Sunday, September 29, 2013

Paris Day Eleven

Paris Day Eleven

A Sunny Sunday!

Cooler temps and sunshine made me so happy!
I stepped out on the balcony and took in the view! 
I also heard some drumming...I kept looking down the street and realized there were runners.  I looked it up on the internet and it was a women's road race and they expected 30,000 participants! 
So we headed out to see how the lines were at the Eiffel Tower!  They were LONG....like three hour wait long!  So not visiting the tower today!
Our backup plan was to take the Seine river cruise that was located 
at the foot of the Eiffel Tower!
It was one of the best things we did in Paris!
The boats have open seating on the top but we choose to sit downstairs at the very front!
Once the cruise started I could go from side to side and take photos 
while she could sit and enjoy!
We saw the D'Orsay museum and it was nice to view it on a sunny day!
With the first sunshine in days, we saw lots of people out walking 
and enjoying this gorgeous day!
This bridge was covered with the Love Locks!
I loved the carvings on this bridge! 
There was a recorded tour guide in French and English and it was very interesting!
Wish I could tell you what each bridge/place we saw was, but I can't...
I was busy taking photos! 
Closer look at one of the faces on the bridge!
Another beautiful bridge!
A gorgeous day on the river Seine

Notre Dame
While we never made it inside we did enjoy seeing this amazing cathedral from the river!
Some sort of festival on the walkway
It was so breezy but I loved it!!
The Louvre
Palais Royal 
We really enjoyed this cruise and I would tell everyone to take this tour at least once! 
As clouds start to return we arrive back to the Eiffel Tower! 

We walked back to the apartment and stopped for something to eat at the cafe across the street from us!  Then home for the evening! 
Only one more full day in Paris! 
Guess where I am going tomorrow!

Linda


38 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

I've been on that cruise!
Jane x

Cozy Little House said...

I'm so very glad you got to take this wonderful trip!
Brenda

BECKY said...

Oh, Linda! I've been away from reading blogs and I'm so happy I stopped by yours for a minute tonight! I remember about your trip to Paris, but I didn't know how long you were staying, or why in particular you went, etc. What a trip of a lifetime!! I'm thrilled for you! Hugs,Bec

Chatty Crone said...

The beautiful Seine River - how wonderful is that. And the wind blower through your hair.

Why does it feel so different there then here?

I saw Tigers pic on FB - a real cutie.

Sarah said...

Linda, such fun to see my favorite city through your lens. Beautiful shots!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for posting about your trip - I have really enjoyed reading about it and seeing the great pics. Thanks for sharing it all with us.
Have a great week.

Art and Sand said...

What I am sure your daughter loves most is the pictures of you in Paris. You look so happy and full of fun.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Linda! Looks like a fun way to spend the afternoon:@)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Linda,
Amazing pics!! When I have more time , I will come back and enjoy all your posts on Paris but I am still finishing putting the house back together. My step by step Transformation post is now up if you are interested .....

Thanks for hosting and thanks for always stopping by..

Hugs,
Debbie

Cheri said...

That sure was the trip of a lifetime. My husband was there when he lived in Germany his junior year of high school.

Ames said...

I am so enjoying your photo's of Paris. Keep 'em coming!~Ames

P.S. Have fun!

Nellie said...

This sounds like a wonderful day, Linda! Hopefully you make it to the Eiffel Tower!:) xo Nellie

Mary Clark said...

The pictures of the river and from the river are stunning. What a great way to see so much of Paris, the views are perfect. So glad you chose to go on the Seine river cruise. Memories to last a lifetime.

Mary

Susan said...

Lovely photos, Linda. Just lovely. WOW. That festival would have been fun to attend. And the inside of the cathedral, too. Oh, what a splendid day that one was.

You'll be dreaming of your Paris trip for a long time to come! Thanks for sharing. Susan

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the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, I think this is my favorite batch of pictures, yet! this cruise seems like a great excursion. we did one in Amsterdam, and it was definitely a highlight of that trip.

