Sights of Paris!

I’m back from Maison et Objet  with lots of photos of the sights of Paris to share (and a whopper of a cold that has laid me out flat since I returned on Tuesday evening!)

So, I thought I’d share my Sights of Paris travel pics first and then will delve into the show as soon as I get myself organized and my mind is cleared of cold medicines…

I stayed at the beautiful Scribe Hotel, which is located by the Opera Garnier and the Place Vendome. Great location! The hotel is very beautiful and the bed was sublime (down mattress pad!). The service was only so-so, the internet and tv spotty and for some reason, the two restaurants are closed. The bar was very pretty and the food there – typical lighter bar fare – was expensive but tasty. I left my laptop power cord behind and emailed them asking if it had been turned in by housekeeping – and have not received a response. Update – while they never replied to my email, they did mail me the power cord, so my so-so rating just went up a bit!

Hotel Scribe

Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 Scribe Hotel entrance

Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 Hotel Scribe entrance

Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 buildings

Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 Le Scribe bathroom

I’m not sure what happened to my room pic but it was a wonderful room with the best mattress I’ve ever slept on!

 

Place Vendome

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Street views.

Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 on the street

 

The Tuileries

 Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 Tuileries palace and sculpture Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 buildings Tuileries Garden pond

 

The Louvre

Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 The Louvre through the gates Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 Louvre and Pyramid  Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 Louvre sculpture garden

It’s no surprise that we look to Europe and Paris, in particular, for what’s new is fashion and design. One just needs to be there, soaking in the amazing architecture and sculpture, to be inspired!

I ended my day of sight seeing at Printemps, the big department store in Paris. The rooftop cafe offers some of the best views of the city.

 

Paris skyline views from Le Printemps Department Store.

Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 Paris Rooftops from Printemps through window Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 Paris rooftops from Printemps

The Eiffel Tower

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I only wish I’d been able to take a better photo of the Eiffel Tower at sunset – in all its sparkling glory!

So, that was my brief photo tour of the city. Images and thoughts on the show to come!

All images by Linda Merrill ©2008

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