"I.M. Pei's restructured pyramid entrance to the Louvre is a vast improvement over the way it used to be. That said, a good tip is to buy the museum pass at another museum and enter at the Richelieu entrance to avoid lines."
"A lovely setting in the village of Chenonceaux, in the Loire Valley of southern France. Picture taken with my Nikon D70s during a tour of the valley with our son, who was teaching English in a university in Orleans."
"I spotted this old Renault in front of my hotel in the 7th district during a visit to Paris in March 2009. For a moment, it seemed as if I were in a 1950s movie."
"One of our favorite things to do in Paris is wander the back alleys around Sacré-Coeur basilica during sunset and imagine that we are walking in the footsteps of van Gogh, who resided in the neighborhood."
"Annecy is one of the most picturesque towns I have ever seen. I loved this mini castle surrounded by the water."
"A perfect snapshot of the clouds whirling around the peaks of the Chamonix-Mont Blanc mountain range in the French Alps."
"I took this picture in the Paris Metro: It looks like the model is doing all she can to attract the gentleman's attention, but he is oblivious to her flirtations."
"On Friday, September 12, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI was in Paris, and the run-up to that was incredible. I happened upon these three nuns sitting inside the Peace Monument, looking out over the Champ de Mars toward the Eiffel Tower and enjoying a lull in their afternoon."
"I was walking through the local markets in Paris on a sunny morning, and the smells of the fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and meats filled the air."