Monday, July 12, 2010

What I've been doing so far in July...

I love just strolling around Paris.  In the summer, I especially love to walk next to the Seine as well as the Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint Louis.

Blue, blue sky and a very picturesque building in my "neighborhood".

We went to watch the FIFA World Cup semi-finals between the Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower.

The city set up a huge tv screen and had entertainment before the game and during half-time.  The Eiffel Tower is just beginning to twinkle at 10pm.  It was a wonderful evening.

I met Leesa, Karin and Aurelia at the Rosa Bonheur.  It is a cute bar, restaurant and dance club in the Parc des Butte Chaumont.
We arrived there around 5:30pm, just before it got busy.

There are picnic table on both sides of the restaurant.

This park is in the 19th arrondisement and was opened in 1867 to coincide with the Exposition Universelle.    The temple of Sybil (a copy of the temple of Tivoli in Rome) sits 30 meters up on the island.


BonjourRomance said...

Just found your blog via Anne's site. Great images, there were so many people at the Trocadero for the World Cup games. I'm a new follower and will be back soon.
Bon semaine,

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Dawn .. Oh what a lovely surprise to see Mimi has come over to visit your blog ..:-) I didn't get a chance to meet up with her last time I was in Paris .. so great that people are connecting through me .

I love strolling through Paris too!! And Parc des Butte Chaumont.
Love it there too, went with Leesa and Barbara, not done post yet, boy I am way behind.. its ok, will surprise everyone when I post :-)

Take care and have a fab time for the rest of July.. missing you all.

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Phivos Nicolaides said...

Stunning pictures. Kind regards.

Leesa said...

Man--- You've been BUSIER than a BEE...

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Hello there! I finally made it here. :) I loved being able to meet up at the Rosa Bonheur with you, Leesa, and Aurelia. How fun that you caught a game at the Trocadéro, and those photos of the Seine are great.

I hope to see you soon -- I'm bailing on the book club meeting tonight in lieu of seeing "Inception" with Paul, but I hope to see you soon. Let's plan another meeting, eh?

Take care, Dawn. :)