Tuesday, 7 May 2019

T Stands for...the last of Paris ...for a while..

 Yes, there is a hint there...!!!
For now I will show you a few photos of how we spent our Sunday in Paris.
We started out with a walk up through the market to Place d'Italie.
I wanted to buy my Granddaughter some thing and usually go to Zara in the Shopping Centre there.
We also stopped at Paul's for coffee and for a sandwich for our 'picnic'
Of course it is here where I will join Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Stands For Tuesday!

It was delicious coffee and we resisted the cake display...but I did wipe out my cup and it is now holding pencils on my desk!
We went on the metro and as we changed lines saw these

 We ate our sandwich by the Petit Palais

We had vouchers from Eurostar for a museum visit and we chose the 'La Lune' exhibition at the Grand Palais.

Although I was initially disappointed that it wasn't in the main hall we thoroughly enjoyed it!
I did try to add photos here but blogger has started to play games again so I will try with taking you away from the Grand Palais.
We headed over the Alexander Bridge the most ornate in Paris.
 It leads to Les Invalides....the resting place of Napoleon.
Before crossing the bridge we went to look at the statue of another famous soldier - Winston Churchill.

 As you can see by this time I had unfolded my walking stick (BTW since our return home I have not been using it!)
Here you can see the Grand Palais on the left and Petit Palais on the right
We walked around the side of Les Invalides and into familiar territory - we used to stay at a hotel close by for quite a few years.
We stopped to look at the Eiffel Tower again....
...from the gardens this time.
On the way I spotted this beautiful flower display outside a florists shop

We headed to the metro that took us straight back to Place d'Italie where had our evening meal!

I do have a few random photos still to show that I will fit in where I can!

Thanks for looking, Chris 


Helen said...

I was going to comment about the coffee cup, I'd have kept it too it is fantastic! Love the pics from Paris as they remind me of the one day's sightseeing I had with my friends when we did version scrap a few years ago; like you I was intrigued by the murals on the metro, such a great idea!

Valerie-Jael said...

Always good to see photos of beautiful Paris. You got a lovely coffee mug, good that you kept it. Some parts of the metro are wonderful. Happy T Day, Valerie

Kate Yetter said...

Paris is gorgeous! Those tiles at the metro are beautiful and I love that it tells a story. That must be a very magical place to visit.
Happy Tea Day,

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Paris looks like a beautiful city to visit. All of your photos were fantastic. Happy T-Day!

Meggymay said...

Its always a treat to see your photo of your trips to Paris. Could I be right in thinking you will be going back again for another visit this year?
The wall art in the Metro looks great.
Happy T day wishes Chris.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

I always enjoy seeing your Paris photos. This week your building brought back memories of my trip there, even though that trip was in 2009. We walked that same area, which is really beautiful. Andy ou even managed to squeeze in a cup of coffee to rest your feet. And your hint? When are you going back? Hope it was a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

be still my heart... there will always be a special place in it for Paris! I would absolutely have kept that coffee cup too:):) Thank you for sharing so many beautiful places -some I have seen , and some I have not....yet;) Glad your knee is a bit better and you can make do again without the walking stick. Happy T day!

Eileen Bergen said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely day in Paris. The pictures are stunning, Chris. I'm glad to hear you don't need your walking stick anymore - except when you overdo (ahem). Happy T-day! Eileen

P.S. Nice score on the cup smuggling ;-)

johanna said...

ok, i´m late... as so often;)
i totally love underground stations like this one!
and it´s been so long that i have been to paris... should go there again.
happy rest of the week:))

CJ Kennedy said...

The photo of your hubby made me smile. His pose reminded me of the ads for Dos Equis beer and The Most Interesting Man in the World. You are an awesome tour guide. I've never been to Paris but your photos made me feel like I was tagging along with you. Happy T Day

Rita said...

I have enjoyed all your trip to Paris pictures. Looks like such a marvelous time. :)

kathyinozarks said...

So beautiful I love your photos in Paris-I would have saved my cup too! thanks for sharing-I love these vaca photos of places I will never visit-Happy belated T wishes hugs Kathy

Divers and Sundry said...

What a lovely setting! It's delightful to see such variety of natural elements and striking public art. Happy T Day :)

Lisca said...

Thank you for taking me to Paris and showing me places I hadn't seen before. Like the tiles in the Metro.
That coffee place must have been really special that you took the cup home, unless your husband's name is Paul of course...
Paris is beautiful. Thank you.
Happy belated T-Day,

Sharon Madson said...

Thank you for Paris with us for Tea Day. Have a great week!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The photos near the Alexander Bridge and Les Invalides remind me of scenes from the Da Vinci Code film. I so enjoyed your walk around Paris and hope to see your visit to the museum where La Lune was shown.

I think that's a great cup, and I would have saved it, too. T looks quite happy, too. Maybe that's what Paris does to people.

Fabulous photos and great coffee you shared with us for T this week, dear Chris. SO sorry to be so late visiting.

Cath Wilson said...

Wonderful photos - with lovely sunshine, too. So pleased you've not needed your stick since then. Those coffee cups would be great for collage, flattened out...h'mm!
Cath x

sarascloset said...

Thank you for sharing your photos! I love being able to 'travel' from my computer chair! Hugs!