BC: DEPARTED | PARIS
FC: April in Paris | with mothers and sons 17-21 April 2012
1: PARIS | FRANCE | ARRIVED 17 APR 2011 | Ahh April in Paris with Cuqui, Pepi, Arden, Clark, Luly & Nicky...the flowers, walking in the rain...and more rain...and more walking...and the metro...and getting ripped off in the metro...and more rain...and more walking...Viva la France!
4: Musee du | LOUVRE
6: Musee du | LOUVRE
9: Nicky's first glass of wine and the best meal we had in Paris in the Latin Quarter on the first night of our trip. It was amazing!
10: INSIDE NORTRE DAME The famous Rose Window... La Pieta...lighting a candle in loving memory of Scotty and our dads
15: NOTRE DAME DE PARIS The worlds most breathtaking medieval cathedral, it's flying buttresses are an iconic structural masterpiece of architecture.
16: The Eiffel Tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, the tower was erected as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it is both a global cultural icon of France is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world.
18: JARDIN DE LUXEMBURG | 19 April 2011
20: PONT ALEXANDRE III | is an arch bridge with exuberant Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses at either end. It spans the Seine, connecting the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower quarter, widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in Paris. It is classified as a historical monument. Named after Tsar Alexander III, it was built between 1896 and 1900.
22: PLACE | de laConcorde | 20 APR 2011
24: PALAIS ROYAL
26: ARC DE TRIUMPHE
28: RIVE GOUCHE | The Left Bank is the southern bank of the river Seine in Paris. Here the river flows roughly westward, cutting the city in two: looking downstream, the southern bank is to the left, and the northern bank is to the right. "Rive Gauche" or "Left Bank" generally refers to the Paris of an earlier era; the Paris of artists, writers and philosophers, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Jean-Paul Sartre and Ernest Hemingway.
30: CHATEAU VERSAILLES
32: Le Sacre Coeur The inspiration for Sacré Coeur's design originated in the wake of the division in French society that arose in the decades following the French Revolution, between devout Catholics and legitimist royalists on one side, and democrats, secularists, socialists and radicals on the other.
35: The City of Light
36: CIMETIERE DU PERE-LACHAISE | Pere Lachaise is in the 20th arrondissement, and is reputed to be the world's most visited cemetery, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to the graves of those who have enhanced French life over the past 200 years. It is also the site of three World War I memorials and the final resting place for luminaries such as Oscar Wilde and famous American artists such as Jim Morrison.