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Paris (Spring 2005)

2005 trip to Paris with my staff
Thursday pm - 30,000 feet up - and heading toards France... Mary, Karen and Rita
Thursday pm - 30,000 feet up - and heading toards France... Mary, Karen and Rita
Debra and Trudy
Debra and Trudy
Carolyne
Carolyne
Friday am - Dragging our suitcases through the airport
Friday am - Dragging our suitcases through the airport
The front of Hotel des Balcons - our home for the next 5 nights
The front of Hotel des Balcons - our home for the next 5 nights
Mary and Deb at the hotel
Mary and Deb at the hotel
Rita's there, too.
Rita's there, too.
Rita and Cheryl (former employee who lives in Germany)
Rita and Cheryl (former employee who lives in Germany)
Time to unpack
Time to unpack
Now, that's more comfortable
Now, that's more comfortable
Friday afternoon - Across the Seine River to our first sight
Friday afternoon - Across the Seine River to our first sight
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame ( west front entrance )
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame ( west front entrance )
The Portal of the Virgin
The Portal of the Virgin
Details of the facade
Details of the facade
What I looked like during most of the trip
What I looked like during most of the trip
Mimi, Cheryl, Karen and Rita taking a break
Mimi, Cheryl, Karen and Rita taking a break
The interior of the Cathedral
The interior of the Cathedral
A model of Notre Dame hundreds of years ago
A model of Notre Dame hundreds of years ago
The more familiar rear view of Notre Dame with its flying buttresses
The more familiar "rear" view of Notre Dame with its flying buttresses
Back over another bridge to the hotel
Back over another bridge to the hotel
Friday dinner - Cheryl, Debra, Rita, Mary, Karen, Mimi, Carolyne, Trudy
Friday dinner - Cheryl, Debra, Rita, Mary, Karen, Mimi, Carolyne, Trudy
Saturday 7 a.m. - The streets were deserted as I searched alone for a restaurant for our breakfast
Saturday 7 a.m. - The streets were deserted as I searched alone for a restaurant for our breakfast
Outside of Sainte-Chapelle
Outside of Sainte-Chapelle
Completed in 1248, it is considered to be the most beautiful church in Paris
Completed in 1248, it is considered to be the most beautiful church in Paris
Some of the 50 foot tall stained glass windows
Some of the 50 foot tall stained glass windows
Debi finally found a car her size
Debi finally found a car her size
Built in the 1600's as a palace, the Louvre is the largest museum in the world
Built in the 1600's as a palace, the Louvre is the largest museum in the world
The Glass Pyramid entrance
The Glass Pyramid entrance
Karen and Cheryl
Karen and Cheryl
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
The Arc de Triomphe - most of us walked the stairs to the observation deck on top!
The Arc de Triomphe - most of us walked the stairs to the observation deck on top!
The side of the Arc
The side of the Arc
Taking a needed rest on our 4+ mile hike
Taking a needed rest on our 4+ mile hike
Our first glimps of the Eiffel Tower
Our first glimps of the Eiffel Tower
The view from the first level
The view from the first level
The dome from Hotel des Invalides in the distance
The dome from Hotel des Invalides in the distance
Looking down on the Parc du Champ de Mars
Looking down on the Parc du Champ de Mars
The view from the top with the Sacre-Coeur in the distance
The view from the top with the Sacre-Coeur in the distance
Cheryl and Trudy
Cheryl and Trudy
Mary,Trudy, Carolyne, Karen, Rita and Cheryl
Mary,Trudy, Carolyne, Karen, Rita and Cheryl
Maury - as usual with camera glued to his face
Maury - as usual with camera glued to his face
Our stroll through the Parc du Champ de Mars
Our stroll through the Parc du Champ de Mars
Walking through the Peace Monument
Walking through the Peace Monument
The Ecole Militaire lies at the foot of the Park
The Ecole Militaire lies at the foot of the Park
Gilded in 1715, the Golden Dome of the Hotel des Invalides is visable over the rooftops
Gilded in 1715, the Golden Dome of the Hotel des Invalides is visable over the rooftops
A typical cafe
A typical cafe
Saturday dinner at a traditional French Restaurant
Saturday dinner at a traditional French Restaurant
Carolyne and Debi
Carolyne and Debi
A new day begins in the lobby of our hotel
A new day begins in the lobby of our hotel
Sunday - A short stop at a bird market before heading out of Paris to Versailles
Sunday - A short stop at a bird market before heading out of Paris to Versailles
Approaching the entrance to Versailles
Approaching the entrance to Versailles
Using over 30,000 workmen, in 1661, Louis XIV built the most extravagant palace in Europe
