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... heading to the Eiffel Tower today. I had booked the tour in the afternoon @ 3pm and this was a behind the scenes tour. I got a few strange looks from the boys. I was not interested in the behind the scenes at all but what I was interested in was the skip the line part of the tour. I had been warned by a few people about the really long queues and the pickpockets at the Eiffel Tower. There was lots and lots of both of them.
There was people in queues to climb, people ...
... we found even more stairs and headed off to see Pharaonic art. We saw the Collosal statue of Ramesses II and some really big feet of another statue. Then we went to find Mary Magdellen (11-15th c). We took several pictures of pieces we really liked and of the rooms and grounds. The Louve is expansive and beautiful. We had lunch again at Angelina's, this time at the Louve'. Au revoir Paris! Now on to our next adventure. We're taking an overnight train tonight. Whee! Gigi & ...
... an obligatory Seine river cruise to give us an idea of the layout of Paris.
Now you may not believe this but, we bumped into Cheryl and Scott at the Eiffel Tower, I work with Chez at Garricks Camera House in Cairns. Unbelievable!!!
Actually we had arranged the rendezvous months ago. We shared baguettes and cheeses and bought bottles of wine and champagne from the ever present Punjabi who, according to Scott are part ...
... that it wanted rather than what was on the viewfinder - very frustrating.
After La Defense it was off to the Arc de Triomphe and another load of views fro a different monument. We had been hoping to check out the traffic as it whizzed past the Arc but we were too far back from the edge to get a good handle on how much there was of it - we could only see the outside edge so it did not show up as being a huge thing.
From there it was off to the digs and ...
(My apologies to Joni Mitchell) I was a free woman in Paris I felt unfettered and alive No doctors calling me up for consults And no one's diet to decide You know I'd come back home tomorrow but for the road I've taken on Stoking the mile-maker machinery Behind the ...
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