Enjoying the sunshine from a bench with a stupendous view, the sounds were of a light wind, a mowing crew, and crows. Here’s a crow duo. Such photographic timing!
Finally, we set off, keeping an eye on the tour. Tower is tour in French.
Aha, tower, backlit, again with birds. The iPhone goes all drama with strong backlighting.
From this bridge, the tower is great background. We saw four bride–photographer groups here. Same time. One group had a Mercedes limo waiting for them, parked illegally.
There’s a narrow island down the Seine, I assume something to do with navigation and bridge engineering…engineering, anyway. Great view upstream of the tower.
We crossed back to “our side” of the river…one glance back at the tower before heading into the side streets back toward “our place.”
The tower isn’t the only striking architecture here. Loved the tube-mesh surrounding this hobbit-trail.
This tilework was in the arch over the main doorway of an elementary school built in 1912. I think the blue tiles (bottom) have faded and clouded with white in the intervening century.
Our home-bound route took us back through the Champs de Mars, so here’s one last look at THAT tower.
Food pic of the day: beef tartare starter (entrée in French—yes, slightly confusing—also can be used for entrance, that is, place to enter). We had a fancy lunch out…. Total yum. Our tour helped us justify the chocolate-lava dessert, no?
In an amateur way, this post with many photos of the same subject honors Claude Monet’s Rouen Cathedral series….