Tag Archives: Paris

In Monet’s Tracks

This is a post that I have published on my new sister blog at http://www.ontrack.blog. It would be great if you could give it a look and even better if you could follow the site too. Wilbur On a recent visit to the National Gallery in London, I was struck the most by exhibit NG6479 […]

Mother’s Day

It is Mother’s Day in the UK today, so here are some pictures from my travels in honour of mothers everywhere. And not forgetting granny…….

My European Capital Ranking – Top 5

A drum roll please for my top five! Europe has so many incredible capital cities that whittling it down to my top five was a very tough choice. I know that London is many people’s number one (which I have excluded as it is where I live and work) and from what I know, I […]

My Top 15 Travel Pleasures – 12 to 10

12. Visiting Gothic Cathedrals I always visit the cathedral in every city that I visit and for years did so by default rather than by design. After all, it is very often the most impressive construction, a city’s show of wealth and ostentation. My favourite style of cathedral is definitely Gothic – flying buttresses, vaulted […]

European Train Tour #2 – France

Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]

Friday Photo – 41

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. 

Sunday Photo – 42

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.

Friday Photo 29

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.

Twenty-Four Hours In Montmartre

Originally posted on Wilbur's Travels:
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…

Sunday Photo – 29

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 […]