April In Paris … no, October In Paris – A Snippet from a Walking Perspective

Last year at about this time, we had the pleasure of walking along part of the Seine.  We explored the northern side of the Ile (island) de la Citi, upon which Notre Dame and other landmarks are located, …and across several downstream bridges, nearbyScreen shot 2013-10-21 at 8.23.22 PM


 From the river’s edge, and as seen under one of the arches of the oldest bridge in Paris, (Pont Neuf, 1578,) is the Pont des Arts and Louvre Museum behind.

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The bridge (pedestrian only) is one of several adorned with thousands of “love locks,” a fad started some years ago where-by lovers write their names on mostly brass padlocks, attach them to the wire railings, and toss the keys into the river. Another option, though seldom used, is tossing each other into the river! Some detractors of the practice would think that is the better option.

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 But perhaps one of the prettiest views in Paris is seen from Pont du Carrousel. Looking back from that bridge, are the two previously mentioned bridges and a world class autumnal view of the Ile de la Citi and surrounds including the Square du Vert-Galant, a wonderful little park on the very tip of the island (seen in the center with the trees in this image;) spires of Ste. Chapelle, (right of center;) and Notre Dame (far right, distance.)

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 After a sidewalk café lunch, our walk would take us to the beautiful Jardin (gardens) des Tuileries,  a World Heritage Site, with this view typical of its prodigious, colorful gardens and sculptures.

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Finally, after dark, the Eiffel Tower displayed its hourly light show, as seen here from the top of the 59 story  Tour Montparnasse.    Hi PS!

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13 thoughts on “April In Paris … no, October In Paris – A Snippet from a Walking Perspective

    1. Thanks, Sherri. We were fortunate to spend a week in France, including the few days in Paris. There were many moments, and discoveries I hope to share in future posts. I’m sure we all have treasured memories.

    1. Sartenada, This is a late reply, been a busy month or two, not unusual for December. Thanks for your comment. Reading your “about” revels a fascinating life. I owe it to myself to spend some more time reading some of you many earlier posts – and of course looking forward to those in 2014 and beyond. We really never are old. That may be in the eyes of beginners. But as you have proven, we certainly have the advantage of experience. Paris was wonderful to my wife and myself. But I too would love to simply fly to the scandinavian countries, and particularly drive up to the top. In my mind, it’s coming. In reality….can’t really say. Just watch for my photo post if it does! M

      1. I am happy when reading Your answer to my comment.

        Driving up to the North and visits in some Natural parks or why not small hiking tours in them are great experiences. My series north of the Arctic Circle has started and next part this week’s Friday.

  1. Very nice captures, and I like the locks . . . I’m going to start the fad here, only attach them to door handles of restaurants, cars, and police stations.

    . . . I’ll be using pseudonyms . . .

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