02 March 2011

A visit to Paris: Everyday sights

Paris is filled with spectacular and famous landmarks, but part of its charm is the beauty in the everyday details.

Sidewalk tables in Montmartre

There were sidewalk cafes everywhere, but I thought these tables in Montmartre were particularly attractive.

Stairwell in Montmartre

Montmartre is very hilly and we got a lot of exercise climbing up and down the day we spent in that arrondissement.

Leafy windows in Paris

I thought there was something special about these leafy windows.

chairs in the Jardin du Luxembourg

All the parks have lots of these metal chairs and in the afternoons, they are filled with people. We loved the way they invite you to really use the parks and stay awhile.

Art Nouveau metro entrance

The Art Nouveau metro entrances are very pretty.

Glowing in the last of the sun

Walking along the Seine at sunset, we saw these buildings glowing in the evening sunlight.

Our visit to Paris was a wonderful holiday and I look forward to visiting again.

You can see all the photos from our holiday in my trip to Paris set.

Photographs and artwork by Allison Gryski. © All rights reserved.