The Wandering Scot

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France 2017

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  Carcassonne   Avignon   Monaco   Paris   The Louvre

Carcassonne

A medieval walled city, lovingly restored in the 19th c by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc.
Between the double walls, Carcassonne, France 2017
Between the double walls
19th c restored tower Note the steep slate roof, Carcassonne, France 2017
19th c restored tower
Note the steep slate roof
1960s re-restored tower. Note the unromantic flattish tile roof, Carcassonne, France 2017
1960s re-restored tower.
Note the unromantic flattish tile roof.
Basilique Saint Nazaire, Carcassonne, France 2017
Basilique Saint Nazaire
Basilique Saint Nazaire, Carcassonne, France 2017
Basilique Saint Nazaire
Basilique Saint Nazaire, Carcassonne, France 2017
Basilique Saint Nazaire

Avignon

Palais des papes

The Palais des Papes is a mighty Fortress-Palace-Church that was the home of the 14th c Avignon popes.
Main Facade (1), Avignon, France 2017
Main Facade (1)
Main Facade (2), Avignon, France 2017
Main Facade (2)
Papal Chapel, Avignon, France 2017
Papal Chapel

Around Avignon

Avignon Cathedral. 12th c core, much extended.  BVM is 19th c., France 2017
Avignon Cathedral.
12th c core, much extended. BVM is 19th c.
Le Pont d'Avignon, France 2017
Le Pont d'Avignon
Riverside defence., Avignon, France 2017
Riverside defence.
Riverside city wall, Avignon, France 2017
Riverside city wall
View across Rhone to Fort Saint-André, Avignon, France 2017
View across Rhone to Fort Saint-André
Protest March Announcement  Skilfully timed for my planned arri, Avignon, France 2017
Protest March Announcement
Skilfully timed for my planned arrival in Paris.

Monaco

A compact and densely built-up city state., Monaco, France 2017
A compact and densely built-up city state.
View to Old City and Prince's Palace, Monaco, France 2017
View to Old City and Prince's Palace
Prince’s Palace (Toured inside but 'No Photos!'), Monaco, France 2017
Prince’s Palace
(Toured inside but 'No Photos!')
Oceanographic Museum Aquarium, Monaco, France 2017
Oceanographic Museum Aquarium

Monte-Carlo Casino

The very grand, very famous, and very gaudy Casino de Monte-Carlo
Vestibule, Monaco, France 2017
Vestibule
117 miles North of Avignon, Monaco, France 2017
117 miles North of Avignon
132 miles West of Berne, Monaco, France 2017
132 miles West of Berne

Paris

Champs Elysee, Paris, France 2017
Champs Elysee
Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France 2017
Arc de Triomphe
View from Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France 2017
View from Arc de Triomphe
View to Montmartre, Paris, France 2017
View to Montmartre
The Great Man himself, Paris, France 2017
The Great Man himself
Washington in Paris!, France 2017
Washington in Paris!
Churchill in Paris!, France 2017
Churchill in Paris!
Simon Bolivar in Paris!, France 2017
Simon Bolivar in Paris!
Obelisk, Place de la Concorde, Paris, France 2017
Obelisk, Place de la Concorde
Notre Dame, Paris, France 2017
Notre Dame
Notre Dame interior, Paris, France 2017
Notre Dame interior
Eiffel Tower: center, looking up, Paris, France 2017
Eiffel Tower: center, looking up
Eiffel Tower security, Paris, France 2017
Eiffel Tower security
Les Invalides, Paris, France 2017
Les Invalides
Church of the Dome, aka the Tomb of Napoleon, Paris, France 2017
Church of the Dome, aka the Tomb of Napoleon
Tomb of Napoleon, Paris, France 2017
Tomb of Napoleon
Tomb of Napoleon, Paris, France 2017
Tomb of Napoleon
Napoleon bringing order out of chaos, Paris, France 2017
Napoleon bringing order out of chaos
Napoleon bringing the Code Napoleon "Clear and Accessible, Paris, France 2017
Napoleon bringing the Code Napoleon
"Clear and Accessible Law"
Napoleon fostering Industry and Commerce, Paris, France 2017
Napoleon fostering Industry and Commerce

