It is that time of year to reflect on travels undertaken this year and to look forward to what the new year will bring. All in all 2017 was very good travel wise. It started with a bang in January when I visited Cuba with Mrs Wilbur and regular travel buddy Hamish to celebrate Mrs […]
Paris is an every year destination for Mrs Wilbur & I and after years of staying in various arrondissements, we now usually find ourselves stopping in the 18th, in the area of Montmartre. Montmartre is the ‘village’ of Paris, the former hang out of the avant garde of the likes of Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Monet […]
There are two smaller replicas of the Statue of Liberty in Paris by La Seine. One stands near the Musee d’Orsay on the Left Bank and further up the Seine near the Eiffel Tower at Pont de Grenelle stands the second. This is a picture of the latter taken from the batobus.
Where to take Mrs Wilbur for our 16th wedding anniversary this weekend? Paris of course! For the first time we stayed near the Eiffel Tower, allowing Mrs Wilbur to take this shot after our anniversary meal on Friday night.
With the European Football championships kicking off in Paris tonight when the host nation play Romania, I of course had to choose a picture from the French capital. This is the view of La Seine across to the Pont des Arts – it was taken in the December of 2005.
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Mrs Wilbur and I love Paris, particularly from winter to the spring. We have just returned from a trip of just over a day in length by Eurostar thanks to a bargain break through Last Minute – £190 for our return train and a night in a comfortable three star…
Another reason besides the wonderful artwork that Musee D’Orsay is my favourite gallery in Paris is the building itself. It is housed on the Rive Gauche of La Seine in the old Paris to Orleans railway station. Many of the original features of the grand building have been retained, most notably the incredible clock and the […]
It never ceases to amaze me that the Musee D’Orsay in Paris allow visitors to freely photograph exhibits. The gallery is far and away my favourite in Paris, a city of course where competition is fierce. Here are a couple of my favourite photographs that I took a few years ago.