My first day (half-day, rather) in Paris was spent solely around the Eiffel Tower. My second day, though, I ventured on foot from the Trocadero over to the Seine where I walked toward the Louvre. No, I did not go into the museum as the line just to get a ticket was half a mile long (I exaggerate only a little), not to mention the line to get into the museum itself. With only a day to spend before heading back to London, I chose to simply walk around and drink in the sights.
Paris is a city of art. It’s everywhere: on the buildings, on the bridges, in museums, and even on the sidewalks.
Of course, I had to eat. I mentioned in previous post that I don’t enjoy eating in a restaurant alone, so instead, I found a little food shop, purchased some wonderful edibles and sat in a little park enjoying my meal while trying to memorize a few more French phrases.
After my little meal, I took a Bateaux Vedettes du Pont Neuf tour along the Seine. The boat in which I rode was covered with not-so-clear plastic and I was disappointed not to be out in the open air. After the tour started, though, I was more than happy to be in an enclosed, much warmer venue. I may not have gotten any really good photos (these were taken with my iphone), but my eyes took photos for me that I store in my memory.
Oh, and no visit to Paris is complete without enjoying at least one crepe. The day prior, I visited with this young man and we talked about Tahiti as he made a banana & chocolate crepe for me. On this day, he made a chocolate & coconut crepe for me.
A night view along the Seine. I did not use tripod (too crowded and I wasn’t sure how well that would go over, anyway), so I set the camera (with the strap around my neck) on the somewhat-level stone railing and took some short, timed shots of about 1 second or so.
Time for me to call it a night and turn off the computer. Bonne nuit.