We are back in Amsterdam and I am somewhat wishing I was still roaming the late night streets of Paris to feed my foto craving.   Our hotels were nice, but your own bed is always a welcome sight.  The streets last night were quite a buzz in some areas, while silently still in others.  As I head off to bed to catch up on hours lost last night, here are a few images from my trek around during the wee hours…

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A couple dances in the streets of Montmartre

Quiet steps lead to Sacré-Cœur

Basilica of Sacré-Cœur

Notre Dame still visible from the steps of Sacré-Cœur

Vacant bus stop on Ile de la Cité

Street lamps are still bright at Notre Dame

But the lights on the Cathedral are off for the night

The moon shines brightly on The Seine

Bonjour from France!

We had a fantastic and very moving weekend visiting the Normandy region of France.  It was much colder than we anticipated coupled with an extra 3 hours on the road due to traffic/construction in all three countries of the drive…but G did great and we made it safe and sound.  Kudos to audio books, sweet paprika Doritos, and a no fail Garmin for making the 9 hour drive on Friday a bit easier.  Paris was the next stop on Sunday as G had work meetings for the next three days.  Which meant I had three days to roam the city and shoot away.

Today I hit a huge road block as my camera battery didn’t charge properly and died just minutes after I entered St. Chapelle.  In nine years I’ve been to Paris five times, but never to St. Chapelle.  I waited for the proper sunlight to fully appreciate the windows, stood in line for 45 minutes, and paid my 8 euros.  However, the amazing stained glass windows will remain in my memory until I make it back again.  I did manage to find 2 wonderful photo exhibits at the Hotel de Ville to feed my photo fix in the meantime.

Speaking of photos, I’m having trouble uploading photos here,  but managed to post a few highlights on Facebook…check them out when you get a chance.  Better updates to come when we are back in Amst.

It is nearly 10p here now and still full daylight…being so far north in the summer is fantastic; however, depressing with lack of light come winter.  Hopefully my battery has enough juice now to let me roam the streets and capture an evening Paris during our last night here.

Au revoir mes amis…