We've had beautiful blue skies but crispy cold mornings. Highs in the 40's but was 27F this morning. It takes a while to warm the boat up as we let it cool down overnight. We fly home first to Chicago a week from tomorrow. I've been working on adding picture to the new website and have it mostly done . Working on 2009 summer/fall pics and then should only need to review and edit.
France|Paris 9e|Eglise de la Trinite|Eglise Trinite choir and Lamoureux Orchestra
France | Paris | Musee Jacquemart Andre|
France | Paris | Musee Jacquemart Andre|
France | Paris | Musee Jacquemart Andre| museum cafe
France | Paris | Musee Jacquemart Andre| museum cafe terrace
November 27, 2016
It was a beautiful but crispy day in Paris today. We walked after mass and saw the Rembrandt exhibit at Musee Jacquemart Andre. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch in the museum cafe. What a beautiful dining room but we chose the enclosed terrace on this nice day. We finished our day with an excellent performance of Mozart's Requiem done by Eglise de la Trinite Choir, soloists and Lamoureux Orchestra. Two hours of beautiful music. Now I feel like watching Amadeus again.
France | Paris | Port de l'Arsenal-Bastille |S/Y Artemis| Happy Thanksgiving
November 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving! We wish you good health and happiness abound. The Apple Crisp was made early this morning with Al's help cutting apples. I pre-made the stuffing and squash so all I had to do is warm them up. The potatoes and turkey went into the pressure cooker. Turkey for 25 min then I added the potatoes for another 7 minutes. Perfect and yummy gravy all set to go. I think that was enough food for just the two of us. We had a nice bottle of wine with dinner and enjoyed talking on Skype with the families. Earlier today We went to a violin, alto and cello recital. It was not the same as the wonderful American Thanksgiving service at St. Paul's in London but it did put us into the mood. Cheers, Sante, Slainte, Prost, Cin Cin , skoal...and all those other toasts!
France | Paris |Le Bourget - Paris Airport |Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace | The Concord
Paris | France | Le Bourget-Paris Airport | Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace| Spitfire
France|Paris|Le Bourget -Paris Airport|Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace|Lindbergh landed
France | Paris |Le Bourget Airport|Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace|German Passenger plane
France | Paris | Le Bourget -Paris Airport| Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace
November 23, 2016
We visited the Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace today. It was a bit of traveling as we had to take a train and then a bus to get there. We went in the afternoon and we saw very few tourists and just a few school groups around 330. We were able to board a 747, the Concord and an American Parachute plane. The museum houses over 150 planes and tells a history of aviation and space travel. It was mostly in French but enough English sign boards to hold our interest. Le Bourget is the airport Charles Lindbergh landed in after his famous Transatlantic flight. We think we saw some of the machines from the movie The Daring Young Men and their Flying Machines.
France | Paris | A Bridge over St. Martin Canal
France |Paris| Park across from Bataclan| One Memorial of 2015 Terror attack
France | Paris | Parc de la Villette - 19e |Philharmonie de Paris
France | Paris |Parc de la Villette 19e | Cite de la musique Philharmonie de Paris
France | Paris |Parc de la Villette 19e |Cite de la musique Philharmonie de Paris
November 19, 2016
We went to a piano concert yesterday at Hotel National des Invalides and then to an orchestra concert today. We heard Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Compte play at Cite de la musique Philharmonie de Paris. Beautiful hall, excellent orchestra and fun concert. Batailles (Battles) Victory of Wellington-Beethoven, Battle of Jemmapes-Devienne, Battle of Huns-Liszt and Overture 1812-Tchaikovski. We enjoyed a nice walk back from Parc Villette along the Canal du St. Martin. . We stopped for a late lunch along St. Martins Canal. We visited a new memorial for victims of 2015 terrorist attacks. It was in a park across from Bataclan Theatre and near Le Petit Cambodge Restaurant and Le Carillon Bar where some of the attacks occurred November 13, 2015.
France | Paris 16e | Jardin du Ranelagh
November 15, 2016
We had a picnic in Jardin du Ranelagh in 16e Paris today. We then visited Musee Marmottan Monet. This is an excellent Impressionist museum with over 100 Monet's housed in a gorgeous old mansion. It also has many Berthe Morisot, Munch, some Renoir, Sisily, Degas and Gaugen. Many of the paintings were from Monet's personal collection donated to the museum by his son Michael. Great exhibit and wonderful audioguide. Special Pissaro exhibit coming in February so we'll be excited to go back.
France | Paris | Trocadero| view of Eiffel Tower
France | Paris | Eiffel tower| Fall colors
France | Paris | River Seine |Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
November 13, 2016
Yesterday we went to a wonderful violin Bach recital in 10e and then we went with friends to an Argentinian Jazz concert last night.
Nice walk after mass today. We had a lovely lunch at Cafe Constant. We walked past the Eiffel Tower and then visited the Musee National de la Marine. We finished the day with a Chamber Orchestra Concert at St. Francois de Sales in 17e. . Small world again. We heard English speaking people leaving the concert and we needed metro directions. We then discovered they were from St. Paul Minnesota.