St. Eustache (1 & 2)
Marais (3, 4)
Our Apartment (5)
Left Bank (5 & 6)
Eiffel Tower (7)
Bastille (11 &12)
Pasteur Institute (15)
Trocadéro (16) → Champs Elysées (8)
Niki de Saint Phalle
Marrons In Paris September 2014
St Eustache. Roman General Eustacious converted to Christianity and built a small chapel here in 532
St Eustache interior. Flamboyant gothic vaulting creates 100-foot-high caverns
330 ft aisles and 24 varied chapels around the outside. Tomb of Colbert (17c political minister) too.
Previous pastors memorialized beginning in 1223.
Ecoute (Listen) by Henri de Miller 1986. Behind it is construction of the new rooftop over Forum des Halles
drawing of final roof which will completed in 2015
We took this picture a few days later from the Centre Pompidou. It shows what a truly large church St. Eustache is. It also shows the construction of the Les Halles rooftop.
Park in front of St Eustache covers the huge shopping mall that replaced Les Halles in 1971. Windows allow light into mall below
The park has been dedicated to Nelson Mandela
small areas within park are marked out of bounds
Rue Montorgueil leads away from St Eustache into the 2nd arrondissement
Looking down Rue Montorgueil
Try our pizza, please.
Parking, Smartcar style. Smartcars are seen everywhere.
Lunch at Au Père Tranquille, àpropos, n'est pas?
Many wonderful shops around Place des Victoires
classy grocery store
window display behind Betsy
A store devoted to the sale of orchids
Store window of shop entirely devoted to the sale of ribbon.
Looking into the ribbon store
Entrance to the Galerie Vivienne built in 1823. A very early shopping mall.
Panorama of Galerie Vivienne.
Wonderful old bookstore
Wedding photo being taken next to bookstore.
Couple strolling through the Galerie.
Betsy window shopping
Pre-owned clothing shop. Betsy bought a Kenzo coat here a few years ago.
Back entrance to Palais Royal, off Rue de Beaujolais.
Palais Royal was the home of Cardinal Richelieu, Louis XIV's principal minister.
The gardens within the Palais are peaceful.
Shaded walkway inside the gardens
An art installation inside the Palais walls.
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