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What a remarkable city... there is so much to see and do here. We have been selective in what we have done over the last few days which has included a visit to the Eiffel Tower (we had to tick that off the list), lazing at Jardin De Luxembourg, attending an inspirational service at Notre Dame and the odd bistro and cafe thrown in.
Hope you enjoy the photos and thank you to posting your comments... it really helps the kids with the occasional bout of homesickness.
... watch. After breakfast I took a bus to the Eiffel Tower. Of course, the Eiffel Tower was crowded. They had sold out of online tickets for this entire week so I had no choice but to wait in line. Want to know how long I waited?! 2 hours! But the view from the top was worth the wait. You could see the entire city! I explored the second floor for a bit after coming down from the summit. There, ...
... to the next room and she had lost track of us in the crowds.
Side note: Just to clarify, the Louvre was pretty much exactly as expected. We knew prior to going in that it would be a little crazy. We still thought it was worth going to though! On leaving the parents discussed the overall impression of the Louvre on a summer day in July and decided that the next visit should definitely be in the off season when it is certain to ...
Paris – what can I say...... this city was a place we enjoyed last time we travelled but loved this time! Our memory of the last visit back in 2001 was dominated by being dropped in a foreign city on the first day of a tour on New Years Eve with millions of people sandwiched under the Arc de Triomphe getting into fights and setting off fireworks. This time our experience was completely different. It ...
... book page. This, for me, is where the genius lies.
The most dramatic example of this singularity arrived when we came to a grouping of three of Monet’s paintings of the "Cathedral of Rouen". Monet was fascinated by the effect of light, and he painted many pieces in which he would depict the same scene over and over again in different light exposures – the seasons, the time of day, the effects of mist, smoke or clouds. He painted ...
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