Sunday, November 15, 2015

Praying for Paris

Paris, We are praying for you.

Grand Palais was built for the 1900 World's Fair and is used for temporary exhibits now. The iron and glass exterior is striking. 
Les Invalides. L'Hotel National des Invalides was built by Louis XIV as a veterans hospital. Napoleon is buried here.
Notre- Dame Cathedral with towers and gargoyles.
Canon in front of the Les Invalides.
Grand Palais. This great exposition hall was built for the Universal Exposition of 1900 as was the Alexander 111 Bridge.
Arc De Triomphe Du Carrousel in the Tuileries Garden was built in celebration of the victories under Napoleon. Four horses pull a chariot on top of the arch- a copy of the quadriga at St Mark's Cathedral in Venice. Originally, the real thing was used but was later returned.

The Louvre pyramid, built in 1989 as an entrance hall, glistening at night is easily recognized around the world.  The Louvre is the oldest museum in Paris and is famous for the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.
Sacrè Coeur- White basilica atop Montmartre. Great views of the city from here. There is a funicular on left side of Sacrè Coeur and a petite train ( leaves from near Moulin Rouge)you can take to the top to avoid walking up many steps.

Metro station at Saint Germain-Des Pres

Roof top view from the Eiffel Tower. Arc de Triomphe in center.

Ornate, late 19th century bridge, Pont Alexander 111 in Beaux Art style named after a Russian czar.

Galeries Lafayette is a well known department store with beautiful interiors.
House boat on the Seine with  Pont Alexander 111 bridge in the foreground.
Palais Garnier also referred to as Opèra Garnier is probably the most famous opera house in the world. It opened in 1875, and the architect, Charles Garnier was only 35 years old.
View from the Tuileries Garden looking down the Champs de Elysee. You can
see the Obelisk of Luxor and the Arc De Triomphe.
The Obelisk of Luxor stands in the centre of the Place de la Concorde like it has always been there. It was added in 1836, sent by the governor of Egypt as a gift to France. It was created around 1400 BC for the great temple at Luxor by the Nile.

Statuary in the Tuileries Garden.

Place De La Concorde. During the reign of terror of the 1790's the guillotine was installed here and a thousand people were killed at this sight.
Mural on the Metro wall at Montmartre.
Popular Art Nouveau style metro station at Montmartre.
The Moulin Rouge nightclub is a top tourist attraction and opened in the 1890's.
Opera Garnier.
View of the Trocadero from the Eiffel Tower. 

Another view from the Eiffel Tower with Napoleon's tomb at Les Invalides.
Montparnasse Tower viewed from the Eiffel Tower is another source of fantastic views of Paris.
Batobus touring the Seine at night. The batobus allows you to hop on, hop off as often as you like along popular stops along the river.
Musee Carnavalet chronicles the history of Paris to the present time.
Jardin Du Palais Royal

Les Deux Magots is a famous cafe in the Saint-Germain-des Près area of Paris.
Champs de Elysee
Thoughts and many prayers are with the families of those killed and injured in Paris and with the President of France, the police and all the residents of Paris.

I published this post of pictures of Paris without comment on November 15, 2015, as a tribute to Paris after the terrorist attacks. I later decided to give a little more information about the places pictured and edited this post.

For more Paris pictures click here and here.

Linking to:Coastal Charm, AStroll Thru Life,Wow Us Wednesday


  1. Amen and Amen. There just are no words! xo Diana

  2. Bonnie, I join you in prayer! Beautiful pictures of a favorite city!

  3. Wonderful pictures of charming Paris. May the light shine on its people right now.


  4. It is hard to believe such things as the event in Paris really happen. I'm not sure any of us can feel secure.

  5. Breaks my heart...yes. praying for Paris. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Thank you for sharing this beautiful overview of Paris.

  7. Beautiful Paris! My heart has hurt for them with all the terrorism. Thank you for sharing such lovely photos!

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