Pictures of Paris

Paris is not my favourite city but it cannot be denied that it is very picturesque.
Start with a familiar sight. There must be thousands of photographs of this building with the cupola in the background so, like a boring tourist, I snapped away.

And the tourist trap of Place du Tertre where the production line caters for the gullible.

It’s a long climb up to Montmartre and a long climb back down to the city centre.

A long climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe but worth it to watch the traffic.

Painters everywhere

And after a day at the races a stroll back home through the Bois de Boulogne.

One of the delights of Paris was always the 1st class on the Metro. Don’t know if that still applies but I always travelled in the red seats in the middle carriage Oh, and I loved the smooth ride on the rubber wheels on some of the lines.

After two periods living and working in Paris, I am in no hurry to return. The only reason to go back would be to visit the Picasso Museum (as if I hadn’t already spent far too much time in there) or to go to Longchamp on the first sunday in October. Next year perhaps……..

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3 comments for “Pictures of Paris

  1. October 28, 2010 at 15:18

    I still like Paris. Must be 5 years since I’ve been.
    I’m sure it still has the best Christmas lights. Champs Elysees makes Oxford Street look a fast food outlet with some tinsel hung over the door.

  2. October 28, 2010 at 17:31

    That’s true, Bill. Paris has that je ne sais quoi. Maybe we’re too inured against our own backyard as being in any way exotic or maybe it’s just not exotic.

  3. JD
    October 28, 2010 at 18:08

    the lights are spectacular, more so because they are all white which makes the whole avenue shimmer

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