I visited France in September. I have been to Paris three times. This time I visited the other beautiful cities and Paris.
|pyramidal entrance at Musee du|
Louvre( click picture to enlarge them)
|The new restairant in Opera Garnier|
|Eiffel Tower and doves|
|The park near Musee Marmottan. |
I happened to meet a Canadian
in MuseeMarmottan who was teaching
English near my house. Who set
a lot of chestnuts on the bench, I wonder?
As you know Paris is attractive artistic beauty city. But getting out of Paris, the farms are so large that I can’t distinguish the boarder of the land and the sky. Vines were lined up infinitely in order on the plain. They were winding lower posts not a shelf like in Japan. The fields of corn or grain have started to turn yellow. Those field in the evening sun reminded me of “ L'Angelus(The Angelus) or " Des Glaneuses( The Gleaners)" by Millet.
I heard mothers in France think the best nutritional value for their children when they ready meals for them. I thought it’s possible as I saw those large harvest on the fields. I also heard the population in France is increasing.
|Mont St-Michel at a distance|
|The cloister in Mont St-Michel|
|West side terrace in Mont St-Michel|
|A lot of sea gulls fly on the mud flat|
in Mont St-Michel
|Sunset and contrails|
|Chateau d'Amboise---one of old chateaus along river Loire|
|one of pilgrimage place--Rocamadour|
three pilgrimage place--Rocamadour,
Mont St- Michel, Chemins de
Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle en France
|Rocamadour--world heritage site|
I watched the ballet by the director George Balanchine at Opera Garnier in Paris. The ballet was modern and the movement of dancers were interesting.
|Painting by Chagall|
Our seats were the first raw in one of the balconies in the Face of the third floor. The balcony was things like a compartment. So it has twelve seats, coat hanger, a red long sofa and a door.
I rushed out of the balcony to take photos without having anything except for my camera at the intermission. That’s a totally failure. I was taking the gorgeous stairs at the first floor. Soon the bell rang to let people know the start of the next stage. I climbed up the third floor and I was surprised. Because each balcony had the same door. I had no idea which door is my balcony’. For I didn’t have anything, a ticket or a bag except for my camera. I tried to enter one balcony but it didn’t make a hit. Some doors were already shut and I couldn’t open them. A young usher and I got into a panic. But two doors were open yet. I managed to reach my seat at last. The stage had already started.
|Basilique de Notre-Dame de|
Fourviere in Lyon
|Site historique de Lyon--Cathedrale St-Jean or La Saone|
|Bourgogne wine at Beaune|
|Hotel Dieu--old hospital--at Beaune|
|Pont Saint-Benezet( bridge in Avignon)--It was left with half broken.|
When I visited Paris last time I came across a girl pickpocket in a metro. But she couldn’t get my wallet because I noticed her cold fingers run on my fingers that took hold of the zipper of my bag. Also I witnessed polices were chasing a suspicious man at the airport Charles de Gaulle and the man run away quickness my side. I witnessed dangerous side at that time.
But this time I could feel the rich leisurely localities and lovely Paris.
|Ville fortifiee histrique de Carcassonne|
(one of the largest fortress village in Europe
|Pont Van Gogh in Arles-- I heard|
there are many great beauty in Arles
|the basin for yachts in Nice|
|Beadh in Nice|
|Eze--village built on a top of the mountain|
|in Ezu village|
|Cassis--nice resort--Cassis wine is tasty|
|Plane tree avenue in Aix-En-Provence|
|Morning glow in Lyon|