May 22-28: Photo Project Week 21

Paris – We spent over a week in Paris and I have over one thousand pictures from that time. Here are just seven of those pictures.

May 22 – Alstroemeria

I have never seen this flower actually in the ground. It is often a part of bouquets but the Peruvian Lily is amazing to see actually growing. The variety of colours that have been cultivated are such a delight.

May 23 – Clematis – Giverny, France

This day we traveled to Giverny, to to the home of Claude Monet. The gardens were spectacular with Iris and roses and peonies all in bloom. It was overwhelming to the eyes how beautiful this was to see.

May 24 – Rose Window – Sainte-Chapelle

On the 24th we travelled in to the city of Paris and wandered around. We went to Sainte-Chapelle which is right next to the Palais de Justice so don’t be shocked at the sheer amount of police cars and baristers hanging around. This chapel was mind-boggling in terms of the detail in the stained glass.

May 25 – Sacre Coeur

We walked up the Montmartre hill and explored Sacre-Coeur. The beautiful cathedral that sits in an artist and writer community of previous centuries. Beautiful gothic construction.

May 26 – Museum Day

We went to both L’Orangerie to see Monet’s Waterlilies and to the Louvre. This painting by Biard was my favorite in the Louvre. It is called Magdalena Bay. And I love how he painted light in it.

May 27 – Jerusalem Cross – Versailles Gardens

We drove to Versailles on this day. It was so crowded inside the Chateau and the fountains were not running in the gardens as we had hoped, but the Hornbeam hedges and the spots of floral colour added magic to the day.

May 28 – Pantheon

Saturday, May 28, we had nothing planned so we found a few things as we traveled and just had a relaxing day wandering the streets. The Pantheon, though at one time had been a church, was now a monument and mausoleum to great people of France. The Curies, Rousseau, and Victor Hugo are all buried here.

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