Glimpses of our Labor Day Weekend
Bonjour mes amis,
We hope you have had a good Labor Day Weekend. Of course, Labor Day is an American holiday, not celebrated here in Paris. It always feels a bit odd to know of the typical holiday celebrations going on at home and be isolated from all of that here. Same goes for Fourth of July. But we’re not complaining. Ours was filled with pleasantries and great images.
On Saturday, we went back up to Montmartre one final time to look for some artwork for our friend, Sharon Tyson. It was busier than before but still not a great many tourists. Sharon wants a frontal view of the Sacre Coeur. Alas, none was to be found. We chatted with several of the artists who told us that “no one” paints that view as it is always covered with tourists and not as attractive as the more popular views like this one.
So, we’re sorry, Sharon. We have one more opportunity next Sunday at the Edgar Quinet art show to look for that perfect piece!
Here are some other images from Montmartre. Trying to get different ones is a challenge.
On the way home, there was a wedding just ending at Eglise St. Paul/St. Louis.
Sunday, it was 85 degrees. We tried to take the bus to Luxembourg Gardens but the buses were not running because of a big marathon all over Paris. So we took the Metro to Cité, sat at a café, enjoyed the weather, and people-watched. Our view was of St. Chapelle.
Finally, the latest on the wrapping of L’Arc de Triomphe.
At the risk of offending at least half of you, may I please say ROLL TIDE!
L & B
Mary Jane Caylor
September 7, 2021 @ 12:07 pm
Lynne Berry Vallely
September 7, 2021 @ 12:08 pm
Best photos so far! Love the paintings! Those pleated skirts – you have to have the perfect body! Sing – drink – eat – my kind of place!
September 7, 2021 @ 2:15 pm
Yes, a body like a pencil!
September 7, 2021 @ 12:57 pm
Loved these images Linda, Montmartre holds a special place in our memories of the 2018 trip. Thanks so much for all your efforts to find that “special piece” of artwork for me.
September 7, 2021 @ 2:36 pm
2018 was one of our very best trips! Thanks for all the memories!
September 7, 2021 @ 2:15 pm
As you know, my favorite spot. Really enjoyed the pictures.
September 7, 2021 @ 2:35 pm
Yes, mine too!
September 7, 2021 @ 2:46 pm
Your days at Montmartre are always good. The art show next week sounds like it could be good. We saw a movie this week that showed some huge golden looking doors that I’m sure you’ve shown, Are there any that instantly come to mind?
September 7, 2021 @ 7:03 pm
Yes, Le Grand Palais. It was days ago when I posted it. A web site called it the favorite Parisian door.
September 7, 2021 @ 4:54 pm
Love a Citroen! Saw a newer one in St Paul the other day…..cannot remember when I last saw one in US!
Re the painting…. I am no artist, but can’t they just “paint out” the tourists? Hahaha
September 7, 2021 @ 7:02 pm
Would seem logical to me to paint out the tourists, but there’s great resistance to that view.
September 7, 2021 @ 6:21 pm
What a pleasant weekend! The problem with getting a different view of Le Sacre Coeur is that there’s only one view of it! But it is a beautiful view! I love your photos of the pieces of sculpture stuck on the sides and corners of buildings! Just another little thing that makes Paris special. I hope they will be finished wrapping the arc de Triomphe before you leave. I know you want to see the final product in person. Thanks keeping track of things for us.
P.S. has anyone tried to pick up that lady that’s always standing on a street corner?
September 7, 2021 @ 7:06 pm
They are supposed to complete the wrapping of the Arc by September 16 or 17 but they have a long way to go! As to the lady on the corner, she has had no offers but would entertain one from some rich, good-looking Parisian.
September 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
I’ll join the crowd in adding my accolades to Montmartre! Always a must when visiting Paris. The view, streets, buildings, restaurants, art work, museums, and the people make this a very special spot.
September 8, 2021 @ 10:35 pm
Le Grand Palais — that is it. Thank you
September 16, 2021 @ 5:25 pm
Linda, your posts always make our days better. Thanks for your efforts to provide your readers and fans into a glimpse into the beautiful city of Paris.
Such fun seeing Paris through your and Bernie’s lenses.