Saturday, November 7, 2015

"Paris is always a good idea." - Audrey Hepburn

(weird cool mirror sculpture in above photo, if you're wondering!)

A little slice of Montmartre:

Some random Paris:

(At Parc de la Villette, hard to tell the scale, but that mirror ball has an IMAX theater inside, so: it's big!)

We reallllly loved Les Invalides/Napoleon's Tomb/the war museums. 

The Palais Garnier (Opera House); one of our favorite places:

(Jim in a crown of light :-)

Heh heh, I bought a coupla these sweaters...

Another favorite place in Paris that we never miss: Passage Jouffroy!

One of the fabulous Belle Epoque covered shopping passages (the best one in my opinion). In addition to the wax museum (Musee Grevin) it has this amazing toy store, Pain d'Epice, where I could spend hours, and as luck would have it, a graphic novel bookstore right next door where Jim could spend hours. How convenient!

And across the passage, the perfect spot for tea & cakes...
Le Valentin, chocolaterie/salon de the.

We tried out a handful of smaller museums for the first time on this trip, notably: 
Musee Gustave Moreau, where here you see Clementine's halberd in the umbrella stand...

Isn't this the best staircase in the world???
This museum is in the lifelong home of the Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau, and has a huge collection of his paintings. Do you think anyone would mind if we moved in?

More later!


Laurence King said...

Oooh, nothing like a stroll through le beau Paris to make my weekend complete :-) Gorgeous pics as usual, Laini! XO

Maja said...

I just gotta say that Clementine seems like the best kid ever! So fun, colorful and imaginative.
I'm really on the fence about getting kids, but if I do, I would very much like one like yours ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the beautiful pictures you've been sharing.
Hoping you're all well and wonderful, and out of harm's way.


Estudo Biblia said...

Totaly agree! Paris is always a good idea!

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