Thursday 22 November 2012

Paris - Part Four

Day Two continued...After lunch we set off to cross the Seine river to make our way towards the Lourve which we needed to walk through to get to the park and make our way to the Champs Elysées.   

We decided to cross over the Ponts des Arts bridge where lovers' have been sticking 'cadenas d'amour' (love padlocks) to the railings.

Despite them being removed by officials once, the locks have returned and are more plentiful than before and look like they are there to stay.

Henry was fascinated by them and had a good look at all the different types.

He especially liked this lock, thinking it most interesting.

View from the bridge

Jill in front of the bridge.

My turn to pose now ;-)

Henry was getting tired so asked for a ride in my bag...I'm making him comfortable!

The entrance to the Louvre

Henry taking another well earned rest!

He enjoys sitting near the waterfalls.

The glass pyramids, completed in 1989, the main one of which serves as the main entrance to the Louvre.

Henry on one of the plinths in front of a smaller pyramid.

He attracted a lot of attention and several people asked to photograph him.

As well as stand to have their photo taken beside him!

Next it was Jill's turn to get up on the plinth...

In action...

My turn...I'm much more conservative!

Henry couldn't resist standing in front of  another water feature

Art in action!

My handsome Henry

Some more people stopped to ask to take photos of him.

That's it Henry says, time to move on, as he walks off.

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was built on the site of the former Tuileries Place between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napolean's military victories of the previous year.

Stay tuned for the completion of Day Two tomorrow...


  1. wonderful reportage of your visit to Paris. Enjoyed it. Very interesting those locks from lovers at the bridge, they were not there when I was ...too long ago.Henry's outfit is the best! Fanny10

  2. henry is a work of art, perfect place for him to attract so much attention

  3. Oh boy! Isn't dear Henry getting the centre of attention. It's a wonder his cap still fits!
    My favourite shots are of the Ponts Des Arts Bridge with all those love padlocks. Pity that Henry hadn't taken one to put on.
    Wonderful seeing all the details that had unfortunately faded in my mind over time.
    Would dearly love, although the mobility issues wouldn't allow, to re-visit all these superb famous landmarks again.
    Sasha love and thanks Henry for the wonderful memories of my youth. From Kendal.

  4. I have loved every one of your photos of Paris, it was almost as good as being there too! I loved the bridge with all the padlocks and Henry being admired by so many....what a little poser he is! LOL....glad you all had a great time!
    Hugs Sharon in Spain x

  5. More wonderful photos! Henry is an adorable subject. No wonder so many wanted his photo!


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