Using over 30,000 workmen, in 1661, Louis XIV built the most extravagant palace in Europe
To The Glory of France
To The Glory of France
We began with a tour of some of the privateareas of the palace
We began with a tour of some of the "private"areas of the palace
Debra, Carolyne, Cheryl and Rita looking on
Debra, Carolyne, Cheryl and Rita looking on
Rita and Karen
Rita and Karen
Leading up to the Opera, built in 1770
Leading up to the Opera, built in 1770
It used to take 3,000 candles to illuminate the stunningly opulent Opera
It used to take 3,000 candles to illuminate the "stunningly opulent" Opera
Examples of the gorgeous ceilings
Examples of the gorgeous ceilings
One of the many public rooms
One of the many "public" rooms
Karen, Deb, carolyne, Trudy and Cheryl in the Hall of Mirrors
Karen, Deb, carolyne, Trudy and Cheryl in the Hall of Mirrors
A view from the Palace of the gardens, fountain pool, and rowing lake built below
A view from the Palace of the gardens, fountain pool, and rowing lake built below
Deb, Mary and Trudy looking out towards the gardens
Deb, Mary and Trudy looking out towards the gardens
Carolyne calling home
Carolyne calling home
One of our trips on the RER and Metro
One of our trips on the RER and Metro
After returning to Paris, we're off to the Museum d'Orsay
After returning to Paris, we're off to the Museum d'Orsay
Built in 1900 as a train station, the Orsay was converted in 1977 to a striking art museum
Built in 1900 as a train station, the Orsay was converted in 1977 to a striking art museum
A small segment of the Louvre is visable from the observation deck of the Orsay
A small segment of the Louvre is visable from the observation deck of the Orsay
Rita capturing that perfect photo
Rita capturing that perfect photo
On the observation deck
On the observation deck
Sacre-Coeur in the distance
Sacre-Coeur in the distance
Mimi and Maury
Mimi and Maury
Hotel de Ville (City Hall)
Hotel de Ville (City Hall)
Monday morning we walked through the Montmartre neighborhood
Monday morning we walked through the Montmartre neighborhood
Debra and Rita check out the artwork while Mimi and Trudy watch
Debra and Rita check out the artwork while Mimi and Trudy watch
Enjoying the shops that line the streets in Montmartre
Enjoying the shops that line the streets in Montmartre
Karen checks out Deb's must havehat
Karen checks out Deb's "must have"hat
Riding the finicular up/down the steep incline
Riding the finicular up/down the steep incline
The Sacre-Coeur  (Sacred Heart)
The Sacre-Coeur (Sacred Heart)
Debra, Rita, Trudy and Carolyne
Debra, Rita, Trudy and Carolyne
Karen and Maury enjoying the view of the city below
Karen and Maury enjoying the view of the city below
Heading towards the Marais, we stopped for lunch across from the Pomidou Centre
Heading towards the Marais, we stopped for lunch across from the Pomidou Centre
The entrance to the Pompidou Centre
The entrance to the Pompidou Centre
Along the way from Montmartre to the Marais
Along the way from Montmartre to the Marais
Hi from Mary and Debi
"Hi" from Mary and Debi
A weathered shop window in the Marais section ( see the photographer in the reflection!)
A weathered shop window in the Marais section ( see the photographer in the reflection!)
The Museum of France
The Museum of France
The Victor Hugo Museum
The Victor Hugo Museum
Shops line the narrow streets of the Marais
Shops line the narrow streets of the Marais
Dinner at Marco Polo
Dinner at Marco Polo
After dinner we took a nightime cruise along the Seine viewing  Paris - the City of Lights
After dinner we took a nightime cruise along the Seine viewing "Paris - the City of Lights"
One of the many bridges that cross the river
One of the many bridges that cross the river
The Obilisk at Place de Concorde
The Obilisk at Place de Concorde
Museum d'Orsay
Museum d'Orsay
Many buildings and monuments are decorated with the Olympic colors
Many buildings and monuments are decorated with the Olympic colors
The towers of Notre-Dame
The towers of Notre-Dame
The Flying Buttresses of Notre-Dame
The Flying Buttresses of Notre-Dame
All along the river, couples come to watch the boats sail by
All along the river, couples come to watch the boats sail by
The Orsay
The Orsay
The end of the cruise
The end of the cruise
Mimi and Maury
Mimi and Maury
Tuesday we went back to the Marais to the Museum Carnavalet
Tuesday we went back to the Marais to the Museum Carnavalet
Karen, Rita, Mary, Debra, Trudy and Carolyne
Karen, Rita, Mary, Debra, Trudy and Carolyne
An artisan restoring the gold-leaf woodwork
An artisan restoring the gold-leaf woodwork
The Place des Vosges - Paris's oldest square
The Place des Vosges - Paris's oldest square
From the St. Pete Times
From the St. Pete Times