June 16, 2010

Insittute du Monde Arabe, Paris

I've NEVER been here, but I've always wanted to go... We just "happened" to be right here and we all wanted to have a visit.



I just LOVED the design on the windows... What is it? Anyone??



On the roof top, is a Lebanese restaurant with a lovely terrace... and WHAT A VIEW IT HAS!!! I couldn't resist taking some pics...






15 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow Leesa that is amazing, now you know I will want to go there too :-)

Andrea said...

I've never been there either. Did you eat at the restaurant? Was it good?

Love your new blog theme, btw.

Leesa said...

Hi Anne,

I'd go back just for the view alone and a drink!!!

Andrea-- I really liked it there.. Didn't eat in the resto- a bit expensive but it looked good!

Thanks for the compliment.

Kayla said...

These pictures are gorgeous. I can't wait to go to France next summer.

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Linda said...

Best view ever of Notre Dame.

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Those are fantastic pics! There's a great view from the Institute. I also think the building is really cook -- those windows are mesmerizing.

Zaloette said...

Very nice pics of Paris. I love the city and I think it's so "made-to-be-pictured".

Antonio (Zaloette)

D. Gator said...

The openings are designed as a reminder of the finely chiseled openings one can find in buildings from the golden age of the Arab world (as one can find in Seville, Morocco and many other places). But those ones being contemporary and all are designed to open more or less depending on the outside light, just like a camera lens, or an eye.

The food? Never tried it and why would I? We can find exactly the same food for one small fraction of the price all over Paris especially in the 10th, 18th, 19th, 20th.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have never even heard of this place but the windows are quite amazing. Beautiful photographs Leesa. Diane

Leesa said...

Hey D!

I can ALWAYS count on you!!! In fact, I was hoping you would write back --- did you receive my telepathic message? heheh! When I saw the windows- the FIRST thing I thought of was a camera lens! I guess it's the photographer in me!!!
Thanks for your info.. I wish you'd come to the picnic tomorrow with Y! What do you think?

Kayla-- If you come to Paris next year... Let me know when, in advance and we can get together for lunch or coffee... Take care and thanks for writing!!

Hi Linda!

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!! Glad you liked the pic of Notre Dame! I love your pics, too!!!

Karin-- Good word -- VERY mesmerizing.. We'll have to go there for a cold drink sometime...
See you tomorrow...

Hola Antonio...

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great weekend.. I agree - Paris is a very "photogenic" city!!

Susu Paris Chic said...

I've never been up there either... the scenery looks stunning. Such lovely pics you took, as always!

You portray this beautiful Paris of ours so well, dear Leesa!

Talk to you soon!

Kenneth Ragpala said...

Did you took this photos? Great shots! Really. I have been to Paris myself but it was always one a business trip. Wish I could go there just to relax and enjoy the comforts and features if the French capitals. I hear they got a lot of great deals from most Paris hotels. Here's to getting to Paris on a non-business basis.

Leesa said...

Thanks Susa dear!!!

We'll have to go sometime.. You'd like it.. esp. the view from the terrace...
Hugs, Leese

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Amazing pictures indeed Leese!

Leesa said...

Hi Philip!

Thanks so much!! Good to see you!

Hi Kenneth... Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment... I did indeed take the pictures myself...
Thanks for the link, too... Leesa