Musee d'Art Moderne

La fee Electricite, Paris, France 2017
La fee Electricite
... including James Watt, Paris, France 2017
... including James Watt
Delauney: Rythme 3 (1938), Paris, France 2017
Delauney: Rythme 3 (1938)
Dunand: Les Sprts (1935), Paris, France 2017
Dunand: Les Sprts (1935)
Replica of Statue of Liberty flame, Paris, France 2017
Replica of Statue of Liberty flame

The Louvre

Louvre Pyramid, The Louvre, France 2017
Louvre Pyramid
The Mona Lisa, through a thick glass darkly. An uncrowded early, The Louvre, France 2017
The Mona Lisa, through a thick glass darkly.
An uncrowded early morning shot.
Later: Mona Lisa with adoring hordes, The Louvre, France 2017
Later: Mona Lisa with adoring hordes
Bottocelli, Portrait of a Young Man (1470), The Louvre, France 2017
Bottocelli, Portrait of a Young Man (1470)
Goya, French Ambassador (1799), The Louvre, France 2017
Goya, French Ambassador (1799)
Gros: Napoleon on the Bridge at Arcole Preparatory study for la, The Louvre, France 2017
Gros: Napoleon on the Bridge at Arcole
Preparatory study for larger painting (1796)
Gros: Napoleon at the battle of Eylau (1808), The Louvre, France 2017
Gros: Napoleon at the battle of Eylau (1808)
Louis David: Coronation of Napoleon (1808), The Louvre, France 2017
Louis David: Coronation of Napoleon (1808)
Michelangelo, The Dying Slave (1515), The Louvre, France 2017
Michelangelo, The Dying Slave (1515)
Michelangelo, Rebel Slave (1515), The Louvre, France 2017
Michelangelo, Rebel Slave (1515)

Greek and Roman statuary

Winged Victory of Samothrace, The Louvre, France 2017
Winged Victory of Samothrace
Venus de Milo, The Louvre, France 2017
Venus de Milo
Venus de Milo, The Louvre, France 2017
Venus de Milo
Dying Gaul (~130 AD), The Louvre, France 2017
Dying Gaul (~130 AD)
Funerary statue of Marcellus (~20 BC), The Louvre, France 2017
Funerary statue of Marcellus (~20 BC)
Head of a Young Man (~50 BC), The Louvre, France 2017
Head of a Young Man (~50 BC)
Apollo (1st c BC), The Louvre, France 2017
Apollo (1st c BC)
Satyr 2nd c AD, The Louvre, France 2017
Satyr 2nd c AD
Satyr 2nd c AD, The Louvre, France 2017
Satyr 2nd c AD
Artemis aka Diana (2nd c AD), The Louvre, France 2017
Artemis aka Diana (2nd c AD)

Near and Middle East

Gudea of Lagash (~2100 BC), The Louvre, France 2017
Gudea of Lagash (~2100 BC)
Code of Hammurabi (~1750 BC), The Louvre, France 2017
Code of Hammurabi (~1750 BC)
Persian  column capital from Susa (~510BC), The Louvre, France 2017
Persian column capital from Susa (~510BC)
Tile archers from Susa, The Louvre, France 2017
Tile archers from Susa
Egyptian Scribe (~2400 BC), The Louvre, France 2017
Egyptian Scribe (~2400 BC)
Akhenaten (~1350 BC), The Louvre, France 2017
Akhenaten (~1350 BC)

Khorsabad Room

A fine pair of guardian Lamassu, The Louvre, France 2017
A fine pair of guardian Lamassu
Excited Scotsman with Lamasu, The Louvre, France 2017
Excited Scotsman with Lamasu
Crowded, detailed sea scene., The Louvre, France 2017
Crowded, detailed sea scene.
Detail from sea scene, The Louvre, France 2017
Detail from sea scene
A cast of the Chicago giant, The Louvre, France 2017
A cast of the Chicago giant

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