Monday, March 25, 2013

Sights of the City

Oh, the grandness...

the charm...

the creativity...

 of this enchanting City!

Husband and I encountered breathtaking beauty around every turn as we explored Paris on our honeymoon.

The majesty of the Notre Dame is unparalleled.

The Arc de Triumph rises into the blue sky as a powerful symbol of French liberty.

Climbing the hundreds of steps that lead the way to the Sacre Coeur Basilica, the tired traveler is invigorated by a divine sight.

Constructed during the 11th century, the adjacent église Saint-Pierre de Montmartre is the oldest church in Paris. 

The treasures of Les Invalides include medieval French armor,

exquisite interior spaces,

and Napoleon's monumental tomb.

Whether world-renowned,

or privately discovered,

these city sights will live happily in our memories until my husband and I have the good fortune to return to sweet Paris again.

Thank you for joining me for this second tour in our honeymoon series. I can't wait to meet you again next week in the Louvre where we'll enjoy "The Art of Living"!




Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Nel!

Comment ça va?

Isn't Paris the most glorious experience? I believe that one of the draws of Paris is the IDEA of it. Not too many places where the IDEA of it, regardless of the realities, can make you swoon.


Red Rose Alley said...

The Notre Dame Cathedral is amazing, Nel! Can you imagine me looking all around in there? I hope to one day see it myself.

Vintage Jane said...

Such a romantic city. Lovely pics. I can't wait to return with my man.

Yuli Conversations said...

These are INCREDIBLE! soo romantic!


The charm can't be denied. It's hypnotizing.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Nel, what a romantic setting for the perfect honeymoon. Love your pics. Thank you for sharing.

Teresa said...

I sometimes wonder if Paris biggest charm isn't not to reveal everything... you may - will- return there many times but everytime will leave something to watch more carefully, something to dedicate more time to, or something you completely forgot to check or visit.
It really is a Lady :).
And now I really wish I was there...
Perfect pictures also add to the charm:

Lise: Paris has ways of making people forget.
Jerry: Paris? No, not this city. It’s too real and too beautiful. It never lets you forget anything. It reaches in and opens you wide, and you stay that way.

-Leslie Caron as Lise and Gene Kelly as Jerry Mulligan in An American In Paris

Thank you so much for sharing your vision and your living in, of, Paris.

Susie Swanson said...

So beautiful, thank you so much for sharing the beauty of this grand place..Blessings, Susie xo

NanaDiana said...

Oh- You must have been on visual overload. How very beautiful everything is! Great pictures!!! xo Diana

hidden art of homemaking said...

I just loved your pictures of glad I came over for a visit. and thanks for visiting me...I am now a new follower...

miss b said...

Your photos are superb and you have really done Paris justice. I never tire of visiting this amazing city or seeing wonderful photos of the sights. Sacré Coeur is one of my favourites and the rose window in Notre Dame.
Merci for the tour!

nice said...

Beautifull pictures of charming Paris. Nothing can beat the wonderful Champs-Élysées. Thank you for your comments on my blog.

Connie said...

Thank you for letting this old lady tag along on your honeymoon . . . your photos are wonderful . . . be happy.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Miky said...

Paris is a beautiful city.

Yuli Conversations said...

Dear Sheri,
You are the sweetest! :D

Anonymous said...

Simply breathtaking, Nel. I am so glad I stopped by.

Saarel said...

Bonjour :-)
Merci beaucoup pour le Commentar chez moi :-)
Paris ist immer eine Reise wert !! Eine phantastische Stadt - ich wohne
400 Kilometer von Paris entfernt .
Ce sont tres belles photos de Paris!!
Ganz liebe Grüße et
Beaucoup compliments pour Vous

Deserae said...

Amazing.....such beautiful pictures!
Happy Easter!

Josien said...

Awesome, the pictures. Feels like I was there yesterday....

Happy Easter time to both of you, newly wed, and to all of you!

Sofi Moukidou said...

omg amazing pics!
Have a great Easter time!