saying hello with photos of wild flowers, our pets, and a bit of this and that from our corner of France...

Monday, November 24, 2014

 This is the rue Manin entry to the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris...61 acres of parkland and far too much to see in a few days which demands a few repeat visits especially in the sun.
Le Pavillon du Lac 

Temple de la Sibylle, 50 metres high, and reigns over an artificial lake. 

This suspension bridge is 63 metres long and 8 metres high and was designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1867.

The park was built during the reign of Emperor Napoléon the 3rd by Mr. Jean-Charles Alphand (1817-1891) a French engineer from Grenoble who worked for the 'Corps of Bridges and Roads' of Paris. 

this view over looks the 19th district... 


Paris was wonderful, there were no métro strikes, the sun shone, the rain resisted visiting, art expositions were amazing and a delightful surprize was seeing the Christmas lights on the Champs-d'Elysées had been lit during the  time some of the world were seated in the Olympia Theatre enjoying Marianne Faithfull's concert.  Bye bye for today...  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ecomusée, Mulhouse, Alsace-Day 3/3

500 years of female portraits in under 3 minutes from You Tube,  Have a great Thursday everyone, I'm off to Paris :-)  later, later alligators.