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crowds of tourists at the louvre pyramid counting its 673 panes of glass!

crowds of tourists at the louvre pyramid 673 panes of glass pei
673 panes of glass make up the Louvre Pyramid, surely being counted by these tourists 🙂

Architect I.M. Pei designed the Louvre Pyramid to contrast the new and old, bringing a very modern feel to the museum’s entrance. Courtesy of Google we know there are 673 panes of glass and these people are trying to count them all. This picture of the Louvre was taken summer 2015 which explains the crowd, lack of social distancing and no masks (Do you believe we used to congregate like this?). That’s what makes this picture so special right now while parts of where we live are in COVID lockdown. Enjoy your travels via the internet this holiday season! And remember to wear your mask 😉

Notre Dame Cathedral Commencement of Mass: In memory of April 15, 2019 fire

notre dame cathedral commencement of mass paris
Watching yesterday’s fire at Notre Dame Cathedral was gut wrenching and brought back memories of our visit in 2015. This is the start of Mass… really like the contrast between the procession, the tourists, the smoke from the incense and the natural light coming in through the windows. Regardless of your faith, this Cathedral is stunning and the heart and soul of Paris and France.

Artisan Hand Made Vegetarian Pizza In the Marais, Paris

artisan hand made vegetarian pizza, marais, paris
Food is better eaten than photographed, however this is one of those few exceptions. On a walk through Paris’ Marais district, we stopped in a charcuterie to buy some deli meat, and while being served, I saw this hand made artisan pizza that looked delicious. So I took the picture!

Paris Eiffel Tower At Night Viewed From Jardins Du Trocadero

paris eiffel tower at night
The Eiffel Tower is one of those iconic symbols that is mesmerizing to look at, day and night. Was in Paris for a work event, taking time to tour the city before things got started. This is looking South East from the edge of Jardins du Trocadero across Pont d’Iena, using a 3.2 second time lapse to create the blurring light effect from car taillights.