This was the one painting I did while in Paris. Sitting in our living room, I especially enjoyed looking out through the flower boxes and down onto the street at the hustle and bustle of life on the Ile St. Louis. I decided I had to capture it while I was experiencing it!
Paris is sitting on top of miles and miles of underground tunnels known as stone mines. In the late eighteenth century the bones of approximately 6 million Parisians was moved down into these mines. The result is astounding. The bones were carefully arranged, so they almost look like lace patterns. Quite beautiful. I have always had a strange love of graveyards and bones- so this was a highlight of our trip for me!
I am going to post some of my favorite photos from Paris occasionally for fun! Paris is a truly magical city- inspirational, beautiful, and delicious! This shot not only captures a nice play of the sun and the Eiffel Tower, but it also shows you the closest I got to the top! The crowds waiting to go up were amazing- we skipped the trip to the peak and rented bikes to ride along the Seine instead!
This is the first in a series of small paintings I am doing from the photos I took while in Paris this spring. I was enchanted by the attention given to window boxes in Paris- geraniums being the most popular!