Sally & I went to Paris thanks to a Christmas present from the children. We went in the February half term, stayed in a cheap hotel not far from the centre, and walked everywhere. The weather was uncommonly warm - shirtsleeves even - and I remember sunbathing on the Pont des Arts....
After we got home, I worked on some pictures (these are just a few).
Houses by Notre Dame, Paris [gouache on card]
Notre Dame [oil pastel]
The same scene - Notre Dame - as a papercut [I cut through three or four pieces of different coloured paper so that I end up with three or four variants]
two variants of the Notre Dame papercut:
Chartres - I know it's not Paris, but it seems the best place to post this linocut [from 1970 or 71]:
Chartres Cathedral [lino print]
I designed and printed this image of Chartres Cathedral when at school, and exhibited it in the Marlborough Artists' Exhibition. It received favourable public reviews, but I no longer have any copies of these.
Notre Dame from on the Seine
Notre Dame - ink & wash
This view is one of the best, and highlights the embedding of the cathedral in the Parisian way of life. I smell history in this place more than anywhere else, and the influence of this building and what it stands for has usually been close to the centre of French politics, for centuries.