Thursday 20 September 2012

Watching over... in Paris

Whilst I am busily working on new illustrations and creating press releases I thought you would enjoy the next in my series of Paris photos. Everywhere you look there were sculptures and ornate details looking down on you, you can really feel quite small in this city!

Smiling faces welcomed visitors above doorways

Sculpted figures on the front of Notre Dame

Notre Dame gargoyles, I felt like I was in a Harry Potter movie!

My eye is drawn to pattern wherever I go and Paris
did not disappoint, these were the windows of Notre Dame.

The inside of a little church we stumbled upon near the Pantheon

Cherubs and Lions were the greatest of companions 
around the city.

 The ceilings of Petit Paleis.

Very touching memorial for Diana just in front of the tunnel.
Looking across the water you can glimpse the Eiffel Tower,
to think this was the last sight she would have seen.  

Felt like jumping in here with temperatures of around 40c!

Loved the sculpted rosettes in the ceiling of the Arc de Triomphe
(I spot flowers everywhere, can't take the Country Bumpkin out of me!)

How my feet felt after a day of city walking!

Fancy seeing more?


Charlotte said...

Lovely photos Catherine - as expected from you! Ah, so lions and cherubs... I thought maybe it was from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe when I saw the pic on Facebook!! x

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing these with us.


Georgianna said...

It is such a treat to see Paris through your eyes, Catherine! I love these photos and yes, want to see more! Looks like you had a wonderful visit. I certainly do know what you mean about the sore feet. Things look close on the map but when you start walking, Paris is a BIG city. :)