Monthly Archives: May 2013

Montmartre

  The Sacre’ Coeur is a beautiful basilica, and from the steps in front of it you can see all of Paris laid out before you. 

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Versailles

  When you see Versailles, it helps you understand why the queen lost her head, even if she was unfairly blamed for the extravagance.  I read somewhere that an estimated 10% of all French wealth was used in its construction.  … Continue reading

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Musee’ D’Orsay and Rodin

  Well, it’s raining and cold.  Again.  So I’m doing museums again today, using the Museum Pass.  I paid about $50 for it and am determined to make it work for me, but at this point I’ll be happy just … Continue reading

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Paris Free City Tour

  Notre Dame is one of those landmark buildings that is so big you can’t really capture it on camera, especially if all you’ve invested in photography is in your phone.  Still, I try to shoot some good pics, to … Continue reading

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Walking Paris

              I am standing under the Arc de Triomphe watching the presidents of France and Poland lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier, then reignite the flame, signifying the end of the War in Europe in 1945.  … Continue reading

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Paris: The Jules Verne Restaurant

     When I was a kid, I always loved Jules Verne, especially his classic “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”.  In it, Captain Nemo explores a strange underwater world using a new invention, the submarine.  Verne was ahead of … Continue reading

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Paris-Le Grenelle de Grenelle

  I came into Paris last night late enough to see the lights of the Eiffel Tower. 

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