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Musée Galliera, the fashion museum

Musée Galliera, the fashion museum

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.


Underneath the Louvre: walls of the medieval fortress

Underneath the Louvre: walls of the medieval fortress


Statue holds cans, outside the Musée de l'Art Moderne

Statue holds cans, outside the Musée de l'Art Moderne

Some people had set their used drink cans on this statue's tray, quite neatly, as if she were a waitress.


Eiffel Tower from my car

Eiffel Tower from my car


Camoens sculpture, boulevard Delessert near Trocadero

Camoens sculpture, boulevard Delessert near Trocadero


Statue of Camoens below and stairs on boulevard Delessert

Statue of Camoens below and stairs on boulevard Delessert


Female aviator, boulevard Delessert

Female aviator, boulevard Delessert


Male aviator, boulevard Delessert

Male aviator, boulevard Delessert


Dawn at the Eiffel Tower, 8h15 on 22 Sept 06

Dawn at the Eiffel Tower, 8h15 on 22 Sept 06


Avenue in fall

Avenue in fall


Firemen

Firemen


Mermaid door handles, Paris 7e

Mermaid door handles, Paris 7e


Eve on the doorway, 7th arrondissement

Eve on the doorway, 7th arrondissement


Clandestins dehors

Clandestins dehors

Someone plastered a sign saying "Illegal immigrants out!" on this billboard of the Paris government urging courtesy to pedestrians.


Kids playing in small park

Kids playing in small park

All wearing tabliers, or pinafores, to protect their clothes.


Elegant motarde

Elegant motarde


Museum of Quai Branly, south side

Museum of Quai Branly, south side

This is the new museum of the art of Africa, North and South America, and Oceania.


Entrance to American University of Paris

Entrance to American University of Paris


Museum Quai Branly, green beetle in glass walk

Museum Quai Branly, green beetle in glass walk


Museum of Quai Branly, leaf inset in glass in the sidewalk

Museum of Quai Branly, leaf inset in glass in the sidewalk


Museum of Quai Branly, bug in glass in walk

Museum of Quai Branly, bug in glass in walk

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 new museum of Quai Branly, north side

The new museum of Quai Branly, north side

The planting isn't finished yet, but the museum is very striking and people enjoy the gardens even when it is closed.


Trocadero bas-relief, Africa

Trocadero bas-relief, Africa

I imagine the sculptor had a good time with this one.


Trocadero bas-relief, Asia

Trocadero bas-relief, Asia

On the side of the Naval Museum at Trocadero are enormous bas-reliefs of the continents. This one is Asia.


Homeless man's tent

Homeless man's tent

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.


Palais Royal, Buren columns

Palais Royal, Buren columns


Palais Royal arcade

Palais Royal arcade


The Auld Alliance: Palais Royal, Marie Stuart

The Auld Alliance: Palais Royal, Marie Stuart

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.


Palais Royal cafe

Palais Royal cafe


Palais Royal trees

Palais Royal trees


Palais Royal

Palais Royal


On the quai de Montebello

On the quai de Montebello


Opera, November 2005

Opera, November 2005


Le Train Bleu

Le Train Bleu

The grand restaurant at the Gare de Lyon. I didn't say "great"-- you're better off just getting a drink there.


Tuileries and ferris wheel

Tuileries and ferris wheel

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.


People smoke in France

People smoke in France

A café on the rue de Rivoli


Paris, private street in the 16th arrondissement

Paris, private street in the 16th arrondissement


Shop selling old school desks, rue du Cherche-Midi

Shop selling old school desks, rue du Cherche-Midi


Looking up at the U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

Looking up at the U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris


Portrait of George Washington, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

Portrait of George Washington, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris


Garden of U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

Garden of U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris


Terrace of U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

Terrace of U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris


Inside reception rooms, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

Inside reception rooms, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris


Folk art Statue of Liberty at U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

Folk art Statue of Liberty at U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris


Reception room at U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

Reception room at U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris


Ceiling in reception room, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

Ceiling in reception room, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris


Terrace and garden, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

Terrace and garden, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris


Courtyard, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

Courtyard, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

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.


Statue of Liberty folk art, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

Statue of Liberty folk art, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris


Entrance hall, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris

Entrance hall, U.S. ambassador's residence, Paris


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