August 27, 2010


In most cities I visit I alway take photos of things with the cities name on it (sewer cover etc). I saw this and knew I need to take a photo.

August 26, 2010

family & paris

Here are a couple photos from Paris with my brother and his family

Me and my nephew's waiting for the Tour de France to go by - Self portrait

My brother and I at the Arc

My nephew's on the Champs Elysee's

My brother and his family outside Notre Dame

August 25, 2010

pere LaChaise part 3

Honore de Balzac, French Writer

up close of a stain glass window - the door was broken that is how I got this great look at it.

another window

I liked the door

sign on the side of a newspaper stand outside the cemetery

August 24, 2010

Pere LaChaise Part 2

Here is part two of the cemetery. I hope you enjoy them.

Père Lachaise is one of the most famous cemeteries in the world. Located in the 20th arrondissement, it is reputed to be the world's most-visited cemetery, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to the graves of those who have enhanced French life over the past 200 years. It is also the site of three World War I memorials. Which I could not find the Belgium one.

Allen Kardec, born Hippolyte Leon Denizard Rivail, founder of Spiritism
I don't know who he is I only stopped because there were other people checking it out.


This was hard to photograph, it kept focusing on the trees in the background not the clear glass monument. It is a tribute to the people on flight from Rio to Paris in 2009. I thought that was a nice thing to do.

People looking at Ocar's grave

Some writing on Ocar's grave

Oscar Wilde - Irish Writer
Lipstick marks on Oscar's grave

I don't think people can read this sign

Why are you suppose to kiss this tomb? I didn't but I thought I should will all these lip marks on it.

Another sign that didn't help me

One of my favorite photos-I like it because the statue jumps out from the photo

August 23, 2010

Pere LaChaise part 1

I have always wanted to visit Pere LaChaise Cemetery, Joe and I just always ran out of time even thought it was always on the list. (just like the flea market) I have so many photos from the cemetery that I think it might be a 3 part blog. If you can believe it I was there for 4 hours and could have been there all day. Part of the time I was lost but that made it fun to wonder around and find different sights. Yes I did buy a 2 euro map outside to gates, then everyone else that was totally lost would ask if they could look at mine.

A little back ground on the cemetery, it is 118.6 arches big and the largest cemetery in Paris. The cemetery was established by Napoleon I in 1804. Cemeteries had been banned inside Paris in 1786, after the closure of the Saints Innocents Cemetery (Cimetière des Innocents) on the fringe of Les Halles food market, on the grounds that it presented a health hazard. (This same health hazard also led to the creation of the famous Parisian catacombs in the south of the city.)

Frederic Chopin, Composer

James (Jim) Morrison of the Doors

Does anyone know why he is buried in Paris?? Maybe I should have put Joe there??

Signs that are suppose to help you find your way...

I just love they way these vines are still draped on the cross

Gorgeous in my opinion anyway

working on my making subjects close blurry and the back ground in focus

A lot of these had little stain glass windows in them and the sun just light them up really nice. I don't think any of my photos did it justice.

I think this man always wanted to be on coin...

Edith Piaf, French Singer

August 20, 2010

Kissing Cousins

Wednesday I went to the twins game with my cousin. Here are some photos she took.

Why I look so tired...they are doing construction on the house next door. Tuesday they worked till 9:00 pm then started digging again and shook me out of bed at 6:30. That is the only day in a year I wanted to stay in bed. So this is another reason why I haven't been able to just lay around in my bed.

August 19, 2010

view from the top

I have never been to the top of the Arc. Here are some photos from up there

Fish Eye Lens effect

More Fish Eye just not tilted as much as the first one

Champs Elysees

August 18, 2010

Mona & more...

I went to the Musee du Louvre before with my parents and Joe. However I guess we didn't know you could take photos, this time I was ready to shoot away.

The very controversial glass pyramid

My brother took this photo - I was thinking I should use it for my facebook page. It is all about her I guess

My nephew's