This is actually the back of the fashion museum. The entrance is around the corner and up the hill. These huge photos have been up long enough for everyone to be thoroughly bored.
Some people had set their used drink cans on this statue's tray, quite neatly, as if she were a waitress.
Someone plastered a sign saying "Illegal immigrants out!" on this billboard of the Paris government urging courtesy to pedestrians.
All wearing tabliers, or pinafores, to protect their clothes.
This is the new museum of the art of Africa, North and South America, and Oceania.
The new museum has extraordinary features. As you walk along, you can see here and there in the ground these glass insets with plants and insects set into them. At least one has already been smashed.
The planting isn't finished yet, but the museum is very striking and people enjoy the gardens even when it is closed.
I imagine the sculptor had a good time with this one.
On the side of the Naval Museum at Trocadero are enormous bas-reliefs of the continents. This one is Asia.
The charity Medecins du Monde handed out these tents last winter to homeless people who wouldn't go into shelters. They have become a bit controversial because they encourage the homeless to stay in one place, which annoys the neighbors. This is an encampment near Place de l'Alma. The guy inside is a regular and very pleasant.
The Auld Alliance is not just a figment of Scottish imagination. The French are very fond of Mary Queen of Scots as well. This is an old sign in the Palais Royal arcade.
The grand restaurant at the Gare de Lyon. I didn't say "great"-- you're better off just getting a drink there.
Every winter and summer there is a fair in the Tuileries garden. My favorite thing is the huge ferris wheel which has the most beautiful view in all of Paris from the top. Not for small children or people afraid of heights though-- the security is minime.
A café on the rue de Rivoli
The American embassy residence in Paris is a classic Paris palace built "entre cour et jardin." You enter through the archway, which is high enough for a coach and horses. The coach would stop and the passengers get out and go up the stairs into the building. The stables and sometimes servants' quarters were around the courtyard. The garden is behind the building.