Tour Eiffel – Oct 2007
Place Ste. Catherine, Marais – Paris 24 Sept 2016
Not Chicago but the spirit is the same.
Place des Vosges, Paris – 24 September 2016
After buying pre-pandemic tickets, I still get marketing e-Mails.
Marché Bastille, just behind my lens, was a favorite place of my sweetheart.
She thought, like Audrey Hepburn in “Sabrina”, that “Paris always a good idea”.
Sometimes, you need a little Paris. Juste un peu.
Basement stairs at E.Dehillerin, Paris 29.09.2016
Château de Chambord – 13,000‑acres enclosed by a 20 mile long wall. It’s good to be King
The French Revolution began at the Bastille, near this courtyard at Musée Carnavalet. This statue of Louis XIV is one of few that survived Révolution Française.
He was known as the “Sun King” from his role in the 1653 “Ballet royal de la Nuit”, when he danced as the rising sun in gold and jewels at age 15 in front of the Royal Court. It was about glory to the King, a Ballet de cour or Court Ballet as introduced previously to France from Italy by Catherine de’ Medici, Dowager Queen of France.
Later and firmly in power, he created the Academie Royal de Danse in 1661. Which is the Ballet of the Paris Opera today.