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Some More Paris Scenes

Place de Vosges in the Morning LIght

Place de Vosges in the Morning Light

The Place de Vosges is the oldest planned square in the city of Paris and is very elegant.  It was so beautiful strolling around just after dawn before the crowds came and so peaceful.  

The Colonne de Juillet Reflected in the Canal St. Martin at Dawn

The Colonne de Juillet Reflected in the Canal St. Martin at Dawn

The Canal St. Martin was also very different early in the morning with the park was still closed to keep revelers out for the night. With the absence of people the presence of the scene was more powerful.

Reflections with Yellow Tree, Bois de Boulogne

Reflections with Yellow Tree, Bois de Boulogne

Another place I visited in the early morning was the beautiful Bois de Boulogne with trails around two lakes.  I did seem some early morning joggers out here, enjoy the peaceful natural setting.

Reflections through the Branches, Bois de Boulognes

Reflections through the Branches, Bois de Boulognes

Summer Wildflowers, Bois de Boulogne

Summer Wildflowers, Bois de Boulogne

The flower beds filled with summer wildflowers were magical as the early morning light illuminated them.  Such vibrance of color.

Sacre Coeur

Sacre Coeur

Sacre Coeur looked so commanding and beautiful in the soft light.  Morning is a better time to view it than the views afforded when you climb to the top.

Parisian Sculptural Graffiti with Bicycles

Parisian Sculptural Graffiti with Bicycles

This graffiti was a work of art.  The way the borders were left made it look framed, and the addition of the 3-d element left no doubt.

Graffiti in Paris, Modern Delaunay

Graffiti in Paris, Modern Delaunay

The graffiti on the ed of this building reminded me of the Delaunay paintings my daughter and I saw in the Palais de Tokyo

Woman Sunning in the Luxembourg Gardens

Woman Sunning in the Luxembourg Gardens

Somehow Parisians can still manage to look cool, even when the mercury is off the charts.

Old Time Street Band in Paris

Old Time Street Band in Paris

And even the hot weather didn't stop the old timers from whopping it up playing music and dancing. The show must go on.

Sunset Along the Seine

Sunset Along the Seine

Fortunately, the temperature dropped every evening and there were plenty of riverboats to take people along the Seine.

The Pont Neuf at NightT

The Pont Neuf at NightT

The Pont Neuf looked even more beautiful lit up at night with the Eiffel Tower behind it.

Full Moon over Paris

Full Moon over Paris

And Paris is even more magical under a full moon.