then, but that shouldn’t stop you. Paris appears to be pretty popular here. :-)
@WaterGirl: All right, that will give me something to do…
@WaterGirl: I read quickly.