Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

France, Paris: Approaching the Opera de Paris

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

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Heading down the Boulevard des Capuchines toward the Opera de Paris is still one of those OMG moments. It is way grander than you imagined.

 

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France, Paris: Bateau Mouche

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

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On a bateau mouche ride on the Seine you get a duck’s eye view of the city going under all those famous bridges, like this one, the Pont St-Michel. FYI there are 37 of them.

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France, Paris: Guess Where I Am?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

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First visit to the Eiffel Tower.

 

 

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France, Paris: Close up and personal with Tsar Alexandre III

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

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The beauty of taking a Bateau Mouche ride on the Seine is the joy of going under so many famous bridges – and learning the history effortlessly as you go. This one is the Pont Alexandre III built between 1896 and 1900, the most ornate one and a Paris historical site. Four gilt-bronze statues of Fames watch over the Beaux-Arts style bridge. The exuberant Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses celebrate the Franco-Russian alliance enacted in 1892 by Tsar Alexander III. His son Nicholas II laid the foundation stone in October 1896. In the same political spirit, the Trinity Bridge in Saint Petersburg was designed by Gustave Eiffel, and the first stone was laid in August 1897 by French president Félix Faure .

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France, Paris: Paris Opera Charles Garnier Sculpture

Monday, January 14th, 2019

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This monument on the side of the Opera de Paris is dedicated to its architect, Charles Garnier. We loved the idea of putting the seating plan front and center.

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Great Britain, London: Victorian Dancing

Monday, January 14th, 2019

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Here you can imagine dancing at a ball in a palace in Queen Victoria’s days. Her gown appears at the end of the video.
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Austria, Innsbruck: Musical Dancing Water under Crystal Clouds

Monday, January 14th, 2019

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Leave time for outdoor wows at Swarovski Crystal World, Austria. The Mirror Pool surrounded by Crystal Clouds was gorgeous in itself – and then the music started…..

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France, Paris: Notre Dame Cathedrale from the Seine

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

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Flying buttresses on the back of Notre Dame Cathedrale from the perspective on a Bateau Mouche.

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Austria, Innsbruck: Cinderella Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

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Aha, so that’s where the prince had Cinderella’s glass slipper made! (at Swarovksi)

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Austria, Innsbruck: Star Crooner’s Crown Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

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Elton John’s crown made by Swarovski crystal.

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