"Impressions" of Paris
|"Impression" from our Hotel Room|
French support of the arts is pervasive. Yes, there are museums and our days were filled with art: the
|Louvre from Musée d'Orsay|
|Theatre at Versailles|
Everywhere there is graceful art, wide tree-lined boulevards, and elegant food. It is fortunate the food is so good because the menu varies little in the tourist areas.
The French also have a deep respect for history. How surprised we were to learn that, in spite of their opposition to a monarchy, new governments are formed at Versailles because this is still perceived as the seat of power.
We were blessed with beautiful weather in Paris, much like Seattle’s summer this past year. Temperatures were comfortable and, unlike Seattle, while the sun kisses your face, breezes from the Seine brush your hair.
|Gary's Lily Pads|
|Michele's Lily Pads|