Sunday, February 27, 2011

Memories

I've been scanning photos and thought I'd share some from Paris in 1995.



Paris




The magnificent Eiffel Tower was built to impress visitors to the Universal Exhibition of 1889.
It was meant to be a temporary addition to the Paris skyline.





Paris Mosaic




Paris is dotted with many areas of parkland, intimate gardens, and attractive tree lined squares.
Each is a reminder of the French capital's past.


Mosaic Paris



The flat Jardins des Invalides and the landscaped Champ-de-Mars were the grounds of the 
Hotel des Invalides and the Ecole Militaire. They were the site of the Paris Universal Exhibition, whose reminder is the Eiffel Tower. 


Mosaic Paris Memories



It seems as if you can see forever from the top of the Eiffel tower.
On a clear day you can see some 45 miles.
This was not a clear day.



Mosaic Memories Paris




The Palais de Chaillot with its huge, curved colonnaded wings each culminating in an immense pavilion, houses four museums, a theater and the Cinematheque. Designed in Neoclassical style for the 1937 Paris Exhibition, it is adorned with sculptures and bas-reliefs. 

The shady Jardins du Trocadero sloping down to the river from the Palais de Chaillot were planted after the 1937 Universal Exhibition. Here is the largest fountain in Paris and fine views of the river and the Eiffel Tower.



Paris



There is no better way to see Paris than to walk along the River Seine.

Thank you for sharing this short trip down memory lane.

A big THANK YOU to Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday.

Wishing you well and a JOY filled week.


30 comments:

Tracy said...

Those are beautiful photos...Have never been to Paris!

Sarah said...

Oh how wonderful Snap!! I so would love to go too..someday I think!! What stunning photos!! Thank you for your comments on my blog hon..as always..I smile when I see you've been there!! Hugs to you hon, Sarah

Pondside said...

I'd love to be in Paris in about a month to see the blossoms on the avenues.

LDH said...

Love these photos and mosaics! Visiting places I may never get to through the eyes and lens of sweet blogging friends!

Carole said...

How lucky you are to have traveled to Paris! Lovely photographs! The one looking up from the bottom of the tower really catches my artistic eye.

I hope to travel there some day, after I get to Italy! I have to visit the place of my heritage first. ;-)

Carol said...

Thank you for the beautiful trip, such gorgeous shots! How lucky you got to spend time in Paris, looks like a most amazing trip!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

How beautiful and romantic Paris is! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Gorgeous photos!!!
Have a beautiful week!!!

Lorrie said...

Paris - how wonderful! I love that city. Thanks for sharing these photos and reminding me of wonderful travels to France.

Kathy said...

Beautiful photos and mosaics of another beauty of the world around us and like Cape Cod a photographers dream :-)

GrandmaK said...

What wonderful pictures and memories you have! Thank you for sharing! Thee mosaics are grand! Cathy

Jeri ~ said...

Thanks for sharing, you must have some wonderful memories. Your mosaics are lovely.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I really enjoyed the Paris Trip through your wonderful photos and mosaics. It's one of the places I'd love to visit one day. What a good idea to scan them....I have lots of special memories I need to save that way as well. Thanks for sharing.

bj said...

I am afraid I'll never get to Paris..or their wonderful flea markets. But, I surely would love to.
Your photos are wonderful.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos - thanks for sharing them with us. I have never been there.

shirley said...

Oh, these make me want to go back to Paris!! Lovely photos - beautiful memories!

EG Wow said...

Thank you for this tour around the Eiffel Tower. I have never been there so this is a treat. :)

Missy said...

Great photos. I would love to go there one day.

Anya said...

Wow!!
Romantic Paris :-)
I love it ....
wonderful shots Snap :))

Hugs to all


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Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories. The last time I saw Paris was in 2004 on Easter weekend and it was so beautiful. Your mosaics brought back memories to me as well.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

What beautiful pictures. I love the Eiffel Tower, would love to go to Paris someday. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet message. Hope you come back again. Thanks for sharing you great pictures. Karie

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful photos and great memories. V

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I have never been to Paris (as yet). But it is on my list. Lovely shots here, I am wondering what your all-time favorite stop/spot was.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What amazing photos! And great memories! I love to travel...but I've never been to another country! Great mosaics! ♥

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

beautiful photography, love the pictures

Regina said...

Beautiful Paris. Fantastic snapshots and mosaic.
Thank you for sharing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks so much for sharing your memories, I imagine how special are these pictures to you.Paris is so photogenic and your collages are wonderful.

The day is starting with lots of beautiful lights, I feel a fresh air, I see the sun, I think we have lots of blessings in our day, adorable friends,so...I'm a lucky kitty!

purrs and love my sweet friend Snap!

from Luna and mommy Léia

Jill Harrison said...

ah beautiful Paris! We have only visited once - in 2005 - a special birthday and anniversary present to ourselves. I loved everything about Paris - so thankyou for taking me down memory lane.
And thankyou for coming to my blog and for your comments!
have a wonderful week.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Lovely, lovely photos of Paris. I visited there (a long time ago) but did not get to the top of the Eiffel Tower; the waiting line was interminable. I went to Chartres, instead.

Rosa said...

Beautiful shots! <3