Paris by Metro: École Militaire

École Militaire at a Glance Line=8 Arrondissement=7th Tip=This metro stop involves more walking.  The metro stops seem to be fewer and far between in the 7th.  École Militaire is the most centrally located exit for exploring this area.  Wear your walking shoes if you plan on seeing most of these sights. Sights Within 1 Kilometer (Well,…

Flâneur

Flâneur is a French noun which means something along the lines of strolling.  It is probably my aunt Linda’s favorite French word.  The Italians have a similar word that applies to the evening stroll: Passeggiata.  There is something inviting about walking without a specific destination in mind.  Here you can see my captures from being…

Evening Sky

Besides loving the early morning, I also love the light of the late evening.  I went with the sole purpose of capturing beautiful photos.  On my way I found 50 Euros!  I spent 10 of that on the Ferris Wheel in the Tuileries.  I know I will donate a little to the homeless man down…

Place Monge Market and a Meal

The mist that hung in the air did not deter me from opening the door, and setting out to the market.  I shuffled down to Ile St. Louis, past Hemingway’s home, and through Rue Mouffetard to Place Monge where the market can be found.  Markets look so inviting in the rain with their covered roofs…

Marmottan and Marches

I took a trip to the west side of Paris for a little culture and market shopping.  My morning began at the Marmottan Monet Museum.  I hopped on the metro to La Muette and walked through a refreshing park to reach the museum.  The Marmottan houses several Monets along with other impressionists’ work and a…

Life in the 7th

I have a temporary home in the 7th arrondissement tonight before heading to Brugge tomorrow.  We are staying on the 5th floor in the Hotel Kensington, and it doesn’t seem right what I paid for this view.  I’m sure a flat in this area would be near a million dollars, especially with the view we…

Eiffel Tower in Photos

The Eiffel Tower has grown on me over the years.  Now that we have gotten to know each other on a more intimate level, I dream of seeing it all the time.  I don’t know if there are any other landmarks that accentuate the skyline so well.