July 16, 2010

Where to begin?

Kilometre Zero

Kilometre Zero is right in front of Notre Dame on the l'Ile de la Cité, which is where we stayed while we were in Paris. So, that's where I'll begin.

Beyond my peach and vanilla Berthillon ice cream, is l'Ile de la Cité, literally an island in the Seine.

This isn't the Metro stop for Cité, but it looks just like this. These Art Nouveau entrances the Metro are so charming and so, so...  Paris.

The entrance and garden of our hotel which was actually a public hospital. Our room was on the 6th floor of L'Hôtel Hospitel. It was quiet and very charming complete with wifi, a flat screen TV, several maps and books on Paris, and a big bathtub. I hadn't taken a bath in over a year!

This turned out a little bit blurry - but it cast an eerie glow in the hall above the three gurneys and empty oxygen tanks. 

Besides the fantastic amenities, L'Hôtel Hospitel had the best location - right next to Notre Dame Cathedral.

Just imagine Phillippe Petin walking on a tightrope in the space between the two towers. That is exactly what he did in 1971.

Oops! He seems to have lost his head...

My favorite detail of the cathedral:
The door.

The interior and rose window.
Photo by Jon.

One of the Rose windows in Notre Dame.
I can see this color scheme on a quilt.

A quiet scene some where inside.

And then I looked up, I just love these stars on the ceiling!

Some side action...
Up on top:

A view like no other,..
And this is where we will pick up next post. 

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