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Hi Linda, oh I just love all the lovely architecture there! I wanted to invite you to join my new link party I'm starting tomorrow, 10/1. We Call It Olde Link-Up, it's for anything antique or vintage. Hope to see you there soon! Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Diann said...

Gorgeous! I don't think I can even add anything else! LOL

Vicky Hunt said...

What gorgeous pictures! The blue sky looks even more magnificent with ..:)
the beautiful architecture beneath! Absolutely stunning...:) Can't wait to see where you went on your last day.

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Nancy Carr said...

The architecture! I love everything. I have really enjoyed your trip from my recliner. I hope to go some day. Thank you so much.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Each photo made me go wow........I really loved the first two......it does sound like you had a bloody great trip

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love seeing your beautiful photos, Linda! I'm so glad you had a sunny day for the boat ride! The really fancy bridge is the Pont Alexandre III (Alexandre III bridge)...the prettiest in Paris to me. I'll try to find the name of the other one for you, too. What wonderful memories you have from your trip! :-)...hugs...Debbie

Sue said...

The Seine boat cruise it my favorite thing to do in Paris...it's equally as interesting at night with all the lights!

Maureen Wyatt said...

These are your best shots yet! I'd love to take that cruise.

Marigene said...

Great photos, Linda!
Did you get the package? I have a new email marigene.purcell at yahoo.com The hotmail account was compromised.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

All of your pictures are post card worthy. Gorgeous!!

Alycia Nichols said...

I am so, so glad you are enjoying yourself to the fullest there! Your photos are really great, and they help me to not only visualize the setting but to also FEEL it. Their bridges are MUCH prettier than any I've seen here in the States!!! I love that they have preserved the historic beauty and grandeur in the bridges and buildings. Not like here where they tear everything down to put up crappy new stuff! :-)

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

That cruise looks wonderful and so glad you had a gorgeous day to enjoy it. xo Laura

Laura Turner said...

So happy you visited and enjoyed my Halloween art. Looks like you have perfect weather for Paris!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

What beautiful photos! I have never taken the Seine River cruise..I think you convinced me to give it a try!

Jane
Flora Doora

mrs. c said...

Oh my stars....these are wonderful photos! I am so sorry that I am just now commenting on your wonderful posts. It has been so busy at school and we now have a booth at the Knitting Mill Antique Mall. We have had it for just a month and have done very well. WE go shopping on the weekend to look for treasures for our booth. Also, October is a big birthday month for us. Josh ( Jessica's sweetie) Victoria, Ben, Allison, and my brother Kevin. Wow! I am watching the Braves, hoping that this year will be THE YEAR! Have a wonderful weekend!

Joyce Olson said...

Linda,
What a trip-when I see your photos it just makes me realize what a wonderful and amazing world we live in!
Thank you for sharing your trip!
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

Curtains in My Tree said...

Linda
I had to come back for the second time and ride down the river with you. Your pictures are wonderful just like being there in person
So glad you had such a fabulous trip and knew where to stay and go site-seeing

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad you are sharing your photos of Paris! I enjoy each and every one and love seeing the two of you out and about...seeing the sights! Enjoy your afternoon my friend and Sis!

the cape on the corner said...

my friend, I am relooking at all your paris picks. we just booked our vacation for april-1 week in paris, and 1 week in Normandy along the coast. tell me, what are some tips I need to know about?? something you think you could have skipped? the boyfriend is not one for museums, so if you had to just do 1? any help would be appreciated. and how did you understand it? paris, as a whole, confuses me!

Maya Harrison said...

Oh those photos are really enjoyable, thanks for taking me along with you on your touring. Paris looks like a really beautiful city. And you look like you're having fun and I am happy for you.
Under The Tea Tree

Stephanie said...

Oh Linda, what a delight to be able to visit Paris! Your images are stunning and after looking at them I feel as though I was right there by your side enjoying the sights :)

I am so happy you joined Roses of Inspiration this week - thank you! Hugs and blessings!

doodles n daydreams said...

Ooh, I hope you got to go up the Eiffel Tower, even if you had to queue. A lovely day tour, thanks.

Diana