On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions. From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
This series was created by Alain Chamot (1971-2020).
With the day we had yesterday, I’m not sure how many people will have actually looked at the submission from last night, so here’s a link in case anyone wants to take a look at part 3 today.
Steve from Mendocino – Paris
The Palais Royal is a vast complex of government offices, apartments, etc. It used to house the Louvre until the construction of the pyramid. I have no photos of the pyramid, partly because of my reactionary distaste for modern architecture next to the surrounding classic Parisian architecture but mostly because, by the time it was built, I’d abandoned the practice of schlepping a camera around with me at all times. The pyramid has vastly improved the organization and presentation of the Louvre collection, so I consider my aversion to be wholly invalid.
The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is near the Palais Royal, so I include it here. This photo shows its alignment with the obelisk in the Place de Concorde and with the Arc de Triomphe – a nine kilometer stretch.
The gardens of the Palais Royal with one of those classic chairs that used to dot Paris public gardens.
Fountain in the gardens of the Palais Royal.
Wide angle view of the Palais Royal from the gardens.
Apartments in the buildings of the Palais Royal. Whenever I look at this and the next picture I imagine living in an apartment like this overlooking public gardens in Paris.
Fence/gate to the gardens of the Palais Royal.
Colonnades of the Palais Royal.