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... was how to get across six lanes of traffic on a roundabout with no lanes marked, 12 entrances and exits on the roundabout and maniac Parisian drivers. I asked a policewoman and there was safe passage – there was an underground tunnel. After spending some time there we gave up waiting for the queue for tickets to go up to the top. We walked back to the Metro and headed back to the hotel.
... you could sit and admire for as long as you wanted. Couldn’t settle on a favourite, but bought postcards of two that I really liked – and plan to put these up on my pinboard next to my desk at work, to remind me of paradise in Paris….sigh.
Getting late in the afternoon by now, so slowly made our way back to the apartment via multiple trains again. Still not loving the 7 flights of stairs after a long day out and about – but ...
... pictures, I turned to go down the main road that led away from the building. Ahead I could make out a tall obelisk topped with gold - I had to check it out!
The road took me to the Place de la Concorde, a large open space with fountains and the obelisk that I had seen earlier - Cleopatra's Needle. There were a lot of tourists there so I did not try to get closer to the Needle, which was fine. You could see the hieroglyphs carved into the sides and it ...
"First there’s lights out, then there’s lock up
Masterpieces serving maximum sentences
It’s their own fault for being timeless
There’s a price to pay and a consequence
All the galleries, the museums
Here’s your ticket, welcome to the tombs
They’re just public mausoleums
The living dead fill every room..."
... to decide. We got there and the line was about 2 hours long - like everywhere else in Paris, so we just admired the outside. We got back to Paris and the sun was FINALLY shining! We got baguette sandwiches, shopped and walked around. We were nervous about making our train home so we got there about an hour early to people watch. I have never seen so many different people in my life. We sat and guessed their life stories until we boarded for Brussels. Getting off the train ...