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June 22, 2022

The carrousel de la tour Eiffel of Paris!

Well, I just notice this quant merry go around was very little mentioned in previous posts and no pictures. I found a couple! in my vault and is a good thing to have it in my blog. After all, our earlier long ago trips to the area my kids climb aboard for a ride or two. Nice pictures brings to life memorable moments of my family ,and glad can tell you about the carrousel de la tour Eiffel of Paris!

Paris carrousel tour eiffel side

The Quai Branly is a road located along the Seine (left bank) in the 7éme arrondissement. On April 14, 2021, the Council of Paris voted to rename most of Quai Branly (the portion located in front of the museum from Quai Branly to Place des Martyrs-Juifs-du-Vélodrome-d’Hiver, in the 7éme and 15éme arrondissements) Quai Jacques-Chirac, in honor of the former President of the French Republic (France). The Eiffel Tower, on the Champ-de-Mars is nearer the Pont d’Iéna, and the carrousel de la tour Eiffel. 

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The sometimes call the carrousel du Trocadéro is actually at the foot of the Eiffel Tower side, corner of Quai Branly and Pont d’Iéna, Therefore, the correct name is the carrousel de la tour Eiffel.  A typical Parisian merry-go-round with a retro look illuminated by its gilding and lanterns. The little extra: its breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower on one side, and the Palais de Chaillot on the other. Unique to it is the staircase of wrought iron that curves round the base leading to smaller horses on the top deck. It is also the only carousel in Paris that goes in a clockwise direction ! 

Paris tour Eiffel from pont d'iena sep13

See above pic carrousel on the right far side. You can get here on metro line 6 Bir-Hakeim best or RER C Champ de Mars, Tour Eiffel. 

The Paris tourist office on things to see around the Tour Eiffelhttps://en.parisinfo.com/discovering-paris/walks-in-paris/paris-and-its-neighbourhoods/paris-eiffel-tower/By-the-Eiffel-Tower

I put up the city of Paris going out guide because it has a wonderful picture with the carrousel on bottom left hand side! https://www.sortiraparis.com/arts-culture/histoire-patrimoine/articles/173592-histoire-du-pont-d-iena

There you go folks, a nice quant merry go around in a wonderful spot in my eternal Paris. Things can get crowded here and the rides with lines but patient is a virtue and you are here to enjoy Paris anyway; all worth it me think. Hope you enjoy the post on the carrousel de la tour Eiffel of Paris!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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June 22, 2022

Curiosities of Spain !!

Looking at my vault, found some older pictures on paper and took my electronic camera to take picture of the pictures and use them in my blog. This allows me to show in my blog places not shown or pics with new angles of places shown in the blog. Nostalgia sets in and here I go on the curiosities of Spain !!

The Prado Museum has the most complete collection of Spanish painting in the world. The visit can begin with the 11th century, with the Mozarabic frescoes in the San Baudelio church in Berlanga The Golden Age is largely represented by works by Ribera, Zurbarán and Murillo helping us to understand the context in which the painting appeared by Velásquez, which culminates in the paintings Las Meninas and The Spinners, also on display at the museum. Italian painting, essential for understanding the passage from medieval art to the Renaissance, also shows a very strong influence on Spanish Baroque art. The Flemish school is very well represented, due to the political links between the Spanish monarchy and Flanders. The old Villanueva building houses a large part of the painting, sculpture and decorative arts collections. Adjoining the rear facade, around the cloister of Los Jerónimos, built several rooms dedicated to temporary exhibitions and restoration workshops, as well as an auditorium, cafeteria, restaurant and offices. Another of the museum buildings is El Casón: this was the former ballroom of the now defunct Buen Retiro Palace. Nowadays, this space houses the library and the reading room reserved for researchers. Early on my twins on pic below.

Madrid Prado mus Velazquez statue et twins

The official Prado Museumhttps://www.museodelprado.es/en

The Palacio de Cristal del Retiro park is an emblematic example of what is known as iron architecture in Madrid. Originally designed as a gigantic greenhouse to house tropical plants for the Philippine Islands Exposition of 1887, the building is now one of the headquarters of the Reina Sofía Museum hosting temporary exhibitions.

Madrid Retiro palacio de cristal over pond

The official Reina Sofia Museum on Palacio de Cristalhttps://www.museoreinasofia.es/museo/sedes

The Palace of Velázquez was built in Retiro Park between 1881 and 1883 on the occasion of the National Mining Exhibition, which took place in the city from May to November 1883 It is a building covered with a glass roof supported by iron vaults which allow the rooms to be lit naturally. it was built with bricks of two colors, as well as with earthenware from the Royal Factory of La Moncloa. Currently, it belongs to the Ministry of Culture, which uses it as a temporary exhibition hall for the Reina Sofía Museum. Early on my twins below pic.

Madrid Retiro palacio de Velazquez twins

The official Reina Sofia Museum on the Velazquezhttps://www.museoreinasofia.es/museo/sedes

There you go folks, a walk of nostalgia from my very earlier trips to and within Spain. The wonders of Spain, everything under the sun, that still rings many nice memories to my mind on each stretch of meter I take on it. Hope you enjoy the post as I reviving these old pictures into the life of my blog.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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June 22, 2022

Curiosities of Europe !! Part II

Looking at my vault, found some older pictures on paper and took my electronic camera to take picture of the pictures and use them in my blog. This allows me to show in my blog places not shown or pics with new angles of places shown in the blog. Nostalgia sets in and here I go on the curiosities of Europe !! Part II

The Place Clairefontaine square ,and the statue of Grand Duchess Charlotte who ruled between 1919 and 1964 graces the space done in 1990. It was redesigned in the late 1980s as part of a complete restoration and reconstruction of the whole from the neighborhood , Grouped around the square, one can see a legion of government buildings, mostly former cloisters dating from the 17C.

Luxembourg

The city of Luxembourg ville on the squarehttps://www.luxembourg-city.com/en/place/monument/place-clairefontaine

The Herengracht or Canal of the Lords is one of the main canals of the city of Amsterdam, located in the borough Center, it is the second of the four concentric canals that form the district of the Grachtengordel or literally Canal Belt with the Singel and the Keizersgracht between which it is located, and the Prinsengracht. With a length of 2.4 km, it was dug in the 17C. It took the name Herengracht in 1612, in honor of the “17 Gentlemen” , governors of the East India Companies, who played a major role in the management of the city in the 16C. You can see around ,the Bible Museum located at numbers 366-368. The Cabinet des Chats presents a collection of works on the cat in a mansion at number 497. The Geelvinck-Hinlopen Museum is located at number 518, the Hendrikje Bag Museum at number 573 and the Willet-Holthuysen Museum at number 605 The official residence of the Mayor of Amsterdam, the Column House or Huis met de Kolommen, is at Herengracht 502. The building, built in 1672, has had official residence status since 1927.

Amsterdam Herengracht neighborhood

The unoifficial Amsterdam tourist guide on Herengrachthttps://www.amsterdam.info/herengracht/

There you go folks, a walk of nostalgia from my very earlier trips to and within Europe. The wonders of Europe that still rings many nice memories to my mind on each stretch of meter I take on it. Hope you enjoy the post as I reviving these old pictures into the life of my blog.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

 

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