It’s that famous chandelier at the Paris Opera that the phantom managed to send crashing to the stage.
At the top of the Opera in Paris sits this mighty golden statue.
It’s that famous lily pond again in Monet’s garden in Giverny and once more it’s impossible to get a photo without the hordes of tourists, but I’m also one of them I guess.
And here is that famous Japanese bridge in Monet‘s garden in Giverny, just outside Paris.
Unfortunately there are a few people standing on the bridge which spoils it somewhat, but it is virtually impossible to get a snap without any imposters, as there is a steady stream of visitors filing over the bridge. Personally I think they should block off the bridge for ten minutes every hour to allow unadulterated photos of this magic scene.
Another shot of the famous garden in Giverny where Monet painted so many of his masterpieces. You can just about see the Japanese bridge at the far end.
Monet‘s garden in Giverny, just outside Paris provided him with such a stunning place in which to paint. According to the guide, Monet used to have a daily meeting with his gardener and gave him strict instructions on how to proceed.
There is no doubting the beauty of this painting from 1905, the Nympheas, or waterlilies, by Claude Monet, but is it really worth 43 million US dollars, which it was sold for yesterday.
Here is a photo I took in the very same pond in Monet’s garden in Giverny earlier this year.
It cost the entrance fee of about 10 euros.
No two croissants are the same! These two were bought from a small, local bakery in a Paris suburb and were not only delicious, but enough to keep me going till lunchtime.
Even though it is about half the height of the latest batch of towers, it still stands impressively in the heart of Paris, the iconic Eiffel Tower.
At Kings Cross St Pancras station, on the platform for the Eurostar trains to Paris and Brussels you can see this clock.
Now this is a clock!