Category Archives: Paris

MM 3-45 Shadows of the Louvre

Leanne’s theme this week for her Monochrome Madness Challenge is Shadows and I have decided to submit a photo I took on our trip to Paris in 2014 when we visited the Louvre a couple of times. On our second … Continue reading

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Traveling with our Irish Cousins in Europe and the US

We stayed in Edinburgh for one week during our visit to Scotland this last May. And three of those days were spent with our Irish cousins Henry and Geraldine and Henry’s niece Rosie. It was our eighth reunion with our … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Boulduc Apothecary Dynasty

In the Spring of 2014 my wife and I traveled to Paris and I decided to spend one day getting acquainted with my Boulduc ancestors of Paris and Senlis, a small city about 100 km north of Paris. I discovered … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: La Sainte-Chapelle and Violins

We visited La Sainte-Chapelle twice during our stay in Paris last Spring. The first time was to admire the magnificent stained glass windows, two-thirds of which date back to the mid-13th century. Then we came back a few days later … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Domes of Paris, Part Five: The Pantheon

Well, we have finally come to the last posting on this series on the Domes of Paris. We started the series by looking at the two domes that most inspired Christopher Wren (see here and here) when he visited Paris … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Domes of Paris, Part Four: Le Dome des Invalides

I first became interested in buildings with domes when we toured Italy in 2009 and saw such magnificent churches as the Duomo of Florence and St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. We also got to visit the first great domed … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Napoleon and Monochrome Madness

We visited Napoleon’s Tomb at Les Invalides during our stay in Paris last Spring and I shot this photo of his statue near the tomb. The sculpture by Pierre-Charles Simart is about 30 feet from the tomb and stands over … Continue reading

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