This is a little park between our hotel and the tourist office.
The had all sorts of aviation posters and vintage pictures up. Then, I saw a tree that was identified and I suppose it's unusal for there but I had to laugh! The tulip poplars like those that grew below my parents' house. Raked many of those leaves!
We tried to find a subway stop that would take us near a train shop so I could get one for my son. We decided to go "up" and see the Arc de Triomphe since we were there. :)
Finally, I found a nice cabbie who took us to the shop (which I think was Trans Europ but there are three train shops side by side), waited outside while I made a purchase and then took us to the Louvre. I found out about the shop from a blog http://www.quinntopia.com/2010/08/paris-hobby-shops.html of a guy who's been to quite a few of them and gave very helpful reviews on them. He mentioned a lady named Claude and I got to meet her as she was needed to interpret and she was so helpful!
We were able to see more of the city, too, by being above ground.
The Louvre at last!
"Winged Victory" below.
I have a thing for the religious icon paintings. I know that they are very labor-intensive.
Just a cafe scene near the Louvre. On our way back to the hotel after getting an eye- and mind-full of inspiration. We've booked a trip to Giverny in the morning and it will be just us. They take us there, wait and bring us back to the hotel. NO subways! rofl