Sunday, April 6, 2014

Paris - A Flâneur's View and Art Mini-Tour

ART mini tour: 2014 A to Z Blog Challenge:

During the month of April, my Rainforest Writing Blog is presenting a theme on ART: Artists, Art Trivia, and Art Legends. This theme is part of the A to Z Blog Challenge hosted by bloggers for bloggers and readers. Hope you can drop by!


Now, back in Paris. . .

At the Carnavalet Museum

A quiet place to sit and listen to the sounds of the city before entering a treasury of historical memories. And no-flash photos may be taken in some areas in the museum. Herein lies a history lesson of the best kind - remember the people.

Carnavalet Museum Garden, Paris, by Green Eye


An Arc with a View

The Arc de Triomphe, Paris, from ground level by DG Hudson

The architectural interest in The Arc de Triomphe and the history represented make it a worthwhile visit. If you can make it to the top, the view will give you a good idea of how the inner city of Paris is designed. Monuments make us feel small in the grand plan, but they also illustrate the ingenuity of man. Save some Euros for the bookstore.


Eiffel Graffiti or a Signing Wall?

The Signing Wall at the Eiffel Tower, by DG Hudson

In a city as important as Paris, a person wants to leave his mark, but in a non-destructive way. 'Love locks' on a gate , 'I was here' signings, reviews, and photographs. Some may have left a kiss on the Wilde monument in Pere Lachaise, but that's been changed. Details play a part in our memory of a place.


Enjoyed this Paris mini-tour? Are you participating in the A to Z Blog Challenge?

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