Sunday, 5 May 2013

Paris in Springtime

Where I have posted about previous visits to Paris in the past, I have shown images of all the famous and well photographed places/sites. I thought I would post something a little different from my recent visit last week.

Blossom in a side street




A view from the Apartment


Any guesses as to where this is below?


This image is the giveaway.


The Louvre of course.



Hanging in the Louvre? well yes it was, but in the Swatch shop, not in the Gallery.



Only a University with the name 'Leonard De Vinci' could look like this.




The growth of green leaves and flower buds were unsurprisingly way ahead of England.








The Grande Arche de la Defense from the back of a moving Metro train.




A much visited Establishment below.


Loosely translated below, "Roy, the hot sandwich any hour".
Well, what can I say.{;))



A Scots Piper in Paris???
Well OK, he was wearing shades.


Just one view of the Champs-elsees


24 comments:

  1. Lovely set Roy.
    I've never been to Paris, so I found these interesting.
    One thing I did notice; how clean and tidy everywhere looked.

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    1. Thanks Keith, yes there is a difference, they clean up regularly and also don't throw litter around in the first place.

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  2. Hey Roy....Very nice photos, of the old and modern parts, one thing I noticed it seems to very clean (streets and etc)!
    The Swatch looks like an interesting place : )
    Peace
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, yes it is much cleaner to walk around the streets. the Swatch shop actually sells swiss watches.

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  3. Great photos from Paris!

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  4. Springtime in Paris!...Checking up on your sandwich empire!..I'm surprised that you found the time to take these excellent images Roy?...[;o)

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  5. It looks like you had a great time in Paris, even finding sandwiches named in your honour ;-) I haven't been to Paris for many, many years but it looks like the city is thriving with lots of new buildings and whatnot :-)

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    1. Thanks David, yes it is thriving and not at all like London, the new buildings are mainly in the Le Defense area.

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  6. It looks like you've been having a great time Roy. Your photos certainly show the atmosphere of the place. The blossom is lovely. I can't say I liked the De Vinci uni much though. Good to see you got your name on the wall ;-)

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  7. Hi Roy

    Looks like fun.

    Guy

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    1. Thanks Guy, its an interesting place.

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  8. Far too long since I was in France. You've whetted my appétit.

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    1. I will look out for the photos then Alison.{:))

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  9. Ooooh such envy!! Great shots and like the others I was impressed by the cleanliness. But then litter is becoming a real hobby horse of mine, I am so tired of seeing plastic bags hanging from trees and litter all along the road sides and even the lanes. It looks dreadful, is dangerous to wildlife and so lazy and dirty. End of rant. Hope you had a lovely time:)

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    1. Thanks Sweff, yes pretty good. I guess it reminded you of your previous extended stay.

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  10. Roy, looks like you enjoyed Paris. I have never been there. Beautiful tree blossoms. Love you header photo too!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn. Yes and the header shot is Apple blossom.

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  11. These are indeed very different pictures than we normally see you :-) But what a beautiful color this purple blossom. also buildings and even one with your name lol ..... Very nice in between to see this. Nice place ......

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  12. Roy, I cannot even imagine how it must be to be able to visit this place! Wow! It sounds and looks like you had a grand time, even if you are a "Hot Sandwich!"

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    1. Thanks Kathie.{:))
      Yes the Louvre in particular is always worth a visit. You will never see it all in one day.

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